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Court reduces Jail Term for Woman who stole Nappies and Baby Food

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 19 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old woman broke into tears today when the High Court here reduced her 10-day jail term to five days for a conviction for stealing napkins and baby food for her infant.
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Workshop Owner, Workers fined RM74,744 for Possession, Selling Fake Lubricant

SHAH ALAM, Jul 19 (Bernama) - A motorcycle workshop owner and his three workers were fined a total of RM74,744 by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to possession and selling of fake Castrol and Shell engine lubricant.
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court fines IMM13 Cardholder RM10,000 for Illegal Trading

TAWAU, Jul 18 (Bernama) - An IMM13 (social visit pass) document holder was fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here today for having 450 litres of petrol and trading without a licence on July 16.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Moroccan Tourist fined RM2,800 for offering Sex Services to Policeman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - A Moroccan tourist was fined RM2,800 in default three months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here for offering sexual services to a policeman.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman gets One-Year Jail for scalding Domestic Helper

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 18 (Bernama) - A 49-year-old woman was sentenced to a year's jail by the Court of Appeal here today for scalding her domestic helper almost five years ago.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 17 (Bernama) - After six years in prison, a Malawian woman was set free by the Federal Court today on a charge of trafficking 1775.4 grammes of methamphetamine. A five-member bench chaired by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri David Wong Dak Wah allowed Vania Osman's appeal to set aside her conviction and sentence.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bangladeshi fined for trespassing at KLIA2

SEPANG, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi businessman was today fined RM1500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for trespassing onto the departure hall area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) here last week.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AGC rejects Fafarizam's Representation for Review of Money Laundering Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has rejected a representation by UMNO legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun for a review of money laundering charges, involving RM15 million, framed against him, the Sessions Court was told today.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill to repeal Mandatory Death Penalty to be tabled in October - Liew Vui Keong

SANDAKAN, July 13 (Bernama) - The bill to repeal the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled in Parliament in October once the government decides on appropriate prison terms for 11 serious criminal offences covered by it. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said a task force will soon be set up to study th ...
Date: 13 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing Driver gets 292 Months Jail, Whipping for Nine Armed Robberies

KUANTAN, Jul 10 (Bernama) - A 30-year-old e-hailing driver was sentenced to 292 months and nine strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here for robbing nine business premises in the district.
Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple fined RM4,500 for Cheating Nurse

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 (Bernama) - A Nigerian national and his Malaysian wife were fined RM4,500 by the Magistrate's Court here today on a joint charge of cheating a nurse into handing over RM1,550 in cash earlier this month.
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ceiling Assembler fined RM4,000 for hurting and obstructing Cops

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - A ceiling assembler was fined RM4,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here after he pleaded guilty to causing hurt to two police officers and obstructing them in the discharge of their duties.
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Rosmah withdraws Two Appeals in Solar Hybrid Graft Case

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew her two appeals at the Court of Appeal regarding the transfer of her first corruption charges involving a solar hybrid system in Sarawak to another High Court to be jointly tried with Datuk Seri Najib Razak's former special officer Datuk Rizal Mansor’s case.
Date: 05 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Men plead Guilty to raping Teenage Girl

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jul 4 (Bernama) - Four men pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court today to raping a 15-year-old girl in a village in Bandar Permaisuri last month.
Date: 04 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man gets Seven Years Jail, Whipping for Robbery

KOTA BHARU, Jul 2 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to seven years jail and four strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to robbing a convenience store here last month.
Date: 02 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex- Supervisor charged with Drug Trafficking escapes Gallows

SHAH ALAM, Jul 1 (Bernama) - A former factory supervisor heaved a sigh of relief after escaping the hangman’s noose when the High Court here today discharged and acquitted him of three trafficking and possession charges.
Date: 01 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two freed, Another jailed 15 Years for Death of Convenience Store Worker

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Penang High Court today acquitted two men of a charge of causing the death of a convenience store worker four years ago but found another accused guilty of the same offence and sentenced him to 15 years’ jail.
Date: 28 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Pilot jailed, fined for Unlicensed Money Lending

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - For offering an unlicensed loan eight years ago, a former pilot was sentenced to two years' jail and RM300,000 fine by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 27 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court reduces Ustaz's Imprisonment to One Day but increases Fine

SHAH ALAM, Jun 26 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old ustaz (religious teacher) who was jailed six months last November by the Kajang magistrate's court for caning an 11-year-old pupil on the legs had the term reduced to one day, today.
Date: 26 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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