malaysia - Litigation & Court Procedure

High Court allows Prosecution to withdraw Application for Rizal, Rosmah's Joint Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The HIgh Court today allowed the prosecution to withdraw its application to transfer the case of Datuk Rizal Mansor, who is facing four corruption charges in connection with the solar energy project in Sarawak, to be tried jointly with Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s case.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Singh in connection with the alleged interference by the judiciary in the outcome of her father’s sedition case and on the reli ...
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Practising without a Practising Certificate after 31 Dec 2018

This is to remind the members of the Malaysian Bar who wish to continue their practice but have yet to submit their Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate (SAPC) 2019 applications to take immediate steps to submit their applications online. Circular No. 304/2018
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Wong Soon Kion v CIMB Bank Berhad

Date: 18 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 431; Source: Federal Court Registry

Court rejects Najib's Bid to pay RM500,000 Bail in Installments

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's request to pay in instalments the RM500,000 bail imposed on him in the case over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report. Najib had pleaded not guilty to a charge of using his position as prime minister to ...
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Cars should be barred from leaving Country before settling Summonses

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - Senator Datuk Rabiah Ali has proposed that vehicles from Singapore with outstanding summonses should be barred from leaving the country until they settled the amount owed.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CJ proposes 20- Minute Time limit for Lawyers to submit in Court of Appeal, Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 26 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has proposed to set a time limit of 20 minutes to be given to lawyers to make their submissions orally at the appellate court and Federal Court level. He said it could be made a practice direction for lawyers if the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Bar agrees to it. H ...
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Relocation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Secretariat and Auditorium

This Circular notifies the relocation of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Secretariat and Auditorium to Wisma Badan and it will be fully operational at the new premises from 26 Nov 2018. Circular No. 278/2018
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Se ...
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Mohamed Tawfik's Originating Summons on RUU 355

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here has rejected the originating summons filed by former Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail against former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rakyat secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah in connection with the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU 355.& ...
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court Chief Registrar's Office confirms receiving Scam Complaints

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has confirmed receiving complaints from the public about a Macau Scam involving phone calls from ‘court officials’ demanding payment.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No Live Telecast for Najib's Trial - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) - Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has rejected the proposal for former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s trial to be broadcast live on television.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PI Bala Suit: Court orders Deepak to serve Document on Najib, Seven Others

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - The High Court today directed businessman J. Deepak to serve his third party notice on former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and seven others to reinstate their names in the suit filed by the widow of the late private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, better known as PI Bala.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court orders Trio in Fatal hit-and-run Crash to be released from Remand

SHAH ALAM, Oct 26 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the prime suspect in connection with last week’s hit-and-run accident in Cyberjaya that caused the death of Telekom Malaysia Bhd Unifi employee Wan Amirah Wan Alias, 31, released from remand immediately.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jamal's Application for exemption from Personal Appearance in Court rejected

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today dismissed an application by Sungai Besar UMNO division leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos for exemption of his personal appearance in court during the next proceeding of the four charges against him.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Implementation of the E-Review Module in Court of Appeal and Federal Court

This is to notify the implementation of the e-Review Module in the Court of Appeal and Federal Court from 22 Oct 2018. The e-Review is an online forum within the e-Court System which enables judicial officers and legal representatives in a case to conduct case management via exchange of written messages without having to attend court. Circular No. ...
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Lembah Semarak Sdn Bhd v Global Upline Hotels and Resorts Sdn Bhd and 2 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Order – Amendment of a sealed order under slip rule or inherent jurisdiction – Whether the Court functus officio – Whether the High Court plainly wrong to vary, amend and/or correct its order that has been filed, perfected and sealed – Order 20 rule 11 and Order 92 rule 4 of the Ru ...

Date: 29 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 311; Source: Federal Court Registry

Rantau Election Petition: Court sets October 10 for Decision on Contempt of Court Proceedings

SEREMBAN, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Special Election Court here today set Oct 10 for the decision whether to continue with the contempt of court proceedings involving one of the witnesses in the election petition hearing filed by Dr S. Streram to nullify the Election Commission’s decision for the Rantau state seat in the 14th General Election (GE ...
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

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Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

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Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

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No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

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Contact IRB for Clarification on Voluntary Disclosure, Taxpayers told

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 1 (Bernama) - Tax payers who receive letters or email from the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) in relation to the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme need not worry but instead contact the revenue collection department to seek further clarification.

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New Cryptocurrency for Online Gaming

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) - Five Colors Technologies Ltd has announced that new cryptocurrency, Five Colors Coin (FCC), is to become e-sports money and will be listed on CoinBene with the initial exchange offering (IEO) carried out today.  

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Workers' Strike due to Three Months Unpaid Salary - Labour Department

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Labour Department has found that the recent three-day strike by some 2,000 foreign workers at a rubber glove manufacturing company in Sepang, Selangor, was triggered by the company’s failure to pay workers’ salaries for three months since November last year.

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