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AGC to undertake Decriminalization of attempted Suicide - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 13 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be directed to review Section 309 of the Penal Code towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the issue was among the decisions made at the Mental Wellbeing Meeting which she chai ...
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 (Bernama) - A man who previously claimed trial to two counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad, Islam and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty, in the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail Term, Fine awaits those uploading, spreading Porn on Internet - MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warns all parties not to upload, distribute or share pornographic content on the Internet.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tahfiz School Warden gets 228 Years, 42 Strokes for Sodomy, Molest

KANGAR, May 30 (Bernama) - A hostel warden was sentenced to 228 years in jail and 42 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to 25 counts of sodomy and gross indecency against five tahfiz school students last month.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman acquitted of Korean Holiday Package Fraud

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - A woman was discharged and acquitted at the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today of cheating a senior citizen in relation to a holiday package to Korea in 2017.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Taxi Driver jailed 10 Years for supporting Daesh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - A former taxi driver was sentenced to 10 years in jail by the High Court here today after he was found guilty on three counts of supporting the terrorist group Daesh (Islamic State). Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd. Razak, in handing out the sentence to Nor Mizan Panijan, 40, said the prosecution had proven its cas ...
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Reckless Driving: Mechanic jailed Four Years for Marathon Runner's Death

KLANG, May 27 (Bernama) - A mechanic was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of causing the death of a Klang City International Marathon participant in 2017 by reckless driving. Teoh Thiam Lim, 30, was also fined RM7,000 in default seven months imprisonment for knocking down Evelyn Ang Gek Suan, 45, with his Proton Iswar ...
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Bangladeshis fined for selling Fake Branded Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi men were imposed hefty fines by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possession and selling fake branded goods.
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lithuanian fined RM12,000 for Disturbance on Flight

SEPANG, May 23 (Bernama) - A Lithuanian man was fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing a disturbance on a flight from Muscat, Oman to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johor Court rejects MACC's Forfeiture Application

JOHOR BAHRU, May 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to forfeit the assets of a former state government exco, his son and daughter-in-law, worth millions of ringgit. Judge Kamarudin Kamsun made the decision after hearing the prosecution and defence's submission ...
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed

BESUT, May 16 (Bernama) - For stabbing an imam who was reciting the Quran, an unemployed man was sentenced to three years and five months' jail by the magistrate's court here today.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment

RAUB, May 16 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years in jail and RM13,000 fine or another 16 months for illegal logging and encroaching into the Lentang Forest Reserve in Bentong near here, last March.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill

KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man a total of eight months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to encroaching into a forest reserve area and operating a mobile sawmill without a permit.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreigners fined, jailed for selling Imitation Branded Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - Two foreign men, a Nepalese and another from Myanmar, were fined a total of RM6,000 and RM11,000, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to selling fake branded products.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Insulting King: Gardener gets Two Months' Jail

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Micheal Arinzeh (Nigerian) v Public Prosecutor

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-30-01/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

Suppiah A/L Yenkobal Sami v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Jenayah No. B-05(M)-189-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ogbugo Chioma Martha v Public Prosecutor

Date: 25 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. B-05(M)-78-02/2017 (NGA); Source: Federal Court Registry

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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