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Judicial Review on Smoking Ban to be heard August 22

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today set Aug 22 to hear the judicial review filed by seven individuals challenging the decision by the Ministry of Health to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year. Judge Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya set the date in her chambers in the presence of lawyer Moh ...
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Billboards: Apply for Permit or Billboards will be dismantled - Teo

SEREMBAN, May 27 (Bernama) - Billboard companies must apply for permit from the local authorities to put up their structures or risk them being dismantled.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah Cabinet agrees to increase VCMC

KOTA KINABALU, May 23 (Bernama) - The state government has agreed to add another 500 Village Community Management Councils (VCMCs) in Sabah to the existing 2,853.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Security Guard fined RM2,000 for Possession of Firecrackers

PETALING JAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - A security guard was fined RM2,000 in default four months jail by the Magistrate's Court today for possession of 380 fire crackers without a permit last year.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Oil Royalty: Kelantan withdraws Suit against Petronas

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - The suit brought by the Kelantan government against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over its oil royalty claim, nine years ago, has finally been settled after the state government withdrew it on May 13. The Kelantan government’s lawyer Aleeya Elyana Ahmad Mahreez told reporters this here today after ...
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 18 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework

GENEVA, May 15 (Bernama) - Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land

PUTRAJAYA, May 15 (Bernama) - The ex-wife of the late Tun Ghafar Baba lost her appeal in the Federal Court in her lawsuit she filed against a property developer and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Bill to strengthen Water Resources Management in States - Dr Xavier

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all states to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related enforcement actions throughout the country.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Najib's Bid to quash Seven SRC Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s application to quash the seven charges in relation to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd´s funds. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said the argument of the defence that the charges were flawed was without bas ...
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No More Death Benefit Payments for Selangor Citizens - Menteri Besar

KUALA SELANGOR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - The Selangor state government has decided that it will discontinue the ‘wang khairat kematian’ or death benefit payments for its citizens as it will be introducing the Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE), a scheme for senior citizens, on April 30.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government refines Additional List of Controlled Items

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The government is refining the additional list of controlled items in the effort to lighten the cost of living of the people, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Sugar, flour, one kilogramme cooking oil, cooking gas, petrol and diesel were among the items already ...
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court reject EC´s Petition on Party-List Calculation

BANGKOK, Apr 24 (Bernama) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court today rejected a petition by the country’s Election Commission (EC) to determine the party-list seat allocation formula in the March 24 General Election.
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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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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