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Court dismisses Legal Firm's Application for Mandamus Order against Minister, Energy Commission

IPOH, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application by a legal firm for a mandamus order against Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister and the Energy Commission of Malaysia in connection with the method of rebate payment to consumers by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
Date: 17 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Assemblyman to file Judicial Review over Federal Court's Decision

SHAH ALAM, Jan 10 (Bernama) - Sri Muda assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, who is facing a charge of allegedly posting seditious material in his blog, will file a judicial review application to set aside the Federal Court's decision over his case last week. Mat Shuhaimi's lawyer, N. Surendran told the Sessions Court here today that the applicati ...
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

G25 obtains Leave to challenge Book Ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - G25 (Group of 25) has successfully obtained leave for judicial review of the ban on a book titled 'Breaking The Silence: Voices Of Moderation - Islam In A Constitutional Democracy'.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Married Couple withdraws Lawsuit against JAWI

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) - A married couple today withdrew their lawsuit against the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) and six others in connection with their wrongful arrest by the department for alleged close proximity.
Date: 04 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Garden Bay Sdn Bhd v Sime Darby Property Berhad

Date: 22 December 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-02(C)(A)-2268-12/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mutiara Gemilang Engineering Sdn Bhd v Universiti Teknologi Mara

Date: 27 October 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Guaman No. BA-22C-25-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mesra Budi Sdn Bhd v Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (FELDA)

Date: 30 November 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Guaman Sivil No. DA-22-NCVC-6-02/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Tian Chua

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 (Bernama) - The High Court today set aside the arrest warrant issued against PKR vice-president Tian Chua for having failed to turn up for case management in an appeal case yesterday.
Date: 20 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amanah fails to obtain Leave to Challenge CJ's Appointment

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 (Bernama) - Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) deputy secretary-general Abang Ahmad Kerdee Abang Masagus today failed to obtain leave for judicial review to challenge Tun Md Raus Sharif's appointment as Chief Justice and as an additional judge for the Federal Court.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Weng Seng Heng Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Timur Laut Pulau Pinang and Another Appeal

Date: 30 November 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Land Reference No. 15-10-2014 & 15-11-2014; Source: Federal Court Registry

Zaid, Khairuddin lose Bid for Review of CJ's Ruling

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 15 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed the applications by former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and former Batu Kawan UMNO vice head Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan for review of an earlier federal court ruling not to grant them leave to appeal against the closure of investigations relating to a RM2.6 billion do ...
Date: 15 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Teresa Kok's Application to quash Kuala Lumpur Mayor's Decision over Parking

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) - Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok Suh Sim and a consumer association failed in their bid to quash the decision of the Kuala Lumpur Mayor in appointing Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan to handle public parking and collect the parking charges.
Date: 15 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution, Human Rights Activist withdraw Appeals

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today struck out an appeal by the prosecution and a cross-appeal by human rights activist Lena Rasathi Hendry against the RM10,000 fine meted out on the woman for screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war that had not been approved by the Censorship Board in 2013.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chan Tsu Chong and 6 Others

Date: 28 November 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. M-01(A)-198-06/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad v Tidalmarine Engineering Sdn Bhd and 2 Others

Date: 29 September 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Suit No. WA-22M-230-11/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

View Esteem Sdn Bhd v Bina Puri Holdings Berhad

Date: 06 November 2017; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Appeal No. 02(f)-11-02/2017(W); Source: Federal Court Registry

Cross Border Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd v Amar Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd

Date: 27 September 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Guaman Sivil No. WA-22NCVC-832-12/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Selangor Government fails to get Judicial Review on EC's Redelineation Exercise

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The High Court here today threw out an application for a judicial review filed by the Selangor government to challenge the Election Commission's proposed redelineation exercise in Selangor.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismisses Shila Amzah's Appeal in Defamation Suit

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court's dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by local singer Shila Amzah against an entertainment reporter and two others.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Lim's Application to set aside Committal Proceedings

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's application to set aside the leave obtained by Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali to initiate committal proceedings against him.
Date: 06 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Lawyer Charged with fraudulently withdrawing Money from Account of Client

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to a charge of fraudulently withdrawing over RM4 million from his firm's client account, six years ago.

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ACCA appoints New Malaysia Country Head

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Edward Ling as the Malaysia Country Head with immediate effect.

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Establishment of Special Court on Human Trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has welcomed the announcement by the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Md Raus Sharif that a special court will be established to hear human trafficking cases with the intention of speedily disposing of such cases.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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MyGDX, Government Agency Information-Sharing Platform launched

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) has introduced MyGDX application or the Malaysia Government Central Data Exchange, an information-sharing platform which provides data brokerage service for information often referred by agencies in serving their customers.

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Beware of Bogus Customs Officers - JKDM

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department warned the public to be wary of individuals claiming to be their officers out to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Malaysia-Singapore ink Agreement On RTS Link this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) - The Bilateral Agreement for Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) between Johor Bahru and Woodlands, Singapore will be signed during the upcoming Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat scheduled on Jan 16, in the island republic.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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SSM distributes Tithes totalling RM58,200 in Gopeng

IPOH, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) today distributed tithes totalling RM58,200 to 144 poor and needy recipients including three madrasah and two surau in Gopeng.

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Absence of Bar Council at Judiciary Year 2018 unprofessional - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The failure of the Malaysian Bar Council to attend today's opening of Judiciary Year 2018 is regarded as 'unprofessional' and giving it a bad image.

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Public Criticism on Judgements must be Fair, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Criticism by the public on court judgments must be done constructively, respectfully and in good faith, said Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif.

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