malaysia - General & Misc

John Tugang Jeli v Government of Malaysia

Date: 16 March 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: In Bankruptcy Proceeding No. MYY-29NCC-237/11-2014 (HC); Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Court's Judgments now available on Malaysian Judgments Portal

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Everyone can now read Malaysian courts' judgments on the Malaysian Judgments Portal for them to have better understanding of the law, Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif said today.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Business Premises Licence Exemption for Professional Practitioners in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Offices and clinics of professional practitioners have been exempted from the business premises licence, effective April 6. The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in a statement issued here today said the exemption was limited to business premises registered with professional bodies. Any professional practition ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Arahan Penempatan Yang Arif Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Mahkamah Tinggi Sabah dan Sarawak Bil 2/2018

This is to notify the appointment of YA Dr Lim Hock Leng as the Judicial Commissioner with effect from 1 Apr 2018. Circular No. 101/2018
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Filipino jailed for entering Country illegally

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A Filipino man was sentenced to six months jail and ordered to be given one stroke of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today, when he pleaded guilty to entering the country without valid travel document.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IRBM contributes Teaching Aid to Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today handed out a teaching aid each to the District Education Office and four selected schools, here.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government declares May 9 as Public Holiday to allow People to go to the Polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - There should be no more excuse for all registered voters not to cast their votes after the government announced that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election (GE14), a public holiday in the country.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice to release Malaysian Judgments Portal today

Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif will release the beta version of the Malaysian Judgments Portal (“the Portal”) on Monday, 16 April at an event hosted by the University of Malaya at their Faculty of Law. The Portal, proposed as the official repository of Malaysian judgments and rulings, aims to develop a centralised and consistent approach ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Tunku Abdul Rahman honoured with Inaugural 'Tokoh Hawana' Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra A-Haj, the Father of Independence and Father of Malaysia, was today honoured with the inaugural Tokoh Hawana´ National Journalists´ Day 2017/18 Award for his contributions and services to developing and promoting journalism and the media in the country as well as his inv ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Parliament dissolved on April 7

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 7 (Bernama) - The 13th Malaysian Parliament was dissolved today to pave the way for the 14th general Election (GE14).
Date: 07 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

AG gets Three-Year Term Extension

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali's term as Attorney-General has been extended for three years until 2021.
Date: 08 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Fire Services (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Fire Services Act 1988 to make the provisions of the Act more comprehensive and to introduce new provisions relating to Voluntary Fire Officers, the establishment of Voluntary Fire Brigade, fire safety organization in designated premises and other related matters.
Date: 07 April 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 8 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Proclamation to dissolve the Thirteenth Parliament

This is to notify that the thirteenth Parliament shall stand dissolved on 7 April 2018.
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 91 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Dewan Rakyat receive Proclamation on Dissolution of Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat has received the proclamation on the dissolution of the 13th Parliament after four years and 10 months, effective Saturday (April 7).
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pulau Batu Puteh: ICJ to hear Malaysia's judgment Revision Application on June 18

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - The International Court of Justice (ICJ), in The Hague will hold public hearings of Malaysia's request for interpretation of the ICJ judgment concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca or Pulau Batu Puteh, from June 18 to June 22 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The ICJ, in a press release on its website yesterda ...
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM refutes Report on Living Wage suggesting Malaysians are Poor

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is refuting a news report published on April 4, which said that its analysis on the living wage suggests that Malaysians are poor.
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SC appoints Zainal Deputy Chief Executive

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has appointed Datuk Zainal Izlan Zainal Abidin as Deputy Chief Executive effective today.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appointment of Deputy Public Prosecutor under the Criminal Procedure Code

This is to notify that Nur Hidayah Raihan binti Md Nasir and Zaihas Mohd Syakhir bin Hasfar have been appointed as the Deputy Public Prosecutors with effect from the dates specified in the Schedule.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 142 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Dewan Negara adjourns sine die

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara adjourned sine die today after convening for the first meeting of the sixth session of the 13th Parliament since March 26.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government to use Section 114 Act 655 if Water Agreement not finalized on July 4

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The federal government is ready to use Section 114 of the Water Industry Act 2006 (Act 655) should the main agreement on the takeover of the water concession between the Selangor state government and Syarikat Pengeluaran Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SPLASH) is still not finalised on July 4.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

BAGAN DATUK, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The government has given an assurance that the country's Goods and Service Tax (GST) of sic per cent will not be raised, even after the 14th General Election.

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - In a world's first, GoldCrypto will protect and guarantee its cryptocurrency tokens from any theft through hacking.

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Court's Judgments now available on Malaysian Judgments Portal

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Everyone can now read Malaysian courts' judgments on the Malaysian Judgments Portal for them to have better understanding of the law, Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif said today.

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IRBM continues Drive to counter Tax Leakages

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today said it will continue with the drive to counter the threat of aggressive tax planning, base erosion and profit shifting, and tax evasion practices that cause tax leakages.

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Bursa Malaysia launches Intraday Short-Selling for all Investors

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has introduced Intraday Short-Selling (IDSS) for all investors as part of the exchange's strategy to boost market liquidity.

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Anti-Fake News Act Not just meant to protect Government

KOTA TINGGI, Apr 14 (Bernama) - The false message that claimed the Tunku Mahkota of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim would provide aid to the public at several supermarkets is the first case being investigated under the Anti-Fake News Act 2018, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.

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AGC rejects Request from 'Pak Su' to withdraw Incest Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Attorney General's Chambers has rejected a letter of representation from an uncle known as 'Pak Su' requesting to withdraw 587 charges of incest and attempted rape involving three of his nieces.

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IRBM contributes Teaching Aid to Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today handed out a teaching aid each to the District Education Office and four selected schools, here.

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Government declares May 9 as Public Holiday to allow People to go to the Polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - There should be no more excuse for all registered voters not to cast their votes after the government announced that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election (GE14), a public holiday in the country.

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Trade Unions urged to use PLWS in Employees' Wage Increase

PETALING JAYA, Apr 11 (Bernama) - Trade unions have been urged to use the Productivity Link-Wages System (PLWS) in determining the annual wage increase for outstanding employees.

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