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Puncak Niaga appeals against Cancellation of Suit

SHAH ALAM, Feb 23 (Bernama) - Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd (Puncak Niaga) will file an appeal against the Shah Alam High Court ruling, here which has canceled a RM14 billion suit against former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and two other parties on the water industry restructuring in Selangor.

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Court of Appeal should take Judicial Notice AG decided PM did No Wrong in 1MDB Issue

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal ought to take judicial notice of the fact that the Attorney-General (AG) has made a decision that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had done nothing wrong in the 1MDB issue.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bogus Dentist gets Jail, RM100,000 Fine for providing Unlicensed Service

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) - An online cosmetics dealer was sentenced to 24 months' jail and fined RM100,000 by the Sessions Court here today after being found guilty of operating an unlicensed dental company and carrying out procedures to install fake braces.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

A-G's Chambers gives go-ahead to inquest into Vasantha Piriya's Death

NIBONG TEBAL, Feb 22 (Bernama) - Police have received approval from the Attorney-General's Chambers to hold an inquest into the death of M. Vasantha Piriya, 14, a female student accused of stealing a teacher's handphone last month.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Rapid Penang COO gets Jail, Fined RM1.05 Million for Bribery

KUANTAN, Feb 22 (Bernama) - Former Rapid Penang Chief Operating Officer (COO) was fined RM1.05 million and ordered to serve 14 days in jail by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to three counts of accepting bribe totalling RM210,000 between 2014 and 2016.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MOH bans Three Cosmetic Products containing Poisons

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry's National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) has named three cosmetic products that contain scheduled poisons which can be harmful to health.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court acquits Adam Adli of Sedition Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 22 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today acquitted activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim on a charge of giving an allegedly seditious speech at a public rally in 2013.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court strikes out RM14 Billion Suit by Puncak Niaga

SHAH ALAM, 22 Feb (Bernama) - Former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and two others today succeeded in dismissing an almost RM14 billion suit filed against them by Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd (Puncak Niaga) over the restructuring of the state's water industry.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill 355: High Court has Jurisdiction to hear Mohamed Tawfik's Lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) - The High Court today dismissed the application by Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rakyat Secretary Roosme Hamzah to strike out legal action brought by former Sungai Benut Member of Parliament, Mohamed Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail over PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's motion to amend the ...
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man jailed 80 Years, given 24 Strokes for raping Daughter

KUCHING, Feb 22 (Bernama) - A general worker was sentenced to 80 years' jail and 24 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here Wednesday, when he pleaded guilty to four counts of raping his daughter about three years ago.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Child Exploitation : Married Couple get Jail, fined RM28,000

IPOH, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A husband and wife were each sentenced to 15 months' jail and fined RM28,000 by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to 28 counts of exploiting 19 children and teenagers into becoming beggars since 2016.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Former Genneva Sdn Bhd Directors jailed Eight Years, fined RM1 Million

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - Four former directors of gold investment firm, Genneva Sdn Bhd (GSB) were each sentenced to eight years' imprisonment by the Court of Appeal today, after being found guilty of 154 counts of money-laundering and four counts of receiving unlicensed deposits involving transactions worth more than RM200 million.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Justice served for Duke Tragedy's Victims, Myvi Drivers get Jail, Fine

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - Justice has finally been served for the family members of a couple and their six-month-old child who were killed in an accident at the Duta-Ulu Klang Highway (DUKE) three years ago as the Magistrate's Court found the two accused guilty of driving their Perodua MyVi cars recklessly which had resulted in the fatal acc ...
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption

KUANTAN, Feb 11 (Bernama) - A bus owner was sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM11,000, in default five months' jail, by the Sessions Court here for offering a RM500 bribe to a Road Transport Department (RTD) personnel.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia to implement New Measures to boost Market Vibran

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 - The Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) today outlined the operational details of various new me ...

SC, Bursa unveil Details of Equity Market Measures BNM to introduce Policies to preserve Economic, Financial Stability MoF implements National Regulatory Sandbox Initiative more

Proposed Decision on Seven Tuition and Day Care Centres for Price Fixing Conduct

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) had issued a proposed decision against seven (7) tuition and day care centres for infringing section 4 of the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) by collectivel ...

