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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

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

Consumers still ignorant of Communications and Multimedia Rights

CYBERJAYA, July 25 (Bernama) - Many of the people in the country are still ignorant of their rights as consumers in the communications and multimedia sector, including the presence of the Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM).
Date: 25 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Selangor Government, Religious Authorities allowed to argue SIS' 'Deviant' Fatwa Lawsuit

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 (Bernama) - The Selangor government and its religious authorities have been given the green light to argue in the Federal Court the legal suit filed by Sisters In Islam (SIS) against a Selangor fatwa (edict) labelling the organisation as deviant.
Date: 11 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Forex Trader gets Jail, Fine for offensive posting against PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - A foreign exchange (forex) trader was sentenced to one day's jail and fined RM4,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak via his Facebook account last October.
Date: 19 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MCMC expects a rise In Cyber-bullying Cases if Films with Elements of Violence available Online not Blocked - Mazlan

KEPALA BATAS, June 18 (BERNAMA) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) expects to see a rise in cyber-bullying cases should films with elements of violence which are available online are not blocked, said its Network Security, New Media Monitoring, Compliance and Advocacy Sector Chief Officer, Dr Mazlan Ismail.
Date: 18 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Legislation to curb Cyber Crimes in the Works

JOHOR BAHRU, June 9 (Bernama) - The government is to introduce new legislation to curb cyber crimes, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Date: 09 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MCMC receives 7,837 Complaints on Telecommunications, new Media Content

KOTA KINABALU, May 18 (Bernama) - As of the first quarter of this year, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) received 7,837 complaints relating to telecommunications and new media content.
Date: 18 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Investigation will be conducted if Complaints received against Content on Group Chats - MCMC

CYBERJAYA, April 28 (Bernama) - Conversations in any group messaging applications such as WhatsApp, Wechat, Viber, and Telegram are considered private in nature but investigation will be conducted if there are complaints against the content distributed in the group, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in a statement t ...
Date: 28 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Whatsapp Group Admin may face Action if Members spread False News - Jailani

PUTRAJAYA, April 27 (Bernama) - The proposal to impose legal action on WhatsApp group administrators is aimed at ensuring they are more responsible in controlling the activities of their group members said Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Jailani Johari.
Date: 27 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Integrity emphasized in Registration of Intellectual Properties to ensure High Standard Products

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 (Bernama) - Integrity is strongly emphasised in the application and registration of intellectual properties to ensure quality of registered products and brands are of the highest standards, says Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) deputy director-general (management), Mohd Shahar Osman.
Date: 27 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MCMC blocked more than 3,000 Websites for Various Offences

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Bernama) - From 2016 until January this year, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked 3,110 websites for various offences, including publishing content which could jeopardise public order.
Date: 23 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

42 Cases under Act 588 brought to Court since Last Year - KKMM

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Bernama) - Forty-two cases under the Communications and Multimedia 1998 Act (Act 588) have been taken to court throughout last year until Feb 1 this year.
Date: 07 March 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

D'Herbs Company fined RM11,000 for Misleading Advertisements

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - D'Herbs Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd was fined RM11,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for promoting two products through misleading advertisements. The company represented by its branch manager pleaded guilty to two charges and was fined RM5,000 on the first count and RM6,000 on the second count by magistrate Zu ...
Date: 21 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Outdated Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 must be amended, says A-G

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 must be amended as it is outdated and the punishments meted out to offenders, no longer relevant, says Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali. He regarded most laws in the country as outdated, among others the Minor Offences Act 1955 (Act 336) which must be reviewed depending ...
Date: 16 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 to be amended - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) - The Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 will be amended to combat online gambling, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Date: 14 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government considers introducing Legislative Framework to curb Online Insults - MCMC

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The government is considering a proposal to introduce a legislative framework to make the uploading of insults or false news an offence, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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