malaysia - Litigation & Court Procedure

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

Practice Direction on Dealing with Criminal Documents Electronically Throughout Courts of Malaysia

This is to notify the members of the Malaysian Bar that the Practice Direction of the Chief Justice No 2 of 2018 pertaining to documents in criminal proceedings in courts throughout Malaysia came into operation on 20 Aug 2018. Circular No. 241/2018
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Practice Direction on the Preparation of Reports Under Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code

This is to notify that the practice direction of the Chief Justice No. 3 of 2018 on the preparation of reports under Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code is made available for reference purpose. Circular No. 243/2018
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Prosecution applies for Najib's Case to be heard at Palace of Justice

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) - The prosecution team in the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing seven charges involving power abuse, Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) and money laundering of SRC International Sdn Bhd, amounting RM42 million, has requested the case to be heard at the Palace of Justice (POJ) in Putra ...
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Judicial Commissioner recuses herself from hearing Synergy's Suit against NSTP

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Bernama) - A High Court judicial commissioner today recused herself from hearing a defamation suit filed by Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB) against newspaper company The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (NSTP) over its reports on the property company and its involvement as the master developer of the Kuala Lumpur Vertical Ci ...
Date: 03 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.

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Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.

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Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.

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Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

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Perak First State to have Shariah Supreme Court

IPOH, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of shariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Shariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.

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Ministry received 823 Complaints since implementing SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs have received a total of 823 complaints mostly related to the rise in prices of goods since the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) on Sept 1.

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Observe Malaysian Laws, pay Heed to Local Religious Adherences - Finnish Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Finnish citizens have been advised to respect Malaysian laws and regulations and pay heed to local religious adherences, says Finland Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.

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14,868 Contract Workers employed by Government

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - Up till April 9, 2018, the government employed 14,868 people on a contractual basis for its various agencies, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, told Parliament today.

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Locals not affected by Repeal of Workmen's Compensation Act

KULIM, Dec 2 (Bernama) - Local employees will not be affected by the abolition of the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

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SC Continues to drive Digitisation of the Malaysian Capital Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today urged financial services providers to embrace technology to develop a more inclusive, innovative and efficient capital market, in line with the government’s agenda to support the growth of the digital economy.

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