malaysia - International Law

Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Crimes will be governed by Malaysian Laws if Rome Statute ratified - Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion will come under Malaysian laws if the country ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Saifuddin said following ratification, the new laws must be included in local legislation eith ...
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia to withdraw from Rome Statute

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad today announced that Malaysia will withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following confusion arising politically and within the society, stressing that the decision is not because the Statute is harmful to the country. He said Malaysia, which ...
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore and Malaysia need further Discussions to solve Water Issue - Saifuddin

KUBANG PASU, Mar 31 (Bernama) - Negotiations on the sale of water to Singapore through the 1962 Water Agreement will require continuous efforts from both parties to find a mutually beneficial solution.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cabinet yet to discuss ICERD Ratification - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Cabinet has yet to discuss the move to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's Judicial Mechanism in UN Security Council to take Rohingya Crisis to Next Level

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Bernama) - Malaysia is taking the plight of the Rohingyas to the next level following its proposal to the United Nations (UN) Security Council to establish an international judicial mechanism against those responsible for the atrocities in Myanmar, says a scholar.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Suhakam wants Malaysia to ratify Six Human Rights Conventions - Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants Malaysia to ratify six United Nations treaties pertaining to human rights, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy. He said this was expressed by Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail and commissioners Datuk Lok Yim Pheng a ...
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

World Triathlon Corporation v SRS Sports Centre Sdn Bhd

International law – Foreign Exclusive jurisdiction clause – Forum non conveniens – Application for a stay of proceedings under Order 12 rule 10(2) of the Rules of Court 2012 – Whether Malaysia the proper forum to determine the dispute and/or the subject matter of the claim – Whether Malaysia the forum which has the ...

Date: 02 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 248; Source: Federal Court Registry

Malaysia rubbishes Claims on Sabah

Kuala Lumpur: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ministry has rubbished the claim made by Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, on Sabah. The ministry reiterated the Government of Malaysia’s position that the continuous claims over Sabah are without basis.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

AGC Statement on Application for Revision and Request for Interpretation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Application for revision and request for interpretation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment of 23rd May 2008 in the case concerning the sovereignty over pedra branca i pulau batu puteh, middle rocks and South ledge (Malaysia / Singapore).
Date: 01 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: AGC

Malaysia, Japan agree to keep Melaka Strait, South China Sea for Navigation for All Countries

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan have agreed to keep the Strait of Melaka and the South China Sea free for navigation for all countries. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Indo-Pacific (region), including the South China Sea, should be free and open based on the rule of law and to be maintained as a global public rout ...
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia fully supports Denuclearisation - Mat Sabu

SINGAPORE, June 2 (Bernama) - Malaysia fully supports denuclearisation and hopes efforts towards this end will not only focus on certain countries like North Korea and Iran alone, said Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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