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Kota Kinabalu High Court dismisses Shafie's Remand Review Application

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The High Court here today rejected the application by former Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for review of his remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Date: 23 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kota Tinggi CCRC Trainee's Family win Civil Suit

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The family of a 38-year-old trainee at the Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) in Kota Tinggi, who was beaten to death by two auxiliary policemen in 2013 while in detention has won their civil suit.
Date: 16 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SIB fails to get Documents on Cabinet Decision pertaining to use of the Word 'Allah'

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an application by the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) Church and its president to obtain documents on a decision by the cabinet in 1986 which prohibited the use of the word 'Allah' in publications by religions other than Islam.
Date: 16 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court throws Out Tony Pua's Suit against Najib, Government for Misfeasance of 1MDB Fund

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Malaysian government today succeeded in their application to strike out a suit filed by Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee for misfeasance in handling of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund.
Date: 13 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Emasin Resources Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Port Dickson

Date: 12 October 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. N-01-509-12/2014; Source: Federal Court Registry

Federal Court will decide in Assessment Rate Hike

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 (Bernama) - A municipal council in Melaka was today granted leave by the Federal Court to appeal against the High Court and appellate court's ruling that its move to raise assessment rates in July 2015 was unlawful. The case pertained to a civil action brought by Ayer Keroh (DAP) Assemblyman Khoo Poay Tiong and his wife Lee W ...
Date: 12 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court: No Jurisdiction to hear Prosecution Appeal on Chin

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today held that it did not have the jurisdiction to hear the prosecution's appeal against an appellate court's decision to strike out the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) charge on Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah. A five-man panel comprising Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richar ...
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Contractor fails to set aside High Court's Decision

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - A contractor today failed in his bid to set aside the High Court's decision to dismiss his defamation suit against a lawyer.
Date: 10 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr Ting fails to strike out Sarawak State Assembly's Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 3 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed Dr Ting Tiong Choon's application to strike out the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly's appeal against a High Court ruling to retain him as Pujut (DAP) assemblyman.
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Azmin fails in Bid to get Police to locate and Arrest Jho Low

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali's leave application for judicial review to order the police to locate and arrest businessman Low Taek Jo, better known as Jho Low, over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dato’ Mohamad Yusof Bin A Bakar and Another v Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur

Date: 13 September 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Application for Judicial Review WA-25-139-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bar Malaysia v Jabatan Pendaftaran Pertubuhan Malaysia

Date: 20 September 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Application for Judicial Review WA-25-181-07/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Selangor Government fails to get Leave to Appeal Voter Information

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 27 (Bernama) - The Selangor Government should proceed with its redelineation legal challenge without the information of 136,272 voters for two delimitation exercises conducted by the Election Commission (EC) in 1994 and 2003.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Negeri Pulau Pinang and Another v Ann Joo Steel Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 20 September 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. P-01(A)-372-09/2016 & P-02(IM)-1649-09/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ratna Seri Arif and 2 Others v The Mayor of the City of Kota Kinabalu and 2 Others

Date: 20 September 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. S-01(IM)-43-02 OF 2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ambiga loses Leave to Appeal Bid over Travel Ban to Sabah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Bar president Datuk S. Ambiga loses her bid to obtain the green light from the Federal Court to appeal over the Sabah State Immigration Department's decision to ban her from entering Sabah in November 2014.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court grants EC Leave to Appeal in Voters' Challenge on Boundary Alteration

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The Election Commission (EC) can proceed with its appeal against the appellate court's ruling which favoured three Hulu Selangor voters over boundary alteration of the Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) and Batang Kali constituencies.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Government ensures Transparency in Sabah, Sarawak Rights

TUARAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) - The federal government will always ensure that every decision pertaining to the rights of Sabah and Sarawak is discussed in a transparent manner, including getting input from ministers of both states, says Minister in the Prime Minister\'s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ng Brothers Construction Works Sdn Bhd v Utamal Land Sdn Bhd

Date: 24 July 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Guaman No. BA-22C-38-12/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

MACC refers to A-G on Legal Action against Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sent an application to the Attorney-General's Chambers for approval to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his refusal to apologise to the commission for his defamatory statement.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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AIBIM wants Government to channel Incentives for SMEs via Islamic Banks

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) hopes the government will use Islamic banks as the platform for its incentives allocation especially those aimed at boosting the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).

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Budget 2018 should boost Bumiputera Economic Dominance - Gabem

MACHANG, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The Federation of Malay Economic Bodies (Gabem) hopes that Budget 2018 that will be tabled on Oct 27 will boost the Bumiputera economic dominance to a higher level through various development agenda.

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DOTR Secretary attends the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting

SINGAPORE, Oct 18 - Secretary Arthur P. Tugade of the Department of Transportation was in Singapore to attend the 23rd ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting (ATMM) at Marina Bay Sands on 12-13 October.

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SME Corp aims to set up National TUBE Association Next Year

PEKAN, Oct 21 (Bernama) - SME Corporation Malaysia aims to set up the National Bumiputera Youth Entrepreneur Tunas (TUBE) Association next year, said its Chairman, Tan Sri Ir Dr Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid.

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ASEAN urged to redouble Efforts to achieve Full Economic Integration

MANILA, Oct 19 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) needs to further push intra-regional trade and investment to fully benefit its citizens from economic integration, said the country’s top diplomat.

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MTUC urges Government to implement SIP by Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government to ensure that the Employment Insurance System (SIP) is implemented on January 1 next year, to protect the interests of private sector workers in the country.

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EPF, Uber sign MoU to encourage Retirement Savings of Drivers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber Malaysia to encourage its ride-sharing driver-partners to save for their retirement through the 1Malaysia Retirement Savings Scheme (SP1M).

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Eighth ASEAN Regional Tripartite Conference being held in Manila

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Participants in the ongoing 8th Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference here are discussing topics concerning labor and employer.

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UIAM Rector Dr Zaleha appointed Syariah Appeal Court Judge

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin today commissioned the appointment of Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) Rector Prof Datuk Dr Zaleha Kamarudin as a Terengganu Syariah Appeal Court judge.

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MIDF expects 2018 Budget to focus on People's Welfare, Future Challenges

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd (MIDF) expects the 2018 Budget will address the people's wellbeing, confront future challenges, and maintain prudent fiscal discipline and spending.

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Maybank Islamic named Best Global Islamic Financial Institution 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - Malaysia and ASEAN's largest Islamic bank in terms of total assets, Maybank Islamic Bhd, has emerged as the Best Global Islamic Financial Institution at the Global Finance Awards 2017 held in Washington DC recently.

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Bernama elected to International Islamic News Agency Executive Council

JEDDAH, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency, has been unanimously elected to sit on the International Islamic News Agency (IINA) Executive Council at its 5th general assembly here today.

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