malaysia - Real Estate

New Law on Urban Renewal to be proposed to Parliament - Khalid Samad

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will propose a new law on urban renewal to Parliament to facilitate the redevelopment of old buildings by the private sector, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The proposed Residential Tenancy Act is targeted for implementation in two years’ time to boost the rental market.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is reviewing its policies and laws to regulate the accommodation premises industry, especially unregistered hotel operators and online vacation home rental services.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ meeting and the approval for the purchase of a luxury condominium in Troika, at Persiaran KLCC which was allegedly bought at above ma ...
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Syarikat Hing Lee Fishing (Sabah) Sdn Bhd v Lin Yun Thai and 6 Others

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. S-01(NCVC)(W)-511-12//2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers

ALOR SETAR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The government will study the Felda Settlers Consultation Committee’s proposal for compassionate money of RM500 be given to each of the 30,000 Felda settlers despite the fact that the federal government is facing financial constraints.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil Nos. P-02(NCVC)(W)-134-01/2017 & P-02(NCVC)(W)-135-01/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2019.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 66 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Lee Wee Choong and Another v Teh Ching Yan and Another

Date: 07 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 433; Source: Federal Court Registry

YB Engineering Sdn Bhd and Another v Standard Sofa Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 422; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ahad @ Raman Bin Sarudin and 4 Others v Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal

Date: 13 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 415; Source: Federal Court Registry

Late Penalty Waiver for Quit Rent Ratepayers who settle Arrears before December 31 - Adly

MELAKA, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Melaka government has offered late penalty waiver for the people who settle their quit rent arrears from now until Dec 31, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub

Land law – Land acquisition – Compensation – Sections 40D(3) and section 49(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1963 – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat & Another case

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 300; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu

Land law – Acquisition of land – Semi-permanent structure on the land – Demand for compensation on the value of the structure – Structure allegedly violated the category of use and the real terms of the land – Whether the value of land should take into account the value of the building

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 295; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another

Land – Title over land – Equitable or beneficial ownership – Whether the disputed land held on trust – Applicability of the limitation laws or the indefeasibility of title

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 298; Source: Federal Court Registry

Norkasumahasanati Bt Ustaz Abdul Wahab v Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Real estate – Application for an order under section 417 of the National Land Code 1965 for cancellation of transfer of property and return of property

Date: 20 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 284; Source: Federal Court Registry

Supreme Tribute Sdn Bhd v Dato’ Haji Mohd Amin Bin Ahmad Yahya and 3 Others

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 232; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah abolishes Communal Grants, replaces it with Individual Land Titles

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Sabah state government has decided to abolish the granting of land through communal grants and to replace it with individual land titles to enable the people in the state to have their names on their respective land titles.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah Government assures Sabah Native Rights preserved

TUARAN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sabah government has given its assurance that it will continue to protect the rights of the native people in the state.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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