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RM5 Million Fine for misleading Consumers with Halal Status - Jakim

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Any corporate body found guilty of trying to mislead consumers with halal status can be fined of up to RM5 million, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim. In a statement today, he said it was based on the Trade Descriptions (Halal Definition) Order 2011.

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Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Singh in connection with the alleged interference by the judiciary in the outcome of her father’s sedition case and on the reli ...
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill on Hallucinogens to be Formulated to address Glue-Sniffing - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - A bill on hallucinogens will be formulated to address glue-sniffing and abuse of psychotropic medicine among teenagers, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Income from Paid Reviews, Brand Endorsement taxable: IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Internet celebrities and other individuals - including minors - who earn income from paid reviews, brand endorsements and businesses conducted via the social media are subject to income tax, if they earn more than RM5,000 a month.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Canteen Operator fined for not displaying Price Tags

SHAH ALAM, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The Selangor Office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry today fined the canteen operator of a secondary school in this district for failing to display price tags on the food and drinks for sale.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Bernama

Ministry to impose Fees on Plastic importing Companies

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will impose new fees on local plastic importers, namely, licence fee, verification fee and charges on each tonne of imported plastic within a month from now.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new legislation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He said the matter was among several issues discussed at the Cabinet meet ...
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The High Court today reversed a Sessions Court order allowing former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to be given his impounded passport to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping

PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi workers were fined RM2,000 each by the Sessions Court here today for pimping.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

False Claims for GST Refund: Businessman slapped Additional 224 Charges

IPOH, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A businessman who is already facing 22 charges of making false claims on Goods and Services Tax refunds amounting to more than RM1 million, was slapped with 224 additional charges of the same in the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader jailed, fined for stealing Perfume worth RM79.20

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A trader was sentenced to seven day’s in prison and fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court today for stealing three boxes of perfume, worth RM79.20.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution withdraws Appeal for Higher Sentence on Fahmi Reza

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution has withdrawn its appeal for a higher sentence against graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin for uploading an offensive caricature image of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his facebook account in 2016.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Incest: Stepfather sentenced to 16 Years Jail, Six Strokes of the Cane

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal today allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Appeal by Policeman on Conviction for Corruption, involving RM200

ALOR SETAR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by a police sergeant against his conviction and sentence for corruption involving RM200 by the Special Sessions Court.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

World Bank describes Digital Asset Law as pragmatic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019, which comes into force today, is a pragmatic approach by the authorities to regulate digital currencies and assets, says the World Bank. World Bank Group’s Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment le ...
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

World Bank describes Digital Asset Law as pragmatic

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019, which comes into force today, is a pragmatic approach by the authorities to ...

Legality of Cryptocurrency still under Consideration - Khalid Samad Implementation of the New Format for the Registration Number of Business Entities Registered with the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia EPF reduces Minimum Contribution for Employees above Age 60 to Four per cent more

Sector Regulators meet to discuss Competition Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) held a special committee meeting recently to discuss issues related to the competition law and policy to ensure consistency in the application o ...

High Court reinstates RM10 Million Fine imposed on MAS and AirAsia Subang Jaya Businesses ordered to pay MYCC Penalty Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of an Anti-Dumping Duty with regard to the Imports of Hot Rolled Coils more

Income from Paid Reviews, Brand Endorsement taxable: IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Internet celebrities and other individuals - including minors - who earn income from paid reviews, brand endorsements and businesses conducted via the social media are subject to income t ...

False Claims for GST Refund: Businessman slapped Additional 224 Charges IRB to scrutinize e-Commerce Businesses, Social Media Service Tax Amendments 2019 more

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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Rizal granted Permission to transfer Corruption Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The case of former special officer to the former Prime Minister, Datuk Rizal Mansor, who faces four corruption charges involving a solar hybrid system project for rural schools in Sarawak will be heard in the High Court.

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Kamis Samin is new Chief Administrator of Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - Prime Minister’s Department Ceremonial and International Conference Secretariat Division secretary Datuk Kamis Samin has been appointed as the new Chief Administrator of Parliament, effective today.

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Ku Nan's Case to be tried in High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The case of former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is facing two charges of receiving bribes totalling RM3 million, over the approval of an application by a company to raise the development related ratio in Jalan Semarak Kuala Lumpur, will be tried in the High Court.

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No Bail for former Goldman Sachs Banker Roger Ng

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng will remain in prison after the Sessions Court here today dismissed his application to be released on bail pending his extradition proceedings to the United States to face three criminal charges relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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SC appoints Ong as Executive Director effective January 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has appointed Ong Liang Heng as executive director in the chairman's office, effective Jan 4.

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