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Rela Member gets Six Months' Jail for stealing Buddha Statues, Loudspeakers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 (Bernama) - A Rela member who stole nine Buddha statues and loudspeakers belonging to a female vocal teacher was sentenced to six months' jail by the Magistrate's Court, here today.
Date: 06 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man fined RM3,000 for causing Damage to Neighbour's Television

PETALING JAYA, Jan 6 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was fined RM3,000, in default nine months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing mischief by hurling a chair at his neighbour's television.
Date: 06 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court reinstates Death Penalty on Religious Teacher for Murder of Pupil

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 5 (Bernama) - An Islamic religious teacher has to face the death penalty as the Federal Court reinstated his conviction for the murder of a seven-year-old pupil, more than five years ago.
Date: 05 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Auxiliary Policeman fined RM1,500 for punching Fiancee

PETALING JAYA, Jan 5 (Bernama) - An auxiliary policeman at a public university here was today fined RM1,500, in default two months jail, by the Magistrate's Court for punching his fiancee, leaving her with a black eye.
Date: 05 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jan 18 hearing of Anwar's Appeal over Pardons Board's Decision

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 4 (Bernama) - The appeal by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his family against the Pardons Board's rejection of his petition for a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction will be heard at the Court of Appeal on Jan 18.
Date: 04 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple fined RM1000 each for Quarrel over Parking of Car

PETALING JAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) - An alleged quarrel over the parking of a car in Sungei Way brought two couples to the Magistrate's Court here today.
Date: 03 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MACC to enhance use of IBI, Focus on Public Sector, GLC, Banks

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 3 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will enhance the use of Intelligence Based Investigation (IBI) in an effort to curb corruption in the public sector, government-linked companies (GLCs) and the banking institution.
Date: 03 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Homeless Man to serve 80 Years in Jail, 110 Whipping for raping Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Bernama) - A homeless 38-year-old man was today sentenced to a total of 232 years jail and 110 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for raping his 16-year-old daughter and forcing her to perform oral sex on him.
Date: 30 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court upholds Conviction, Sentence of Former MARA Employee for falsifying Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Bernama) - The High Court here today upheld the conviction and increased to three years, from 18 months, the sentence imposed by a lower court on a former Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) employee for falsifying documents.
Date: 30 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Electrician gets Additional Eight Years Jail for Rape

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Bernama) - The High Court here today increased by eight years, from 10 years, the jail sentence imposed by a lower court on an electrician for raping a salon employee last year.
Date: 30 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets Six Weeks Jail for stealing RM800, Gas Tanks from Mosque, Surau

SHAH ALAM, Dec 30 (Bernama) - A man who stole RM800 and two gas tanks from two surau and a mosque in Sungai Buloh was jailed a total of six weeks and fined RM2,500 by the Magistrate's Court, here today.
Date: 30 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two get Death for Robbery, Murder of Security Guard

TAIPING, Dec 29 (Bernama) -- The High Court today imposed the death sentence on two men after finding them guilty of robbing RM1.2 million cash and causing the death of a security guard four years ago.
Date: 29 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court orders Lawyer to enter Defence for Criminal Intimidation

PETALING JAYA, Dec 28 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court here today ordered a lawyer to enter defence on the charge of criminally intimidating another lawyer last year.
Date: 28 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guard jailed and fined for stealing Chocolate

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 28 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to jail for one day and fined RM1,000 by a Magistrate's Court here today after pleading guilty to stealing 26 pieces of chocolates two days ago.
Date: 28 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mother of Four gets 14-day Jail for shoplifting Chocolates

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (Bernama) - A mother of four children was sentenced to 14 days' jail and fined RM200 in default four days' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today after pleading guilty to stealing 10 pieces of chocolates on Christmas day.
Date: 27 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men jailed for possessing Counterfeit Money

PETALING JAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) - A businessman and college student were sentenced to jail by the Magistrate's Court here for being in possession of 46 counterfeit currency notes amounting to RM4,600.
Date: 27 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed jailed 15 Months for assaulting Wife

PETALING JAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) - An unemployed man who beat his wife and injured her left shoulder was sentenced to 15 months jail by the Magistrate Court here today.
Date: 27 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two face Death Sentence for Murder of JAIP Officer

KUANTAN, Dec 27 (Bernama) - The High Court, here, today sentenced to death two followers of cult leader Harun Mat Saat, better known as 'Tuhan Harun', after they were found guilty of murdering Pahang Islamic Religious Department's (JAIP) Enforcement Division principal assistant director, Ahmad Raffli Abd Malek, three years ago.
Date: 27 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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

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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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