malaysia - Criminal Law

Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Ab Majid v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 16 December 2016; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. W-05-45-02/2014; Source: Federal Court Registry

Singaporeans fined for voluntarily hurting Man

MELAKA, Dec 21 (Bernama) - Two Singaporeans were fined RM1,500 each, in default three months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court in Ayer Keroh here for voluntarily causing hurt on a man.
Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhammad Safwan Bin Anang @ Talib v Pendakwaraya and Another Appeal

Date: 20 December 2016; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 42(S)-115-09/2014, W-9(H)-9-01/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Public Prosecutor v Francis Omar Anak Kaseh

Date: 30 November 2016; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. Q-05(H)-1-01/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Amri Bin Ibrahim and Another v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 30 November 2016; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 05-88-05/2012(B) & 05-89-05/2012(B); Source: Federal Court Registry

Appeals Court acquits Former Student Activist of Sedition Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today acquitted and discharged a former student activist of a sedition charge, ruling that his statement was not seditious.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Magistrate chastises Mechanic for repeating Offence

PETALING JAYA, Dec 20 (Bernama) - A mechanic was chastised in court today for repeating the same offence and imposed a RM4,800 fine or six months imprisonment for operating three cyber centres without a valid licence.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kevin Morais Murder Case: 2 Years' Imprisonment for Second Accused

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The second accused in the murder case of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais was sentenced to two years imprisonment today for causing disappearance of evidence.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court acquits Gunasekaran of Kevin Morais' Death

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today discharged and acquitted G.Gunasekaran, the second accused in the murder trial of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais, of murder.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cop jailed, fined RM20,000 for Bribery

SEREMBAN, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- An auxiliary police constable was sentenced to 14 days' jail and fined RM20,000 after he pleaded guilty to two charges of corruption amounting to RM800, in April.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Olier Shekh Awoyal Shekh v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 14 December 2016; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 05-153-07/2014(N); Source: Federal Court Registry

97 Convictions of Human Traffficking-Related Cases this Year

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said 97 convictions of human trafficking related cases have been recorded so far this year.
Date: 19 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bank Negara

Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Task Force to be set up Next Year - DPM

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19 (Bernama) -- The government will set up an Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Task Force in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) next year.
Date: 19 December 2016; 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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