malaysia - General & Misc

Najib seeks Court Directive on gag Order against Media, Public

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 11 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants a court directive to inform members of the public and media on what can and cannot be discussed and published pertaining to his criminal case involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, the Court of Appeal heard.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad: Unemployed jailed Seven Months, fined RM10,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today sentenced an unemployed man to seven months’ jail and fined him RM10,000, in default two months’ jail, for having insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a post on his Facebook account last month. Judge Hasbullah Adam passed the judgment on Mohamad Yazid Kong Abdullah, 52, af ...
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

King's Inaugural Speech at First Meeting of Second Term of 14th Parliament draws Attention

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 (Bernama) - The first meeting of the second term of Parliament begins today which will be aired live via television and live stream.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat : Proposal to restore Sabah, Sarawak's Status to be Main Focus

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 (Bernama) - The proposal to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be the focus of the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament which opens Monday.
Date: 09 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid New Auditor-General

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid, the Economic Affairs Ministry secretary-general, is the new auditor-general.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Amanah Raya Berhad v Ong Chin Hoo

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. P-02(IM)(NCVC)-1825-09/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Implementation of Excise Duty on Sweetened Beverages postponed to July 1

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 (Bernama) - The government has agreed to postpone the implementation of excise duty on ready-to-drink packaged sweetened beverages to July 1, 2019.
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Ahmad's Preliminary Objection against Jasin Election Petition

MELAKA, March 6 (Bernama) - The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Jasin MP Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah to strike out an election petition filed by Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Jasin parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Constitution does not Bar Non-Malay from becoming AG, CJ, Finance Minister - Expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 (Bernama) - There is no provision in the Federal Constitution that states a non-Malay cannot hold any position in the administration, Parliament or the Judiciary, said prominent constitutional law expert Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Guidelines on Abandoned Cars for implementation in July

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 (Bernama) - Abandoned cars will no longer be a problem or an eyesore to the public with the implementation of the Guidelines on Management of Abandoned Cars in July this year.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guidelines to handle Abandoned Vehicles to be tabled in Cabinet in April

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 5 (Bernama) - Guidelines to tackle the issue of abandoned vehicles in residential and public areas will be tabled at the Cabinet meeting next month, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC seeks Public Feedback on proposed ICO, Property Crowdfunding Framework

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 6 (Bernama ) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released two consultation papers seeking public feedback on the proposed regulatory framework for Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and property crowdfunding.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Former Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria heads RCI on Wang Kelian

PUTRAJAYA, March 5 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry today announced a seven-member Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), headed by former Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria, to look into the discovery of temporary camps and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Online Traders in Kelantan not aware that they must pay Taxes - LHDN

KOTA BHARU, March 4 (Bernama) - Many online traders in Kelantan are unaware that their online sales have generated income which requires them to pay taxes, said Kelantan’s Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) director Shaufee Salleh.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Suggestion to debate Suhakam's Annual Report at Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) - The Parliamentary Select Committee on Rights and Gender Equality suggests that the Annual Report of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) be debated in the Dewan Rakyat.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government mulling School Enrollment only for immunised Children - Dr Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the government is studying the possibility of allowing only children who have received immunisation to enrol for school.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Biosafety (Amendment of First and Third Schedules) Order 2019

This is to notify a correction in the P.U. (A) 36 published on 15 February 2019.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 58 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

System Integration for Expatriate Applications from April 1

PETALING JAYA, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The government will on April 1, introduce the System Integration for Approving Authorities to ease expatriate applications under a single platform.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Husam's Bid for Leave to Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Datuk Husam Musa's application for leave to appeal relating to his bid for an interlocutory injunction over access to Wisma Tok Guru building pending disposal of two lawsuits. A three-man bench comprising Justices Tan Sri Ramly Ali, Datu ...
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tian Chua appointed as Special Adviser to Works Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (Bernama) - Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Chua Tian Chang or better known as Tian Chua has been appointed as special adviser to Works Minister Baru Bian effective March 1.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.

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Najib seeks Court Directive on gag Order against Media, Public

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 11 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants a court directive to inform members of the public and media on what can and cannot be discussed and published pertaining to his criminal case involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, the Court of Appeal heard.

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King's Inaugural Speech at First Meeting of Second Term of 14th Parliament draws Attention

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 (Bernama) - The first meeting of the second term of Parliament begins today which will be aired live via television and live stream.

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Dewan Rakyat : Proposal to restore Sabah, Sarawak's Status to be Main Focus

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 9 (Bernama) - The proposal to restore the original status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) is expected to be the focus of the first meeting of the second session of the 14th Parliament which opens Monday.

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Appeals Court to wait for Federal Court Decision to hear Puncak Niaga's Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today postponed hearing of an appeal by Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd to reinstate its RM13.5 billion lawsuit against two former Selangor menteris besar and the Selangor government over the restructuring of the state water industry.

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Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid New Auditor-General

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid, the Economic Affairs Ministry secretary-general, is the new auditor-general.

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