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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

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

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

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

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

Vietnamese Woman gets a Years' Jail for Unlawful Passport Possession

MERSING, Feb 13 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese woman was sentenced to a years’ jail by the Magistrate's Court, here today, after she pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of passports which did not belong to her, early this month.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Food Delivery Man fined for Threatening to kill Ex-wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - A food delivery man was fined RM3,000, in default four months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for making murder threats on his former wife through the Whatsapp application.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man jailed Two Months for punching Mum

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to two months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for punching his mother on the eye following an argument.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi Man pleads Guilty to bribing Policeman

BUTTERWORTH, Feb 8 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi construction worker pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to bribing a policeman to accept a document belonging to somebody else as a personal document for an Indonesian woman who was caught without valid travel document.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Breaking into Steel Factory to steal Cables, duo get 10 Months Jail

PETALING JAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - Two friends got 10 months jail each for breaking into a steel factory to steal TNB cables, last Friday.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Caterer gets Jail, Fine, Whipping for Cheating

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Bernama) - A caterer was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, a stroke of the rotan and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today after he was found guilty of cheating a night market trader of RM15,000 over a Ramadan project, four years ago.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Youth gets Two Days Jail, RM1,400 Fine for shoplifting

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 (Bernama) - An unemployed youth who stole a RM19 hat at a departmental store was sentenced to two days’ jail and fined RM1400, in default two months’ jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jobless Man gets Jail, Fine for stealing Cables

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 (Bernama) - A jobless man was sentenced to three months' jail and fined RM300, in default 14 days’ jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to stealing three rolls of cables worth RM300 last Saturday.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple gets Seven Months Jail for stealing Food at Supermarket

PETALING JAYA, Feb 4 (Bernama) - A husband and wife, both former convicts, were each sentenced to seven months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for stealing various food items at a supermarket.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Salesman in Jail for Running over Policeman at Road Block

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 (Bernama) - An Indonesian salesman was sentenced to five months’ jail by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today for voluntarily causing hurt on a traffic policeman last week.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court frees Ex-National Diving Coach from Rape Charge

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) - Former national diving coach Huang Qiang, who was charged with raping a national diver at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil two years ago, heaved a huge sigh of relief after being freed by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Police Sergeant jailed, fined RM10,000 for Bribery

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (BERNAMA) - A police sergeant was sentenced to a month’s jail and fined RM10,000, in default six months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded to a bribery charge.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Female College Student jailed for Armed-Robbery

PETALING JAYA, Jan 31 (Bernama) - A private college student who robbed a man she befriended through the Tinder dating application at knife-point was sentenced to six years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today after finding her guilty of the charge.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Death Sentence on Chinese National for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal here today upheld the death sentence of a Chinese national who was convicted for trafficking in 4,401.5 grammes of methamphetamine at the Senai International Airport in Johor in 2014.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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