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First Regional Risk Assessment of Terrorism Financing of Non-Profit Organisations

The first regional risk assessment of non-profit organisations (NPOs) in eight Asia-Pacific nations has identified a medium risk of terrorism financing.

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Indonesian Cleaner fined RM2,000 for making False Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - An Indonesian cleaner was fined RM2,000 by the Selayang Magistrate's Court here today, for lodging a false police report claiming her two-year-old daughter was abducted.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Azalina explains Proposal to abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Offences

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The government proposal to abolish the mandatory death sentence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 is aimed at giving the courts the discretion to determine the appropriate penalty for the offenders, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seven Months Jail for Man who assaulted Wife for not answering Phone Call

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - A man was sentenced to seven months jail for slapping, punching, choking and kicking his wife for not answering his phone call.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Law should be enacted to prevent Discrimination in Hotel Industry - Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Tourism and Culture Ministry plans to look into formulating a new act to enable stern action be taken against discriminatory actions in the hotel industry, especially those which are against the Federal Constitution.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court upholds Security Guard's Death Sentence for Murder

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld the death sentence imposed on a security guard for murdering three family members by giving them poison-tainted drinks during a prayer ritual five years ago.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC Releases Updated List of Syariah-Compliant Securities

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released an updated list of Shariah-compliant securities approved by its Shariah Advisory Council.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ban on Headscarves violation of Federal Constitution - Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The decision to ban frontline hotel staff from wearing headscarves cannot be compromised or negotiated as it is an affront to their religion and a violation of three articles of the Federal Constitution, said Minister of Tourism and Culture Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court dismisses Prosecution's Appeal, Ku Chin Wah remains Free

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The High Court today upheld the decision to acquit and discharge former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah on a charge of failing to declare his source of earnings four years ago.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Financial GM gets Jail, fined over RM2 Million for soliciting Bribe

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today ordered a former Mimos Berhad financial general manager to serve a five-year jail sentence and fined him over RM2 million after upholding his conviction for soliciting and accepting bribes.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Forestry-Related Acts to be amended to curb Illegal Logging

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Several logging and forestry-related laws will be amended to curb illegal logging activities in the country.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Business Licence of Companies displaying Illegal Advertisements to be revoked

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action to revoke the business licence of companies that are still displaying advertisements on lamp posts and traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur, starting early next year.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716) to be amended - Hamim

SEREMBAN, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is in the process of amending the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (Act 716) to strengthen wildlife enforcement efforts in the country.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM to enforce Crypto Regulation Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will designate persons converting crypto currencies into fiat money as reporting institutions under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 beginning next year.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Notification on Mandatory Lodgment of ‘Notification of Change in the Registered Address’

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (“SSM”) would like to announce the implementation of the lodgment of the ‘Notification of Change In The Registered Address’ (“CRA”) under section 46(3) of the Companies Act 2016 through the MyCoID 2016 Portal.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Companies Commission

Business Licence of Companies displaying Illegal Advertisements to be revoked

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action to revoke the business licence of companies that are still displaying advertisements on lamp posts and traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur, start ...

Notification on Mandatory Lodgment of ‘Notification of Change in the Registered Address’ Government to revoke Permits of Companies not complying with Plastic Wastes Importation Pengarah Syarikat Didakwa Buat Pernyataan Palsu more

Indonesian Cleaner fined RM2,000 for making False Report

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - An Indonesian cleaner was fined RM2,000 by the Selayang Magistrate's Court here today, for lodging a false police report claiming her two-year-old daughter was abducted.

Azalina explains Proposal to abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Offences Seven Months Jail for Man who assaulted Wife for not answering Phone Call Appeals Court upholds Security Guard's Death Sentence for Murder more

Work Ministry finalizes Compensation to EDL Concessionaire - Fadillah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The Work Ministry is in midst of finalising the compensation to be paid to the concessionaire of the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) in Johor for the loss of revenue when the toll is scrappe ...

More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit more

Law should be enacted to prevent Discrimination in Hotel Industry - Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Tourism and Culture Ministry plans to look into formulating a new act to enable stern action be taken against discriminatory actions in the hotel industry, especially those which are ...

Hotels warned over Prohibition on Hijab-Wearing Women Staff Hijab Ban for Muslim Frontline Hotel Staff a form of Discrimination - Nazri Parliament: Bellew must pay Four Months' Salary to MAB more

Parliament: Express Bus Drivers to be compelled to obtain Driver Card Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - Starting next year, all express bus drivers will be compelled to obtain a driver card, while drivers of other bus classes will be allowed to obtain the card in stages until 2019.

Bill of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Amendment) Act 2017 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 6) Order 2017 Government to compensate Two Highway Concessionaires for Toll Abolishment more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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New ASEAN e-Commerce Framework to benefit More Local MSMEs

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The new ASEAN framework on e-commerce, currently being implemented by the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on E-commerce, is expected to open up more opportunities for micro and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and facilitate their business expansion in the region.

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Managing Director of BAC Raja Singham appointed as Pioneer Mentor at the Launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network

Manila, Philippines, Nov 13 - Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was appointed as a Pioneer Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) on Sunday, 12 November. Touted as the largest mentoring programme in the region, AMEN is the flagship programme of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is designed to facilitate the scaling up of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ASEAN region through mentorship. Successful entrepreneurs, business practitioners and academicians from across the 10 ASEAN member states made up the 143 pioneer mentors present at the launch.

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ASEAN pushes enabling Environment for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states will work towards providing an enabling environment for inclusive business imperative for the region’s economic community-building efforts.

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Government targets 100 Legal Companions Next Year

SHAH ALAM, Nov 16 (Bernama) - The government targets to station 100 legal companions for child sexual abuse cases at all 22 branches of the Legal Aid Department (LAD) nationwide next year.

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CPTPP Conclusion could advance Trade Liberalisation despite Challenges

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signals that trade liberalisation can still advance despite challenging international economic conditions.

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ASEAN, Partners to fast-track RCEP Conclusion in 2018

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - Leaders from the countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Tuesday have instructed its ministers and negotiators to intensify efforts in 2018 to bring the RCEP negotiations to conclusion.

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ASEAN FTAs gain Ground in 2017, DTI says

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The year 2017 witnessed ASEAN efforts to beef up its free trade agreements (FTAs) with its international stakeholders gaining ground.

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ASEAN Leaders and CEOs push for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 14 - The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), composed of three CEOs/Presidents of private companies per ASEAN Member State, met with ASEAN Leaders led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 13 November 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Mr. Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III from the Philippines, the 2017 Chair of ASEAN-BAC and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, led the private sector.

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