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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

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

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

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

Negeri Sembilan Government to review Land Ownership by Foreigners

SEREMBAN, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan government will review the foreign ownership of land in the state, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Land Code must be amended to stop Foreigners from owning Land

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) - The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar. Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own ...
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Native Leaders must help Government explain Land Bill

SIBU, July 15 (Bernama) - Native community leaders should help the government to explain to the people that the State Land (Amendment) Bill 2018 concerning Native Customary Right (NCR) lands will greatly benefit them as the landowners. The bill was passed on Thursday during the current sitting of the State Legislative Assembly. Deputy Chi ...
Date: 15 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

State Assembly passes Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018

KUCHING, July 12 (Bernama) - The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today passed the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with a majority voice vote after the third reading.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Land Code amended to address Sarawak Native Land Issue - Uggah

KUCHING, July 11 (Bernama) - The landmark outcome of the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is to enable native communal title in perpetuity to be issued over an area to be described as native territorial domain.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims settles 44,308 cases - Zuraida

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A total of 44,308 out of 44,581 cases filed with the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims (TTPR) were settled for the period between Jan 1, 2003 and June 30, this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry sets up New Organization Structure Steering Committee

KOTA KINABALU, July 4 (Bernama) - The Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry has set up a new organisation structure steering committee with membership drawn from former state and federal senior officers, experienced professionals proficient in the administration of native affairs, law and judiciary. Its minister Datuk Aidi Mokhtar said the com ...
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Chief Secretary to Government urged to intervene in 'Dubious' KL Land Sales

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - Seputeh MP Teresa Kok today urged the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, to intervene in the suspected dubious sale of 64 lots of land in Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Padang Sanai Settlers overjoyed as Land Issues resolved

KUALA NERANG, May 8 ( Bernama) - A total of 767 settlers in Padang Sanai here were overjoyed to hear that the state government has finally resolved the overlapping land and property issues with a plantation company (Tradewind Corridors Sdn Bhd) after more than 30 years.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CIDB to act against Contractors for Document Forgery

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (Bernama) - The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) today warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the certificate of any contractor or construction personnel found to falsify documents when dealing with the board.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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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