malaysia - General & Misc

Federal Court dismisses Police, Government's Leave to Appeal Application

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today rejected the police and government's application to obtain leave to appeal against the High Court decision to reinstate a police chief inspector to his position after he was dismissed from the police force for disciplinary misconduct. A three-member bench comprising Federal Court judges Dat ...
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

State Government not empowered to issue Identity Cards, says Sabah CM

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The Sabah chief minister has dismissed allegations that the state government issued identity cards to illegal immigrants, saying only a federal government agency is empowered to issue such documents.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Shafee's Money-laundering Trial to begin on July 8

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The High Court here today fixed eight days beginning July 8 for the trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on two charges of money laundering involving RM9.5 milion he received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue B ...
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force withdraws Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 15 (Bernama) - Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force today withdrew its appeal at the Court of Appeal against the Coroner's Court's dismissal of its application to hold a watching brief at the inquest of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who died from injuries sustained during a riot at the temple in November last year.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Malaysian Ex-Soldiers, Indonesian Technician jailed for conspiring to promote Terrorism

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 15 (Bernama) - An Indonesian national and two Malaysian ex-soldiers were sentenced to 12 years jail and eight years jail, respectively, by the Court of Appeal today for conspiring to promote terrorism.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.
Date: 12 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Public Service Act has Agreement of All Parties - Abu Kassim

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - All disagreements between several ministers and interested parties in working out the clauses of the Public Service Act have been resolved and an agreement reached, said the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). Its director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the act will go through the ...
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament refers Najib to Rights and Privileges Committee over Embargo Breach

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to refer former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the Rights and Privileges Committee for breaking the embargo on the FELDA White Paper.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to amend Eligibility Terms for Disabled to obtain PSV Licence - Loke

PETALING JAYA, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will amend the eligibility requirements for the application of the Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) license to allow the disabled (OKU) to become e-hailing drivers.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Two Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat today passed the Departure Levy Bill 2019 and the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2018.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Najib's Three Appeals in SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's three appeals which included for supply of additional documents to him to prepare his defence and a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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Amendments to NSC Act because PM cannot have unfettered Powers - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today is to prevent the prime minister from using his powers in declaring a certain area as a security zone, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.

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Amendment to Constitution first step to realizing Wishes of People in Sabah, Sarawak - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the Pakatan Harapan government to realising the wishes of the people of Sabah and Sarawak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Articles on Land Sale at Peel Avenue translated from Mandarin Text, High Court told

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 9 (Bernama) - A freelance translator told the High Court here today that she had translated three news articles on the sale of land at Peel Avenue to Island Hospital from a text that was given to her.

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Government can handle Fake News even without Anti-Fake News Law - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.

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