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Semporna Lawyer ordered to pay Sabah CM RM300,000 in Damages

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered a Semporna lawyer to pay RM300,000 in damages to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for malicious prosecution.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Technician jailed 17 years, 10 whipping for raping Step-Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - A technician was sentenced to 17 years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the Ampang Sessions Court here today after he was found guilty of raping his step-daughter two years ago.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined RM10,000 for abusing Disabled Child

MELAKA, Nov 28 (Bernama) - A retired soldier was fined RM10,000, in default two months’ jail, and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond by the Sessions Court here today for abusing his son, who is a person with disabilities (OKU), last May.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man jailed for Possession of Terrorism-Related Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to a total of four years’ jail by the High Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two charges with possession of 40 images, 63 videos and 15 copies of documents related to terrorism.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-soldier jailed 18 Years, 15 whipping for incest with Daughter

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 27 (Bernama) - A former soldier was sentenced to a total of 18 months’ jail and 15 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for incest and sodomising his daughter.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi man fined RM4,000 for Extortion

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) - An unemployed Bangladeshi man was fined RM4,000, in default three months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to extorting RM2,000 from a Pakistani trader.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Filipinos, Indonesians jailed for being in Sabah without Valid Pass

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 27 (Bernama) - Eight foreign men were sentenced to jail for either four or five months each, with four of them also ordered to be given a stroke of the rotan each, for being in the country without a valid pass lawfully issued to them.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nga urges Cabinet to discuss Abolition of Death Penalty with Select Committee First

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker Nga Kor Ming today urged the Cabinet to discuss the proposal to abolish the death penalty with the Consideration of Bills select committee set up by Parliament in August.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Review Laws on attempted suicide - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has urged the government to review the existing laws so as not to criminalise those who attempt suicide.
Date: 25 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Corruption: Former KL DID Chief gets 26 Months' Jail, fined RM133,326

SHAH ALAM, Nov 23 (Bernama) - Former Kuala Lumpur Drainage and Irrigation Department director, Datuk Abu Bakar Mohd Yusof was today sentenced to 26 months’ jail and fined RM133,326.40 after he was found guilty of accepting bribes in the form of hotel accommodation and RM20,000 cash from a company proprietor between 2014 and 2015.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court acquits Tian Chua of Sedition Charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The High Court today acquitted and discharged PKR vice-president Tian Chua of giving a speech of a seditious nature at a ‘ceramah’ (talk) five years ago.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Boy Tiger' pleads Guilty to abusing Stepson, insists he has Schizophrenia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 ( Bernama) - A man known as ‘Boy Tiger’ pleaded guilty at the Ampang Sessions Court here today to two counts of abusing his step son between August 2017 and November this year.
Date: 22 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Four-Year Jail on Witness in Kevin Morais' Murder Trail for Perjury

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The High Court here today upheld the four-year imprisonment meted out by a lower court on a seamstress for giving false testimony in the murder trial of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais two years ago. Judge Datuk Rozana Ali Yusof made the decision after dismissing the appeal by S.Yogeswari, 3 ...
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Police Officer jailed Two Years for Outraging Modesty

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 16 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal here today convicted and sentenced a police inspector to two years jail for outraging the modesty of a female staff in an elevator of a police headquarters in Negeri Sembilan in 2012.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Religious Teacher jailed, fined for caning Student

KAJANG, Nov 16 (Bernama) - A religious teacher was sentenced to six months’ jail and slapped with the maximum fine of RM2,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for causing hurt on his 11-year-old student by caning him on the legs because the boy refused to pray.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Chilean Tourists jailed for causing Man's Death

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 ( Bernama) - Two Chilean men were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the High Court here today for causing the death of a Malaysian man at a hotel here last year.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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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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