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Defamation Suit : Liew, Azwanddin looking into Out of Court Settlement

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - Deputy Defence Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong and Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah are exploring the possibility of an out of court settlement in the suit over the publication of two articles on social media on the communist uniform issue.
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kelantan Oil Royalty Suit against Federal Government settled after Nine Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (Bernama) - After a nine-year legal battle, the Kelantan government’s oil royalty suit against the federal government has been finally settled at the High Court here. The matter was fully resolved after Kelantan filed a notice of discontinuance against the federal government today to withdrew its suit which was initi ...
Date: 28 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parties in Suit on Botched Circumcision advised to resolve Case out of Court

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today advised parties in a law suit filed by 19-year-old over a circumcision that went awry when he was 10 years old to resolve the matter out of court.
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Committal Proceedings: Judge advices NFCorp, Rafizi to resolve Dispute Amicably

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) - The High Court today advised National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp), its executive chairman and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli to settle the committal proceedings (contempt of court) filed by NFCorp, amicably.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry ready to mediate in MAHB-AirAsia Dispute

SEPANG, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is prepared to mediate in the passenger service charge (PSC) dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the AirAsia group to de-escalate tensions, said its minister Anthony Loke.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court records Consent Judgment in Neelofa's Suit against Oh My Media

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The High Court here today recorded the consent judgment in a suit filed by popular TV host and actress Neelofa against the operator of news portal Oh My Media (OMM) after both parties agreed to settle the matter amicably through the mediation process.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia to file legal challenge in London High Court to set aside Consent Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Government of Malaysia will be filing an application at the High Court in London to set aside a Consent Award by an Arbitration Tribunal which obliged the government to pay US$5.78 billion to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in a statement today said the legal ...
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court proposes Mediation in Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (Bernama) - The High Court today has proposed that family members of 10 victims of the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah centre fire and three former students who filed suit against the tahfiz owner and four others, to settle the case via mediation.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

First ever AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum held

The Asian International Arbitration Centre have hosted the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO)’s Annual Arbitration Forum themed Connecting Asia and Africa, Connecting Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Opportunities and Challenges in Bangunan Sulaiman on Saturday.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Arbitration Forum to provide Practical Guide for Investors venturing into Asia-Africa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) - The Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation's (AALCO) two-day Annual Arbitration Forum here from today, will provide a practical guide for investors venturing into different regions across both continents.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Certificate Course as an Introduction to Maritime Law

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (along with the International Malaysian Society of International Law) is organizing a 'Certificate Course as an Introduction to Maritime Law' from 24/07/2018 through 26/07/2018 at Seminar Room 1, AIAC Bangunan Sulaiman.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

AIAC Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center (PDRCI) have signed a Collaboration Agreement.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

AIAC launches New Standard Form of Design and Build Contracts

Kuala Lumpur, 3 July 2018 (Asean LIP Report): The Asian International Arbitration Centre (the “AIAC”) has introduced its Standard Form of Sub-Contract for Design and Build Contracts (the “Design & Build SFC”), released in furtherance of a suite of Standard Form of Contracts (the “SFC”) in August 2017.
Date: 03 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

AIAC Conference on Design & Build Launch 2018

AIAC Conference on Design & Build Launch 2018
The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) will be launching the Standard Form of Design and Build Contracts, the latest addition to its suite of Standard Form Contracts (SFC), on 3 July 2018 at 3.30pm at Bangunan Sulaiman, AIAC, Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

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) ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

Zero GST for Proceedings administered by AIAC

Kuala Lumpur, 1 June 2018: All tax invoices issued by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) for its administrative fees will reflect the revised 0% GST rate with effect from 1 June 2018. This follows the coming into effect of the Good & Services Tax 2018 (Rate of Tax) (Amendment) Order 2018, which adjusts GST rate in Malaysia from 6 ...
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

MIArb-AIAC Seminar on Advantages of ADR

Kuala Lumpur, 4 June 2018: The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb) and the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) are jointly organizing a seminar on “The Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Resolution of Disputes” at 6 pm on 7 June 2018 (Thursday) at Bangunan Sulaiman, AIAC.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution launched

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 (Bernama) - The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) has launched the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Limitation, Arbitration Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018, which among others, gives extension to the time limit of up to three years to house buyers to lodge a complaint over latent defects at their homes.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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