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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No More Regular Legalization for Illegals - Home Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry will no longer undertake the legalisation of illegal immigrant workers on a regular basis.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court upholds Decision on TNB's Negligence in Bertam Valley Floods

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 11 (Bernama) - Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) lost its appeal today to set aside a High Court decision which found the company negligent for causing floods in Bertam Valley, Cameron Highlands in 2013.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Three Acts to give University Students Political Freedom

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - After almost five decades, university students are getting closer to achieve freedom to be involved in politics in campus after amendments on three related acts including the Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA) 1971 were passed at Dewan Rakyat tonight. Apart from UUCA, two other acts are the Private ...
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill to enable Political Activities on Campus tabled for Second Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The University and University Colleges (Amendment) Bill 2018 aimed at abolishing provisions preventing university students from engaging in political party activities within the campus was tabled for second reading at the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Govt to draft Social Harmony Act after Study - Dr Md Farid

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - A Social Harmony Act will be drafted after a full study is completed, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik. He said the proposed act was now at “discussion stage” at the ministry and its aim was to cultivate a culture of tolerance, unity and harmony among the ...
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Perak First State to have Shariah Supreme Court

IPOH, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of shariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Shariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Observe Malaysian Laws, pay Heed to Local Religious Adherences - Finnish Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Finnish citizens have been advised to respect Malaysian laws and regulations and pay heed to local religious adherences, says Finland Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Settlement of Temple Issue must be according to 'Rule of Law' - Amirudin

SHAH ALAM, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The public is welcome to submit their proposals to resolve the issue surrounding the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya near here, however, they must respect the 'the rule of law'.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment Bills to allow Student Involvement in Politics tabled in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - Three amendment Bills which will give students of higher education institutions more freedom to participate in politics, was tabled for first reading at the Dewan Rakyat today. The three Acts involved are the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971, the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 and ...
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wan Azizah, two Others only have to pay RM70,000 in damages to Felda for Defamation

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and a subsidiary have conceded to an appeal by Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and three two others for the quantum of damages for defamation to be maintained at RM70,000 instead of RM2 million.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Yeo's Suit against Jamal to be amicably settled

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - A slander suit filed by Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin against Sungai Besar UMNO division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos on allegation of abuse of the Selangor Children’s Heritage Foundation (Yawas) funds will be settled amiably via the meditation process.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.

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Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.

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Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.

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Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

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Perak First State to have Shariah Supreme Court

IPOH, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of shariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Shariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.

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Ministry received 823 Complaints since implementing SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs have received a total of 823 complaints mostly related to the rise in prices of goods since the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) on Sept 1.

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Observe Malaysian Laws, pay Heed to Local Religious Adherences - Finnish Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Finnish citizens have been advised to respect Malaysian laws and regulations and pay heed to local religious adherences, says Finland Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.

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14,868 Contract Workers employed by Government

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - Up till April 9, 2018, the government employed 14,868 people on a contractual basis for its various agencies, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, told Parliament today.

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