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Online Trader sent to Jail for providing Financial Assistance to Terrorist Group

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 (Bernama) - An online trader was sentenced to two years and six months’ jail by the High Court here today for contributing RM890 for the benefit of a terrorist group. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali handed down the sentence on Mohd Shaiful Mohd Jaafar, 32, to be served from the date of arrest, which was May 25, 2017. Mohd Shaiful had initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea to guilty today to an amended charge.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns after 20-day Sitting

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat adjourned today after sitting for 20 days from July 16. Before adjourning the meeting, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said it could be described as historical because the transition of power took place smoothly. "This proves the maturity of the members of Parliament in m ...
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Committee to Study All Electoral Laws

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The government hes set up the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) to review the electoral system and regulations in the country.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Internet Companies, Directors Fined RM20 Million for Financial Crimes

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) - Two Internet companies and their directors were fined a total of RM20 million by the Ampang Sessions Court here for various charges in the issuing of electronic payments unrecognised by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), promoting pyramid scheme and involvement in money laundering since 2012.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Bill to Repeal Anti-Fake News Law

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- A Bill to repeal the controversial Anti-Fake News Act was passed at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negeri Sembilan Government welcomes Proposal to create Religious and Racial Hatred Act

SEREMBAN, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan government welcomes the proposal to create the Religious and Racial Hatred Act aimed at upholding racial harmony in the country.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laws on Minimum Marriage Age to be Streamlined - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – Efforts are being made to streamline all legislations in the country to set the minimum marriage age limit at 18 years.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes RM6.22 Billion to Restructure Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat sitting tonight passed the Supply (Restructuring Expenditure Allocation) Bill 2018. The Bill was passed after the third reading before Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof and received the majority vote. The Bill, which provides an allocation of RM6.22 billion, was tabled foll ...
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

Kesatuan Eksekutif Airod Sdn Bhd v Airod Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1888 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Suberan Chandran v Xerox Business Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 09 August 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1883 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

EPF Incentive for Housewives starts Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The SURI Incentive Programme which enables housewives to gain access to quality social security and enhanced income security will be implemented in three phases, Deputy Prime Minister Datu ...

Bursa Malaysia Securities reprimands, fines and orders to strike off Chan Ling Ern for Misconducts and Violation of Rules SC Issues cease Order to Lendingstar Businessman wins Appeal to get back Money seized under AMLATFA 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

Film Producer and Two Others get Leave to Appeal in Copyright Infringement Suit

PUTRAJAYA, July 24 (Bernama) - Local film producer Datuk Yusof Haslam and two others were given the nod to proceed with their appeal against a Court of Appeal's ruling pertaining to alleged copyright infringement of a no ...

Merck KGaA v Leno Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years more

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1M ...

Sabah abolishes Communal Grants, replaces it with Individual Land Titles Sabah Government assures Sabah Native Rights preserved Negeri Sembilan Government to review Land Ownership by Foreigners more

No SST for Construction Services, some Building Materials

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The pressure on house prices, industrial and commercial buildings is expected to ease off with the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and exemption of some building materials f ...

Bill to repeal GST passed Government to refund GST Input Tax Credit Next Year Companies should Seek Legal Advice on GST Refunds more

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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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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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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.

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