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Public Service Act has Agreement of All Parties - Abu Kassim

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - All disagreements between several ministers and interested parties in working out the clauses of the Public Service Act have been resolved and an agreement reached, said the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). Its director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the act will go through the ...
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament refers Najib to Rights and Privileges Committee over Embargo Breach

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to refer former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the Rights and Privileges Committee for breaking the embargo on the FELDA White Paper.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to amend Eligibility Terms for Disabled to obtain PSV Licence - Loke

PETALING JAYA, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will amend the eligibility requirements for the application of the Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) license to allow the disabled (OKU) to become e-hailing drivers.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill of the National Security Council (Amendment) Act 2019

This Bill seeks to amend the National Security Council Act 2016.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 9 of 2019; Source: Parliament

Balakrishnan A/L Kaliappan v Shameena A/P Nathesan

Date: 04 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. B-02(A)-2011-10/2017 ; Source: Federal Court Registry

Dewan Rakyat passes Two Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat today passed the Departure Levy Bill 2019 and the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Najib's Three Appeals in SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's three appeals which included for supply of additional documents to him to prepare his defence and a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Articles on Land Sale at Peel Avenue translated from Mandarin Text, High Court told

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 9 (Bernama) - A freelance translator told the High Court here today that she had translated three news articles on the sale of land at Peel Avenue to Island Hospital from a text that was given to her.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

G25 wins Legal Suit, High Court lifts Ban Order on Book

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The High Court here today lifted the ban order imposed on a book, titled ‘Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation - Islam In A Constitutional Democracy’.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Athlete ordered to apologize to Senior Citizen over Incident at Putra Heights LRT

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - National taekwondo athlete Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to apologise to a senior citizen with visual and hearing impairment for assaulting him at the Putra Heights LRT station two years ago.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Law to address Distribution of Unregistered Padi Seedlings

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is formulating a law to regulate the distribution of padi seedlings in the country.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Waqf Act to be tabled in Parliament by End of This Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - An act for Waqf is expected to be tabled in the Parliament by year end to better managed endowment funds in the country.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nothing Wrong in drafting of Article 1 (2) of Federal Constitution - Chong

KUCHING, Apr 6 (Bernama) - There is nothing wrong in the drafting of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as proposed by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, said Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government cannot ban Smoking in Private Cars

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Isa Samad's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The case involving former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, who was charged with one count of breach of trust (CBT) and nine counts of receiving gratification totalling over RM3 million, has been transferred to the High Court.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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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