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Man fined RM3,000 For Unlawful Possession of Foreign Passports

PETALING JAYA, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A man was fined RM3,000, in default three months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of foreign passports.

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Court dismisses Suit by Entertainment Journalists against Shila Amzah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed a defamation suit filed by two entertainment journalists against singer Shila Amzah and her father, ND Lala, over statements they allegedly issued at a press conference three years ago.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Men jailed 15 Years each for Gang Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 20 (Bernama) - Four friends were sentenced to 15 years' jail each by the Sessions Court here today after they were found guilty of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl two years ago.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail, Whipping for Youth who stabbed Chinese National

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A 21-year-old youth was today sentenced to seven years jail and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here for robbing and stabbing a Chinese national.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Application by Four Amanah Members to strike out Suit by Batu PAS over Property

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by four Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members to strike out a suit by PAS and its Batu divisional leader Azhar Yahya for the return of two units of shop lots in Batu.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to set up Cyber Crime Special Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up by the government to combat cyber crime in the country.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bursa Malaysia Securities Publicly Reprimands Multi Sports Holdings Ltd and 5 Directors and Fines 3 Directors

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 - Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (635998-W) (Bursa Malaysia Securities) has publicly reprimanded Multi Sports Holdings Ltd (MSPORTS) and its 5 directors for breaches of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Main Market Listing Requirements (Main LR).  In addition, 3 directors of MSPORTS were also fined a total of RM1,656,000 as a ...
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bursa Malaysia

Action Taken against Individuals who insult Islam - Jamil Khir

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) - Individuals who issued statements, or whose action, humiliate and slander Islam are not only prosecuted in court, but they also faced action by the Islamic religious institution, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.
Date: 19 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Companies holding Consumer Data must ensure they are kept Safe - Jailani

KUALA BERANG, Nov 18 (Bernama) - Companies which hold consumer data must ensure that it is kept safe and not shared with other parties without the consent of the consumers.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to revoke Permits of Companies not complying with Plastic Wastes Importation

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 18 (Bernama) - The government will immediately cancel the approved permits (AP) of companies which failed to comply with regulations on the importation of plastic wastes said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MACC to request Mutual Legal Assistance from UK over Felda's Hotel Purchase in London

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Nov 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will request for mutual legal assistance from the United Kingdom to facilitate its investigation on the hotel purchase by Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) in London.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi Construction Worker gets 7-Month Jail for threatening Countryman

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi construction worker was sentenced to seven months' jail by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today, for threatening his countryman with a knife to demand his debts.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Massage Parlour Manager gets 12 Months Jail, Fine, Whipping for CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A former manager of a licensed massage parlour was sentenced to 12 months' jail and fined RM10,000, in default three months' jail, by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM19,437.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Factory Operator gets Jail for insulting PM on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A factory operator was sentenced to four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to uploading a cartoon illustration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with offensive words on his Facebook account last month.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets 18 Years' Jail, 15 Strokes of Cane for Rape

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A 63-year old man was sentenced to 18 years' jail and ordered to be given 15 strokes of the cane by the Special Court For Sexual Crimes Against Children today for raping an underaged girl.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Penang's 2018 Budget of RM1.25 Billion approved

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The Penang State Legislative Assembly sitting today passed the Supply Bill 2018 which has allocated RM1.25 billion for the state's 2018 Budget.

Kedah tables RM1.38 Billion Budget for 2018 Bursa Securities approves Listings of Sime Darby Units AOB fines Auditor RM75,000 for non-compliance with International Standards on Auditing more

Government to revoke Permits of Companies not complying with Plastic Wastes Importation

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 18 (Bernama) - The government will immediately cancel the approved permits (AP) of companies which failed to comply with regulations on the importation of plastic wastes said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and L ...

Pengarah Syarikat Didakwa Buat Pernyataan Palsu Ministry submits Proposed Amendments to Cooperative Societies Act to AGC IRB: 10 Companies, Six Individuals declared Bankrupt more

Man fined RM3,000 For Unlawful Possession of Foreign Passports

PETALING JAYA, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A man was fined RM3,000, in default three months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of foreign passports.

Court dismisses Suit by Entertainment Journalists against Shila Amzah Four Men jailed 15 Years each for Gang Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl Jail, Whipping for Youth who stabbed Chinese National more

More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ

NILAI, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi has suggested that the federal and state governments sit together to discuss the jurisdiction of Syariah and Civil courts and make the necessary amendments ...

Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit Zuraida, Jamal settle Defamation Suit through Mediation more

Hotels warned over Prohibition on Hijab-Wearing Women Staff

IPOH, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry today instructed local authorities to withdraw the licence of hotels which prohibit Muslim women employees from wearing the hijab at wo ...

Hijab Ban for Muslim Frontline Hotel Staff a form of Discrimination - Nazri Parliament: Bellew must pay Four Months' Salary to MAB Policy on Ban of Women wearing Headscarf in Frontline Jobs must be reviewed more

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Managing Director of BAC Raja Singham appointed as Pioneer Mentor at the Launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network

Manila, Philippines, Nov 13 - Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was appointed as a Pioneer Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) on Sunday, 12 November. Touted as the largest mentoring programme in the region, AMEN is the flagship programme of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is designed to facilitate the scaling up of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ASEAN region through mentorship. Successful entrepreneurs, business practitioners and academicians from across the 10 ASEAN member states made up the 143 pioneer mentors present at the launch.

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ASEAN pushes enabling Environment for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states will work towards providing an enabling environment for inclusive business imperative for the region’s economic community-building efforts.

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Government targets 100 Legal Companions Next Year

SHAH ALAM, Nov 16 (Bernama) - The government targets to station 100 legal companions for child sexual abuse cases at all 22 branches of the Legal Aid Department (LAD) nationwide next year.

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CPTPP Conclusion could advance Trade Liberalisation despite Challenges

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The conclusion of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) signals that trade liberalisation can still advance despite challenging international economic conditions.

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ASEAN, Partners to fast-track RCEP Conclusion in 2018

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - Leaders from the countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Tuesday have instructed its ministers and negotiators to intensify efforts in 2018 to bring the RCEP negotiations to conclusion.

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ASEAN FTAs gain Ground in 2017, DTI says

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The year 2017 witnessed ASEAN efforts to beef up its free trade agreements (FTAs) with its international stakeholders gaining ground.

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ASEAN Leaders and CEOs push for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 14 - The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), composed of three CEOs/Presidents of private companies per ASEAN Member State, met with ASEAN Leaders led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 13 November 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Mr. Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III from the Philippines, the 2017 Chair of ASEAN-BAC and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, led the private sector.

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AICHR promotes Human Rights in ASEAN

Nov 13 - The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has initiated various activities throughout 2017 to promote human rights to the peoples of the region.

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ASEAN reaffirms Cooperation with East Asian Community in 20th ASEAN+3

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed its cooperation with Japan, Korea, and China during the 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit on Tuesday, November 14.

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ASEAN, China agree to start Talks on South China Sea COC

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have agreed to start negotiations on a code of conduct on the South China Sea, Malacañang said Monday.

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Japan vows to strengthen Cooperation with ASEAN

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to deepen cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in various areas such as maritime security, defense, trade, infrastructure development, combating terrorism, disaster risk reduction and cultural exchanges.

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Duterte lauds ABAC Initiative to empower MSMEs

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Philippines fully supports the ASEAN Business Advisory Council’s (ABAC) strategic action agenda to empower micro, small and medium industries (MSMEs) towards greater participation in the global value chain.

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