malaysia - Criminal Law

Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - A former assistant engineer with the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM), Syed Ahmad Izzuddin Syed Abdullah, was sentenced to a month's jail and fine RM32,000 by the Sessions Court here today for submitting false claim.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today imposed a jail sentence totalling 36 months and a total fine of RM30,000 on Datuk Azmi Nordin, a former director of the Terengganu Department of Forestry, after finding him guilty on three counts of corruption in 2013.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man gets Jail for stealing Throat Lozenges, Chocolates at HKL Hospimart

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - An unemployed man who stole a variety of throat lozenges and chocolates from a convenience store at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) was sentenced to three weeks jail by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Wong Chai Sia meted out the sentence on Nor Zaidi Nong, 45, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 15 p ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seven Months' jail for Two who escaped from Police Custody

JOHOR BAHRU, June 18 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to seven months in prison by the Magistrate's Court here today for escaping from police custody last week. Johor Bahru senior assistant registrar R.Salini meted out the punishment to Nolmat Halil Abd Jalil, 34, and Muhammad Firdaus Irwan, 25, after they pleaded guilty. They c ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kang Tian Nam v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Whether the appellants had exclusive possession of the car in which the impugned drugs were discovered – Whether the trial court failed to appreciate the defence of the appellants – Whether the evi ...

Date: 07 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 189; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thankgod Chukwujindu Enenmuo v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal law – Whether the trial court had erred in law and in fact in failing to give due consideration to the defence of Innocent Carrier mounted by the appellant – Whether the tri ...

Date: 12 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 190; Source: Federal Court Registry

Youth jailed for attempting to rob DBKL Retiree

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a 22-year-old jobless youth to 30 months in prison for attempting to rob a DBKL retiree of her gold necklace.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry Driver jailed, fined for obstructing Policeman

PETALING JAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was sentenced to five days jails and fined RM2,500 by the Magistrate's Court here today for obstructing a policeman from discharging his duty. Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya handed down the sentence on Shahirol Amizi Salleh, 37, who pleaded guilty to the charge of obstructing Corporal Mohd Yusof ...
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Sah Chin Chong

Criminal law – Charges under sections 302 and 324 of the Penal Code – Reduction of charges to section 304(a) and 334 of the Penal Code – Appeal against sentence under reduced charges

Criminal law – Defence of sudden and grave provocation – Elements constituting such defence – Burden of proof – Bu ...

Date: 01 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 178; Source: Federal Court Registry

Yosep Yangubani v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal law – Exception of private defence – Defence of sudden fight in the heat of passion upon a sudden quarrel – Defence of grave and sudden provocation – Burden of proof of applicability of ...

Date: 31 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 179; Source: Federal Court Registry

AG to recuse himself Sua Sponte

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas has given assurance that he will recuse himself from cases involving parties he may know to avoid conflict of interest, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Baharudin @ Kadir Bin Abu Nawas v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Whether the trial court failed to sufficiently consider the appellant’s defence in particular the defence as stated in his cautioned statement – Whether such failure deprived the appellant of his right under section 182A( ...

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 186; Source: Federal Court Registry

Two Friends freed of Drug Trafficking Charge

SHAH ALAM, June 8 (Bernama) - Two friends shed tears of joy when they were acquitted and discharged of a drug trafficking charge by the High Court here today without calling for their defence.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mother gets 20 Years' Jail for abetting in Son's Murder

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - A housewife was sentenced to 20 years' jail by the High Court here today after she was found guilty of abetting in the murder of her five-year-old son last year. Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah meted out the sentence on Norfatiehah Ahmad Rokmar, 30, after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt ...
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Architect fined RM2,000 for throwing Shoe at Cat

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - An architect who threw his shoe at a stray cat at a lobby of a condominium here was fined RM2,000 in default two months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Carpenter awarded RM310,000 in Damages for Assault and Unlawful Detention

PUTRAJAYA, June 7 (Bernama) - A carpenter was awarded a sum of RM310,000 in damages by the Federal Court today for unlawful detention and for assault while he was being remanded by police in 2008.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tour Agency Owner jailed for assisting Organized Crime Gang

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) - A tour agency proprietor was sentenced to a year and nine months' jail by the High Court here today, for assisting an organised crime group dubbed 'Geng Latino Dago' two years ago.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kumanaan A/L Anthony Vincent v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal law – Identity of the first appellant – Whether there was prima facie evidence – Whether the prosecution has proved the element of common intention on the part of the ...

Date: 30 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 177; Source: Federal Court Registry

Aizuddin Syah Bin Ahmad v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 – Requirement under section 31A(1A) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 that request, collection and examination of the urine must be done by a police officer not below the rank of a sergeant – Breach of section 31A

Criminal procedure – Evidence – Admissibility of illegall ...

Date: 01 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 176; Source: Federal Court Registry

Father convicted of sexually assaulting Daughter gets Less Time in Prison following Appeal

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - A man who was convicted for committing 623 sexual crimes on his 15-year-old daughter, was given less time in prison when he was sentenced to 40 years in jail and given 24 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today on one charge of raping and another charge of sodomy.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Government to evaluate Zero GST Effect - Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will make a comprehensive evaluation on the effects of the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the cost of food production and price of food items, said its minister, Salahuddin Ayub.

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GST: Zeti hopes Retailers will pass on Benefits to Consumers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) - Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) member Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hoped that consumers will continue to enjoy cheaper products following the move by the government to zero-rate the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

Kuala Lumpur, June 18 - The 2018 Annual Arbitration Forum of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) will be held from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 at Bangunan Sulaiman, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.

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Website Glitch due to broken chain of trust between MYNIC, IANA Servers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), has confirmed there was a broken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.

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Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.

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Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Put an end to BNM's Non-Core Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Putting an end to Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) involvement in non-core activities, should be one of the main reforms that the new government can embark on, said HELP University Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams.

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Malaysia and Japan to revive Look East Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan will rejuvenate and upgrade the Look East Policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness for both countries.

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AG to recuse himself Sua Sponte

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas has given assurance that he will recuse himself from cases involving parties he may know to avoid conflict of interest, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Tourism Tax should be abolished - MAH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Hotels today reiterated their call for the tourism tax to be abolished as it is counter productive to the tourism industry.

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Companies, Traders need to submit GST 03 Tax returns for now

ALOR SETAR, June 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department says traders who have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system need to submit their GST 03 statements or tax returns even though the GST has been zero rated since June 1.

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