malaysia - General & Misc

Jail Sentence on former Army Officer increased from One Day to one Week

KUANTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - An army officer, who was sentenced to a day’s jail by a Sessions Court here for graft, had his jail sentence increased to a week after the High Court here allowed an appeal by the prosecution against the sentence.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib gets Stay, SRC International Trial will not Proceed tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's trial on seven charges relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd funds will not proceed tomorrow. This followed a unanimous decision by the Court of Appeal three-man bench today to allow Najib's application to temporarily postpone the trial pending the disposal of his ...
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Tengku Adnan's Bid to get Passport temporarily

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily in order to visit his children in Australia as well as to attend business meetings in Indonesia.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sarawak seeks Uniformity in Anti-Smoking Laws

KUCHING, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak government will discuss with the federal government on the need to have uniform anti-smoking laws at the federal and state levels, it was stated today.
Date: 06 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Circuit Court vital for Sook - Chief Justice

KENINGAU, Feb 5 (Bernama) - The establishment of a circuit court is vital for the small district of Sook to enable the people to solve their legal issues, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government willing to study Need of New Law to protect Neglected Parents

SEREMBAN, Feb 3 (Bernama) - The government is willing to study the proposal to create a new law to protect parents who are being neglected by their children, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy said. However, he said the matter would need a really detailed and in-depth study before it could be implemente ...
Date: 03 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Optical (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2019

This is to notify the amendment of the First Schedule to the Optical Act 1991, in relation to the country of Malaysia.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 29 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Optical (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2019

This is to notify the amendment of the Second Schedule to the Optical Act 1991, in relation to the country of Malaysia.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 30 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Isa Samad's Application for Return of Impounded Passport rejected

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) - Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, who is facing one count of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and nine counts of corruption today failed in his application to get back his passport which had been impounded by the court.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sultan Abdullah sworn in as the New King

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was sworn in today as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in tradition at Istana Negara here.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court rejects Applications of 16 Charged under SOSMA

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 30 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today unanimously revoked the application of the 16 individuals who were charged under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) to refer to the constitutional issue on the act as it is academic. Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, chairing the panel of nine judges, made the d ...
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Street Drainage and Building (Amendment) Act 2019

An Act to amend the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1588 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Renewable Energy (Amendment of Schedule) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 28 January 2019.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 20 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) Order 2019

The articles specified in the Schedule are declared to be controlled articles for the period from 30 January 2019 to 8 February 2019.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 24 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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