malaysia - Criminal Law

Kelantan imposes Strict Action against Transvestites

KOTA BHARU, Aug 15 (Bernama) - A man who dresses as a woman or behaves like a transvestite or both, in Kelantan can be fined up to RM1,000 or jailed at least six months or both, said the State Syariah Chief Judge Datuk Daud Muhammad.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Eric Paulsen, ex-PSM Sec-Gen freed of Sedition Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged lawyer Eric Paulsen and former Socialist party of Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general S. Arutchelvan on a charge with publishing seditious statement on the social websites.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Balloon Girl Balqis is free, Prosecution drops Appeal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of ‘Balloon Girl’ Bilqis Hijjas, who was acquitted and discharged for “insulting behaviour” through the dropping of yellow balloons at a 2015 event attended by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, has dropped its appeal against the acquittal.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-lawyer gets Five Years' Jail, RM66,400 Fine for CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - A former lawyer was sentenced to five years' jail and fined RM66,400 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to seven counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) totalling RM700,204.61 which belonged to his seven clients.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving

PETALING JAYA, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM7,000, in default eight months’ jail, by the Traffic Court here today for reckless driving to an extent that it caused the death of a woman two years ago.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Nepalese Men jailed for bribing Policeman

IPOH, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Two Nepalese nationals were sentenced to a month jail and fined RM10,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after the pleaded guilty to bribing a policeman.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ho My Lan v Pendakwa Raya

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

Date: 01 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 237; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ibrahim Musa Bin Rifa’i v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Sentence – Appeal

Date: 01 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 236; Source: Federal Court Registry

Two Friends jailed 46 Months for House Breaking

KAMPAR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to 46 months’ jail each by the Magistrate’s Court here today after they were found guilty of house breaking and stealing a safe containing gold jewellery in January last year.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court upholds Jail Sentence on Mechanic who forced Teacher to perform Oral Sex

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 10 (Bernama) - A mechanic who pleaded guilty to forcing a kindergarten teacher to perform oral sex on him had his 12 year jail term and 10 strokes of the rotan upheld by the Court of Appeal here today.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Friends on Drug Trafficking escape Gallows

MELAKA, Aug 10 (Bernama) - A couple and a friend escaped the death sentence today after the High Court here acquitted and discharged them on a drug trafficking charge.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Hotel Worker fined RM15,000 for using as Genuine Forged Documents

TAPAH, Aug 10 (Bernama) - A hotel worker was find RM15,000, in default 12 months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for using as genuine forged documents purportedly issued by the Fire and Rescue Department.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Doctor freed on Charge with causing Death of former DPM's Son-in-Law

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted and discharged an Obstetric & Gynaecology specialist who was charged with causing the death of former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s son-in-law, Datuk Syed Alman Zain Syed Alwi, during a dental treatment three years ago.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhammad Faizal Bin Salim v Public Prosecutor

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

Criminal law – Intention to cause death or to cause injuries which lead to death – Whether the appellant had the intention of causing death or injuries

Date: 10 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 264; Source: Federal Court Registry

Vania Osman v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Appellant found guilty – Appellant a child under the Child Act 2001 – Appellant ordered to be detained in a prison during the pleasure of the Penang Governor – Appeal

Criminal procedure – Whether the trial judge erred in ruling that the prosecution had pr ...

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 254; Source: Federal Court Registry

Le Ngoc Thu v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Sentence – Appeal – Whether conviction safe

Criminal procedure – Whether the trial court failed to adequately consider the appellant's defence of an innocent carrier without knowledge and in holding that the appellant was guilty of wilful bli ...

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 234; Source: Federal Court Registry

Cook jailed 15 Years for causing Businessman's Death

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 9 (Bernama) - A cook was sentenced to 15 years in jail by the High Court here today on a charge of causing death by negligence of Cheung Zhi Hong, 22, three years ago.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Hardcore drug Addict jailed Five Years

PETALING JAYA, Aug 9 (Bernama) - A drug addict with previous admissions and convictions for the offence was sentenced to five years jail by the Sessions Court here today for his addiction.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail, Whipping for Two Friends charged with Gang-Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to three years’ jail and two strokes of the cane each by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to a gang-robbery charge.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi jailed, fined RM17,500 for Bribery

SEREMBAN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a Bangladeshi shop assistant to a month’s jail and RM17,500 fine for attempting to bribe an assistant enforcement officer of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.

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Marriage Age Amendment, Stakeholders' views crucial

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The government will take into consideration the views of all stakeholders in the discussions to raise the marriage age limit in the country from 16 to 18 years before any decision is made, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk V.K Liew.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and ride-hailing service provider, Grab Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage the ride-hailing driver-partners community to participate in EPF’s voluntary retirement savings programme, Caruman Sukarela Insentif Persaraan (i-Saraan).

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