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Najib, Ab Rauf withdraw Suit against MKini

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and UMNO executive secretary Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh today applied to withdraw their suit against Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan and former chief editor Fathi Aris Omar over a series of readers' posts published on the website four years ago ...
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Johor Sultan pardons Lawyer Kamal Hisham

JOHOR BAHRU, June 13 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar today pardoned lawyer Kamal Hisham Jaafar of all his acts which were carried out intentionally or unintentionally against the Ruler. Johor Council of the Royal Court president Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli in a statement uploaded on the official Facebook si ...
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Puspakom Agent gets One Day Jail, RM10,000 Fine over RM200 Bribe

LABUAN, June 12 (Bernama) - A 35-year-old Puspakom agent was sentenced to one day in jail and fined RM10,000 in default three months jail, for accepting a bribe of RM200 from a vehicle owner.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia and Japan to revive Look East Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan will rejuvenate and upgrade the Look East Policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness for both countries.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Syariah Laws Only affect Muslims - Centhra

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 (Bernama) - The Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra) has reiterated that Syariah laws, particularly amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965 Act (RUU355) will only affect Muslims and have nothing to do with non-Muslims. Its chief executive and lawyer, Azril Mohd Amin said the matter ...
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Companies, Traders need to submit GST 03 Tax returns for now

ALOR SETAR, June 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department says traders who have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system need to submit their GST 03 statements or tax returns even though the GST has been zero rated since June 1.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

AGC already has Syariah Division to address Issues related to Syariah Law

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) today clarified that it indeed has a Syariah and Harmonisation of Law Division to address issues related to Syariah law at federal and international levels.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bursa Malaysia to close for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia will be closed on June 15 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

BNM confirms Cabinet's Acceptance of Governor's Resignation

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today confirmed the Cabinet has accepted Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim's offer to step down as Governor.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Thomas stands by Just, Fair, True and Right, says his Legal Firm

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) - The legal firm of senior lawyer Tommy Thomas, has today welcomed the appointment of Thomas as the new Attorney-General wishing him a successful career ahead.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Zurich Takaful converts Composite Licence to Two Entities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) - In line with the requirements of the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013 (IFSA), Zurich Takaful Malaysia Bhd (ZTMB) has transferred its general takaful business to a newly-incorporated entity, Zurich General Takaful Malaysia Bhd (ZGTMB), effective June 1, 2018.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tun Zaki weighs in on Issue of AG Appointment

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is required by law to comply with the government's recommendation to appoint senior lawyer Tommy Thomas as the Attorney-General.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Petronas files Application to clarify PDA 1974

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) - National oil and gas company Petronas today filed an application at the Federal Court seeking a declaration on the Petroleum Development Act 1974 (PDA) being the law applicable for the petroleum industry in Malaysia.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Police detain Lawyer for allegedly threatening DPP

GEORGE TOWN, June 3 (Bernama) - The police have detained a lawyer after he was alleged to have threatened a deputy public prosecutor (DPP) at a court here on Thursday.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

AG Appointment: Malay Rulers to meet on June 5 at Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - The Malay rulers are scheduled to convene for a special discussion on Tuesday regarding the appointment of the new Attorney-General. In a statement here today, the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, said invitation letters had been sent out on June 1 to the Malay Rulers to deliberate on this ...
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Special Committee set up to study Security Laws

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry has set up a special committee to review existing laws, especially those in relation to national security which are allegedly contrary to human rights, its Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. Muhyiddin said the committee, which was set up last week, is chaired by the ministry´s Secre ...
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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Government to evaluate Zero GST Effect - Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will make a comprehensive evaluation on the effects of the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the cost of food production and price of food items, said its minister, Salahuddin Ayub.

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GST: Zeti hopes Retailers will pass on Benefits to Consumers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) - Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) member Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hoped that consumers will continue to enjoy cheaper products following the move by the government to zero-rate the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

Kuala Lumpur, June 18 - The 2018 Annual Arbitration Forum of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) will be held from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 at Bangunan Sulaiman, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.

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Website Glitch due to broken chain of trust between MYNIC, IANA Servers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), has confirmed there was a broken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.

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Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.

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Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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Put an end to BNM's Non-Core Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Putting an end to Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) involvement in non-core activities, should be one of the main reforms that the new government can embark on, said HELP University Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams.

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Malaysia and Japan to revive Look East Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan will rejuvenate and upgrade the Look East Policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness for both countries.

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AG to recuse himself Sua Sponte

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas has given assurance that he will recuse himself from cases involving parties he may know to avoid conflict of interest, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.

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Tourism Tax should be abolished - MAH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Hotels today reiterated their call for the tourism tax to be abolished as it is counter productive to the tourism industry.

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Companies, Traders need to submit GST 03 Tax returns for now

ALOR SETAR, June 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department says traders who have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system need to submit their GST 03 statements or tax returns even though the GST has been zero rated since June 1.

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