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Ambiga loses Leave to Appeal Bid over Travel Ban to Sabah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Bar president Datuk S. Ambiga loses her bid to obtain the green light from the Federal Court to appeal over the Sabah State Immigration Department's decision to ban her from entering Sabah in November 2014.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court grants EC Leave to Appeal in Voters' Challenge on Boundary Alteration

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The Election Commission (EC) can proceed with its appeal against the appellate court's ruling which favoured three Hulu Selangor voters over boundary alteration of the Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) and Batang Kali constituencies.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Government ensures Transparency in Sabah, Sarawak Rights

TUARAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) - The federal government will always ensure that every decision pertaining to the rights of Sabah and Sarawak is discussed in a transparent manner, including getting input from ministers of both states, says Minister in the Prime Minister\'s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MACC refers to A-G on Legal Action against Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sent an application to the Attorney-General's Chambers for approval to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his refusal to apologise to the commission for his defamatory statement.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Consortium Zenith's Application against PCM Vice-president

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an injunction application by Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd to stop Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan from issuing any statement on the Penang undersea tunnel project.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib open to Out-of-Court Settlement with Pua

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is open to settling out of court, his defamation suit against Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cases involving Stateless Children go to Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 11 (Bernama) - The Federal Court will hear appeals brought by parents in three separate cases if stateless children could be accorded citizenship.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NRD, Two Others granted Leave to Appeal over 'Bin Abdullah' Ruling

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 8 (Bernama) - The Federal Court is to hear and decide on the legal questions arising in the matter of whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can take his or her father's surname instead of 'Abdullah'.
Date: 08 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Khairul Azwan's Appeal over Suit against Mohd Rafizi

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal here today dismissed an appeal by UMNO Youth vice-chief Khairul Azwan Harun against a High Court's decision in dismissing a defamation suit he filed against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Mohd Rafizi Ramli in connection with Majlis Amanah Rakyat's (Mara) property dealings in Australia ...
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismisses Dr Mahathir, 2 Others' Bid against Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two others today lost their bid in the Court of Appeal to pursue their case against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for tort of misfeasance in public office pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Government's Application to strike out Suit by Altantuya's Family

SHAH ALAM, Aug 23 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by the Malaysian government to strike out a civil suit filed against it by deceased Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu's family.
Date: 23 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Apex Court allows NRD Bid to stay Appeals Court Ruling in Surname Case

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed an application brought by the National Registration Department (NRD) and two others for a stay of the appellate court ruling allowing a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock to have the father's surname instead of 'Abdullah'.
Date: 21 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mahathir fails to get Court Order to stay RCI Proceedings

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 (Bernama) - The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) set up to investigate the foreign exchange losses incurred by Bank Negara in the 1990s will commence on Monday.
Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court throws out Dr Mahathir's Bid to quash RCI's Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to quash the decision by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) of rejecting his request to disqualify the appointment of two members of the inquiry, ruling that the verdict was correct.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court sets aside Remand Order against Phee

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The Penang High Court here today allowed an application for revision to set aside the remand order against Penang state executive councilor Phee Boon Poh and a father-and-son duo by the Magistrate's Court here, on Saturday.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court allows Lorry Driver's Appeal over EPF Contribution

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an appeal by a lorry driver to challenge the Session Court's decision in dismissing his originating summons against his former employer for not making contributions to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account based on travel 'reimbursements'.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses DAP Reps' Appeal over Re-delineation Exercise

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Two DAP MPs from Perak lost their appeal in the Court of Appeals today against a High Court decision disallowing their leave to commence a judicial review application over proposed recommendations for an electoral re-delineation exercise in their constituencies.
Date: 14 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court dismisses Phee's Application for Revision of Remand Order

ALOR SETAR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application for a revision on a five-day remand order issued by the George Town Magistrate's Court against Penang state executive council member (exco) Phee Boon Poh.
Date: 13 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Home Minister's Appeal over Claim of Damages to The Edge

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today ruled that the Edge Communications Sdn Bhd could claim for damages from the Home Minister for loss incurred over the three-months suspension of two of its publications in 2015.
Date: 09 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MACC Notice to Two Lawyers cannot be challenged in Court - Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today ruled that a notice issued by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to two lawyers to give their statements to assist in the investigation into the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) case cannot be challenged in court.
Date: 09 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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Renewal Application for Special Scheme expiring 31st March 2018 onwards

Renewal application shall be made six months prior to the expiry date and must be submitted two months before the expiry date​.

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MTUC urges Local Authorities to take Stern Action against Illegal Premises

BUTTERWORTH, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on local authorities to take strict legal action against illegal buildings or premises, particularly educational institutions.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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UPNM Cadet Murder Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) - The case involving six Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) students who are accused of murdering their fellow Navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain and other related charges has been transferred to the High Court.

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Mega Malaysia-US Trade Deals to be positive in the Medium to Long-term

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) - Mega bilateral trade deals concluded between Malaysia and the United States (US) during Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's just-concluded visit to the latter is poised to be very positive for the country's economy in the medium- to-long-term, says an economist.

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Mida approves RM1.3 Bln DISF Grant till July 2017

SUNGAI PETANI, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has approved grants totalling RM1.3 billion under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) since the fund was established in July 2012 until July this year.

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