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Special Committee to discuss with Bernas on Monopoly Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Inidustry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syarikat Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to study Bernas' monopoly over the country's rice supply, including its sole right to import rice until 2021. Its minister, Salahuddin Ayub, said the committee would also discuss a new model to to be implemented after the concession agreement with Bernas ended.

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Petronas denied Leave over Legal Challenge against Sarawak Government

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed an application from Petroliam National Berhad (Petronas) for leave to commence a legal challenge against the Sarawak government move to take over the regulatory control of the state's oil and gas exploration and mining activities. Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, who w ...
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Teacher jailed, fined for molesting Five-Year-Old Girl

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Magistrate´s Court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old pupil last year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tan Cheng Fueng v BHP Billiton Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1337 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Metro Luxury Sdn Bhd v PKNS Engineering & Construction Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Contract to design, build and complete apartments – Termination of contract – Whether termination wrongful

Contracts & commercial – Construction contract – Performance bond – Call on performance bond – Whether a court obliged to examine the reasons relied on for t ...

Date: 17 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 173; Source: Federal Court Registry

Chan Wei Loon and Another v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Scope of “manufacturing” drugs – Whether manufacturing of drugs constitute trafficking within section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 – Whether possession of drugs an essential ingred ...

Date: 01 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 181; Source: Federal Court Registry

Najib, Ab Rauf withdraw Suit against MKini

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and UMNO executive secretary Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh today applied to withdraw their suit against Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan and former chief editor Fathi Aris Omar over a series of readers' posts published on the website four years ago ...
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - A former assistant engineer with the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM), Syed Ahmad Izzuddin Syed Abdullah, was sentenced to a month's jail and fine RM32,000 by the Sessions Court here today for submitting false claim.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today imposed a jail sentence totalling 36 months and a total fine of RM30,000 on Datuk Azmi Nordin, a former director of the Terengganu Department of Forestry, after finding him guilty on three counts of corruption in 2013.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kee Boon Suan and 2 Others v Adventist Hospital & Clinical Services (M) and 3 Others, and 3 Other Appeals

Tort – Negligence – Duty of care owed by medical doctors to patients – Failure to obtain an informed consent from the patient’s father before surgery – Failure to request the hospital to supply requisite facilities for the surgery – Performance of spinal surgery without requisite facilities – Whether amo ...

Date: 23 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 188; Source: Federal Court Registry

Pengenaan GST Pada Kadar 0% Mulai 1 Jun 2018 (Tanda Harga)

This Circular notifies the revised GST rate from 6% to 0% from 1 June 2018. All GST-registered traders are required to comply with the imposition of new GST rates.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Royal Customs

Banks advised to Consider All Incomes of Housing Loan Applicants

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - The Housing and Local Government Ministry has proposed that banks also take into account all other incomes of housing loan applicants to address the high rate of rejections of applications from people in the middle- and low-income groups.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets Jail for stealing Throat Lozenges, Chocolates at HKL Hospimart

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - An unemployed man who stole a variety of throat lozenges and chocolates from a convenience store at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) was sentenced to three weeks jail by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Wong Chai Sia meted out the sentence on Nor Zaidi Nong, 45, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 15 p ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Azaharudin Bin Mohammad Mashudrdin v Rayani Air Sdn Bhd

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1327 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mohd Nazry Bin Aripin v Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 13 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1374 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Banks advised to Consider All Incomes of Housing Loan Applicants

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - The Housing and Local Government Ministry has proposed that banks also take into account all other incomes of housing loan applicants to address the high rate of rejections of applicatio ...

Mini Budget, Supplementary Bill to be tabled Enforcement Action against Company suspected to be using the Word "Bank" without Approval List of Shariah-Compliant Securities by the Shariah Advisory Council of the Securities Commission Malaysia more

Special Committee to discuss with Bernas on Monopoly Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Inidustry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syari ...

Copyright Infringement: Faiz rice ordered to pay over RM4 Million to Faiza Sdn Bhd No Evidence of Anti-Competitive Behaviour in Pharmaceutical, Building Material Sectors - MyCC Proposed Decision on Seven Tuition and Day Care Centres for Price Fixing Conduct more

Metro Luxury Sdn Bhd v PKNS Engineering & Construction Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Contract to design, build and complete apartments – Termination of contract – Whether termination wrongful

Contracts & commercial – Construction contrac ...

Ong Siew Hwa v UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd Selvanathan A/L Thiruvengadam and Another v John Varistus Totu @ John Francis Totu and Another Emas Kiara Sdn Bhd v Michael Joseph Monteiro and 2 Others more

Teacher jailed, fined for molesting Five-Year-Old Girl

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Magistrate´s Court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old ...

Chan Wei Loon and Another v Public Prosecutor Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption more

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd

Intellectual property law – Trade mark – Challenge of trade mark registration before the Registrar of Trade Marks – Appeal to the High Court – Further appeal to the Court of Appeal – Leav ...

MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years Anti-Fake News Law: No qualms for the Innocent more

Pengenaan GST Pada Kadar 0% Mulai 1 Jun 2018 (Tanda Harga)

This Circular notifies the revised GST rate from 6% to 0% from 1 June 2018. All GST-registered traders are required to comply with the imposition of new GST rates.

GST: Guide on Insurance and Takaful Federal Government agrees to channel Oil Royalty directly to State Rate of Goods and Services Tax to become Zero Per Cent more

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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Government to evaluate Zero GST Effect - Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will make a comprehensive evaluation on the effects of the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the cost of food production and price of food items, said its minister, Salahuddin Ayub.

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GST: Zeti hopes Retailers will pass on Benefits to Consumers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) - Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) member Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hoped that consumers will continue to enjoy cheaper products following the move by the government to zero-rate the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

Kuala Lumpur, June 18 - The 2018 Annual Arbitration Forum of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) will be held from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 at Bangunan Sulaiman, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.

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Website Glitch due to broken chain of trust between MYNIC, IANA Servers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), has confirmed there was a broken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.

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Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.

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Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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Put an end to BNM's Non-Core Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Putting an end to Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) involvement in non-core activities, should be one of the main reforms that the new government can embark on, said HELP University Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams.

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