malaysia - Criminal Law

Joseph Ifeanyi Oba v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 24 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 309; Source: Federal Court Registry

Hazrin Izzuddin Bin Jamaluddin and 30 Others v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 302; Source: Federal Court Registry

Proposal to ban Ketum Planting to be tabled to Cabinet for Decision - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The proposal by the Law Enforcement Action Committee (JPU) to ban ketum planting will be submitted to the cabinet for decision, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Convict gets Another 30 Months' Jail for Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A convict currently serving time for a robbery offence was slapped with another 30 months’ jail and fine of RM2,000, in default four months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here today when he pleaded guilty to another robbery charge.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man who puts Nephew in Washing Machine jailed Two Months

KUALA KUBU BHARU, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A salesman who put his three-year-old nephew in a washing machine, which automatically locked itself, at a self-service launderette in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang here, was sentenced to two months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for endangering the child’s life.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sub-contractor sentenced to death for Drugs

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A wiring sub-contractor was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking the drugs heroin and monoacetylmorphine four years ago.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Murtabak Seller jailed for Housebreaking, Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - A Rohingya murtabak seller was sentenced to six months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for breaking into a house and stealing more than RM1,350.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man jailed for impersonating as Policeman

PETALING JAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) - An unemployed manwas sentenced to five months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for impersonating as a policeman four months ago.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Duck Breeder jailed 34 Months for possessing Daesh Photos

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Bernama) - An Indonesian duck breeder was sentenced to 30 months’ jail for possessing two photographs of the Daesh terrorist group.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ukrainian Woman sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 5 (Bernama) - A 24-year-old Ukrainian woman was sentenced to life imprisonment today after the High Court here found her guilty of trafficking 1.54kg of drugs, three years ago.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mechanic to serve 27 Years' Jail Time after Appeal denied

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 (Bernama) - A mechanic will be behind bars for 27 years after the Court of Appeal denied his request for the jail sentences imposed on him in two separate cases to be served concurrently.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Father of Three jailed 50 Years, Four Strokes of the Cane for Sexual Assault on Children

MELAKA, Oct 31 (Bernama) - A father of three was sentenced to a total of 50 years’ jail and four strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today on six charges of committing physical and non-physical assault on two teenage boys. Judge Elesabet Paya Wan handed down the sentence on fruit trader Md Zhafran Bakar, 31, after he pleaded g ...
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Businessman who bought RM900 Worth of Petai with Counterfeit Notes jailed, fined

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) - A businessman who paid RM900 for 18 bunches of petai (bitter beans) using nine pieces of counterfeit RM100 note was sentenced to a month’s jail and fined RM5,000, in default a month’s jail, by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Insurance Agent fined for disrupting Motorcade Escorting Raja Permaisuri of Perak

TAPAH, Oct 31 (Bernama) - An insurance agent was fined RM5,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for obstructing the police in discharging their public function in a motorcade escorting the Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim last Thursday.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prevention of Crime (Identity Card) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 272 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Boy, 14, admits sodomizing 16-Year-Old Male Shop Assistant

BUTTERWORTH, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of sodomising a 16-year-old male shop assistant in the toilet of a sports centre here, two weeks ago.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prison Inmate slapped with another Four Years' Jail, Whipping for Armed Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A prison inmate currently serving time for robbery, was slapped with another four years’ jail and a stroke of the cane after he pleaded guilty to three counts of armed robbery.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeal by Ex-IS Militant's Son for lesser Jail Term turned down by Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The son of a former Islamic State (IS) militant who pleaded guilty to a charge of being involved in criminal conspiracy to promote terrorism in Malaysia, would remain behind bars for 12 years.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-police Officer loses Appeal against Jail Sentence for molesting Three Teenage Boys

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A former police officer was sent to jail for 12 months today after losing his final appeal to set aside his conviction and jail sentence for molesting three boys in a toilet six years ago.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welder escapes Gallows for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 29 (Bernama) - A welder escaped the gallows after the Court of Appeal today set aside his conviction for trafficking in 1.9 kg of cannabis into the country.
Date: 29 October 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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