MyCC proposes Penalty on Seven Tuition and Day-Care Centres MyCC signs Corruption-Free Pledge Tribunal dismisses MyEG's Appeal against Anti-Competition Penalty more

Court of Appeal should take Judicial Notice AG decided PM did No Wrong in 1MDB Issue

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal ought to take judicial notice of the fact that the Attorney-General (AG) has made a decision that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had done nothing wrong in the ...

Bogus Dentist gets Jail, RM100,000 Fine for providing Unlicensed Service A-G's Chambers gives go-ahead to inquest into Vasantha Piriya's Death Former Rapid Penang COO gets Jail, Fined RM1.05 Million for Bribery more

Puncak Niaga appeals against Cancellation of Suit

SHAH ALAM, Feb 23 (Bernama) - Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd (Puncak Niaga) will file an appeal against the Shah Alam High Court ruling, here which has canceled a RM14 billion suit against former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sr ...

Court strikes out RM14 Billion Suit by Puncak Niaga Bill 355: High Court has Jurisdiction to hear Mohamed Tawfik's Lawsuit EC wins Appeal to set aside Leave for Judicial Review granted to 28 Segamat Voters more

Former Utusan NUJ Chairman allowed to challenge Wrongful Dismissal

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A former chairman of the Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (UMMB) chapter of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Amran Ahmad was today allowed to challenge the decision of the Industrial C ...

Foreign Workers may be deported for repeated Traffic Offences No Special Leave for Government Doctors, Nurses to serve Abroad - Hilmi Rengan A/L Pachanada v Megah Murni Technology & Construction Sdn Bhd more

Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities

IPOH, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years a ...

Draft of Law to curb False News for tabling to Cabinet after CNY - Azalina Court dismisses KiniTV, Directors' Constitutional Bid Formulation of Law on Fake News is unlike ISA - Azlina more

Those using Banned Construction Material risk Legal Action - Noh

MARANG, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Legal action will be taken on those using construction material prohibited by the Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) at their homes or other premises.

Faridah Binti Haji Hasbi and 5 Others v Tajuk Merdeka Snd Bhd New Regulations planned to ease Redevelopment of Public Housing Approval Letter mandatory for Transaction of GLC Land more

Malaysia to impose Final Affirmative Anti-Dumping Duties, effective Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The government has concluded the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel (CRSS) and decided to impose the final affirmative anti-dumping duties, effect ...

IRB casts Dragnet for Tax Dodgers this Year Labuan Business Activity Tax (Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information) Regulations 2018 GST: Guide on Lodging or Holiday Accommodation Services more

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

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Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

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Court Administrative Assistant charged with assaulting Workmate

TELUK INTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - A court clerical and operations administrative assistant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with assaulting and using criminal force on a workmate, two years ago.

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Bursa Malaysia announces Half-day and Full-day Trading Closure for CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd announces that it will implement a half-day trading closure on the the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) on Thursday and all-day closure on Friday.

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UN Offices relocate to Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The United Nations (UN) offices in Malaysia have been relocated to the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Malaysia needs to develop Industry 4.0 Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia needs to develop its own national roadmap and framework for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) to spur collaboration with developed countries in innovation industries.

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MITI eyes 10,000 e-commerce Companies joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

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KLRCA is now AIAC Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was officially renamed the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary. The name change is part of a larger rebranding for the Centre, which aims to further strengthen its regional footprint and global presence. Earlier on 10 Jan 2018, the Arbitration (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed and gazetted to give legal effect to the change of name.

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SUHAKAM on “Federal Court’s decision on Unilateral Conversion”

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has endorsed the unanimous decision of the Federal Court in the case of Indira Gandhi on 29 January 2018 which invalidated the unilateral and/or forced religious conversion of minors, in line with the Cabinet decision in 2009. SUHAKAM said it hopes the Court’s decision will now guide with clarity administrative and policy directions to establish coherent and consistent standards for reconciling the principle of the best interests of the child with the Constitutional rights of parents in the exercise of their freedom of religion.

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Malaysia and Singapore to set up Stock Market Trading Link

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work together to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year. The trading link will allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other’s stock market in a more convenient and cost efficient manner. Retail investors notably will benefit from such a link.

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