malaysia - General & Misc

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.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill on Hallucinogens to be Formulated to address Glue-Sniffing - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - A bill on hallucinogens will be formulated to address glue-sniffing and abuse of psychotropic medicine among teenagers, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Canteen Operator fined for not displaying Price Tags

SHAH ALAM, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The Selangor Office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry today fined the canteen operator of a secondary school in this district for failing to display price tags on the food and drinks for sale.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Home Ministry studying to either Amend or Repeal Six Laws

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The government is studying six laws with the view of either amending or repealing them, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The six laws are the Sedition Act 1948, Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) 1959, Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) 2015, Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Security Offences (S ...
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RM5 Million Fine for misleading Consumers with Halal Status - Jakim

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Any corporate body found guilty of trying to mislead consumers with halal status can be fined of up to RM5 million, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim. In a statement today, he said it was based on the Trade Descriptions (Halal Definition) Order 2011 ...
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kl Mayor commits Traffic Offence, pays Fine

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has admitted that he was issued a summons for a traffic offence recently in the city and he duly paid the fine.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman fined RM56,000 for Sharing Home with Illegal Immigrants

SEREMBAN, Jan 11 (Bernama) - A woman was fined RM56,000 in default two years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to allowing eight illegal immigrants to enter and stay at her rented house last week.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government won't budge from implementing Smoking Ban - Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The government will not budge from implementing the smoking ban imposed on all eateries despite facing opposition and criticism from smokers, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ministry to review Laws to combat Online Transaction Fraud

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs will review existing consumer protection laws to combat rising trend in online transaction fraud.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sivarraajh fails to quash EC Decision on contesting in By-Election

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application by former Cameron Highlands MP, Datuk C. Sivarraajh to quash the decision of the Election Commission (EC) prohibiting him from contesting in the Cameron Highlands by-election or voting in any election for five years after finding him involved in a corrupt practice d ...
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to define Words, Actions construed as Insults against Monarchy

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The government is to define the words or actions that can be construed as insults to the institution of the monarchy, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 10 January 2019; 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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