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New Nap to outline Regulatory Framework for 'Flying Cars'

CYBERJAYA, Mar 22 (Bernama) - The new National Automotive Policy (NAP) will outline the regulatory framework for 'flying cars', said the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). Its chief executive officer, Datuk Madani Sahari said the necessary rules and regulations governing the automotive industry were now being formulated.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trial Period for Jalan TAR as Pedestrian Zone from April 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The trial period for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) as a pedestrian zone will be held for one month on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 1.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Tax Fees in Sabah and Sarawak to be standardized from April 1

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (Bernama) - The road tax fees for registered commercial goods vehicles in Sabah and Sarawak will be standardised using the kerb weight (BTM) criteria from April 1, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indian National fined RM400 for trespassing LRT Track

PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) - An Indian national was fined RM400, in default of one month’s jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for trespassing and crossing the Light Rail Transit (LRT) track because he was late for work.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public advised against using Agents to settle Traffic Summonses

KUCHING, Jan 24 (Bernama) - Members of the public have been advised to settle their traffic summonses or compounds using the proper channels and not through agents, said Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department director Datuk Azisman Alias.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Man gets Five Months' Jail, RM7,000 Fine for Reckless Driving

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ( Bernama) - A mobile phone shop employee was sentenced to five months' in jail and fined RM7,000 in default seven months’ jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for driving recklessly and crashing into five vehicles last week.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mandatory RM300 Summons for Six Major Offences in Op Selamat

SEREMBAN, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Police will be issuing on-the-spot summons of RM300 to road users who commit one of six major offences during the 2019 Op Selamat (Road Safety Operation) in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid said the mandatory summons of RM300 would be effective nationwide fr ...
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018 to improve the cancellation process of vehicle registration and to facilitate local authorities dispose of abandoned vehicles in their respective areas.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport Act Amendment Bill tabled for First Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook has tabled the Road Transport Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 for first reading in Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorries may be installed with CCTV Cameras too

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is contemplating requiring heavy vehicles like lorries to be fitted with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to reduce accidents, Parliament was told today.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Compulsory Child Seats by 2020 - Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Child car seats will be made compulsory for all private cars by 2020, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving

PETALING JAYA, Oct 24 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for driving a tour bus in a reckless manner, resulting it to crash into five vehicles and caused the death of one person three years ago.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran

IPOH, Oct 21 (Bernama) - E-hailing and taxi drivers are required to register and make contributions under the Self Employment Social Security Scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) effective Nov 1, said Human Resources Minister, M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry Driver caught driving against Traffic Flow fined RM10,200

SHAH ALAM, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who drove against traffic flow, resulting in an accident at the North South (PLUS) Expressway was fined by RM10,200, in default 102 days jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for various traffic offences committed in Shah Alam since 2008.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Section 41, Road Transport Act 1987 faces Review

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 8 (Bernama) - Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 will be reviewed to allow for greater punishments imposed on guilty drivers causing deaths including introducing a life-long driving ban. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the maximum imprisonment of 10 years imposed currently was too lax and had no major impac ...
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals

MELAKA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry to provide Clearer Guidelines for Vehicle Convoy Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will strive to provide clearer guidelines pertaining to vehicle convoy activities, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government can abolish Toll, but done in Stages - Amiruddin

ALOR SETAR, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government can abolish the toll collection, but it has to be done in stages by taking into account the country’s financial capability, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Motorcyclist Fined RM2,200 for being under Influence of Alcohol

KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 17 (Bernama) - A taxi driver today was fined RM2,200, in default two months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here for riding motorcycle under the influence of alcohol on Friday.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy

LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.

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Najib seeks Court Directive on gag Order against Media, Public

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 11 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants a court directive to inform members of the public and media on what can and cannot be discussed and published pertaining to his criminal case involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, the Court of Appeal heard.

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