malaysia - Criminal Law

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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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

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Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

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Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

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No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

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