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High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The warrant of arrest issued against the former director-general of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving government funds totalling RM50.4 million, was cancelled by the High Court today. Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah made the decision after hearing submissions from Hasanah’s counsel, Datuk Shaharudin Ali and deputy public prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad.

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EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others

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Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC

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Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 103; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Zhipeng v Seow Suat Thin

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Date: 24 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 104; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Filing of Petitions, Documents only until 4:30 pm, SC to Lawyers

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Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

2019 Malaysian Bar Payments Required under the Legal Profession Act 1976

This is to inform of the annual subscription, contribution, prescribed fee and levies for 2019 are now due and payable. Circular No. 079/2019
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

PCP Construction Sdn Bhd v Leap Modulation Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Application No. 08(i)-394-07/2018(W); Source: Federal Court Registry

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

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Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Civil Procedure - Costs - awarded

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 100; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lawyer Arun Kasi gets 30 days' Jail, RM40,000 Fine for Contempt of Court

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Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness

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Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Date: 01 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The warrant of arrest issued against the former director-general of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who was charged with criminal breach ...

2019 Malaysian Bar Payments Required under the Legal Profession Act 1976 PCP Construction Sdn Bhd v Leap Modulation Sdn Bhd Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case more

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A mediation programme to help settle civil cases, trade disputes and family problems will be tested in four courts in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region, according to Supreme Court Judge U Myo Tint.

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