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Bangladeshi Labourer jailed, fined RM30,000 for 16 Immigration Offences

PONTIAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi national was sentenced to six years and eight months’ jail, as well as fined RM30,000, in default six months’ jail, and two strokes of the cane by the Immigration Sessions Court in Pekan Nanas here for 16 charges under the Immigration Act. Judge Zahilah Md Yusof handed down the sentence on Md Mohiuddin Mamun, 40, who pleaded guilty to all the charges. Md Mohiuddin was charged with 14 counts of unlawful possession of passports which did not belong to him, while the other two charges were for violating his social visit pass and for attempting to forge a document for use as a visa or permit or pass under the Immigration Act.

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'Abang Is' fined RM16,000 for Unlawful Possession of Foreign Passports

SEPANG, Sept 25 (Bernama) - A businessman known as ‘Abang Is’ among foreign workers was fined RM16,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two counts of holding 269 passports without lawful authority.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Employers to bear Full Levy Payment for Foreign Workers

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 25 (Bernama) - The government has decided to retain the previous levy payment structure for foreign workers, with employers bearing the full cost. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the decision was made following complaints from foreign workers and trade unions which, according to a report in a Chinese-language newspaper today ...
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Company fined RM150,000 for selling Subsidized Fertiliser illegally

MUAR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - A Sessions Court today fined a company RM150,000 for selling government subsidised fertiliser without a valid wholesale licence between March and May.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men with PR Status fined for harbouring Illegal Immigrants

TELUK INTAN, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian men with permanent resident (PR) status were fined RM60,000 in default six months’ jail each by the Special Court for illegal immigrants here today for harbouring 12 illegal immigrants.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ban on Sale of Sri Saga Juice Products

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry has ordered an immediate ban on the sale of Al Sunnah Juice, Al Sunnah Gold Juice and Penawar Juice marketed by Sri Saga Marketing S/B company as the products could be detrimental to health.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia may implement VEP by year end - RTD

PONTIAN, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (RTD) expects the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) on all foreign vehicles entering the country through the Johor Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, to be implemented at the end of this year.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mat Rempit jailed for Five Days, fine RM5,000

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A 'mat rempit' was sentenced to five days' jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to riding a motorcycle in a recekless manner, jeopardising other road users last month.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 to be amended - Mahfuz

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994 will be amended to further streamline the existing regulations according to current requirements, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Datuk Mahfuz Omar said.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prisons Personnel jailed for Corruption

KOTA BHARU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - Two Prisons Department personnel were sentenced to jail and fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after they were found guilty of corruption.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nigerian Man fined for smoking in Court Compound

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A Nigerian businessman was slapped with a RM500 fine by the Magistrate’s Court here today for smoking in the compound of the Jalan Duta Court Complex, which is a restricted area.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court throws out Application on Issues over Appointment of Judges

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed an application by the Malaysian Bar and the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) to refer four constitutional questions over the legality of the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and former Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional ju ...
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Utusan face Legal Action if VSS Compensation not paid in Lump Sum

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad may face action under the Employment Act 1955 if it fails to pay compensation under the Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) in one lump sum to employees who took up the scheme within 30 days of their date of termination. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said the Employment ( ...
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Draft Repayment Method to be tabled to Cabinet in Two Weeks - PTPTN

KANGAR, Sept 23 (Bernama) - The draft of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) repayment method would be sent to the Education Minister before being tabled to the Cabinet in two weeks’ time, said its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bursa Malaysia enhances Sector Classification, Sectoral Indices

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has enhanced the exchange's sector classification and sectoral indices, including introducing five new sectors to align its sector classification with internationally recognised standards.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bursa Malaysia enhances Sector Classification, Sectoral Indices

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Ban on Sale of Sri Saga Juice Products

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry has ordered an immediate ban on the sale of Al Sunnah Juice, Al Sunnah Gold Juice and Penawar Juice marketed by Sri Saga Marketing S/B company as the products could b ...

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Mat Rempit jailed for Five Days, fine RM5,000

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A 'mat rempit' was sentenced to five days' jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to riding a motorcycle in a recekless manner, jeopardising ...

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Employers to bear Full Levy Payment for Foreign Workers

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 25 (Bernama) - The government has decided to retain the previous levy payment structure for foreign workers, with employers bearing the full cost. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the decision was ...

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Company fined RM50,000 for supplying Counterfeit Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) - A clothing company was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of supplying sportswear and equipment using false trade descriptions.

Film Producer and Two Others get Leave to Appeal in Copyright Infringement Suit Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law more

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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Over 4,000 Companies in Sabah registered for SST - Customs

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A total of 4,091 business premises and companies in Sabah have registered for the Sales and Service Tax (SST) system as of Sept 13, according to Sabah Customs Assistant Director Venitha Lojuti.

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MTA, IBFIM launch revised Takaful Basic Examination

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) today launched the revised Takaful Basic Examination (TBE).

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Amend Act to protect Sexual Harassment Victims - WAO

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) has urged the government to amend the Sexual Harassment Act to protect the victims.

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Lawyer Azhar Azizan new EC Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Lawyer Azhar Azizan is the new chairman of the Election Commission (EC), Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar announced today.

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Companies Subject to Tax won't be able to evade SST - Guan Eng

BATU PAHAT, Sept 22 (Bernama) - Companies that are subject to pay tax will not be able to evade from paying the Sales and Services Tax (SST) as the government has a big database system to detect their information.

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Government to announce SST Goods List Review before 2019 Budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The outcome of review of the list of goods under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) is expected to be announced before the tabling of the 2019 Budget, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals

MELAKA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

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Child Marriage a Violation of Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Child marriage is a violation of human rights and not a solution to poverty, said Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail.

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Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Lawyer charged with CBT involving RM750,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A female lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to misappropriating funds belonging to a client.

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Customs to conduct SST briefing in Batu Pahat on Saturday

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Rotal Malaysian Customs Department will be conducting a briefing on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) together with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng at The Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat, Johor this coming Saturday, Sept 22.

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Judicial Appointments Commission has Four New Eminent Persons

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The four eminent persons of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) have been replaced, according to a statement from the JAC secretariat. The new appointees are three former judges of the Court of Appeal, namely Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus, Datuk Linton Albert and Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, and University of Malaya legal and constitutional expert Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, it said. The statement said they will serve for a period of two years, from Sept 4 this year to Sept 3, 2020.

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Need to review Case of Man sentenced to death over Medical Cannabis - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there is a need to review the case of a 29-year-old man who has been sentenced to death for providing medicinal cannabis oil.

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