malaysia - Litigation & Court Procedure

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

KANGAR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who was accused of molesting an underage girl in his car, six months ago.
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Arun Kasi gets 30 days' Jail, RM40,000 Fine for Contempt of Court

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today sentenced lawyer Arunachalam Kasi, better known as Arun Kasi, to 30 days’ jail and fined him RM40,000 after finding him guilty of contempt of court over his two statements criticising the proceedings and decision of a court case.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The High Court today rejected Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defence team’s application to disqualify the sixth prosecution witness from testifying in his ongoing trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million at the High Court here.
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum unanimously dismissed the Bar Council's appeal.Chief Judge of Sa ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1/2019

This is to notify that the Arahan Amalan Bil 1/2019 came into operation with immediate effect from 14 Feb 2019. Circular No. 055/2019
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Federal Court lifts Stay in Najib's SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 27 (Bernama) - The trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s corruption cases involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds may start soon at the High Court.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kanagasingam A/L Anantham v Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Malaysia and 3 Others

Date: 13 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. P-01(A)-390-06/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

Appeals Court to wait for Federal Court Decision to hear Puncak Niaga's Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 8 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today postponed hearing of an appeal by Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd to reinstate its RM13.5 billion lawsuit against two former Selangor menteris besar and the Selangor government over the restructuring of the state water industry.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

AG gets Leave to commence Committal Proceedings against Muhammad Shafee

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today obtained leave from the High Court to initiate committal proceedings against lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah over his media statement in relation to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's case.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AG gets Court Permission to initiate contempt proceedings against lawyer Arun Kasi

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today granted an ex-parte application for leave by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to initiate contempt proceedings against a lawyer who had allegedly criticised the proceedings and decision of a court case.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ahmad Zahid granted Permission to transfer Criminal Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi´s case, comprising 47 charges involving millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi, will be tried in the High Court.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Ruling: Contract Of or For Service between Master and Pupil

This is to notify that the Bar Council has adopted Ruling 10.09, wherein a master shall not, under any circumstance, enter into any contract of or for service, with his/her pupil. This Ruling takes effect on 18 Feb 2019. Circular No. 027/2019
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Mann Holdings Pte Ltd and Another v Ung Yoke Hong

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 488; Source: Federal Court Registry

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

Amendment to Ruling 14.23 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council

This is to notify that pursuant to Section 57(a) of the Legal Profession Act 1976, the Bar Council has amended Ruling 14.23, as proposed by the Bar Council Legal Profession Committee. Circular No. 008/2019
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

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

Proposed New Act to Govern the Legal Profession Submitted to the Attorney General

In the light of the numerous amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 (LPA) that were proposed by the Bar Council, the Attorney General requested that the Bar Council submit a proposed new Act to the Attorney General's Chambers. Various Working Groups were set up under the Bar Council Committee to Reform the Legal Sector (CRLS), to review t ...
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

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

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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