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Court rejects Mohamed Tawfik's Originating Summons on RUU 355

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here has rejected the originating summons filed by former Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail against former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rakyat secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah in connection with the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU 355. Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan made the decision after allowing the preliminary objection filed by Pandikar Amin and Roosme, as the defendants in the case, on March 31, 2017.

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Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tan Chin Lay Evelyn v Cheng Soo May Stacy

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Amendment

Date: 07 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 240; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Top Court rejects Bid to recuse Judge

Singapore's top court has warned of serious consequences for those who make unmeritorious claims of judicial bias, following the decision to dismiss an appeal by a woman to have a judge removed in an acrimonious divorce case.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chee Yin Meh v Sim Guan Seng and Others

Civil Procedure - Discovery of Documents; Trusts - Constructive Trusts

Date: 24 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 14; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Fixed Legal Costs proposed for Civil Cases

Fixed legal costs are set to be introduced for civil proceedings in a move to give litigants pause and to incentivise lawyers to resolve disputes quickly.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

PI Bala Suit: Court orders Deepak to serve Document on Najib, Seven Others

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - The High Court today directed businessman J. Deepak to serve his third party notice on former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and seven others to reinstate their names in the suit filed by the widow of the late private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, better known as PI Bala.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court orders Trio in Fatal hit-and-run Crash to be released from Remand

SHAH ALAM, Oct 26 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the prime suspect in connection with last week’s hit-and-run accident in Cyberjaya that caused the death of Telekom Malaysia Bhd Unifi employee Wan Amirah Wan Alias, 31, released from remand immediately.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Consultation on Proposed Reforms to the Civil Justice System

The Chief Justice had established the Civil Justice Commission (CJC) on 5 January 2015 and the Ministry of Law had established the Civil Justice Review Committee (CJRC) on 18 May 2016. This public consultation paper represents the outcome of the CJRC's and CJC's work, which seek to transform the civil justice system so that the time and costs neede ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others v Sim Chye Hock Ron

Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Amendment; Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Striking out; Civil Procedure - Third party proceedings

Date: 22 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 64; Source: Singapore Law Watch

TMT Asia Ltd v BHP Billiton Marketing AG (Singapore Branch) and Another

Civil Procedure - Striking out - Abuse of process

Date: 19 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 228; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 4) Notification 2018

This is to notify that sections 8 to 16 and 33 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 694; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Foreign Representation in Singapore International Commercial Court) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 696; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Jamal's Application for exemption from Personal Appearance in Court rejected

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today dismissed an application by Sungai Besar UMNO division leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos for exemption of his personal appearance in court during the next proceeding of the four charges against him.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Court rejects Mohamed Tawfik's Originating Summons on RUU 355

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here has rejected the originating summons filed by former Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail against former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rak ...

Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court PI Bala Suit: Court orders Deepak to serve Document on Najib, Seven Others more

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author

A court in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, on Monday dropped a charge of unlawful association against a politician and an author but maintained a high treason charge against them for allegedly inciting people to oppose t ...

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win more

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissi ...

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail Court Martial will wait for SC Ruling on Trillanes Amnesty more

Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

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