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Bodyguard gets Five Years Jail for Illegal Possession of Knuckle Duster

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 ( Bernama) - A bodyguard was jailed five years by the Sessions Court here today for being in possession of a knuckle duster without a valid permit, two years ago. Judge Rohatul Akmar Abdullah meted out the punishment to Muhammad Shahrizan Abdullah Hunu, 37, after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence and ordered the jail sentence to run from the date of his arrest on Dec 3, 2018.

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Johor Court rejects MACC's Forfeiture Application

JOHOR BAHRU, May 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit the assets of a former state government exco, his son and daughter-in-law, worth millions of ringgit. Judge Kamarudin Kamsun made the decision after hearing the prosecution and defence's submission ...
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings

IPOH, May 20 (Bernama) - The Perak government will implement a state-wide ban on the construction of telecommunications transmission towers on buildings soon.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed

BESUT, May 16 (Bernama) - For stabbing an imam who was reciting the Quran, an unemployed man was sentenced to three years and five months' jail by the magistrate's court here today.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment

RAUB, May 16 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years in jail and RM13,000 fine or another 16 months for illegal logging and encroaching into the Lentang Forest Reserve in Bentong near here, last March.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC revises Guidelines for Property Crowdfunding

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has revised its Guidelines on Recognised Markets to introduce new requirements to facilitate the new Property Crowdfunding (PCF), said Chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar. He also announced the registration of eight new Recognised Market Operators (RMO) comprising three equity ...
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the study, to be done through a collaboration between Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malay ...
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is opening up the dynamic hedging programme for trust banks and global custodians on behalf of their clients effective immediately.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework

GENEVA, May 15 (Bernama) - Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land

PUTRAJAYA, May 15 (Bernama) - The ex-wife of the late Tun Ghafar Baba lost her appeal in the Federal Court in her lawsuit she filed against a property developer and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Apparel Company fined RM40,000 for Possession of Imitation Fipper Slippers

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - An apparel company was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today for the possession of 5,556 imitation Fipper slippers.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC revises Guidelines for Property Crowdfunding

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has revised its Guidelines on Recognised Markets to introduce new requirements to facilitate the new Property Crowdfunding (PCF), said Chairman Dat ...

BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians Proactive Measures for smoother Financial Market, Dewan Negara told Consumer Credit Act Drawn-up to provide Syariah-Compliant Loans more

MyCC Launches the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law

The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has launched Guidelines on the Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law with an objective to address the potential issues which arise out of the complex interface b ...

Competition Compliance Toolkit for Businesses in ASEAN Eight Firms fined RM1.94 Million for Bid Rigging - MyCC MYCC accepts changes to MYEG System, Daily Penalty ceases more

Johor Court rejects MACC's Forfeiture Application

JOHOR BAHRU, May 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit the assets of a former state government exco, his son and daughter-in-la ...

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence more

Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019

The proposed Act seeks to provide for the registration of trademarks in relation to goods and services and to implement the relevant treaties and for other matters connected therewith.

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp and Another v Hovid Berhad Pendaftar Cap Dagangan Malaysia v Adabi Consumer Industries Sdn Bhd and Another more

Income Tax imposed According to procedures, record - IRB

JITRA, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) imposes income tax on each individual according to procedures and information available to the agency, said IRB’s deputy chief executive officer (Compliance) ...

Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Retail Debenture and Retail Sukuk) Rules 2019 Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Sukuk) Rules 2019 GST Guide on Declaration and Adjustment after 1st September 2018 more

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.

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King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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