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Health Ministry allows Doctors 14-day Leave to help in Humanitarian missions

KUALA SELANGOR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Health Ministry (KKM) has given relaxation to government medical doctors, especially surgeons, to take unrecorded leave to become volunteers in any humanitarian mission to countries facing unrest.
Date: 10 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

All Health, Dental Clinics to implement TPC-OHCIS Next Year - Dr Dzulkefly

SEREMBAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry (MoH) is expected to extend the implementation of Teleprimary Care and Oral Health Clinic Information System (TPC-OHCIS), to all health and dental clinics beginning next year, says its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Health Ministry enforces Product Guideline on Cell Therapy and Gene 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry (KKM) will enforce the Guideline of Cell and Gene Therapy Products (CGTPs) for all industry players in 2021. Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye said the guideline had already existed since 2016 to advise academicians, researchers, doctors and industrialists to abide voluntarily. &ldqu ...
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court upholds RM70,000 Fine on Vocational Student for operating Dental Clinic without Licence

MELAKA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The High Court here today upheld the RM70,000 fine meted out by a lower court on a vocational college student who operated a dental service without a licence.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Law on Certain Hospital Fees under Review

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry is reviewing legislation that requires patients to pay high fees for treatment at public hospitals if they are referred there from private or university hospitals.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament passes Dental Bill 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Parliament today passed the Dental Bill 2017, which aims to regulate the dental profession in the country with the establishment of the Malaysian dental Council (MDC) and the Malaysian dental Therapist Board (MDTB).
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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Sultan Abdullah sworn in as the New King

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Pahang, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was sworn in today as the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong in a ceremony steeped in tradition at Istana Negara here.

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GST Refunds being paid out in Stages: Customs D-G

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 30 (Bernama) - Most of the claims for Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds submitted to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department have moved past the review process with payouts having commenced and expected to proceed in stages until year-end, says director-general Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam.

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Bursa appoints Shireen Muhiudeen as Non-Executive Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has appointed Datuk Shireen Ann Zaharah Muhiudeen as public interest director and non-executive chairman to succeed Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, effective March 1, 2019.

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