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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Two Indonesians jailed Nine Months for possessing Contraband Cigarettes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop assistants were sentenced to nine months' jail each by the Magistrate's Court here today for possessing 192,840 sticks of contraband cigarettes of various brands last week.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men jailed for helping Members of Organized Criminal Group to enter Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Malaysian men were sentenced to three years’ jail each by the High Court here today for helping members of an organised criminal group, ‘Latino Dago Gang’ to enter the country two years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sentenced to Death for killing Woman in Confinement

SHAH ALAM, Oct 15 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a woman in confinement, three years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sentence reduced for Man convicted of 623 Sexual Offences against Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) - "Deep in your heart, you alone know what happened and only you can tell the pain your child had suffered. So do repent," Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah told a man who had pleaded guilty to sodomising, raping and sexually abusing his biological daughter.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple plead Guilty to stealing Auxiliary Cop's Wallet

PETALING JAYA, Oct 12 (Bernama) - A couple pleaded guilty at the Magistrate's Court here, today, to a charge of stealing a wallet belonging to an auxiliary policeman, early this month.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Friends jailed 13 Months for breaking into Boutique

PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to 13 months’ jail each by the Magistrate’s Court here today for breaking into a boutique and possession of stolen items.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Myanmar Worker jailed for keeping Obscene Pictures in Handphone

PETALING JAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A Myanmar restaurant worker was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for keeping obscene pictures in his handphone.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Assistant Cook jailed 12 Years, Nine Whipping for Three Gang-Robberies

SUNGAI PETANI, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today handed down a sentence of 12 years’ jail and nine strokes of the cane on a key suspect in three robberies which occurred within a span of 24 hours here early last month.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Graphic Designer freed on Charge of uploading False Image of Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged a graphic designer on a charge of uploading on his Instagram account a false image of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman gets Whipping for Prostitution

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 10 (Bernama) - “You are already 45 years old and should be mature enough to differentiate between wrong and right,” said Syarie Judge Kamalruazmi Ismail.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maid who steals Employer's Luxury Car, LV Bag jailed 26 Months

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A 21-year-old maid was sentenced to a total of 26 months’ jail and fined RM7,000, in default seven months’ jail, by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today for stealing a luxury car and other items belonging to her employer.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man jailed 29 Years, 20 Whipping for raping Step-Daughter

PETALING JAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A 51-year-old store keeper was sentenced to a total of 29 years jail and ordered to be given 20 strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for charges on incest and rape of his step-daughter.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Rembau Returning Officer Amino Agus jailed Three Months

SEREMBAN, Oct 10 (Bernama) - The Special Elections Court here today sentence the returning officer for the Rembau parliamentary constituency, Amino Agus Suyub, to three months’ jail after he was found guilty of disturbing the administration of justice.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pakistani man fined RM151,500 for Possession of Counterfeit Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A Pakistani man was fined RM151,500 by the Sessions Court here today on three counts of supplying various sports items using false trade descriptions, last June.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seven Days Jail, RM10,000 Fine for RM150 Bribe

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A man was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment and fined RM10,000 in default three months jail, by the Special Corruption Court in Ranau for offering a RM150 bribe to a traffic policeman in April.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman fined for Possession of 108 Fake LV, Gucci Bags

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A woman was fined RM5,500 by the Sessions Court here today for two counts of possessing 108 handbags for supply using a false trade description three years ago.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pimp seeks More Caning for shorter Jail Time

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A man who pleaded guilty to being an intermediary for prostitution surprised the High Court here today when he requested to be given more strokes of the cane for a shorter jail time.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Wan Mohamad Nur Firdaus Bin Abd Wahab and Another Appeal

Criminal law – Sentencing – Appeal – Reduction in the sentence – Sentencing principles

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 303; Source: Federal Court Registry

Court rejects Appeal by Former Executive to reduce Jail Sentence and Strokes for Rape, Sodomy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - A former executive of a transport company who raped and sexually abused a woman seeking employment, two years ago, lost in his bid to appeal for a lighter sentence today.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).

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Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.

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Rule of Law important for Nation's Recovery Process - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Immediate Moratorium on Use of the Sedition Act 1948 is Crucial, Pending Its Repeal

The Malaysian Bar have claimed that it is heartened by the statement reportedly made by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, that the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 (“Sedition Act”) “should take place at the next sitting of Parliament”.

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MITI to improve Investment Incentives

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is looking to improve investment incentives that would give win-win results for both the investors and nation, says Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.

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Effective Policy Making needs Global Perspective - BNM governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - Monetary and fiscal policies should have global perspectives as any fallout often spread across the borders, says Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.

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Death Penalty and Whipping are never the Solution to combat Corruption or any other Crimes

"The Malaysian Bar had unequivocally opposed the recent proposal, mooted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) and various other parties, to introduce the death penalty and caning as punishments for corruption", says its president George Varughese.

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Ministry, SME Bank join hands to develop Women Entrepreneurship

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and its agencies will be working together with the Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) to help boost women’s participation in business.

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Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak heads List of 1,158 Sabah Award Recipients

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk David Wong Dak Wah heads a list of 1,158 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the 65th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, tomorrow.

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Rantau Election Petition: Court sets October 10 for Decision on Contempt of Court Proceedings

SEREMBAN, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Special Election Court here today set Oct 10 for the decision whether to continue with the contempt of court proceedings involving one of the witnesses in the election petition hearing filed by Dr S. Streram to nullify the Election Commission’s decision for the Rantau state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

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