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New Chief Justice proposes Balloting Selection of Federal Court Judges Panel

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed selection by balloting of the panel of Federal Court judges to hear cases in the Federal Court.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Pakatan Harapan withdraws Application for Judicial Review against RoS

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) -The Pakatan Harapan today withdrew its application for a judicial review to seek a court order to compel the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to respond to its application for registration as a coalition.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice
Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2018 (Asean LIP News): Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. He replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif as the top judge of Malaysia. Richard Malanjum was the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. He was elevated to the Federal Court in June 2005 and was appointed as the Chief Jud ...
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Tun Zaki appointed Pro-Chancellor of USIM

NILAI, July 11 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has been appointed as the pro-chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) for a period of three years from July 15.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysiakini can Appeal against Appellate Court Decision in Defamation Lawsuit

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 (Bernama) - Malaysiakini can proceed with its appeal at the Federal Court against an appellate court decision ordering the news portal to pay RM200,000 in damages to Raub Australian Gold Mine (RAGM) over the publication of defamatory articles. A three-man bench comprising Justices Tan Sri Zainun Ali, Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed a ...
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Penang Government to pursue Leave to Appeal Bid against EC's Redelineation Exercise - Lawyer

PUTRAJAYA, July 10 (Bernama) - The Penang state government is proceeding with its leave to appeal application against the Election Commission's (EC) redelineation exercise, the Federal Court here was told today.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Native Courts handled 11,003 Civil Cases up to May 30

KUCHING, July 10 (Bernama) - Up to May 30, the Native Courts of Sarawak handled 11,003 civil cases involving Native Customary Rights (NCR) land cases, applications for native community recognition and custom violation cases of which 5,962 were still pending.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

1MDB: Najib files Lawsuit against AG, MACC Chief Commissioner, Amar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has filed a lawsuit against three individuals including Attorney-General Tommy Thomas involved in the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

BTN to be abolished, says Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) - The National Civics Bureau (BTN) will be abolished in the near future, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Law on Political Funding soon - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A law on political funding that does not give any personal gain to the donors will be enacted in the effort to curb corruption, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the government would study the system of political funding in other countries to find the best practices in the implementation of the ...
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Small Law Firms in Malaysia can now practise as a Group

With the coming into operation of the Legal Profession (Group Law Practice) Rules 2018 on 30 June 2018, small law firms in Malaysia can practise and operate as a group by sharing premises and facilities while remaining as separate entities. The Rules, a Bar Council initiative through its Small Firm Practice Committee, were gazetted on 25 June 2018.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Bentong MP, 14 Others fined over Anti-Lynas Gathering

KUANTAN, July 6 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today imposed a fine of between RM1,500 and RM1,600 on Bentong MP and 14 others after finding them guilty of participating in an anti-Lynas illegal gathering in 2014.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judge in Najib's Trial is randomly selected

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) - The selection of High Court Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak to preside over the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was charged with criminal breach of trust and abuse of power, was done randomly.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court strikes out Suit against Najib over Oath of Office

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed an application by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to strike out a suit brought by former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim alleging that the then prime minister had altered the wording of his oath of office in 2009. Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the decision in cha ...
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Virac Judge: Insult from Accused prompted Transfer of Drug Cases

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) - The presiding judge of the Virac Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 43 tasked to handle the illegal drug cases on the discovery of a "mega shabu" laboratory in the municipality in 2016 said she has ordered to transfer the venue of the cases.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Parit Sulong MP resigns as Matrade Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) - Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad, the Member of Parliament for Parit Sulong, resigned as Chairman of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), effective May 15, 2018.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MoF orders Suspension of Three Multi-Billion-Ringgit Projects

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a services and operation suspension notice for three multi-billion-ringgit projects - the Multi-Product Pipeline (MPP), the Trans-Sabah Gas Pipeline (TSGP) and East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) projects.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Matrade encourages SMEs to be part of its Initiatives

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) - The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is encouraging Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to participate aggressively in the various initiatives undertaken by the trade promotion agency in order to boost their business.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bar Council orders Disciplinary Action

The Bar Council has, under sections 100 and/or 103D of the Legal Profession Act 1976, ordered:
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Commotion at Court Lobby disrupts AG's Press Conference

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) - A commotion broke out at the lobby of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex here today when a group of people believed to be supporters of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak insisted that Attorney-General Tommy Thomas conduct his press conference in Malay.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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New Chief Justice proposes Panel of Nine Judges in Constitutional Cases

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed that court cases involving constitutional issues be heard by a panel of nine judges of the Federal Court including the top four judges.

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Government to follow Rule of Law in Zakir Naik's Case - Gobind Singh

SHAH ALAM, July 12 (Bernama) - The government will act accordingly and by always applying the 'follow the rule of law' policy in any case and not only with regard to the controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

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New Chief Justice proposes Balloting Selection of Federal Court Judges Panel

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed selection by balloting of the panel of Federal Court judges to hear cases in the Federal Court.

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Bank Negara Malaysia maintains OPR at 3.25 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.25 per cent after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which ended today.

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Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2018 (Asean LIP News): Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. He replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif as the top judge of Malaysia. Richard Malanjum was the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. He was elevated to the Federal Court in June 2005 and was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak in 2006.

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Court requests Legal Firm representing 1MDB to use Substitute Service

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - The Federal Court has requested a legal firm to consider using other avenues to communicate with its client before discharging itself from representing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in a lawsuit brought by Gerakan Anak Muda Tolak Najib (Gant1).

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Tun Zaki appointed Pro-Chancellor of USIM

NILAI, July 11 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has been appointed as the pro-chancellor of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) for a period of three years from July 15.

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Certificate Course as an Introduction to Maritime Law

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (along with the International Malaysian Society of International Law) is organizing a 'Certificate Course as an Introduction to Maritime Law' from 24/07/2018 through 26/07/2018 at Seminar Room 1, AIAC Bangunan Sulaiman.

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Seminar: Get Wired, Updates on Tech Laws and Cyber Security

The Bar Council Cyber Laws Committee (along with the Penang Bar Committee) is organizing a seminar titled 'Get Wired, Updates on Tech Laws and Cyber Security' on 27 July 2018 at the Penang Bar Auditorium.

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Penang Government to pursue Leave to Appeal Bid against EC's Redelineation Exercise - Lawyer

PUTRAJAYA, July 10 (Bernama) - The Penang state government is proceeding with its leave to appeal application against the Election Commission's (EC) redelineation exercise, the Federal Court here was told today.

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Sarawak Native Courts handled 11,003 Civil Cases up to May 30

KUCHING, July 10 (Bernama) - Up to May 30, the Native Courts of Sarawak handled 11,003 civil cases involving Native Customary Rights (NCR) land cases, applications for native community recognition and custom violation cases of which 5,962 were still pending.

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Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims settles 44,308 cases - Zuraida

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A total of 44,308 out of 44,581 cases filed with the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims (TTPR) were settled for the period between Jan 1, 2003 and June 30, this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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AIAC Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center (PDRCI) have signed a Collaboration Agreement.

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1MDB: Najib files Lawsuit against AG, MACC Chief Commissioner, Amar Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has filed a lawsuit against three individuals including Attorney-General Tommy Thomas involved in the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.

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BTN to be abolished, says Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) - The National Civics Bureau (BTN) will be abolished in the near future, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

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