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Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence on Chinese Woman

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld the death sentence imposed on a Chinese woman for trafficking 2,156.8 grams of methamphetamine found inside three pillows in her luggage bag at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang in 2013.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Six Months to educate Smokers before enforcing Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry will use the educational approach and holistic explanations in the first six months of the smoking ban at eating premises and will only impose a penalty on errant smokers after that.
Date: 01 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nadarajan A/L Vellesamy and Another v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 21 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 436; Source: Federal Court Registry

Two Friends sentenced to Jail, Whipping for armed Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 (Bernama) - Two men were sentenced to seven years’ jail and two strokes of the cane each by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a Bangladeshi cashier at an inconvenience store.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Invocation of Part IV) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 364 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (Invocation of Part IV) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 365 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Helmi Hafifi Bin Abd Halim v Public Prosecutor

Date: 21 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 434; Source: Federal Court Registry

Former Security Supervisor jailed, fined for Reckless Driving

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (Bernama) - A former security supervisor was sentenced to a day’s jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for reckless driving to an extent of causing a teenage girl to be permanently disabled due to head injuries following a road crash last year.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Maid jailed, fined for stealing Food, Clothes

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 (Bernama) - An Indonesian maid was sentenced to seven months’ jail and fined RM1,000, in default one month’s jail, by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today for stealing various food items and clothes on Dec 13.
Date: 24 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Mohd Ezri Azmar Bin Pavel and Another

Date: 24 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 429; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ahmad Bohari Bin Mohamad Noor and Another v Public Prosecutor and 2 Other Appeals

Date: 21 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 430; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohd Aminuddin Bin Mohd Yasin and Another v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 14 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 424; Source: Federal Court Registry

Lal Khan v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 21 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 426; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bill to abolish Death Penalty to be tabled at Next Dewan Rakyat Sitting

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The bill to abolish the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled at the next Dewan Rakyat sitting.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Single Mother jailed Five Years for RM1.29 Million CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 ( Bernama) - A single mother was also sentenced to five years in jail by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to two charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) on the daily collection of a telecommunications company amounting to RM1.29 million last year.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysians, Filipinos jailed in Brunei for smuggling, lying in Boat Collision Case

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Dec 20 (Bernama) - Eight foreign nationals comprising Malaysians and Filipinos were sentenced to two years in prison in Brunei for smuggling activities and lying in connection with a two-boat collision earlier this month, according to Xinhua news agency.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Heng Poh Kean v Public Prosecutor and 2 Other Appeals

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 421; Source: Federal Court Registry

Muhammad Firdaus Bin Abdullah v Public Prosecutor

Date: 20 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 423; Source: Federal Court Registry

Single Mother gets 30 Months' Jail for Drug Possession

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 19 (Bernama) - A single mother was sentenced to 30 months’ jail by the High Court here today for possession of 8.07gm of methamphetamine two years ago.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Myanmar National fined RM1,500 for Soliciting Alms at Mosque without Permit

PETALING JAYA, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Magistrate’s Court fined a Myanmar national RM1,500 today after she pleading guilty to soliciting alms without a permit at a mosque in Kampung Tunku here, two weeks ago.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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Rizal granted Permission to transfer Corruption Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The case of former special officer to the former Prime Minister, Datuk Rizal Mansor, who faces four corruption charges involving a solar hybrid system project for rural schools in Sarawak will be heard in the High Court.

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Kamis Samin is new Chief Administrator of Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - Prime Minister’s Department Ceremonial and International Conference Secretariat Division secretary Datuk Kamis Samin has been appointed as the new Chief Administrator of Parliament, effective today.

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Ku Nan's Case to be tried in High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The case of former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is facing two charges of receiving bribes totalling RM3 million, over the approval of an application by a company to raise the development related ratio in Jalan Semarak Kuala Lumpur, will be tried in the High Court.

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No Bail for former Goldman Sachs Banker Roger Ng

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng will remain in prison after the Sessions Court here today dismissed his application to be released on bail pending his extradition proceedings to the United States to face three criminal charges relating to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

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SC appoints Ong as Executive Director effective January 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has appointed Ong Liang Heng as executive director in the chairman's office, effective Jan 4.

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