malaysia - Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Amendment to Constitution tabled in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 11 (Bernama) - The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2019 was retabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, a day after it was withdrawn. It was tabled by the Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Syed Saddiq said that the second and third reading of the bill would be made at the current Dewan R ...
Date: 11 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.
Date: 21 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Failure to amend Constitution will not obstruct Sabah from Claiming Rights

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15 (Bernama) - The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. In this regard, he said the effort to claim and restore the rights of the state wou ...
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to get Two-Thirds Majority Support

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Constitutional Amendment Bill to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with the Federation of Malaya as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 failed to get the required two thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat today. It was shy of 10 votes to meet the threshold of 148 votes in t ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to NSC Act because PM cannot have unfettered Powers - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today is to prevent the prime minister from using his powers in declaring a certain area as a security zone, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Constitution first step to realizing Wishes of People in Sabah, Sarawak - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the Pakatan Harapan government to realising the wishes of the people of Sabah and Sarawak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Amendments to NSC Act will give Power to King to declare 'Security Zones'

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the National Security Act (NSC) tabled for the first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today seeks to give the Yang di-Pertuan Agong the power to declare any area in Malaysia as a ‘security zone’. Under the existing the NSC Act, this authority is given to the Prime Minister.  ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New SOP on granting Citizenship to be announced soon

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 7 (Bernama) - The government will be announcing new standard operating procedure (SOP) on the process of granting citizenship especially to residents in this state as soon as a decision has been made on the matter.
Date: 07 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Constitutional Clause to be amended to compel Government Buildings to obtain FC

CYBERJAYA, Apr 6 (Bernama) - A Clause in the Federal Constitution which refers to the exemption given to government buildings from having to obtain the Fire Certificate (FC) is expected to be amended in another two months to compel all government buildings to obtain the FC.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court strikes down "Double Presumptions" Provision for Drug Trafficking Conviction

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The Federal Court nine-man bench today struck down a provision under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 (DDA) which allow the use of "double presumptions" to secure the conviction of an accused person charge for drug trafficking. In a landmark decision, the bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum declared sect ...
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Constitution (Amendment) Act 2019

This Bill seeks to amend the Federal Constitution.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 7 of 2019; Source: Parliament

Proposal to lower Voting Age in next Parliament Meeting

SHAH ALAM, Apr 1 (Bernama) - A proposal to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age to from 21 years to 18 years will be brought up in the next Parliamentary meeting. Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said he would be tabling the proposal for debate in the next Parliamentary meeting.The Federal Constitution ...
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia does not Recognize Dual Citizenship - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. In response to the report alleging that thousands of Thai nationals were having dual citizenship which allowed them to go in and out of Malaysia without restriction since the 1980s, Muhyiddin said such dual citizenship holde ...
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anwar can refer Constitutional Questions over NSC to Federal Court

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to refer constitutional questions on his challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 to the Federal Court.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government can't implement Night 'Curfew' on Children yet - Dr Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The government feels the proposed night ‘curfew’ on children under the age of 18 cannot be implemented yet due to various reasons, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Peaceful Assembly Act 2012: 10-Day Notice to be amended - Mohd Azis

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) -- The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding a rally, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. He said the proposal would be tabled by Home Minister Tan Sri Muh ...
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution - Liew

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 8 (Bernama) - Minister of Law in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that the Cabinet has agreed to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia. He said the decision to amend the constitution was reache ...
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament to debate SOSMA, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 5 (Bernama) - The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) and Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012 are expected to be debated at the next Parliament session, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said several amendments were being made to the two laws, which would be brought to the cabinet for approval before ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government drafting Legislative Amendments on Threats to National Unity, Security - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 (Bernama) - The government is in the process of drafting amendments to legislations to enable them deal with threats on national unity and security more effectively.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Roger Ng withdraws Appeal against Bail Dismissal pending Extradition Proceedings

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 26 (Bernama) - Former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng today withdrew his appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his bail application which he had filed pending hearing of the extradition proceedings.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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