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'Abang Is' fined RM16,000 for Unlawful Possession of Foreign Passports

SEPANG, Sept 25 (Bernama) - A businessman known as ‘Abang Is’ among foreign workers was fined RM16,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two counts of holding 269 passports without lawful authority.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Company fined RM150,000 for selling Subsidized Fertiliser illegally

MUAR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - A Sessions Court today fined a company RM150,000 for selling government subsidised fertiliser without a valid wholesale licence between March and May.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men with PR Status fined for harbouring Illegal Immigrants

TELUK INTAN, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian men with permanent resident (PR) status were fined RM60,000 in default six months’ jail each by the Special Court for illegal immigrants here today for harbouring 12 illegal immigrants.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia may implement VEP by year end - RTD

PONTIAN, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (RTD) expects the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) on all foreign vehicles entering the country through the Johor Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, to be implemented at the end of this year.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 to be amended - Mahfuz

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994 will be amended to further streamline the existing regulations according to current requirements, Deputy Minister of Human Resources Datuk Mahfuz Omar said.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prisons Personnel jailed for Corruption

KOTA BHARU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - Two Prisons Department personnel were sentenced to jail and fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after they were found guilty of corruption.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nigerian Man fined for smoking in Court Compound

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A Nigerian businessman was slapped with a RM500 fine by the Magistrate’s Court here today for smoking in the compound of the Jalan Duta Court Complex, which is a restricted area.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court throws out Application on Issues over Appointment of Judges

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed an application by the Malaysian Bar and the Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) to refer four constitutional questions over the legality of the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and former Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin as additional ju ...
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Draft Repayment Method to be tabled to Cabinet in Two Weeks - PTPTN

KANGAR, Sept 23 (Bernama) - The draft of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) repayment method would be sent to the Education Minister before being tabled to the Cabinet in two weeks’ time, said its chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet Agreement to lower Voting Age is Appropriate

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The Cabinet’s agreement to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting eligibility age from 21 to 18 years is right and timely.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Azhar Azizan new EC Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Lawyer Azhar Azizan is the new chairman of the Election Commission (EC), Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar announced today.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Underage Marriage: Syariah Court judges must follow SOP - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ( Bernama) - Syariah court judges handling underage marriages are reminded to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which have been approved at the Syariah Judges’ Conference two months ago. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof said the guidelines to be used as reference for s ...
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sentenced to jail, Three Strokes for Incest Rape

KUCHING, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Samarahan Magistrate's Court today sentenced a man to 10 years and 12 years in jail and three strokes of the rotan for raping his 14-year-old sister.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judicial Appointments Commission has Four New Eminent Persons

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The four eminent persons of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) have been replaced, according to a statement from the JAC secretariat. The new appointees are three former judges of the Court of Appeal, namely Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus, Datuk Linton Albert and Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, a ...
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court strikes out Election Petitions against Sibuga, Libaran Seats won by BN

SANDAKAN, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Sungai Sibuga state seat and Libaran parliamentary seat remained under Barisan Nasional (BN) after the Special Election Court here struck out the election petitions by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to quash the results of the 14th general election for the two seats.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's Economy fundamentally strong, resilient - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) - Despite uncertainty in global developments, Malaysia's economy is fundamentally strong and resilient, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ministry to set up Sabah Entrepreneur Complaints Bureau

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 17 (Bernama) - The Entrepreneur Development Ministry will set up the Sabah Entrepreneur Complaints Bureau here to collect feedback and complaints related to entrepreneur development in the state.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PM assures Equal Status will be returned to Sabah, Sarawak

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 16 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today assured that the Pakatan Harapan government of the New Malaysia would return equal status to Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) when Malaysia was formed 55 years ago.
Date: 16 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhammad Shafee allowed RM1 Million Bail with Two Sureties

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) - Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who pleaded not guilty to two counts of receiving money from illegal activities totalling RM9.5 million from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two counts of filing incorrect statements to the Inland Revenue Board, was allowed bail of RM1 million with two s ...
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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Over 4,000 Companies in Sabah registered for SST - Customs

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A total of 4,091 business premises and companies in Sabah have registered for the Sales and Service Tax (SST) system as of Sept 13, according to Sabah Customs Assistant Director Venitha Lojuti.

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MTA, IBFIM launch revised Takaful Basic Examination

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) today launched the revised Takaful Basic Examination (TBE).

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Amend Act to protect Sexual Harassment Victims - WAO

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) has urged the government to amend the Sexual Harassment Act to protect the victims.

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Lawyer Azhar Azizan new EC Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Lawyer Azhar Azizan is the new chairman of the Election Commission (EC), Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar announced today.

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Companies Subject to Tax won't be able to evade SST - Guan Eng

BATU PAHAT, Sept 22 (Bernama) - Companies that are subject to pay tax will not be able to evade from paying the Sales and Services Tax (SST) as the government has a big database system to detect their information.

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Government to announce SST Goods List Review before 2019 Budget

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The outcome of review of the list of goods under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) is expected to be announced before the tabling of the 2019 Budget, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

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Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals

MELAKA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

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Child Marriage a Violation of Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Child marriage is a violation of human rights and not a solution to poverty, said Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail.

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Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Lawyer charged with CBT involving RM750,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A female lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to misappropriating funds belonging to a client.

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Customs to conduct SST briefing in Batu Pahat on Saturday

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Rotal Malaysian Customs Department will be conducting a briefing on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) together with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng at The Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat, Johor this coming Saturday, Sept 22.

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Judicial Appointments Commission has Four New Eminent Persons

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The four eminent persons of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) have been replaced, according to a statement from the JAC secretariat. The new appointees are three former judges of the Court of Appeal, namely Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus, Datuk Linton Albert and Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, and University of Malaya legal and constitutional expert Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi, it said. The statement said they will serve for a period of two years, from Sept 4 this year to Sept 3, 2020.

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Need to review Case of Man sentenced to death over Medical Cannabis - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there is a need to review the case of a 29-year-old man who has been sentenced to death for providing medicinal cannabis oil.

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