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Unemployed Man gets Jail, Whipping for Heroin Possession

KOTA BHARU, Mar 6 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to eight years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to possessing 8.35gm of heroin last year.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mahmod Yary Mohammad and 2 Others v Public Prosecutor and 2 Other Appeals

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal Nos. W-05(M)-45-01/2017 (IRN), W-05(M)-47-01/2017 (IRN) & W-05(M)-49-01/2017 (IRN); Source: Federal Court Registry

NSTP, Utusan agree to pay Guan Eng RM400,000 in Damages for Defamation

PUTRAJAYA, March 5 (Bernama) - New Straits Times Press (NSTP) and Utusan Melayu (M) Sdn Bhd have agreed to pay damages totalling RM400,000 to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as awarded by the High Court in a defamation lawsuit filed by the latter for labelling him a ‘Singapore agent’.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer freed of CBT Charge, involving More than RM9 Million in Land Sale

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) - A lawyer breathed a sigh of relief today when he was acquitted and discharged for Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving the sale of a piece of land in the federal capital, valued at RM9,056,124, nine years ago.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prison Inmate pleads Guilty to using RM285,000 Proceeds from Money Laundering

SHAH ALAM, March 5 (Bernama) - A senior citizen who is currently serving a five years’ jail sentence for cheating was charged at the Sessions Court here today with two counts of using proceeds amounting to RM285,000 from money laundering, four years ago.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Sentence for Corruption on former GM of TNB Subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) - The High Court today upheld the six-year jail term and RM5.4 million fine imposed on a former general manager of a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for corruption five years ago.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Labourer's 14 years' Jail Term for Terrorism-related Offences upheld

PUTRAJAYA, March 1 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today rejected a labourer's plea for his 14 years’ jail sentence for terrorism-related offences, be reduced by half.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Five Friends sentenced to death for Murder

TEMERLOH, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The High Court here today sentenced to death by hanging five men for the murder of a lorry driver five years ago.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Okonkwo Ugochukwu Stephen v Public Prosecutor

Date: 27 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 495; Source: Federal Court Registry

Jamil Bin Dun v Public Prosecutor

Date: 25 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 497; Source: Federal Court Registry

Proposed Amendments to Penal Code to address Religious Insults - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the Penal Code (Act 574) is to provide heavier penalties to those who have insulted the religions, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa. He said the proposed amendments had been agreed in essence and expected to be brought up in the Cabinet ...
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Married Couple jailed 24 Months for Abusing Son

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 26 (Bernama) - A bus driver and his wife were sentenced to 24 months’ jail each by the Sessions Court here today after the couple pleaded guilty to a charge of abusing their 12-year-old son.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ikenna Emmanuel Chukwudulu v Public Prosecutor

Date: 15 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 493; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bangladeshi pleads Guilty to slashing Girlfriend's Face

PETALING JAYA, Feb 22 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi man who injured his girlfriend on the face with a knife last week pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Court of Appeal today.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Manager fined RM3,000 for ramming Vehicle into Motorbike of Cop on Duty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - A finance company manager was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for using criminal force against a policeman who was on duty, by ramming the car that he was driving into the policeman’s motorcycle.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Alias Bin Md Yusof

Date: 14 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 491; Source: Federal Court Registry

Amala Johnson v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 18 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 490; Source: Federal Court Registry

Farmer fined RM50,000 for bribing Government Official

KUANTAN, Feb 18 (Bernama) - A farmer was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing a government official when he was found encroaching into a forest reserve in Cameron Highlands, four years ago.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Filipino Men jailed, fined for Possessing protected Turtle Parts

TAWAU, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Three Filipino men were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing protected turtle parts in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna, early this month.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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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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