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ICERD: Government gives Assurance over Article 153

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The government today gave the assurance that it will not abolish Article 153 of the Federal Constitution if it ratifies the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy gave the assurance in the Dewan Rakyat when replying to a supplementary question from Datuk Seri Azalina Othman (BN-Pengerang) who wanted to know the government stand on the matter.

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House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.

Participating Countries agree to conclude RCEP Negotiations Next Year

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Heads of State of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participants-ASEAN Member States and ASEAN`s free trade agreement partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand -- agreed to conclude RCEP negotiations in 2019.

Sabah Sales Tax Enactment amended for New System of Tax Payment

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Assembly today passed a bill to amend the Sabah Sales Tax Enactment to introduce a new system of tax payment effective Jan 1, 2019.
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Man gets 26 Years' Jail and 24 Strokes for raping Daughter

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A man who raped his daughter repeatedly when she was 14 was sentenced to 26 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane yesterday.

Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.

ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - While no specific distinctions were given, freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea was reaffirmed in general by the Philippines and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday.

Central Bank provides New Details on Foreign-Bank Directive

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Foreign banks will be allowed to expand their branch networks in Myanmar next year, according to two senior officials of the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) yesterday.

Two Chilean Tourists jailed for causing Man's Death

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 ( Bernama) - Two Chilean men were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the High Court here today for causing the death of a Malaysian man at a hotel here last year.

Court rejects Mohamed Tawfik's Originating Summons on RUU 355

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here has rejected the originating summons filed by former Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail against former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rakyat secretary Datuk Roosme Hamzah in connection with the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU 355.& ...

Government mulls Idea of Cryptocurrency - Tun M

Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The government is mulling with the idea of cryptocurrency, especially on the role it might replace, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Doctor gets Two Years' Jail for switching Blood Sample of HIV-Positive Boyfriend with his own

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A Singaporean doctor who submitted his own blood sample in place of his HIV-positive boyfriend's, to help the American get an employment pass here, has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Senate approves Rice Tariffication Bill on Third Reading

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday passed on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1998, or the proposed rice tariffication bill, which President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent in a bid to bring down the price of rice in the market and reduce inflation.

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Publicly listed Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has lost its appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a PHP220-million insurance claim in connection with the Oct. 19, 2007 explosion in Glorietta 2, Makati City.

National Anti-Drug Strategy set to be released Next Month

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The country’s plan of action in the fight against illegal drugs will be announced in December, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control said.

Smoking Ban at all Eateries stays - Dr Dzulkefly

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The government will not compromise with the smoking ban in all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls as it involves public interest, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. He said the government’s directive to ban smoking at all eateries would stay despite the protests from restaurant o ...

Former KKLW Sec-Gen gets jail, fined RM3 Million for aiding Son in taking Bribes

Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - Former secretary-general of Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM3 million by the Sessions Court here today for abetting his son to take SGD$200,000 (RM627,636) in bribes relating to a rural electrification project in Sandakan, ...

Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA , Nov 13 (PNA)- The House of Representatives’ committee on banks and financial intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing protection to financial consumers.

House okays Islamic Banking bill on Second Reading

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill seeking to organize and regulate Islamic banks in the country.

Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.

Need to address, curb questioning of Constitution - Sultan Sharafuddin

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The act of a certain group in questioning the sanctity of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputeras, the national language, and the function and position of the Malay Rulers enshrined in the Federal Constitution need to be immediately addressed and curbed.

Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.

Gurmit Singh A/L Lal Singh v Sarjit Singh A/L Lal Singh and Another

Date: 14 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 331; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mega Mayang M & E Sdn Bhd v Utama Lodge Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 329; Source: Federal Court Registry

Contract - Interpretation and application of section 71 of the Contracts Act 1950

Nutchanad Jongjaroen v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 325; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Kian Seng v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 01 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 310; Source: Federal Court Registry

Joseph Ifeanyi Oba v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 24 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 309; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun and Another v Jan De Nul (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 27; Source: Federal Court Registry

Arbitration - Application of the Arbitration Act 2005 - Whether section 42 of the Arbitration Act 2005 automatically applies to an arbitration governed by the laws of Malaysia notwithstanding that one or more parties to the arbitration may be foreign

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Central Bank provides New Details on Foreign-Bank Directive

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Eatery Owners object to Smoking Ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - More than 20,000 eatery owners under the umbrella of three associations are against the Ministry of Health’s move to ban smoking in food premises from Jan 1, 2019.

Committee approves Environmental Engineering Bill Three Environment-Related Laws to be amended Terengganu will ban Plastic Bags Next Year - Exco more

New Mechanism to make Ex-Husbands pay Alimony after Divorce

PARIT BUNTAR, Nov 11 (Bernama) - The government plans to introduce a mechanism that can make ex-husbands pay their ex-wives for their alimonies as decided by Syariah Court after divorce. Minister in the Prime Minist ...

Laos reaffirms continued Support for Children’s Rights 'Pain' Damages should not be among Marital Assets: Judge BON and Others v BOQ more

ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

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This is to notify that sections 2, 4, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 to 29 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 October 2018.

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Court rejects Mohamed Tawfik's Originating Summons on RUU 355

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here has rejected the originating summons filed by former Sungai Benut MP Tawfik Tun Dr Ismail against former Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Dewan Rak ...

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SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) turned down a suit questioning a Quezon City ordinance passed two years ago that increased the fair market values (FMVs) of land, buildings, and other structures in the city ...

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Sabah Sales Tax Enactment amended for New System of Tax Payment

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Assembly today passed a bill to amend the Sabah Sales Tax Enactment to introduce a new system of tax payment effective Jan 1, 2019.

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MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting Streamtech System Technologies Inc. a franchise to construct, operate and maintain telecommunications systems throughout the country.

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Senate approves Rice Tariffication Bill on Third Reading

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Two Chilean Tourists jailed for causing Man's Death

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Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

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