malaysia - Criminal Law

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

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

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

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

Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill

KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man a total of eight months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to encroaching into a forest reserve area and operating a mobile sawmill without a permit.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreigners fined, jailed for selling Imitation Branded Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - Two foreign men, a Nepalese and another from Myanmar, were fined a total of RM6,000 and RM11,000, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to selling fake branded products.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Insulting King: Gardener gets Two Months' Jail

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Micheal Arinzeh (Nigerian) v Public Prosecutor

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-30-01/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

Suppiah A/L Yenkobal Sami v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. B-05(M)-189-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ogbugo Chioma Martha v Public Prosecutor

Date: 25 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-78-02/2017 (NGA); Source: Federal Court Registry

Adib's Inquest: Court Rejects Application to Recall Two Expert Witnesses

SHAH ALAM, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today dismissed the application by the prosecution to recall two expert witnesses in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Strata Management (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 May 2019.
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 116 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Pendakwa Raya v Nakamya Hadijah

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. B-05(LB)-611-12/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ifunanya Regina Nnorom (W/Nigeria) v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. B-05(M)-533-11/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

MACC to appeal Acquittal of Former Johor Exco, Two Others

JOHOR BAHRU, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will appeal today’s decision by the Sessions Court here in acquitting and discharging former Johor state executive council member (exco) Datuk Abdul Latif Bandi and two others who were charged with 37 counts of corruption and money laundering, involving RM35.7 mil ...
Date: 21 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Death Sentence on Vietnamese Woman for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese woman has failed in her appeal to set aside the death sentence imposed on her for trafficking over 1.66kg of drugs at the Kuala Terengganu Airport, six years ago.
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian jailed for Illegal Possession of Bullet, Knife at KLIA2

SEPANG, Apr 19 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian construction worker was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for being in possession of a bullet, two bullet shells and a folding knife at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Sunday.
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ho Kok Leong v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal Nos. A-05(M)-130-03/2017 & A-05(M)-132-03/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Policeman jailed, fined for Misuse of PDRM's Petrol Indent card

MELAKA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - A police lance corporal was sentenced to a total of four years and eight months jail, seven strokes of the cane and fine, totalling RM92,000, by the Sessions Court here today for seven counts of misuse of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) indent card worth more than RM90,000.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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