malaysia - General & Misc

Taxpayers urged to take advantage of Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) has encouraged taxpayers who have tax issues to come forward and take up the offer of the ongoing Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (PKPS).
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ban on Online Sale on Acnotin, Isotretinoin Products

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry (MoH) has banned any online sale of Acnotin products or any products containing Isotretinoin either via mass media or e-commerce platforms. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Drug Control Authority (PBKD) had decided that the drug could only be used by dermatologist ...
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pushing SMEs, enhancing Bank's Role, Main Goal of New SME Bank CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) - Pushing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strive further and to enhance SME Bank Malaysia Bhd ’s role in providing financial assistance to targeted SMEs is the main goal of its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Aria Putera Ismail.
Date: 16 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (Dissolution) Act 2018

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: Act 811 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No More Regular Legalization for Illegals - Home Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry will no longer undertake the legalisation of illegal immigrant workers on a regular basis.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Civil Law (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Civil Law Act 1956 (Act 67) to extend the categories of persons who can claim damages for loss of dependency, to extend the age limit for the purposes of assessing the loss of earnings in claims for damages for loss of dependency and for personal injury, to amend the provisions for determining the multiplier in assessin ...
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 35 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Bill of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 (Act 505).
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 33 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court upholds Decision on TNB's Negligence in Bertam Valley Floods

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 11 (Bernama) - Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) lost its appeal today to set aside a High Court decision which found the company negligent for causing floods in Bertam Valley, Cameron Highlands in 2013.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Three Acts to give University Students Political Freedom

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - After almost five decades, university students are getting closer to achieve freedom to be involved in politics in campus after amendments on three related acts including the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 were passed at Dewan Rakyat tonight. Apart from UUCA, two other acts are the Private ...
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill to enable Political Activities on Campus tabled for Second Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The University and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2018 aimed at abolishing provisions preventing university students from engaging in political party activities within the campus was tabled for second reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Govt to draft Social Harmony Act after Study - Dr Md Farid

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - A Social Harmony Act will be drafted after a full study is completed, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik. He said the proposed act was now at “discussion stage” at the ministry and its aim was to cultivate a culture of tolerance, unity and harmony among the ...
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Invitation to Submit Proposals to Amend Housing Development Laws

This is to notify that the Bar Council Conveyancing Practice Committee invites the members of the Malaysian Bar to participate in its current exercise to improve and amend the Housing Development (Control And Licensing) Act 1966 (Act 118) and to submit their opinions, concerns, or proposals on any part of the Act 118 and its regulations. Circular N ...
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

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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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