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Court jails Guard 39 Months for Armed Robberies

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a 39-month jail by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of group robberies using a parang on a pharmacy worker and a student.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Rahim Thamby Chik's Suit against Mat Sabu settled

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik against Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, popularly known as Mat Sabu, for accusing him of committing sexual offence, was settled with the minister retracting the statement.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia and Singapore Reaffirm Commitment to Enhance ICT Digital Economy

Malaysia and Singapore had, during the Second Joint Committee Meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Information and Communications Cooperation, reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the digital economies of both countries and to pursue measures that spur innovation as well as to encourage the growth of the ICT industry.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: MIDA

Sarawak Dog owner fined RM500 for moving Pet without Permit

KUCHING, Oct 16 (Bernama) - A dog owner today became the first offender in Sarawak to be fined RM500 for bringing a dog out of a rabies-infected area here to Limbang without a permit from the state veterinary authorities.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court quashes Conversion Certificates of Two Children

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The High Court here today quashed the conversion certificates of two children who were unilaterally converted to Islam by their Muslim convert mother, after ruling that the court is bound by a Federal Court's decision on M. Indira Ghandi's case.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Government to strengthen New Economic Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - The implementation of the New Economic Policy (NEP) is still relevant and will continue to be strengthened through a more strategic policy to meet current needs, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Abolishment of Death Sentence for All Offences - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Abolishment of the mandatory death sentence will be for all offences, despite objections from various quarters, including families of murder victims, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Motion on Mahathir's Speech at UNGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to make the address of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly as the basis of Malaysia’s foreign policy. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, when winding up debate on the motion, explained that it had been planned ...
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We loo ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Malaysian Bar

SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Securities Commission

Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses PH's Petition, BN retains Jasin Seat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the 14th General Election (GE14) Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah retained his Jasin seat after the High Court here dismissed the election petition by Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan today.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Application for Review of Lim's acquittal on Corruption Charges

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 12 (Bernama) - The High Court here today rejected an application by Facebook account holder Mohsin Abdul Latif for a review of the court’s decision in acquitting and discharging former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon on corruption charges.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Wrongful Dismissal: Workers urged to report to Labour Department

ALOR SETAR, Oct 11 (Bernama) - Employees who have been dismissed not in accordance with the terms and conditions of termination have been urged to report to the Labour Department (JTK) or the Industrial Relations Department (JPP) so that action can be taken against the employers.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees to temporarily suspend Actions under Sedition Act - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has decided to temporarily suspend actions under the Sedition Act, said Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhammad Shafee loses Appeal over Suit against Malaysian Bar, AG

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah over his defamation suit against the Malaysian Bar, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and two others relating to his conduct as the deputy public prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II appeal. Chief Judge of Sab ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MA63: Steering committee headed by PM, 16 members - Minister Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew View Keong today announced the names of the 16 members of the Steering Committee headed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to review and streamline the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). Besides him, the other committee members are Sabah Chief Min ...
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).

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Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.

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Rule of Law important for Nation's Recovery Process - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) - All the people in the country, even the administrators and the Rulers, have to abide by the laws because this is important in the ongoing process of rehabilitating the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Immediate Moratorium on Use of the Sedition Act 1948 is Crucial, Pending Its Repeal

The Malaysian Bar have claimed that it is heartened by the statement reportedly made by the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo, that the repeal of the Sedition Act 1948 (“Sedition Act”) “should take place at the next sitting of Parliament”.

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MITI to improve Investment Incentives

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is looking to improve investment incentives that would give win-win results for both the investors and nation, says Minister Datuk Darell Leiking.

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Effective Policy Making needs Global Perspective - BNM governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - Monetary and fiscal policies should have global perspectives as any fallout often spread across the borders, says Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.

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Death Penalty and Whipping are never the Solution to combat Corruption or any other Crimes

"The Malaysian Bar had unequivocally opposed the recent proposal, mooted by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (“MACC”) and various other parties, to introduce the death penalty and caning as punishments for corruption", says its president George Varughese.

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Ministry, SME Bank join hands to develop Women Entrepreneurship

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and its agencies will be working together with the Small Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) to help boost women’s participation in business.

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Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak heads List of 1,158 Sabah Award Recipients

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk David Wong Dak Wah heads a list of 1,158 recipients of awards and medals in conjunction with the 65th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sabah, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, tomorrow.

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