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Senior Citizen fined RM6,000 for Reckless Driving

TAWAU, Jul 3 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM6,000 in default eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for reckless driving which resulted in his car crashing into and injuring a man and his son.

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Traffic Police start imposing harsher Drunk Driving Penalties

Vientiane traffic police officers are beginning to issue stiffer fines and confiscate the licenses of drunk drivers in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents in the capital.
Date: 01 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

LTO revokes Motorist's License for Driving from Passenger Seat

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday revoked the license of a motorist who was shown in a viral video driving his car while sitting on the passenger side.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lawmakers call for tougher Drink-Driving Penalties

Hanoi, May 24 (VNS/VNA) - Lawmakers have mooted making drink-driving a criminal offence, whether they cause an accident or not.
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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

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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Traffic Police start imposing harsher Drunk Driving Penalties

Vientiane traffic police officers are beginning to issue stiffer fines and confiscate the licenses of drunk drivers in a bid to reduce the number of road accidents in the capital.

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Senior Citizen fined RM6,000 for Reckless Driving

TAWAU, Jul 3 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM6,000 in default eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for reckless driving which resulted in his car crashing into and injuring a man a ...

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) Order 2019 Toll-Related Proposals to be submitted to Cabinet in June e-bidding for Number Plates from April 15 more

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 ...

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed more

LTO revokes Motorist's License for Driving from Passenger Seat

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday revoked the license of a motorist who was shown in a viral video driving his car while sitting on the passenger side.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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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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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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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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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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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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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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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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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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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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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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