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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

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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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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