malaysia - General & Misc

Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 to be amended

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 22(Bernama) - The Aboriginal Peoples Act 1954 (Act 134) will be amended to provide absolute power for the Orang Asli community to appoint and sack their Tok Batin (headmen), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waythamoorthy.
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

50 per cent Road Tax Reduction for Electric, Hybrid Cars

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 22 (Bernama) - The government has always encouraged the use of vehicles using green technology by promoting various initiatives including a 50 per cent reduction in road tax for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar said. He was responding to a supplementary question by Senato ...
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farmers’ Organization (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2019.
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 115 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.
Date: 21 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Poisons (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2019

This is to notify that the Third Schedule to the Poisons Act 1952 is amended.
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 112 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Armed Forces (Regular Forces) (Deserters and Absentees Without Leave) (Prescribed Form) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 15 April 2019.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 111 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Court dismisses Police, Government's Leave to Appeal Application

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today rejected the police and government's application to obtain leave to appeal against the High Court decision to reinstate a police chief inspector to his position after he was dismissed from the police force for disciplinary misconduct. A three-member bench comprising Federal Court judges Dat ...
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

State Government not empowered to issue Identity Cards, says Sabah CM

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue such documents.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Shafee's Money-laundering Trial to begin on July 8

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The High Court here today fixed eight days beginning July 8 for the trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on two charges of money laundering involving RM9.5 milion he received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue B ...
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysian Examinations Council (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2019

This is to notify that the First Schedule to the Malaysian Examinations Council Act 1980 is amended.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 110 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force withdraws Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 15 (Bernama) - Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force today withdrew its appeal at the Court of Appeal against the Coroner's Court's dismissal of its application to hold a watching brief at the inquest of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who died from injuries sustained during a riot at the temple in November last year.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Malaysian Ex-Soldiers, Indonesian Technician jailed for conspiring to promote Terrorism

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 15 (Bernama) - An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.
Date: 12 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Passports (Exemption of Visa to Citizen of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 15 April 2019.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 106 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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