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Ex-cop gets Three Months Jail for possessing 10 Bullets

BALIK PULAU, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A former policeman was sentenced to three months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for possessing 10 bullets at his rented house in Bayan Lepas near here, on Saturday.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal, PBRS Deputy President keeps Pensiangan Seat

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Arthur Joseph Kurup, the son of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, retains his position as Pensiangan Member of Parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Khairuddin's Appeal allowed, Jasin Election Petition sent back for Trial

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today returned the election petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan who contested the Jasin parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) to the Election Court for trial. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum allowed Khairudd ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary Misconduct Allegation: Government open to all options on Actions to be taken

SANDAKAN, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The government will leave all options opened, including a proposal to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), with regard to action the government should take following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on misconducts within the judiciary. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Unlicensed Hotel, AirBnB Operators urged to register with Tourism Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Unlicensed hotel operators and those offering vacation rental services on AirBnB, must register with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture immediately to avoid legal action.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Raub Australian Gold Mining's Appeal in Defamation Suit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed the appeal by Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd (RAGM) in its lawsuit against a Bukit Koman resident in Pahang for defamation in respect of two articles. Federal Court judge Tan Sri Ramly Ali, who presided the bench, said the appellate court had applied corre ...
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail Sentence on former Army Officer increased from One Day to one Week

KUANTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - An army officer, who was sentenced to a day’s jail by a Sessions Court here for graft, had his jail sentence increased to a week after the High Court here allowed an appeal by the prosecution against the sentence.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib gets Stay, SRC International Trial will not Proceed tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's trial on seven charges relating to SRC International Sdn Bhd funds will not proceed tomorrow. This followed a unanimous decision by the Court of Appeal three-man bench today to allow Najib's application to temporarily postpone the trial pending the disposal of his ...
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Tengku Adnan's Bid to get Passport temporarily

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to obtain his passport temporarily in order to visit his children in Australia as well as to attend business meetings in Indonesia.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Najib's New Money Laundering Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The case of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak involving three additional charges of money laundering to the tune of RM27 million of SRC International funds will be heard in the High Court.

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Sabah Government should Consider amending Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 - Lee Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) - The Sabah State Government should consider amending its Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 to make the killing of fully protected animals as a strict liability offence, animal rights activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye urged.

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Malaysia ranks First in World's Best Healthcare Category

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

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No Cabinet reshuffle, Says Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle that would reportedly take place after the Chinese New Year festival, saying there was no such thing.

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