malaysia - General & Misc

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

Ku Nan's Application to set aside Order for Surrender of Passport dismissed

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to set aside the order for him to surrender his passport to the court by increasing the bail amount.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sultan Abdullah is Malaysia's 16th King

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was appointed the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia today, a historic event which upheld the unique monarchial rotational system.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SSM Digital CTC Documents valid and certified

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) - The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) said all certified true copy (CTC) documents issued through its online system are valid and certified like the documents stored in SSM register.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Prosecution withdraws Appeal against Acquittal, Discharge of Five Activists in 'Blackout 505' Rally

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) - Five activists who were acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court here last year on a charge of participating in the ‘Blackout 505’ rally in the compound of Masjid Ar-Rahman Universiti Malaya, which is a restricted area, six years ago, remained free when the prosecution withdrew its appeal at the Hi ...
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sarawak to impose Smoking Ban at Eateries from March 1

KUCHING, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Cabinet today agreed to ban smoking at all eateries in the state effective March 1.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Over 100 Laws to be enacted, amended, repealed - Liew

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 23 (Bernama) - Over 100 laws will be enacted, amended, updated and repealed, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong. Liew said a list of over 100 legislative proposals which needed to be drafted, reformed, amended and repealed was tabled in a meeting which was chaired by him and attended by r ...
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Conference of Rulers to elect New King tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) - The nine Malay Rulers are scheduled to meet tomorrow to elect the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reign for five years.
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr Mahathir, Kurz Meet to further strengthen Malaysia-Austria Ties

VIENNA, Jan 21 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today arrived at the Federal Chancellery here and had a meeting with the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Sebastian Kurz.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Hanipa defends Dinner Dance Custom of Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) - The Sabah Law Society (SLS) shindig which made the news yesterday for a video showing the Attorney-General (AG), Chief Justice (CJ) and a Minister doing The Twist has been blown out of proportion, believes Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.
Date: 20 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 2019

An Act to amend the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1582 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Private Higher Educational Institutions (Amendment) Act 2019

An Act to amend the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1583 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Educational Institutions (Discipline) (Amendment) Act 2019

An Act to amend the Educational Institutions (Discipline) Act 1976.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1584 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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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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