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RM5 Million Fine for misleading Consumers with Halal Status - Jakim

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Any corporate body found guilty of trying to mislead consumers with halal status can be fined of up to RM5 million, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim. In a statement today, he said it was based on the Trade Descriptions (Halal Definition) Order 2011 ...
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kl Mayor commits Traffic Offence, pays Fine

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has admitted that he was issued a summons for a traffic offence recently in the city and he duly paid the fine.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman fined RM56,000 for Sharing Home with Illegal Immigrants

SEREMBAN, Jan 11 (Bernama) - A woman was fined RM56,000 in default two years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to allowing eight illegal immigrants to enter and stay at her rented house last week.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government won't budge from implementing Smoking Ban - Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The government will not budge from implementing the smoking ban imposed on all eateries despite facing opposition and criticism from smokers, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019

This is to notify the amendment of the Regulation 386A.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 11 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Helveria Magdalena DKK v Antonius DK

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1852 K/PDT/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Khairani v Hj Salbiah binti Hasballah DKK

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1214 K/PDT/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Bank Bukopin Tbk DKK v PT Sugar Labinta DKK

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 3029 K/Pdt/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PRRD signs Law hiking War Veterans’ Monthly Pension

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law increasing the monthly old-age pension of Filipino war veterans who fought during World War II, Korean, and Vietnam wars.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte declares Last Monday of January as 'National Bible Day'

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared the last Monday of January every year as a special working holiday, in observance of the National Bible Day.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC drops Journos Civil Suit vs Government in 2007 Pen Siege Arrests

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the dismissal of the PHP10-million class suit against the government, which was filed by 37 journalists arrested during the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege by outlaw adventurists led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Court allows Ex-PNP Exec in Rubber Boat Scam to leave for Qatar

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has allowed a former police official allegedly involved in the rubber boat scam to travel to Qatar despite objections of the prosecution panel.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ministry to review Laws to combat Online Transaction Fraud

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs will review existing consumer protection laws to combat rising trend in online transaction fraud.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sivarraajh fails to quash EC Decision on contesting in By-Election

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application by former Cameron Highlands MP, Datuk C. Sivarraajh to quash the decision of the Election Commission (EC) prohibiting him from contesting in the Cameron Highlands by-election or voting in any election for five years after finding him involved in a corrupt practice d ...
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to define Words, Actions construed as Insults against Monarchy

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 (Bernama) - The government is to define the words or actions that can be construed as insults to the institution of the monarchy, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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SEC urges Public to scrutinize Firms before investing

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - As it intensifies the crackdown on suspected investment scams, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised prospective investors to scrutinize first the legitimacy of a company before making their investment decisions.

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

MANILA, Jun 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for the July 2 oral arguments on the writ of kalikasan suit filed by petitioners seeking assertive government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal.

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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