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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

Bill to repeal Anti-fake News tabled In Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) - A Bill to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong tabled the Bill which contains two clauses for the first reading. The bill seeks to repeal the Act due to the change in government policy that fake news can be ...
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia legally well-equipped to address Internet Abuse Issues - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - Malaysia has a broad legal system to address the negative issues arising from the increase in Internet usage in the country, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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