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Redelineation: All must concur with Court Decision - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants all parties to abide by the Federal Court's decision yesterday on the delineation of the electoral areas by the Election Commission (EC).
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismissed Mukhriz's Appeal to initiate Contempt Proceedings against PM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Former Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir lost his appeal today over his ex-parte bid for leave to initiate contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The Malaysian Government must uphold Provisions of International and Domestic Law

The Malaysian Bar calls upon the Malaysian Government to adhere to principles of international law, specifically the customary international law of non-refoulement, and refrain from sending 11 Uighurs reportedly in Malaysian custody back to China.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Malaysian Bar

Proposed Secretariat to encourage Staff to vote crucial

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The proposal for employers to set up a secretariat to monitor employees going out to vote in the 14th General Election should be implemented specifically by companies with a large number of employees.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Construction Company fined RM7,000 for breeding Aedes Mosquitoes

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A construction company was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for allowing Aedes mosquito larvae to breed at four spots in the company's premises in November last year.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Zunar gets Leave to challenge Home Minister's Order on Book Ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Cartoonist Zunar was granted leave by the High Court here today to initiate proceeding for a judicial review on the Home Minister's order in banning, as well as sale and publication his book, 'Sapuman: Man of Steal'.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees with Proposed Structure of National Cost of Living Action Council

LARUT, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has agreed with the proposed structure of the National Cost of Living Action Council submitted by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.
Date: 10 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia on Right Track to achieve 2030 SDG Agenda

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia is on the right track towards achieving the global 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at enhancing the contribution of cities to sustainable development and at ensuring that cities are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian Men jailed, fined for establishing Illegal Youth Society

TAWAU, Feb 2 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court here today sentenced two Indonesian men to jail and fine for promoting and establishing an unlawful Sulawesi-based youth society, Pemuda Panca Marga here.
Date: 02 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appointment Under Subsection 6A(1A) of Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia Act 1995

This is to notify the appointment of Mahmood bin Daud and Abdul Manap bin Dim as Deputy Chief Executive Officers with effect from 1 February 2017.
Date: 25 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 50 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Human RIght's Commission of Malaysia on Right to Education

KUALA LUMPUR, JANUARY 24 - With reference to the Government’s announcement that stateless children will be allowed to attend public schools in Malaysia, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) is informed that the decision applies only to children whose citizenship application is pending. The consequences of the position taken by th ...
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

Notification under Subregulation 3(3) of the Elections (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003

This Notification by the Election Commission prescribes that an application to vote by post by the person specified in the Schedule may be made with effect from 23 January 2018 and the deadline to make the application is the day of dissolution of Parliament or any State Legislative Assembly in force.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 47 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption under Section 82 of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993

The Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan exempts the mosques specified in the Schedule from the application of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 46 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Exemption under Section 82 of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993

The Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan exempts Madrasah Bustanul Ulum, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, from the application of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993.
Date: 22 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 45 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Dental (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2018

This Order by the Minister, after consulting the Council, is to amend the Second Schedule of the Dental Act 1971.
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 10 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Appointment under Subsection 5(1) of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission Act 2009

On the advice of the Prime Minister, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong appoints the persons named in the Schedule to hold certain posts for a period of three years with effect from 1 November 2017.   
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 41 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Delegation of Powers under Section 5 of the Delegation of Powers Act 1956

The Minister of Home Affairs, under the Delegation of Powers Act 1956, revokes the delegation of certain powers and duties under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 40 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Delegation of Powers Under Section 5 of the Delegation of Powers Act 1956

The Minister of Home Affairs, under the Delegation of Powers Act 1956, revokes the delegation of certain powers and duties under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 39 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Delegation of Powers Under Section 5 of the Delegation of Powers Act 1956

The Minister of Home Affairs, under the Delegation of Powers Act 1956, revokes the delegation powers under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 38 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Delegation of Powers under Section 5 of the Delegation of Powers Act 1956

The Minister of Home Affairs, under the Delegation of Powers Act 1956, revokes the delegation of powers under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 37 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

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Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

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Court Administrative Assistant charged with assaulting Workmate

TELUK INTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - A court clerical and operations administrative assistant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with assaulting and using criminal force on a workmate, two years ago.

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Bursa Malaysia announces Half-day and Full-day Trading Closure for CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd announces that it will implement a half-day trading closure on the the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) on Thursday and all-day closure on Friday.

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UN Offices relocate to Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The United Nations (UN) offices in Malaysia have been relocated to the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Malaysia needs to develop Industry 4.0 Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia needs to develop its own national roadmap and framework for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) to spur collaboration with developed countries in innovation industries.

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MITI eyes 10,000 e-commerce Companies joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

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KLRCA is now AIAC Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was officially renamed the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary. The name change is part of a larger rebranding for the Centre, which aims to further strengthen its regional footprint and global presence. Earlier on 10 Jan 2018, the Arbitration (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed and gazetted to give legal effect to the change of name.

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SUHAKAM on “Federal Court’s decision on Unilateral Conversion”

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has endorsed the unanimous decision of the Federal Court in the case of Indira Gandhi on 29 January 2018 which invalidated the unilateral and/or forced religious conversion of minors, in line with the Cabinet decision in 2009. SUHAKAM said it hopes the Court’s decision will now guide with clarity administrative and policy directions to establish coherent and consistent standards for reconciling the principle of the best interests of the child with the Constitutional rights of parents in the exercise of their freedom of religion.

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Malaysia and Singapore to set up Stock Market Trading Link

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work together to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year. The trading link will allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other’s stock market in a more convenient and cost efficient manner. Retail investors notably will benefit from such a link.

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