malaysia - General & Misc

Revision of Laws (Rectification of Short Titles) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Commissioner of Law Revision makes this order to rectify certain short titles.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 312 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Perak First State to have Shariah Supreme Court

IPOH, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of shariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Shariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Observe Malaysian Laws, pay Heed to Local Religious Adherences - Finnish Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Finnish citizens have been advised to respect Malaysian laws and regulations and pay heed to local religious adherences, says Finland Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Settlement of Temple Issue must be according to 'Rule of Law' - Amirudin

SHAH ALAM, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The public is welcome to submit their proposals to resolve the issue surrounding the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya near here, however, they must respect the 'the rule of law'.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment Bills to allow Student Involvement in Politics tabled in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - Three amendment Bills which will give students of higher education institutions more freedom to participate in politics, was tabled for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today. The three Acts involved are the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 and ...
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wan Azizah, two Others only have to pay RM70,000 in damages to Felda for Defamation

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and a subsidiary have conceded to an appeal by Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and three two others for the quantum of damages for defamation to be maintained at RM70,000 instead of RM2 million.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Yeo's Suit against Jamal to be amicably settled

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - A slander suit filed by Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos on allegation of abuse of the Selangor Children’s Heritage Foundation (Yawas) funds will be settled amiably via the meditation process.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry approves 71 Licences for Tour Guide Courses

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has approved 71 Tourism Training Institute (ILP) licences to conduct tourist guide courses in various languages nationwide.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

14,868 Contract Workers employed by Government

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - Up till April 9, 2018, the government employed 14,868 people on a contractual basis for its various agencies, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, told Parliament today.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SC Continues to drive Digitisation of the Malaysian Capital Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today urged financial services providers to embrace technology to develop a more inclusive, innovative and efficient capital market, in line with the government’s agenda to support the growth of the digital economy.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Securities Commission

Seniority Should Be the Overriding Factor in Elevation of Judges

The Malaysian Bar has congratulated the four Judges who were elevated to the Federal Court and the five Judges who were elevated to the Court of Appeal, on 26 November 2018, and wished them all the very best in their new positions in the Judiciary.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Malaysian Bar

Ministry drawing up Law for Development of Houses of Worship - Zuraida

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 (Bernama) - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is drawing up a law to make compulsory for approval to be obtained for construction of houses of worship.
Date: 02 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution slams Defence's 11th Hour Bid as Irresponsible

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah today described as irresponsible the defence bid to challenge his appointment as the lead prosecutor in the SRC International Sdn Bhd case involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the eleventh hour.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Rosmah's Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - The case of wife of former prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who has been charged with 17 counts of money laundering and tax evasion will be heard at the High Court.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court allows Shafee to intervene in Anwar's Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 29 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today allowed lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to intervene in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal regarding his (Anwar’s) civil action against the government over his sodomy conviction.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysian Bar condemns Involvement of Lawyers in Unlawful Actions

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar today condemned in the strongest terms any involvement by any lawyer in unlawful actions, which it said would amount to gross professional misconduct and a serious breach of professional ethics.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Two Law Firms deny hiring Thugs in Temple Riots Case

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - Legal firm Skrine today denied that its lawyers were involved in the hiring of thugs that led to the riots near a Hindu temple in Selangor early Monday and yesterday.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court orders Full Hearing of Tasek Gelugor Election Petition

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court has ordered the Tasek Gelugor election petition filed by Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya to be remitted back to the Election Court in Penang for a full hearing. A five-man panel, in a 4-1 majority decision, allowed Marzuki's appeal to set aside the Election Court's decision in ...
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to expedite setting up Syariah Courts to hear Child Custody, Alimony Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Nov (Bernama) - The establishment of a Syariah High Court and Lower Court to hear cases on alimony claims and child custody in the Federal Territories, as proposed by the government, will be expedited, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

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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