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Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an application by the widow of the late Karpal Singh to include fresh evidence in a sedition appeal.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed three of four appeals by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his interlocutory matters in his criminal charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director

IPOH, March 20 (Bernama) - A former director of a scrap metal company was jailed two weeks and fined RM24,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to six charges of falsifying weighing slips.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Decision to amend or repeal Sedition Act in the Near Future - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The decision whether the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will repeal or amend the Sedition Act 1948 will be made soon, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. He said the matter was under review and in essence, the government was in the process of considering the Sedition Act with ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Businesswoman jailed 30 Months, fined for Property Investment Fraud

KUCHING, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court today sentenced a businesswoman to two and half years in jail plus fines for property investment fraud involving losses of RM192,000.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men escape the gallows for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 19 (Bernama) - A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Yayasan Budi Penyayang Executive jailed Five Years for CBT

PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A former senior executive of Yayasan Budi Penyayang was sentenced to a five-year jail-term by the Sessions Court here today on four counts of abetting criminal breach of trust by misusing the foundation's property amounting to RM972,936.35, nine years ago.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Engineering Company fined RM4,000 for using Pirated Software

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - An engineering consulting company was fined RM4,000 by the Sessions Court here today for using pirated software in its business operations.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Possessing illegal Tesco Clubcard Top-ups, Woman jailed for Two Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A Prasarana Malaysia Berhad employee was sentenced to a two-year jail term by the Ampang Sessions Court here yesterday with two counts of having two illegal Tesco Clubcard (Touch ‘n Go) worth RM2,048 last month.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Security Guard jailed four months, fined RM1,500 for robbery

PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to four months’ jail and fined RM1,500 by the Magistrate's Court here today for breaking into a house and stealing electronic goods two years ago.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-photographer of Production Company pleads Guilty to insulting Hinduism

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - A former photographer of a production company pleaded guilty today in the Sessions Court to two charges of insulting Hinduism on his Facebook account.
Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-cop pleads Guilty to accepting Bribes

SEREMBAN, March 14 (Bernama) - A former police constable today pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here, to three counts of accepting bribes totalling RM10,000 four years ago.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man sent to gallows for Friend's Death

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a friend six years ago.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Mandatory Death Penalty to be repealed for 11 Criminal Offences - Hanipa

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - The mandatory death penalty for 11 criminal offences are to be repealed and substituted with the death penalty imposed at the discretion of the court, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said this mandatory death penalty was for nine of ...
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court gives Discharge not amounting to acquittal to Jamal Yunos on Trespassing Charge

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) - The Ampang Magistrate’s Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal to Sungai Besar UMNO Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos on a charge of trespassing into premises in Taman Kosas three years ago.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Syarafi Bin Abu v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 11 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. A-05(M)-199-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Woman gets 17 Years Jail, RM39,000 Fine for causing Four Deaths, Injuries in Drunk Driving

TAWAU, March 7 (Bernama) - A management executive was sentenced to 17 years in jail and fined RM39,000 by the Tawau Sessions Court today after being convicted on two charges of driving under the influence of alcohol which resulted in causing four deaths and one seriously injured in Jalan Chong Thien Vun near here in July last year.
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cyber Crime, Anti-human Trafficking Awareness Campaign targeted at Six Groups

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Ministry targets six groups for its cyber crime and anti-human trafficking awareness campaign. The six groups are retirees, the middle class, career women, and secondary school, university and college students. The ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohama ...
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Company Director acquitted of CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 (Bernama) - A company director, who is also a manager of a Japanese food restaurant, shed tears of joy when the Sessions Court acquitted and discharged her of two counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving over RM9,000 in 2017.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act, imposing Mandatory Death Penalty unconstitutional - Lawyer

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 6 (Bernama) - Amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1983 which imposed the mandatory death sentence on offenders convicted for drug trafficking was unconstitutional, the Federal Court heard today.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.

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Najib seeks Court Directive on gag Order against Media, Public

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 11 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants a court directive to inform members of the public and media on what can and cannot be discussed and published pertaining to his criminal case involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, the Court of Appeal heard.

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King's Inaugural Speech at First Meeting of Second Term of 14th Parliament draws Attention

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 (Bernama) - The first meeting of the second term of Parliament begins today which will be aired live via television and live stream.

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Dewan Rakyat : Proposal to restore Sabah, Sarawak's Status to be Main Focus

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 (Bernama) - The proposal to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be the focus of the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament which opens Monday.

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Appeals Court to wait for Federal Court Decision to hear Puncak Niaga's Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today postponed hearing of an appeal by Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd to reinstate its RM13.5 billion lawsuit against two former Selangor menteris besar and the Selangor government over the restructuring of the state water industry.

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Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid New Auditor-General

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid, the Economic Affairs Ministry secretary-general, is the new auditor-general.

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