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Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

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Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption

KUANTAN, Feb 11 (Bernama) - A bus owner was sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM11,000, in default five months' jail, by the Sessions Court here for offering a RM500 bribe to a Road Transport Department (RTD) personnel.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EC wins Appeal to set aside Leave for Judicial Review granted to 28 Segamat Voters

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today overturned a High Court´s decision which granted leave to 48 Segamat Parliamentary voters to commence their judicial review challenge on the inclusion of the names of 949 army personnel and their spouses as voters in the constituency.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Redelineation: All must concur with Court Decision - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants all parties to abide by the Federal Court's decision yesterday on the delineation of the electoral areas by the Election Commission (EC).
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Butcher fined for threatening to kill Sister

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A butcher was fined RM3,000, in default five months' jail, by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today for threatening to kill his sister after the woman told off against entering her daughter's room.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities

IPOH, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years ago.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismissed Mukhriz's Appeal to initiate Contempt Proceedings against PM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Former Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir lost his appeal today over his ex-parte bid for leave to initiate contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court strikes out Khairy's Notice of Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today struck out the notice of appeal filed by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin in a defamation lawsuit in which he was ordered to pay RM150,000 in general damages to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. A three-man bench comprising justices Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, Puan Sri Zaleha Yusof a ...
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court dismisses Ronasutra Cosmetics' Appeal over RM265,000 Payment to Vanidah

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The High Court today dismissed an appeal by a manufacturer of Ronasutra cosmetics to set aside a lower court decision in ordering it to pay RM265,000 to actress Vanidah Imran as payment for the balance of contract between both parties.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The Malaysian Government must uphold Provisions of International and Domestic Law

The Malaysian Bar calls upon the Malaysian Government to adhere to principles of international law, specifically the customary international law of non-refoulement, and refrain from sending 11 Uighurs reportedly in Malaysian custody back to China.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Malaysian Bar

Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia to implement New Measures to boost Market Vibran

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 - The Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) today outlined the operational details of various new measures to further enhance the vibrancy and liquidity of the equity market.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bursa Malaysia

72 Summonses issued during Chinese New Year Operations in Perlis - JPJ

KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 72 summonses for various offences in conjunction with a 2018 Chinese New Year Special Operation last night.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Secretariat to encourage Staff to vote crucial

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The proposal for employers to set up a secretariat to monitor employees going out to vote in the 14th General Election should be implemented specifically by companies with a large number of employees.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Company slapped with RM5,000 Fine for Non-Compliance of Food Hygiene Regulations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A 'mamak' restaurant management company was fined RM5,000 by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to produce a record of training and vaccination certificate of its food handlers.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Construction Company fined RM7,000 for breeding Aedes Mosquitoes

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A construction company was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for allowing Aedes mosquito larvae to breed at four spots in the company's premises in November last year.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Securities Commission Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia to implement New Measures to boost Market Vibran

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 14 - The Securities Commission Malaysia (“SC”) and Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) today outlined the operational details of various new me ...

SC, Bursa unveil Details of Equity Market Measures BNM to introduce Policies to preserve Economic, Financial Stability MoF implements National Regulatory Sandbox Initiative more

Proposed Decision on Seven Tuition and Day Care Centres for Price Fixing Conduct

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) had issued a proposed decision against seven (7) tuition and day care centres for infringing section 4 of the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) by collectivel ...

MyCC proposes Penalty on Seven Tuition and Day-Care Centres MyCC signs Corruption-Free Pledge Tribunal dismisses MyEG's Appeal against Anti-Competition Penalty more

Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption Butcher fined for threatening to kill Sister Company slapped with RM5,000 Fine for Non-Compliance of Food Hygiene Regulations more

EC wins Appeal to set aside Leave for Judicial Review granted to 28 Segamat Voters

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today overturned a High Court´s decision which granted leave to 48 Segamat Parliamentary voters to commence their judicial review challenge on the inclusion of the ...

Federal Court dismisses UM's Appeal Bid PM, 1MDB get Stay of High Court Order to file Defence in Lawsuit Federal Court rules Consent from both Parents required for Conversion of Child to Islam more

Former Utusan NUJ Chairman allowed to challenge Wrongful Dismissal

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A former chairman of the Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (UMMB) chapter of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Amran Ahmad was today allowed to challenge the decision of the Industrial C ...

Foreign Workers may be deported for repeated Traffic Offences No Special Leave for Government Doctors, Nurses to serve Abroad - Hilmi Sarimah Binti Abdullah v Sadira Enterprise more

Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities

IPOH, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A graphic designer was sentenced to a month's jail and fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for uploading an offensive image of the country's leader on his Facebook account two years a ...

Draft of Law to curb False News for tabling to Cabinet after CNY - Azalina Court dismisses KiniTV, Directors' Constitutional Bid Formulation of Law on Fake News is unlike ISA - Azlina more

Those using Banned Construction Material risk Legal Action - Noh

MARANG, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Legal action will be taken on those using construction material prohibited by the Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) at their homes or other premises.

Faridah Binti Haji Hasbi and 5 Others v Tajuk Merdeka Snd Bhd New Regulations planned to ease Redevelopment of Public Housing Approval Letter mandatory for Transaction of GLC Land more

Malaysia to impose Final Affirmative Anti-Dumping Duties, effective Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The government has concluded the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel (CRSS) and decided to impose the final affirmative anti-dumping duties, effect ...

IRB casts Dragnet for Tax Dodgers this Year Labuan Business Activity Tax (Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information) Regulations 2018 GST: Guide on Lodging or Holiday Accommodation Services more

72 Summonses issued during Chinese New Year Operations in Perlis - JPJ

KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 72 summonses for various offences in conjunction with a 2018 Chinese New Year Special Operation last night.

Johor mulls imposing Surcharge for reloading Touch N Go at CIQ Notice under Section 70 of the Road Transport Act 1987 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 2) Order 2018 more

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

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Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

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Court Administrative Assistant charged with assaulting Workmate

TELUK INTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - A court clerical and operations administrative assistant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with assaulting and using criminal force on a workmate, two years ago.

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Bursa Malaysia announces Half-day and Full-day Trading Closure for CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd announces that it will implement a half-day trading closure on the the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) on Thursday and all-day closure on Friday.

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UN Offices relocate to Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The United Nations (UN) offices in Malaysia have been relocated to the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Malaysia needs to develop Industry 4.0 Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia needs to develop its own national roadmap and framework for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) to spur collaboration with developed countries in innovation industries.

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MITI eyes 10,000 e-commerce Companies joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

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KLRCA is now AIAC Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was officially renamed the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary. The name change is part of a larger rebranding for the Centre, which aims to further strengthen its regional footprint and global presence. Earlier on 10 Jan 2018, the Arbitration (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed and gazetted to give legal effect to the change of name.

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SUHAKAM on “Federal Court’s decision on Unilateral Conversion”

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has endorsed the unanimous decision of the Federal Court in the case of Indira Gandhi on 29 January 2018 which invalidated the unilateral and/or forced religious conversion of minors, in line with the Cabinet decision in 2009. SUHAKAM said it hopes the Court’s decision will now guide with clarity administrative and policy directions to establish coherent and consistent standards for reconciling the principle of the best interests of the child with the Constitutional rights of parents in the exercise of their freedom of religion.

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Malaysia and Singapore to set up Stock Market Trading Link

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work together to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year. The trading link will allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other’s stock market in a more convenient and cost efficient manner. Retail investors notably will benefit from such a link.

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