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Treatment Order for Man who drove against Traffic

A man has succesfully appealed against his original sentence for driving against the flow of traffic, as he was given a two-year mandatory treatment order by the High Court, instead of four weeks' jail.

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Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 12 April 2019.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 107 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Malaysia, Singapore to draft Supplementary Agreement on RTS Project

SEPANG, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore are working towards a new supplementary agreement on the suspended Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Toll-Related Proposals to be submitted to Cabinet in June

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Works Ministry will submit all toll-related proposals, including to eliminate toll collection to the cabinet in June.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

e-bidding for Number Plates from April 15

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be implementing the e-bidding system for vehicle number plates from April 15.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing Law to be amended to allow PSV Licence for Disabled Drivers - Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The government will be amending existing e-hailing regulations to enable physically challenged drivers to apply for the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The registration of new motor vehicles through the e-Daftar system will require a valid Vehicle Type Approval Type (VTA) certificate serial numbers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), effective April 1, 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 94 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Registration Licence for e-Hailing Drivers starts April 1 - RTD

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 ( Bernama) - Drivers or potential drivers of e-hailing service who meet the conditions of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence can register with driving institutes or e-Hailing Operator (eHO) driving centres recognised by the Road Transport Department (RTD) from April 1. According to an RTD statement tonight, the vocationa ...
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators

NONTHABURI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport plans to introduce licenses for electric train operators.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

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

PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippines News Agency

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 78 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 77 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Online Taxi Safety Standards deemed Weak

Jakarta, Mar 23 (ANTARA News) - Online taxi safety standards are viewed as being weak due to rampant crimes by drivers of such services as was experienced by 29-year-old Yun Siska Rohani.

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Big Fines encourage Road Tax Payment, Official says

Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.

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Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in par ...

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PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).

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Treatment Order for Man who drove against Traffic

A man has succesfully appealed against his original sentence for driving against the flow of traffic, as he was given a two-year mandatory treatment order by the High Court, instead of four weeks' jai ...

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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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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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