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Botched Circumcision: Court allows Government, Four Others' Bid to strike out Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed application filed by the Malaysian Government and four others to strike out a negligence suit filed by 19-year-old youth over a circumcision procedure that went awry when he was 10-year-old that caused him to suffer permanent disability. High Court Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad made the decision after allowing the application from the five, namely, Kuala Lipis Hospital's (KLH) medical officer and its director; Selayang Hospital’s specialist and its director; as well as the Malaysian government, as the second to sixth defendants, to set strike out the suit on the grounds that the circumcision procedures performed outside the hospital and the government was not involved.

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Ex-cop gets Three Months Jail for possessing 10 Bullets

BALIK PULAU, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A former policeman was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for possessing 10 bullets at his rented house in Bayan Lepas near here, on Saturday.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Court of Appeal today.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Manager fined RM3,000 for ramming Vehicle into Motorbike of Cop on Duty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - A finance company manager was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for using criminal force against a policeman who was on duty, by ramming the car that he was driving into the policeman’s motorcycle.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maria Chin gets Leave to Appeal against Travel Ban

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah to appeal against a travel ban imposed on her three years ago.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM to launch Risk Management Policy to tackle Cybercrime

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be launching its Risk Management in Technology policy in June this year to provide guidelines, especially for financial institutions, to combat the rise in cybercrime. CyberSecurity Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Amirudin Abdul Wahab said more than 10,000 cases of cybercr ...
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farmer fined RM50,000 for bribing Government Official

KUANTAN, Feb 18 (Bernama) - A farmer was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing a government official when he was found encroaching into a forest reserve in Cameron Highlands, four years ago.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal, PBRS Deputy President keeps Pensiangan Seat

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Arthur Joseph Kurup, the son of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, retains his position as Pensiangan Member of Parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Filipino Men jailed, fined for Possessing protected Turtle Parts

TAWAU, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Three Filipino men were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing protected turtle parts in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna, early this month.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Khairuddin's Appeal allowed, Jasin Election Petition sent back for Trial

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today returned the election petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan who contested the Jasin parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) to the Election Court for trial. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum allowed Khairudd ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government has begun repaying Tax Refund Arrears, says Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The government has begun the process of repaying tax refund arrears amounting to RM37 billion, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary Misconduct Allegation: Government open to all options on Actions to be taken

SANDAKAN, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The government will leave all options opened, including a proposal to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), with regard to action the government should take following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on misconducts within the judiciary. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welfare Worker fined for splashing Petrol on Office Floor

PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A welfare worker was fined RM5,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for criminal intimidation by splashing petrol on the floor of the management office of an apartment here last Saturday.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unlicensed Hotel, AirBnB Operators urged to register with Tourism Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Unlicensed hotel operators and those offering vacation rental services on AirBnB, must register with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture immediately to avoid legal action.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets 30 Years' Jail, Whipping for raping, sexually assaulting Girlfriend's Daughter

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to 30 years’ jail and eight strokes of the cane by the Special Criminal Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children here, after he pleaded guilty to raping and committing physical sexual assaults to his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter until she gave birth to a baby girl.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM to launch Risk Management Policy to tackle Cybercrime

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be launching its Risk Management in Technology policy in June this year to provide guidelines, especially for financial institutions, to combat the rise in ...

SC amends Guidelines to require Digital Asset Platform Operators to register SC reprimands, fines Deloitte RM2.2 Million on Sukuk Issuance linked to 1MDB SC reprimands Three Auditors for Failure to meet Standards more

MyEG receives Warning for Non-Compliance in RM9.46 Million Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has warned MyEG Services Bhd for continuously been in non-compliance with the decision of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on Dec 28, 2018 t ...

High Court upholds MyCC Decision against MyEG Sector Regulators meet to discuss Competition Issues High Court reinstates RM10 Million Fine imposed on MAS and AirAsia more

Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Co ...

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Tabling of Sexual Harassment Bill not in March to ensure Comprehensiveness - Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Sexual Harassment Bill will not be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next month because the results of a just-completed feasibility study are still under scrutiny, it was stated today.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

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Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

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Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

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No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

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