malaysia - General & Misc

Media Briefing in Conjunction with NeCC

Media Briefing in conjunction with the National E-commerce Council (NeCC) Meeting No. 1/2017. 15 March 2017
Date: 15 March 2017; Type: Media Article; Source: MITI

Prohibition against Spitting (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) By-Laws 2017

These By-laws shall come into operation on 15 March 2017.
Date: 15 March 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 76 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Views of Bar Council CPC on SRAO 2016 & SRAO 2017

Malaysian Bar Council's views in respect of the Solicitors’ Remuneration (Amendment) Order 2016 and the Solicitors’ Remuneration (Amendment) Order 2017. Circular No. 055/2017; 15 Mar 2017
Date: 15 March 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Company loses Appeal against Revocation of Timber Licence

PUTRAJAYA, March 15 (Bernama) - A timber company lost its appeal at the Federal Court here against the Sarawak Government's revocation of its 25-year licence to extract timber.
Date: 15 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Optical (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2017

The Order amends the Second Schedule to the Optical Act 1991.
Date: 13 March 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 74 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

AICHR to hold Judicial Colloquium on International Human Rights Law

PUTRAJAYA, March 12 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will be organising a judicial colloquium on the sharing of good practices regarding international human rights law in Kuala Lumpur from March 13 to 15.
Date: 12 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Hock Peng Realty Sendirian Berhad v Ting Sieh [email protected] Sie Chung

This is the plaintiff’s application to obtain a fortuna injunction against the defendant. The plaintiff seeks to restrain the defendant from filing a winding up petition against the plaintiff allegedly due to the defendant under two purported statutory notices issued pursuant to section 218 of the Companies Act, 1965.
Date: 13 January 2017; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. SBW-22NCVC-8/6-2016 (HC); Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Malaysians who marry in Neighbouring Countries advised to register Marriage upon Return

SUNGAI PETANI, March 8 (Bernama) - Women who opt to marry in a neighbouring country should register their marriage upon their return to Malaysia, said Kedah state executive councillor Datuk Suraya Yaacob.
Date: 08 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wildife Conservation (Exemption) Order 2017

P.U. (A) 68 of 2017
Date: 07 March 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 68 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bill to amend Bankruptcy Act to be the Focus of Current Parliament Sitting, says Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (Bernama) - The bill to amend the Bankruptcy Act 1967 which is expected to give people declared bankrupt a new lease of life, will be the focus of debate during the current Parliamentary sitting.
Date: 06 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Campaign to Gazette Public Parks as Non-Smoking Areas must be intensified

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) - Members of the public want the campaign to gazette public parks as non-smoking areas which began on Feb 1 to be intensified and expanded.
Date: 04 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Logging Company found contravening License Condition to face Stop Work Order

ALOR SETAR, March 5 (Bernama) - Logging companies found violating conditions in their licence will face stern action, including an order to cease their logging activities immediately, Kedah Forestry deputy director Mohd Rahim Ramli said Sunday.
Date: 05 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CENTHRA files Complaint on Rohingya Issue to UN

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) - The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA), has filed an official complaint to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council asking for a concrete action against the Myanmar government which is oppressing the Rohingya people.
Date: 03 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Solicitors' Remuneration (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 15 March 2017.
Date: 02 March 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 67 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Fisheries (Inland Fisheries Aquaculture) (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Federal Territory of Labuan) Rules 2017

Date: 28 February 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 65 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Fees (National Space Agency) Order 2017

Date: 28 February 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 64 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Asco Green Sdn Bhd v Ramba AK Bungkon and 6 Others

Date: 26 January 2017; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suits No. MYY-22NCVC-11/8-2016(HC); Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Interest Schemes Regulations 2017

Date: 28 February 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 63 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice of Intention to Designate Site as Heritage Site

Date: 27 February 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 112 of 2017; Issuing Authority: Commissioner of Heritage; Author: Commissioner of Heritage; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

No Logging Licences issued at Tasik Chini

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - No logging licenses have been issued in the permanent forest reserve, tourism reserve or state land near Tasik Chini in Pahang.
Date: 26 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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