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Rambo Bentong fails to overturn Death Sentence

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 (Bernama) - Serial rapist, dubbed "Rambo Bentong, failed in an attempt to overturn his death sentence for killing a Bentong Forestry Department employee almost six years ago.

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Kelantan imposes Strict Action against Transvestites

KOTA BHARU, Aug 15 (Bernama) - A man who dresses as a woman or behaves like a transvestite or both, in Kelantan can be fined up to RM1,000 or jailed at least six months or both, said the State Syariah Chief Judge Datuk Daud Muhammad.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Eric Paulsen, ex-PSM Sec-Gen freed of Sedition Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged lawyer Eric Paulsen and former Socialist party of Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general S. Arutchelvan on a charge with publishing seditious statement on the social websites.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Balloon Girl Balqis is free, Prosecution drops Appeal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of ‘Balloon Girl’ Bilqis Hijjas, who was acquitted and discharged for “insulting behaviour” through the dropping of yellow balloons at a 2015 event attended by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, has dropped its appeal against the acquittal.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-RSAF Engineer’s Friend and Accomplice convicted for Cheating Government of over S$632K

An Ex-RSAF engineer’s friend has been convicted of cheating the Government of over S$632,000 worth of contracts, after he admitted to five counts of cheating.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Albayalde implements Ombudsman Order vs Cops in Anomalous AK-47 Deal

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - Sanctions ordered by the Office of the Ombudsman against senior police officials and civilian personnel who approved the release of 1,004 AK-47 assault rifles to private mining and security firms took effect Tuesday.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-lawyer gets Five Years' Jail, RM66,400 Fine for CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - A former lawyer was sentenced to five years' jail and fined RM66,400 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to seven counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) totalling RM700,204.61 which belonged to his seven clients.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Deputy Senior State Counsel fined, gets Ban for Drink Driving

A deputy senior state counsel was fined $1,600 and disqualified from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dentist behind Bogus Medisave Claims Scam jailed Two and a Half Years

A dentist who has pleaded guilty to have acted as the main man behind the bogus claims scam involving his patients' Medisave accounts was sentenced to two and a half years in jail yesterday.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving

PETALING JAYA, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM7,000, in default eight months’ jail, by the Traffic Court here today for reckless driving to an extent that it caused the death of a woman two years ago.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Nepalese Men jailed for bribing Policeman

IPOH, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Two Nepalese nationals were sentenced to a month jail and fined RM10,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after the pleaded guilty to bribing a policeman.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Menase Ladang v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Murder – Conviction – Sentence – Section 302, Penal Code

Criminal law – Whether the trial judge failed to appreciate the evidence submitted that there was no motive or intention to kill – Whether the trial judge erred when she convicted the appellant of murder when the weapon that was ad ...

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 273; Source: Federal Court Registry

Rahaimi Bin Dollah v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction of one of the accused – Sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Whether the trial judge erred in relation to the presumptions under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 – Whether the trial judge erred in relation to the application of section 2 of the Dangero ...

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 270; Source: Federal Court Registry

Low Teck Sang v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Sentence – Appeal – Whether conviction safe – Dangerous Drugs Act 1952

Date: 03 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 256; Source: Federal Court Registry

Morteza Feizi Satar v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Appeal by prosecution – Whether the defence had cast a reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case – Whether the accused innocent carriers – Whether the accused guilty of wilful blindness

Date: 02 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 255; Source: Federal Court Registry

Sukarminah alias Mimin binti Kirin Hadi Prayitno

Date: 27 October 2016; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 80 PK/PID/2016; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Catur Prasetyo St Mt Drs Imran Yakub alias Im Banua Harahap Gelar Tongku Martua Harahap more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Rambo Bentong fails to overturn Death Sentence

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 (Bernama) - Serial rapist, dubbed "Rambo Bentong, failed in an attempt to overturn his death sentence for killing a Bentong Forestry Department employee almost six years ago.

Kelantan imposes Strict Action against Transvestites Lawyer Eric Paulsen, ex-PSM Sec-Gen freed of Sedition Charges Balloon Girl Balqis is free, Prosecution drops Appeal more

Protester sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

A nationalist activist who was among those charged with sedition for holding a protest against government officials has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison with manual labour.

Government ‘hasn’t relaxed Death Penalty’ Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe Bill would raise Prison Time for Illegal Video Sellers more

Albayalde implements Ombudsman Order vs Cops in Anomalous AK-47 Deal

MANILA, Aug 14 (PNA) - Sanctions ordered by the Office of the Ombudsman against senior police officials and civilian personnel who approved the release of 1,004 AK-47 assault rifles to private mining and security firms t ...

CA halts Suspension Order vs Lipa City mayor DOJ reverses Ruling, indicts Lim on Drug Raps Manila Court removes Four Names in DOJ Terror Tag Petition more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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