malaysia - General & Misc

National Heritage (Declaration of National Heritage) (Heritage Site) Order 2018

This is to notify that the sites described in the Schedule are declared to be a National Heritage.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 361 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Education (Terms of Educational Institutions Year 2019) Regulations 2018

These Regulations shall apply to attendance at educational institutions for the year 2019.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 362 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Daud Bin Arshad and 3 Others v Felcra Berhad

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 435; Source: Federal Court Registry

Poisons (Sodium Hydroxide) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 334 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

SOCSO pays out RM93.57 Mln for commuting Accidents till October this Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 (Bernama) - The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) has paid RM93.57 million in compensation for accidents involving workers commuting between home and workplace for the period January to October this year.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Defamatory Speech: Teresa Kok demands RM30 Mln Damages from JMM and Azwanddin and to tender Apology

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 (Bernama) - Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok Suh Sim has demanded that Pertubuhan Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) and its president Datuk Azwanddin Hamzah make an apology and seeking RM30 million in damages, otherwise they face legal action over a defamatory speech linking her in the land dispute involving the Sri Maha ...
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RM40 Electricity Bill Rebate for 185,000 Poor Households from January, 2019

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 26 (Bernama) - The government has allocated RM80 million for monthly electricity bill rebate of RM40 each for 185,000 poor and hardcore poor households registered and verified under the e-Kasih system, effective Jan 1.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 24 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 330 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 24 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 329 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Ministry appoints Lawyer to hold watching Brief over Muhammad Adib's Murder Case

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 24 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has appointed a lawyer to hold a watching brief over the case involving the death of Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) personnel Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
Date: 24 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

National Council of Professors is Now an Independent Body - Raduan

KAJANG, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The National Council of Professors (MPN) is now an independent body and is no longer acting on behalf of the government, says its president and chief executive officer Prof Datuk Dr Raduan Che Rose.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) (No. 5) Order 2018

The Articles specified in the Schedule are declared to be controlled articles for the period from 23 December 2018 to 27 December 2018.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 322 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Senate passes AUKU (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The Senate today passed the Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2018 which aims to abolish provisions preventing university students from participating in political activities on campus.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Taxpayers urged to take up Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

KUCHING, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has called on taxpayers in Sarawak who have tax compliance issues to seize the ongoing Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (PKPS) offer that will end on June 30 next year.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SST has brought down Prices of 291 Items - Amiruddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Sales and Service Tax (SST) has lowered the prices of 291 items since it was re-introduced in September.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia Re-elected to UN Commission on International Trade Law

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia was re-elected to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at the election held during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Negara passes 2019 Supply Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara today approved the 2019 Supply Bill which has allocated RM314.5 billion for government expenditure.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's Legal Team' fail to get Letter of Appointment of Lead Prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The defence team in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd case has failed to get the letter of authorisation (fiat) on the appointment of lead prosecutor Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah after the High Court here today ruled that there was no legal requirement for the prosecution ...
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

High Court strikes out Dr Mahathir's Suit to nullify RCI's findings

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today struck out an originating summons filed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seeking for the court to declare null and void the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report into foreign exchange losses suffered by Bank Negara Malaysia in the 1990s. Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla ...
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution to apply to Transfer Case of Businessman who offered Bribe to Tengku Adnan to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of a businessman charged with giving bribe of RM1 million to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will file an application to transfer the case, which is at the Sessions Court, to the High Court here.
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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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