malaysia - General & Misc

RCEP Progressive but Challenging, says Mustapa

The negotiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal among 16 Asian countries is progressing well, with members having come forward to improve their offers for market liberalisation.
Date: 22 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Declaration of Alteration of Port Limits for Malacca Port

Date: 22 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 517 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Transport; Author: Minister of Transport; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Penggunaan Nama Rasmi Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertuan Agong XV

Sukacita dimaklumkan Mesyuarat Majlis Raja-Raja Yang ke-244 (Khas) sempena Istiadat Melafaz Sumpah dan Menandatangani Surat Sumpah Jawatan oleh Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV dan Timbalan Yang di-Pertuan Agong telah berlangsung di Istana Negara pada 13 Disember 2016.
Date: 23 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

KPDNKK Labuan lists Controlled Items during Christmas Celebration

LABUAN, Dec 22 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) branch in Labuan has listed several types of items under the Price Control Scheme in conjunction with the Christmas celebration.
Date: 22 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bauxite Mining Moratorium until 31 March 2017 - Wan Junaidi

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 22 (Bernama) -- The moratorium period for bauxite mining in Kuantan, Pahang which should have ended on Dec 31, has been extended for three more months to March 31.
Date: 22 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No need to create New Monitoring System to prevent Misuse of Emblems - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- There is no need to come out with new monitoring system to prevent misuse of emblems on VIP vehicles, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 20 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Senate adjourns Sine Die

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara meeting which began on Dec 5 has been adjourned sine die today after passing two more bills on the future of the civil aviation industry.
Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Licensing of Hawkers (Federal Territory of Putrajaya) By-Laws 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 342 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Federal Territories; Author: Minister of Federal Territories; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Licensing of Hawkers (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) By-Laws 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 343 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister o f Federal Territories; Author: Minister o f Federal Territories; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Solicitors’ Remuneration (Enforcement) Rules 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 340 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Attorney General; Author: Attorney General; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Licensing of Hawkers (Federal Territory of Labuan) By-Laws 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 344 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister o f Federal Territories; Author: Minister o f Federal Territories; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Heritage (Declaration of National Heritage) (Heritage Object) (No 5) Order 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 335 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Tourism and Culture; Author: Minister of Tourism and Culture; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption from Subsection 3(2) of the Arms Act 1960

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 514 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Home Affairs; Author: Minister of Home Affairs; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption from Paragraphs 5(1)(A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of Arms Act 1960

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 513 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Home Affairs; Author: Minister of Home Affairs; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption from Paragraphs 5(1) (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of the Arms Act 1960

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 512 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Home Affairs; Author: Minister of Home Affairs; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Mineral Development (Effluent) Regulations 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 338 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; Author: Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption from Paragraphs 5(1)(A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of Arms Act 1960

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 511 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Home Affairs; Author: Minister of Home Affairs; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Solicitors’ Remuneration (Amendment) Order 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 339 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Attorney General of Malaysia; Author: Attorney General of Malaysia; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption from Subsection 3(2) of Arms Act 1960

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 515 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Home Affairs; Author: Minister of Home Affairs; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Heritage (Declaration of National Heritage) (Heritage Object) (No. 4) Order 2016

Date: 21 December 2016; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 334 of 2016; Issuing Authority: Minister of Tourism and Culture; Author: Minister of Tourism and Culture; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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