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Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 approved by Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, July\ 19 (Bernama) - The Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 was approved by the Dewan Rakyat Thursday, thus becoming the 12th bill approved during the 12-day sitting that began on July 1. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin when tabling the bill for the second reading said, that thr ...
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry Driver fined RM40,000, jailed Five Years for Reckless Driving

PORT DICKSON, Jul 19 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and fined RM40,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for four counts after he was found guilty for reckless driving which resulted in an accident that killed four Singaporeans in a family on Jan 3 last year.
Date: 19 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Back For Good Program lets Illegal Immigrants return Home voluntarily

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The Back For Good Program will be implemented from August 1 to provide opportunity for foreigners who commit an offense under the Immigration Act 1959/63 (Act 155) to return home voluntarily.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gov't withdraws Two Bills in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The government today withdrew two bills scheduled for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat.
Date: 18 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew their application to obtain several documents that have been referred to in a suit filed by Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director J.R. Deepak Jaikishan.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnamese Masseuse fined for forged Immigration Security Stamp

PETALING JAYA, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese masseuse was fined RM800, in default one month jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for a forged immigration security stamp on her passport.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

18 Voting Age: 21-Year-Old to be registered Automatically

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The automatic registration of 18-year-old citizens following the Amendment of the Federal Constitution will also cover 21-year-old youths who have not registered as voters.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Moratorium on Bangladesh Workers Could be lifted Next Month - Kulasegaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

State Government to legitimize Johor Jetties

BATU PAHAT, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Johor state government plans to legitimise jetties in the state especially those operating without licences and are involved in import and export activities.
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019, aimed at establishing the Syarie Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Syariah Lawyers’ Body and the Federal Territories Syarie Lawyers Council to ensure professional practices, behaviour and code of conduct. Minister ...
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Factory manager, Driver Fined RM1,500 for causing Injury to Plant Owner

SUNGAI PETANI, Jul 14 (Bernama) - A factory manager and his driver were fined RM1,500 each by the Magistrate's Court here today for deliberately injuring a factory owner who had exposed the illegal activities of a plastic recycling plant here.
Date: 14 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.
Date: 12 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.
Date: 11 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

UNHCR Card Holder gets Three Months' Jail for bribing Cop

SEREMBAN, Jul 10 (Bernama) - A Myanmar national was sentenced to three months’ jail and fined RM10,000 in default five months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for offering a RM85 bribe to a policeman in January.
Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Amendment to Fisheries Act 1985

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry have made an application to bring back the fishermen’s subsistence allowance to RM300 at the coming budget. Its Minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub stressed that the ministry would not neglect the welfare of the fishermen’s group and endeavoured to help ...
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kelantan's move to withdraw Royalty Suit shows Spirit of Federalism - Azmin

KOTA BHARU, Jul 9 (Bernama) - The Kelantan government's decision to withdraw its lawsuit against the Federal government and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over oil royalty claims shows the spirit of federalism between the state and Federal governments, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Myanmar Man fined for trespassing on LRT Track

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 (Bernama) - A Myanmar construction worker was fined RM700, in default a month’s jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for trespassing onto the track area of the Hang Tuah Light Rail Transit (LRT) station.
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Illegal Waste Disposal : Three Companies get RM15,000 Fine Each

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 8 (Bernama) - Three construction waste disposal companies were fined RM15,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to disposing scheduled solid wastes at unauthorised areas around Johor Bahru, from July 2018 to January this year.
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.
Date: 07 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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