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Bangladeshi Labourer jailed, fined RM30,000 for 16 Immigration Offences

PONTIAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi national was sentenced to six years and eight months’ jail, as well as fined RM30,000, in default six months’ jail, and two strokes of the cane by the Immigration Sessions Court in Pekan Nanas here for 16 charges under the Immigration Act. Judge Zahilah Md Yusof handed down the sentence on Md Mohiuddin Mamun, 40, who pleaded guilty to all the charges. Md Mohiuddin was charged with 14 counts of unlawful possession of passports which did not belong to him, while the other two charges were for violating his social visit pass and for attempting to forge a document for use as a visa or permit or pass under the Immigration Act.

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Terengganu will ban Plastic Bags Next Year - Exco

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The Terengganu government will ban the use of plastic bags next year, says State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Dr Alias Razak.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SOP for Natural Disaster Management for Review

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The existing standard operating procedure for managing natural disasters such as drought, earthquake, floods, haze and tsunami is to be reviewed.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sentenced to Three Years Jail for committing Robbery with Toy Gun

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - An ex-grocery shop staff was crying profusely after being sentenced to three years in jail and one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here today on a charge of robbing a convenience store using a toy gun last month.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court jails Guard 39 Months for Armed Robberies

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a 39-month jail by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of group robberies using a parang on a pharmacy worker and a student.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court decides Three Judges of Previous Panel to deliver Verdict in "Bin Abdullah"

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The remaining three judges from the earlier Federal Court five-man bench will deliver its verdict on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock could bear his or her father's surname, instead of "Abdullah". Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, chairing a seven-man bench, decided not to rehear the appeal to ...
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Rahim Thamby Chik's Suit against Mat Sabu settled

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik against Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, popularly known as Mat Sabu, for accusing him of committing sexual offence, was settled with the minister retracting the statement.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Minimum Wages Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 265 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Minimum Wage issue to be discussed in Cabinet - Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will present the RM1,050 minimum monthly wage issue, which has been objected to by some parties for being too low, to the Cabinet.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group in employment. Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran said the amendment to the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 was to ensure the labour laws of the c ...
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welder jailed for Concealment of RM18,700

PETALING JAYA, Oct 17 (Bernama) - A welder was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for concealment of more than RM18,000 belonging to another person.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Labourer jailed for Possession of Image, Video on Daesh Terrorists

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - An Indonesian labourer was sentenced to 18 months jail by the High Court here today for having images and video on the Daesh terrorist group on his handphone.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Brothers freed on Drug Trafficking Charge, escape Death Sentence

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 (Bernama) - Two brothers escaped the noose today when they were acquitted and discharged for drug possession and trafficking.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Hire-Purchase (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Hire-Purchase Act 1967.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 19 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Malaysia and Singapore Reaffirm Commitment to Enhance ICT Digital Economy

Malaysia and Singapore had, during the Second Joint Committee Meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Information and Communications Cooperation, reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the digital economies of both countries and to pursue measures that spur innovation as well as to encourage the growth of the ICT industry.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: MIDA

Dewan Rakyat approves MoF motion

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to allow the government to transfer RM23.5 billion as Malaysian Government Investment Issues (MGII).

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Man sentenced to Three Years Jail for committing Robbery with Toy Gun

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Better and Easier Intellectual Property Protection in Malaysia from Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Malaysian companies and international entities will see easier filing of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and better protection of IP rights when the country accedes to the Madrid Pro ...

Court orders 'Maxxoil' Trade Mark eliminated Apparel Shop Owner fined RM25,000, for having 1,000 Imitation Jerseys Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes & New Provisions Concerning Trademark Agents, Mediation, Board of Appeal and Other Matters more

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Parliament: Tax incentive for Industrial Estates not taken up - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The government has provided 100 per cent income tax exemption for five years to companies that undertake activities that are qualified in industrial estates, but it was not taken up, said ...

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).

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Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.

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Rule of Law important for Nation's Recovery Process - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Immediate Moratorium on Use of the Sedition Act 1948 is Crucial, Pending Its Repeal

The Malaysian Bar have claimed that it is heartened by the statement reportedly made by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, that the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 (“Sedition Act”) “should take place at the next sitting of Parliament”.

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MITI to improve Investment Incentives

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is looking to improve investment incentives that would give win-win results for both the investors and nation, says Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.

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Effective Policy Making needs Global Perspective - BNM governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - Monetary and fiscal policies should have global perspectives as any fallout often spread across the borders, says Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.

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Death Penalty and Whipping are never the Solution to combat Corruption or any other Crimes

"The Malaysian Bar had unequivocally opposed the recent proposal, mooted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) and various other parties, to introduce the death penalty and caning as punishments for corruption", says its president George Varughese.

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Ministry, SME Bank join hands to develop Women Entrepreneurship

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and its agencies will be working together with the Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) to help boost women’s participation in business.

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Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak heads List of 1,158 Sabah Award Recipients

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk David Wong Dak Wah heads a list of 1,158 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the 65th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, tomorrow.

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