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Man fined RM3,000 for Fraudulent Concealment of RM6,000 belonging to a Cook

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 ( Bernama) - A customer service employee of a private company was fined RM3,000, in default six months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for fraudulent concealment of RM6,000 belonging to somebody else into his bank account last year.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Labourer freed of Drug Trafficking Charge

KUANTAN, Jan 25 (Bernama) - A labourer wept with joy when the High Court here today acquitted and discharged him on drug trafficking and possession charges two years ago.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi Man gets Good Behaviour Bond for Possession of Smuggled Cigarettes

SEPANG, Jan 25 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi man breathed a sigh relief when the Magistrate’s Court here today placed him on a two-year good behaviour bond with bail of RM5,000 in two sureties, instead of the RM100,000 minimum fine for possession of smuggled cigarettes.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pendakwa Raya v Taiko Fertiliser and 3 Others

Date: 25 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 471; Source: Federal Court Registry

Government mulling making stalking a Criminal Offence - Liew

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The government may introduce a law to make stalking a criminal offence, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Indonesian Nationals jailed for Possession of Smuggled Cigarettes

PETALING JAYA, Jan 24 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian nationals, both working as retail shop assistants, were sentenced to six months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for possession of 17,754 sticks of smuggled cigarettes, valued at RM1,770.40, last week.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Sentence on Man for Gang Robbery, Impersonation

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The High Court here today upheld the sentence of seven years’ jail and three strokes of the cane imposed by a lower court on a man who was convicted of gang robbery.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Liang Youmei (W/China) v Public Prosecutor

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 470; Source: Federal Court Registry

Concealing Money for Others, Single Mum fined RM1,500

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) - A single mother was fined RM1,500 by the Magistrate’s Court here today after she pleaded guilty to concealing money totalling RM3,700 for a man, earlier this month.
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wahyudin v Public Prosecutor

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 464; Source: Federal Court Registry

Stepfather gets 24 Years' Jail Term for Rape

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 22 (Bernama) - A stepfather who pleaded guilty to two counts of raping his stepdaughter almost four years, will spend 24 years in jail and to be whipped 20 times.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Priytharen A/L Sundaramurthy v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Date: 17 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 461; Source: Federal Court Registry

Proposal to abolish Death Sentence not made in haste - Coalition against the Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) - Malaysian Coalition Against the Death Penalty today refuted former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor's statement that the government's decision to abolish the death penalty had been made in haste.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Theft of Four Car Tyres: Security Guard jailed One Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a year’s jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to stealing four tyres of car belonging to a male nurse.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Yasir Bin Esah v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 17 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 459; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohamad Nasuha Bin Abdul Razak v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 457; Source: Federal Court Registry

Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping

PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi workers were fined RM2,000 each by the Sessions Court here today for pimping.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader jailed, fined for stealing Perfume worth RM79.20

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A trader was sentenced to seven day’s in prison and fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court today for stealing three boxes of perfume, worth RM79.20.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution withdraws Appeal for Higher Sentence on Fahmi Reza

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution has withdrawn its appeal for a higher sentence against graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin for uploading an offensive caricature image of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his facebook account in 2016.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Incest: Stepfather sentenced to 16 Years Jail, Six Strokes of the Cane

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal today allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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