Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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Contractor fined RM4,000 for uploading Defamatory Comments on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - A contractor, whose status on his dissatisfaction with the police over a traffic summons went viral on Facebook, was fined RM4,000 in default four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Telekom Malaysia Retiree fined RM5,000 for Transmission of False Communication

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept (Bernama) - A Telekom Malaysia (TM) retiree was fined RM5,000, in default a month's jail, by the Sessions Court here today for improper use of network facilities by initiating the transmission of false communication using his Facebook application.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Home Ministry to formulate CCTV-Related Law

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 10 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry is in the midst of formulating a law relating to closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) system to control and expand its use in the country.
Date: 10 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

All Media in Malaysia subjected to Act 588

KUALA BERANG, Sept 5 (Bernama) - All media and online portals in Malaysia must be aware that their operations are subjected to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588).
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Licensing Guidebook

This Guidebook provides a guide to the type of information that is required in all license applications and the criteria applied by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions (MCMC) in evaluating all license application.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission

Bill of the Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Act 2017

This Bill seeks to amend the Trade Descriptions Act 2011.
Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR No. 19 of 2017; Source: Parliament

Appointment of Members and Alternate Members of the Authority

Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 409 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

227 Cases of New Media Abuse probed from January 2016 till July

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - A total of 227 cases involving misuse of new media, including social media, websites and blogs, were investigated from January last year to July this year.
Date: 15 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (Amendment) Act 2017

This Bill seeks to amend the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia Act 2002.
Date: 12 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR No. 34 of 2017; Source: Parliament

See Hau Global Sdn Bhd v Mah Sing Plastics Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 25 July 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-02(IPCV)(W)-1863-11/2014; Source: Federal Court Registry

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 12) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 207 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 11) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 206 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 17) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 212 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 20) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 215 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 19) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 214 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 21) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 216 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 18) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 213 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 14) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 209 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 22) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 217 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 15) Order 2017

Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 210 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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Renewal Application for Special Scheme expiring 31st March 2018 onwards

Renewal application shall be made six months prior to the expiry date and must be submitted two months before the expiry date​.

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MTUC urges Local Authorities to take Stern Action against Illegal Premises

BUTTERWORTH, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on local authorities to take strict legal action against illegal buildings or premises, particularly educational institutions.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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UPNM Cadet Murder Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) - The case involving six Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) students who are accused of murdering their fellow Navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain and other related charges has been transferred to the High Court.

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Mega Malaysia-US Trade Deals to be positive in the Medium to Long-term

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) - Mega bilateral trade deals concluded between Malaysia and the United States (US) during Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's just-concluded visit to the latter is poised to be very positive for the country's economy in the medium- to-long-term, says an economist.

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Mida approves RM1.3 Bln DISF Grant till July 2017

SUNGAI PETANI, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has approved grants totalling RM1.3 billion under the Domestic Investment Strategic Fund (DISF) since the fund was established in July 2012 until July this year.

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SC establishes Fintech Cooperation with Three Financial Centres

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has signed a series of innovation cooperation agreements with three regulators in major financial centres, in a move to spur greater cooperation in facilitating and regulating innovations emerging within the digital finance industry.

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CIDB wants Governement to cut Machinery Taxes in Budget 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has asked the government to reduce taxes for construction machinery for the Industrialised Building System (IBS) projects to between five and zero per cent in Budget 2018.

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Bankruptcy Cases involve 294,000 Malaysians a Year - Abdul Rahman

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 14 (Bernama) - A total of 294,000 Malaysians are involved in bankruptcy cases due to their failure to settle hire purchase loans, credit card loans, personal loans, housing loans and social guarantor debts (due to errant debtors) in a year, said the Department of Insolvency director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Putra Taha today.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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