malaysia - General & Misc

Cabinet approves Special Committee on Special Court

PARIT BUNTAR, Jun 15 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has approved forming a special committee to study all aspects of the proposal to set up a Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) Court. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof said the committee which will be chaired by the director ...
Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (Bernama) - A man whose act of strangling a cat and then hanging the animal to death went viral on social media, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Johor Corporation (JCorp) has settled its RM800 million of second series sukuk wakalah payment obligations for principal with coupon amounting to RM49.19 million.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Election Court rules BN Win in Jasin valid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Member of Parliament for Jasin after the Election Court here today rejected a petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate for the seat in the 14th general election (GE14), Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Need to amend Existing MACC Act - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 11 (Bernama) -- There is no need to amend Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 to improve the procedure for the appointment of the MACC Chief Commissioner, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. He said enlarging the discussion on the amendment was not required as the government had worked wit ...
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cattle Rustler "rustled" off to Jail

PARIT, Jun 11 (Bernama) - A man who thought Malaysia is the “Wild, Wild East” will be spending seven days in jail and coughing up RM3,000 to avoid additional jail time.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Date: 05 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.
Date: 02 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.
Date: 01 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Former AG Mohamed Apandi free to leave Country, Travel Ban withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali is now free to leave the country after the government withdrew the travel ban imposed on him last May 8. His lawyer, M. Visvanathan, said Mohamed Apandi also withdrew his application for leave for a judicial review against the decision by the Immigration Depart ...
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tailor fined RM3,500 for humiliating Acquaintance' s Daughter on Instagram

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - A tailor was fined RM3,500 in default six months jail by the Ampang Magistrate Court here today after he pleaded guilty after humiliating the daughter of his female acquaintance at Instagram social media, last month.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IPIC and Aabar fail to strike out Consent Award Challenge - AG

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - The London Commercial Court has rejected an attempt by International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Aabar Investments PJS (Aabar) to strike out the application by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOFI) to challenge the Consent Award entered during Datuk Seri Najib Tu ...
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Ku Nan's Appeal to set aside Order to surrender Passport

PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is facing two charges or receiving bribes totalling RM3 million, has failed to set aside the order for him to surrender his passport to the court.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judicial Review on Smoking Ban to be heard August 22

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today set Aug 22 to hear the judicial review filed by seven individuals challenging the decision by the Ministry of Health to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year. Judge Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya set the date in her chambers in the presence of lawyer Moh ...
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Billboards: Apply for Permit or Billboards will be dismantled - Teo

SEREMBAN, May 27 (Bernama) - Billboard companies must apply for permit from the local authorities to put up their structures or risk them being dismantled.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah Cabinet agrees to increase VCMC

KOTA KINABALU, May 23 (Bernama) - The state government has agreed to add another 500 Village Community Management Councils (VCMCs) in Sabah to the existing 2,853.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Security Guard fined RM2,000 for Possession of Firecrackers

PETALING JAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - A security guard was fined RM2,000 in default four months jail by the Magistrate's Court today for possession of 380 fire crackers without a permit last year.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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