malaysia - General & Misc

Malaysia-Singapore Water Agreement talks Need More time - Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - Talks on the 1962 Water Agreement between Singapore and Malaysia are on a positive note and the government is optimistic about it even though more time is needed before it can be finalised, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Territories Syarie Legal Profession Bill to be tabled in Parliament in March

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Syarie Legal Profession Bill will be tabled in Parliament in March, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Cleanliness Policy being drafted to raise Image of Cleaners

CYBERJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The National Cleanliness Policy will be formulated among others with the aim of improving the image of cleaners so that sweepers and waste collectors are not looked down.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ex-cop gets Three Months Jail for possessing 10 Bullets

BALIK PULAU, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A former policeman was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for possessing 10 bullets at his rented house in Bayan Lepas near here, on Saturday.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Franchise (Exemption) Order 2019

This is to notify that the Minister exempts Chatime Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and LOOB Holding Sdn. Bhd. from the application of the Franchise Act 1998, for the purpose of application for registration of franchise.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 46 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Proclamation to Prorogue the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament

This Proclamation declares that the First Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Malaysia which had commenced on 16th July 2018, will be terminated on the 25th February 2019.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 39 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Proclamation declaring the Date and Time of the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Fourteenth Parliament

This Proclamation declares 11th March 2019 at 10 am as the date and time for the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Malaysia.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 40 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Court dismisses Appeal, PBRS Deputy President keeps Pensiangan Seat

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Arthur Joseph Kurup, the son of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, retains his position as Pensiangan Member of Parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Khairuddin's Appeal allowed, Jasin Election Petition sent back for Trial

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today returned the election petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan who contested the Jasin parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) to the Election Court for trial. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum allowed Khairudd ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary Misconduct Allegation: Government open to all options on Actions to be taken

SANDAKAN, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The government will leave all options opened, including a proposal to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), with regard to action the government should take following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on misconducts within the judiciary. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Unlicensed Hotel, AirBnB Operators urged to register with Tourism Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Unlicensed hotel operators and those offering vacation rental services on AirBnB, must register with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture immediately to avoid legal action.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Biosafety (Amendment of First and Third Schedules) Order 2019

This is to notify the amendments to the First and Third Schedules of the Biosafety Act 2007.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 36 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Raub Australian Gold Mining's Appeal in Defamation Suit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed the appeal by Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd (RAGM) in its lawsuit against a Bukit Koman resident in Pahang for defamation in respect of two articles. Federal Court judge Tan Sri Ramly Ali, who presided the bench, said the appellate court had applied corre ...
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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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.

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Amendment to Dangerous Drugs Act, imposing Mandatory Death Penalty unconstitutional - Lawyer

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 6 (Bernama) - Amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1983 which imposed the mandatory death sentence on offenders convicted for drug trafficking was unconstitutional, the Federal Court heard today.

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