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Former KKLW Sec-Gen gets jail, fined RM3 Million for aiding Son in taking Bribes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - Former secretary-general of Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM3 million by the Sessions Court here today for abetting his son to take SGD$200,000 (RM627,636) in bribes relating to a rural electrification project in Sandakan, ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IPTA Student gets Jail, Whipping for raping Underage Girlfriend

SEPANG, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a student of a public institution of higher learning (IPTA) in Selangor to seven years’ jail and three strokes of the cane for raping his underage girlfriend until she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby earlier this year.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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

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

Businessman freed on Charge of giving Misleading Statement to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 ( Bernama) - A businessman was acquitted and discharged by the High Court here today on a charge with giving misleading statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.

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Need to address, curb questioning of Constitution - Sultan Sharafuddin

SHAH ALAM, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The act of a certain group in questioning the sanctity of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputeras, the national language, and the function and position of the Malay Rulers enshrined in the Federal Constitution need to be immediately addressed and curbed.

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Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.

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MATTA appeals for Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees for Chinese and Indian Tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing for a temporary waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, in order to boost visitor arrivals to Malaysia.

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SME Non-performing Loans in Malaysia among World's Highest

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs are among the world’s highest, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

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IRB puts 79,786 Tax Evaders on Notice

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has identified 79,786 individuals, companies, organisations, cooperatives and more with property and extraordinary wealth who have yet to pay tax.

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Government urged to review Scheduled Salary Deductions for PTPTN Loanees

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - A Pakatan Harapan MP today urged the government to review the scheduled salary deductions for National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loanees who earned more than RM1,000 a month.

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EPF extends Mohamad Nasir's term to December 31, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), with the approval from the Ministry of Finance, has agreed to extend Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif’s term as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Investment) until Dec 31, 2019.

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New Name for FT Ministry expected Early Next Year - Khalid

LABUAN, Nov 11 (Bernama) - The new name for the Federal Territories Ministry is expected to be made known early next year, said its Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

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Court issues Warrant of Arrest against Shahidan Kassim

KANGAR, Nov 9 (Bernama) - The Kangar Sessions Court today issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister-in-the-Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim for failing to be present in court to face charges, believed related to the case where an under-aged girl was allegedly molested by him recently.

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Budget 2019 reflects Malaysia's Commitment to ensure a Conducive Business Environment

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 - “The new and extended incentives announced under Budget 2019 reflect Malaysia’s commitment in ensuring a conducive business environment for domestic and foreign investors against the backdrop of global challenges. As the principal investment promotion agency for the country, MIDA looks forward to the holistic study to review the 130 existing investment incentives under the purview of 32 Investment Promotion Agencies. This is in line with our continuous advocacy for incentives that are targeted, time-based and relevant to advances in technology and innovation. The review is timely to ensure the optimal use of the country’s resources,” said Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA.

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Property Crowdfunding Framework to support Home Ownership Measures outlined in Budget 2019

The Securities Commission said it would be reviewing the details of the proposed structure and our Guidelines on Recognised Markets (RMO Guidelines) to facilitate the establishment of property crowdfunding platforms as announced in Budget 2019.

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