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Dewan Rakyat passes Two Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat today passed the Departure Levy Bill 2019 and the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Najib's Three Appeals in SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's three appeals which included for supply of additional documents to him to prepare his defence and a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Businessman, Firm cleared of importing Logs without Permit

The Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of a Singaporean businessman and his trading firm for importing the logs without a permit, as the court hinged on the interpretation of the term "transit" in the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, which regulates the trade of specified species of animals and plants, including r ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

PRRD may ask Congress to amend Double Plates Law: Palace

MANILA, Apr 8 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte may ask Congress to amend the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act if its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) fail to address motorcycle riders’ safety concerns, Malacañang said on Monday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government Targets Recyclers of Cigarette Tax Stamps

MANILA, Apr 8 (PNA) - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to work closely with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in curbing a new scheme perpetrated by illicit tobacco traders involving their suspected use of recycled tax stamps on fake cigarettes, the Department of Finance (DOF) reveale ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Articles on Land Sale at Peel Avenue translated from Mandarin Text, High Court told

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 9 (Bernama) - A freelance translator told the High Court here today that she had translated three news articles on the sale of land at Peel Avenue to Island Hospital from a text that was given to her.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

G25 wins Legal Suit, High Court lifts Ban Order on Book

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The High Court here today lifted the ban order imposed on a book, titled ‘Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation - Islam In A Constitutional Democracy’.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Athlete ordered to apologize to Senior Citizen over Incident at Putra Heights LRT

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - National taekwondo athlete Nur Dhia Liyana Shaharuddin was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to apologise to a senior citizen with visual and hearing impairment for assaulting him at the Putra Heights LRT station two years ago.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CPOPC to meet EU Leaders to oppose Delegated Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has embarked on a mission to Brussels, Belgium to engage in dialogues with European Union (EU) leaders to challenge the EU’s Delegated Act, which classifies palm oil as unsustainable due to “high-risk” indirect land use change (ILUC). In a sta ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs

Migrant workers, tourists and small and big businesses will be able to cut the cost of their financial transactions in Asean after regulators, bankers and non-bank operators decided to integrate and upgrade their financial services across the region.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Indonesia to file Lawsuit over Palm Oil in European Court

Jakarta, Apr 8 (ANTARA) - Indonesia will file a lawsuit with the European Court, if the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II, which will impact palm oil, is finally approved by the EU parliament.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Law to address Distribution of Unregistered Padi Seedlings

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is formulating a law to regulate the distribution of padi seedlings in the country.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend Implementation of overlapping Port Limits

SINGAPORE, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Waqf Act to be tabled in Parliament by End of This Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - An act for Waqf is expected to be tabled in the Parliament by year end to better managed endowment funds in the country.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD will honor Law at all times: DOJ

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte will honor the rule of law and the Constitution.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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