malaysia - General & Misc

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

PH Government tables Bill to restore Sabah, Sarawak's Equal Partner Status

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government fulfilled its promise to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia with the tabling of the Bill to amend the Federal Constitution at the Dewan Rakyat here today.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ban on Sale of Book : Zunar gets RM1,000 Compensation

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - Cartoonist Zunar was granted RM1,000 in damages after his book ‘Sapuman: Man of Steal’ was prohibited from being distributed and sold for 10 months by the Home Ministry two years ago.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

GLCs should be made accountable to Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The big government-linked companies (GLCs) should be made accountable to Parliament to answer about any progress and development they have made, said former Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib's Last-Minute bid to get Stay fails, Court orders SRC Trial to proceed

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak once again failed to stall his SRC International Sdn Bhd trial after the High Court here ordered it to start today as scheduled.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Working Paper on 30 per cent Women Candidates in GE to be tabled in Cabinet

CYBERJAYA, Apr 2 (Bernama) - A working paper on the reform of the electoral system which suggests at least 30 per cent female participation in the next General Election (GE) will be tabled in the Cabinet, said a woman cabinet minister. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said various discussions and dialogue sessions with ...
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Law says Foreign Donations not taxable: Tax Expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - There is no law that says that foreign donations are exempted from taxes, says tax expert Dr Veerinderjeet Singh.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

JTI proposes Excise Moratorium on Cigarette Prices for Next Three Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - JT International Bhd (JTI) has proposed an excise moratorium on cigarette prices by the government for the next three years, as a key measure to counter the sale of illegal cigarettes.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendment to Article 1 (2) will be tabled by This Week or Next Week - Liew

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 2 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the proposed amendment to Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution to make Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia equal partners, will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat by either this week or next week. He was speaking to reporters after the ope ...
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

KK Court ICS System, a Boon for all - Mohd Shafie

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Integrated Court System (ICS) installed at the new Kota Kinabalu Court can cut down red tape and facilitate various processes as well as improve case management and hearing, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PSM fails to strike out Suit by KL Karnival

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Stadium Corporation (PSM) failed in its bid to strike out a suit by KL Karnival Sdn Bhd, which is claiming damages of RM41.6 million over PSM's alleged breach of land lease contract at Taman Sukan Extreme for the Bukit Jalil Stadium Carnival.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No need for ´lese majeste´ Laws in Malaysia - Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - There is no necessity for Malaysia to have ‘lese majeste’ laws like in Thailand to protect the sanctity of the royal institution against insults and attacks by irresponsible individuals and quarters, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IBM appoints New Managing Director for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - IBM has appointed Catherine Lian as managing director of IBM Malaysia, effective today.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Stand-alone Tobacco Control Act to designate All Public Places as No-smoking Areas - Dzulkefly

Stand-alone Tobacco Control Act to designate All Public Places as No-smoking Areas - Dzulkefly
MELAKA, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry is committed to enacting a stand-alone Tobacco Control Act in the near future that will designate all public places as no-smoking areas, with a limited list of places where smokers can light up their cigarettes.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

UEC Recognition for Eligibility for Certificate of Legal Practice Exam

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) qualification at Senior Middle 3 level is acceptable to fulfill the requirement of being equivalent to the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) level for the purposes of eligibility to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE), said chairman of the Le ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ex-CID Chief withdraws Appeal against Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim today withdrew his appeal against a High Court decision allowing an application by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to strike out a suit brought by him alleging that the then prime minister had altered the wording of his oath of office in 2009.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Press Club Malaysia has a New President

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - Prominent journalist and blogger Datuk Ahirudin Attan has been elected as president of the National Press Club (NPC) for 2019-2021.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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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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