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Court rejects Another Postponement, Najib's 1MDB Trial to commence August 19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) funds, will commence on Aug 19 as fixed earlier.

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Court allows Third-Party Notice on RM6.1 Million allegedly linked to 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution to gazette a third-party notice to those who have an interest in the more than RM6.1 million seized from six parties including Umno that was allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NA approves Amendment of Court Fee Law

The National Assembly yesterday approved the amendment of the Law on Court Fees to reflect the reality of the nation while ensuring transparency and accountability in fee collection and related expenses.
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

High Court sets aside Contempt Proceedings against Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The High Court today set aside leave granted to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail to initiate contempt proceedings against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli. The contempt proceedings is related to an articl ...
Date: 24 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC disbars Lawyer for failing to remit Client's Money

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer for refusing to remit the settlement proceeds to his client despite repeated demands.
Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The warrant of arrest issued against the former director-general of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving government funds totalling RM50.4 million, was cancelled by the High Court today. Justice Collin Law ...
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Filing of Petitions, Documents only until 4:30 pm, SC to Lawyers

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reminded litigants and lawyers of the official time for accepting petitions, pleadings, and official documents.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

2019 Malaysian Bar Payments Required under the Legal Profession Act 1976

This is to inform of the annual subscription, contribution, prescribed fee and levies for 2019 are now due and payable. Circular No. 079/2019
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

PCP Construction Sdn Bhd v Leap Modulation Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Application No. 08(i)-394-07/2018(W); Source: Federal Court Registry

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

KANGAR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who was accused of molesting an underage girl in his car, six months ago.
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Arun Kasi gets 30 days' Jail, RM40,000 Fine for Contempt of Court

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today sentenced lawyer Arunachalam Kasi, better known as Arun Kasi, to 30 days’ jail and fined him RM40,000 after finding him guilty of contempt of court over his two statements criticising the proceedings and decision of a court case.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The High Court today rejected Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defence team’s application to disqualify the sixth prosecution witness from testifying in his ongoing trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million at the High Court here.
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum unanimously dismissed the Bar Council's appeal.Chief Judge of Sa ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1/2019

This is to notify that the Arahan Amalan Bil 1/2019 came into operation with immediate effect from 14 Feb 2019. Circular No. 055/2019
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Gios-Samar Inc v Department of Transportation and Communications and Another

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 217158; Source: Supreme Court

PM orders Lawyers for Poor Women

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the establishment of a volunteer group of 30 lawyers to defend poor women who cannot afford to pay for representation, the government’s chief lawyer said on Tuesday.

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NA approves Amendment of Court Fee Law

The National Assembly yesterday approved the amendment of the Law on Court Fees to reflect the reality of the nation while ensuring transparency and accountability in fee collection and related expenses.

Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation more

Court rejects Another Postponement, Najib's 1MDB Trial to commence August 19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1M ...

Court allows Third-Party Notice on RM6.1 Million allegedly linked to 1MDB High Court sets aside Contempt Proceedings against Rafizi High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah more

Court-led Mediation Program to be piloted in Four Courts

A mediation programme to help settle civil cases, trade disputes and family problems will be tested in four courts in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region, according to Supreme Court Judge U Myo Tint.

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam 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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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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