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Company Director acquitted of CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 (Bernama) - A company director, who is also a manager of a Japanese food restaurant, shed tears of joy when the Sessions Court acquitted and discharged her of two counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving over RM9,000 in 2017.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act, imposing Mandatory Death Penalty unconstitutional - Lawyer

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 6 (Bernama) - Amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1983 which imposed the mandatory death sentence on offenders convicted for drug trafficking was unconstitutional, the Federal Court heard today.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man gets Jail, Whipping for Heroin Possession

KOTA BHARU, Mar 6 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to eight years’ jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to possessing 8.35gm of heroin last year.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NSTP, Utusan agree to pay Guan Eng RM400,000 in Damages for Defamation

PUTRAJAYA, March 5 (Bernama) - New Straits Times Press (NSTP) and Utusan Melayu (M) Sdn Bhd have agreed to pay damages totalling RM400,000 to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as awarded by the High Court in a defamation lawsuit filed by the latter for labelling him a ‘Singapore agent’.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer freed of CBT Charge, involving More than RM9 Million in Land Sale

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) - A lawyer breathed a sigh of relief today when he was acquitted and discharged for Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving the sale of a piece of land in the federal capital, valued at RM9,056,124, nine years ago.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prison Inmate pleads Guilty to using RM285,000 Proceeds from Money Laundering

SHAH ALAM, March 5 (Bernama) - A senior citizen who is currently serving a five years’ jail sentence for cheating was charged at the Sessions Court here today with two counts of using proceeds amounting to RM285,000 from money laundering, four years ago.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Sentence for Corruption on former GM of TNB Subsidiary

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) - The High Court today upheld the six-year jail term and RM5.4 million fine imposed on a former general manager of a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for corruption five years ago.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Labourer's 14 years' Jail Term for Terrorism-related Offences upheld

PUTRAJAYA, March 1 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today rejected a labourer's plea for his 14 years’ jail sentence for terrorism-related offences, be reduced by half.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Five Friends sentenced to death for Murder

TEMERLOH, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The High Court here today sentenced to death by hanging five men for the murder of a lorry driver five years ago.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendments to Penal Code to address Religious Insults - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the Penal Code (Act 574) is to provide heavier penalties to those who have insulted the religions, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa. He said the proposed amendments had been agreed in essence and expected to be brought up in the Cabinet ...
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Married Couple jailed 24 Months for Abusing Son

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 26 (Bernama) - A bus driver and his wife were sentenced to 24 months’ jail each by the Sessions Court here today after the couple pleaded guilty to a charge of abusing their 12-year-old son.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi pleads Guilty to slashing Girlfriend's Face

PETALING JAYA, Feb 22 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi man who injured his girlfriend on the face with a knife last week pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Court of Appeal today.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Manager fined RM3,000 for ramming Vehicle into Motorbike of Cop on Duty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - A finance company manager was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for using criminal force against a policeman who was on duty, by ramming the car that he was driving into the policeman’s motorcycle.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farmer fined RM50,000 for bribing Government Official

KUANTAN, Feb 18 (Bernama) - A farmer was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing a government official when he was found encroaching into a forest reserve in Cameron Highlands, four years ago.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Filipino Men jailed, fined for Possessing protected Turtle Parts

TAWAU, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Three Filipino men were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing protected turtle parts in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna, early this month.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welfare Worker fined for splashing Petrol on Office Floor

PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A welfare worker was fined RM5,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for criminal intimidation by splashing petrol on the floor of the management office of an apartment here last Saturday.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets 30 Years' Jail, Whipping for raping, sexually assaulting Girlfriend's Daughter

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to 30 years’ jail and eight strokes of the cane by the Special Criminal Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children here, after he pleaded guilty to raping and committing physical sexual assaults to his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter until she gave birth to a baby girl.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese Woman gets a Years' Jail for Unlawful Passport Possession

MERSING, Feb 13 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese woman was sentenced to a years’ jail by the Magistrate's Court, here today, after she pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of passports which did not belong to her, early this month.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Food Delivery Man fined for Threatening to kill Ex-wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - A food delivery man was fined RM3,000, in default four months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for making murder threats on his former wife through the Whatsapp application.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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