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Amendment to Constitution tabled in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 11 (Bernama) - The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2019 was retabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, a day after it was withdrawn. It was tabled by the Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Syed Saddiq said that the second and third reading of the bill would be made at the current Dewan Rakyat session which would be sitting until July 18. 

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Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew their application to obtain several documents that have been referred to in a suit filed by Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director J.R. Deepak Jaikishan.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour standards division director Mohd Asri Abd Wahab said the department was seriously concerned about the issue and had received complain ...
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 17 (Bernama) - After six years in prison, a Malawian woman was set free by the Federal Court today on a charge of trafficking 1775.4 grammes of methamphetamine. A five-member bench chaired by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri David Wong Dak Wah allowed Vania Osman's appeal to set aside her conviction and sentence.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese Masseuse fined for forged Immigration Security Stamp

PETALING JAYA, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese masseuse was fined RM800, in default one month jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for a forged immigration security stamp on her passport.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

18 Voting Age: 21-Year-Old to be registered Automatically

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The automatic registration of 18-year-old citizens following the Amendment of the Federal Constitution will also cover 21-year-old youths who have not registered as voters.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat creates History Passing Constitution Amendment Bill through Bipartisanship

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat created history today by passing an amendment to the Federal Constitution with more than a two-thirds majority garnered through bipartisanship. All the 211 MPs present in the house voted for the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to lower the voting age to 18. The Dewan Rakyat h ...
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Forestry Act and Wildlife Conservation Act will impose Heavier Penalties

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The law on wildlife conservation needs to impose stern penalties on poachers and wildlife trafficking activities to protect the endangered species, according to the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry,
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi fined for trespassing at KLIA2

SEPANG, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi businessman was today fined RM1500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for trespassing onto the departure hall area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) here last week.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AGC rejects Fafarizam's Representation for Review of Money Laundering Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has rejected a representation by UMNO legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun for a review of money laundering charges, involving RM15 million, framed against him, the Sessions Court was told today.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Moratorium on Bangladesh Workers Could be lifted Next Month - Kulasegaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

State Government to legitimize Johor Jetties

BATU PAHAT, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Johor state government plans to legitimise jetties in the state especially those operating without licences and are involved in import and export activities.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019, aimed at establishing the Syarie Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Syariah Lawyers’ Body and the Federal Territories Syarie Lawyers Council to ensure professional practices, behaviour and code of conduct. Minister ...
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Factory manager, Driver Fined RM1,500 for causing Injury to Plant Owner

SUNGAI PETANI, Jul 14 (Bernama) - A factory manager and his driver were fined RM1,500 each by the Magistrate's Court here today for deliberately injuring a factory owner who had exposed the illegal activities of a plastic recycling plant here.
Date: 14 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trio fined RM2,200 for putting up 'Ah Long' Ad

KUANTAN, Jul 3 (Bernama) - Three men were each slapped with RM2,200 fine by the magistrate's court here today after pleading guilty to putting up advertisements of an illegal money lending business last week. Magist ...

BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform Bursa Malaysia seeks Feedback on Proposed Rule Amendments for CDS eServices SC revises Guidelines for Property Crowdfunding more

MyCC conducts market review on five selected food items

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is conducting a Market Review on the food sector in line with section 11 of the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) to better understand this market.& ...

MyCC Launches the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Competition Compliance Toolkit for Businesses in ASEAN Eight Firms fined RM1.94 Million for Bid Rigging - MyCC more

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge Bangladeshi fined for trespassing at KLIA2 AGC rejects Fafarizam's Representation for Review of Money Laundering Charges more

Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour sta ...

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Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today. Do ...

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019 Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad more

Government preparing Tax Incentives for Green Property Developer

PETALING JAYA, Jun 27 (Bernama) - In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green building, accord ...

Government do not intend to impose Inheritance Tax in Budget 2020 Double Tax Deduction for Training Courses at NIOSH Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim more

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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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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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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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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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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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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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