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MACC Act to have Provision to show Real Beneficiary Owners in Companies - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The government is to propose the inclusion of a provision in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act to show the real beneficiary owners in companies, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said this was one of the matters decided upon at a meeting of the Special Cabinet Committee on Ant ...
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah enforces Smoking Ban at Eateries from February 1

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 9 (Bernama) - Sabah will prohibit smoking at eateries in the state beginning Feb 1.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Zahid withdraws Application for Return of Passport

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is facing 46 charges for criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and corruption, today withdrew his application for the return of his passport, which was being held by the Sessions Court here, to enable him to perform the umrah this Jan 17.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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).
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court allows Sivarraajh to challenge EC Decision over Camerons By-Election

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed an application by former Cameron Highlands MP Datuk C. Sivarraajh to initiate a judicial review to challenge the decision of the Election Commission (EC) prohibiting him from contesting in the Cameron Highlands by-election on Jan 26.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court allows Musa Aman to seek Treatment in London

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today allowed an application by former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to release from Jan 15 to Feb 10 his impounded international passport to enable him to seek treatment in London.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah exercises Right to postpone Smoking Ban at eateries

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 6 (Bernama) - Sabah’s decision to postpone the smoking ban at all eateries in the state has become the benchmark for the state government in exercising its right to make decisions based on local government ordinance. It is also in line with the principles adopted by the new Sabah government led by Chief Minister Datuk ...
Date: 06 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

12 Ministries get New Secretaries-General

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) - Twelve ministries are getting new secretaries-general, said the Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

BNM Governor named Central Banker of the Year Asia-Pacific 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has been named the Central Banker of the Year Asia-Pacific 2019 by the United Kingdom- based monthly financial magazine, The Banker.
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Passports (Exemption of Visa to Expatriate Who is Citizen of India) Order 2019

This Order has effect for the period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 3 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Passports (Exemption of Visa to Tourist Who is Citizen of India) Order 2019

This Order has effect for the period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 4 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Smoking Ban: Improper to impose Fine on Traders

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 (Bernama) - The move to impose a fine on small business operators should their customers smoke on their premises, is improper and burdensome, said ASEAN Traders Association president, Datuk Moehamad Izat Emir.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court gives Prosecution a Months' Time to complete Documentation in CBT Case against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ( Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave the prosecution a months' time to complete all documents pertaining to the criminal breach of trust case against former Research Division director-general in the Prime Minister's Department (JPM), Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, to be handed over the defence counsel.
Date: 03 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dr Rozhan appointed New Chairman of MyIPO

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) today announced the appointment of Dr Rozhan Othman as its new chairman effective Dec 12, 2018.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Smoking Ban: 319 Johor Eateries inspected, 22 Warning Notices issued

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 1 (Bernama) - The Johor State Health Department has inspected 319 food premises and issued 22 warning notices on premises which failed to comply with the smoking ban, which came into effect today.
Date: 01 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Poisons (Psychotropic Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 405 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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