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Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings

IPOH, May 20 (Bernama) - The Perak government will implement a state-wide ban on the construction of telecommunications transmission towers on buildings soon.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Complaints pertaining to the Internet and social media abuses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) lodged during the moratorium period have been investigated under other existing laws.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was decided at the e-Sovereignty Committee meeting today, which also discussed the proposed launch of the National Cyber Security Strategy in July this y ...
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government can handle Fake News even without Anti-Fake News Law - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Foreign Digital Service Providers must Register - Amiruddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - Foreign-registered digital service providers are required to register with Royal Malaysian Customs Department for easier collection of the six per cent service tax beginning January next year.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Gardener pleads Guilty to insulting King on Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - A gardener, who had pleaded not guilty to a charge with insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty when the case came up for mention at the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Cyber Security Strategy to be implemented Middle of this Year - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The government through the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) will come up with and implement the National Cyber Security Strategy in the middle of this year to tackle cyber security threats in a comprehensive manner, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to be tightened

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 (Bernama) - Updates and improvements will be continuously carried out on the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to ensure it stays relevant, Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister, Eddin Syazlee Shith, told the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act being reviewed and improved

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) - Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which gave the power to enforce the social media and internet aspects to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is being studied and improved to ensure its scope and usage is not abused. The MCMC said in a statement today among th ...
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls New Law, Parliamentary Committee to curb Social Media Misuse - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce new legislation or a parliamentary committee to curb misuse of social media which, if left unaddressed, can cause uncontrolled spread of hatred and extremist ideologies. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said it was high time for ...
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gobind announces Five-Year Strategic Plan of Communications and Multimedia Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today announced the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan for the ministry and its departments and agencies that encompasses six strategic thrusts.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MCMC lifts Temporary Suspension against 'madlabs.com.my'

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) lifted the temporary suspension on internet domain ‘madlabs.com.my’ yesterday.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s new National Automotive Policy (NAP) which will be unveiled by year-end is expected to focus on next-generation vehicles which are smart and connected, as well as utilising green technology.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Act to ensure Information obtained from credible, valid Sources - Hanipa

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - The country needs the Freedom of Information Act to ensure that the information disseminated to the public are from credible and valid sources, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said with the existence of the act, the public could obta ...
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the pro ...
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

myMaker to produce More Young Inventors - MCMC

MELAKA, Sept 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will focus on the implementation of myMaker programme to produce more inventors among the younger generation in the country.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Senate rejects Anti-fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara sitting today rejected the Anti-Fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018. This was announced by Senate President Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran, after the block voting saw 28 members of the Senate not supporting as while 21 supported and three others abstained. The motion for block voting was presented ...
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Mass Monitoring on Social Media, e-mails - MCMC

CYBERJAYA, Sept 10 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) today refuted claims that it carried out mass monitoring of any social media or emails.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Communications and Multimedia Act will be amended - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) will be amended to tighten some of the legal provisions which are often deemed to be very broad. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the CMA extends beyond the Sections 233 and 211 as it deals with a lot of other things.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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