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Cyber Games can generate Revenue in Future - PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The government plans to turn cyber games or E-Sports into a new industry that can generate revenue for the country in the future, at the Asian and international level.
Date: 14 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Strengthening Competition through Market Review

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has published two market reviews under the Competition Act 2010 (CA 2010) on pharmaceutical sector and building materials in the construction industry which are available on its website. The report is finalized after taking into consideration the views and feedback received from the s ...
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition Commission

Court acquits Zaid Ibrahim of Offensive Post against PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today acquitted former minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim of a charge of posting an offensive statement calling for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to step down as prime minister, in his blog, three years ago.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 37) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to morality.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 393 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 35) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 391 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 45) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to morality.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 401 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 44) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 400 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 36) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to morality.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 392 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 43) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 399 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 42) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 398 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 41) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 397 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 38) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 394 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 39) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.  
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 395 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 40) Order 2017

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 396 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Government disallows Fake News Dissemination, Slander in the Name of Freedom

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 16 (Bernama) - The government will not allow the phenomenon of fake news dissemination and slander via social media in the name of freedom of expression.
Date: 16 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader Charged in Malaysia's First Case of Radio Frequency Jamming

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 4 (Bernama) - A trader claimed trial in the Sessions Court here today to two counts of radio frequency jamming and three counts of using uncertified communications equipment.
Date: 04 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

General Notice to the Registered Patent Agents

Practice Direction No. 4 of 2017
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Practice Direction; Source: Intellectual Property Corporation

IP Registration, Verification to be done Fully Online from 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - An integrated online system to facilitate the registration and verification of intellectual property will be fully implemented in 2019. Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) Director-General Datuk Shamsiah Kamaruddin said the online system was aimed at streamlining all of the processes that were ...
Date: 29 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Plans for Special Law to curb Horrific Visuals by Media - Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The government has no plans to draw up a specific law to curb the dissemination by the media and public, of gruesome visuals involving cases like fatal accidents and other tragedies.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dart Industries Inc and Another v CMN International Sdn Bhd and 2 Others, and 3 Other Appeals

Date: 17 November 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Suit Nos. WA-22IP-16-04/2017, 17-04/2017, 18-04/2017 & 19-04/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

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Lawyer Charged with fraudulently withdrawing Money from Account of Client

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to a charge of fraudulently withdrawing over RM4 million from his firm's client account, six years ago.

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ACCA appoints New Malaysia Country Head

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Edward Ling as the Malaysia Country Head with immediate effect.

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Establishment of Special Court on Human Trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has welcomed the announcement by the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Md Raus Sharif that a special court will be established to hear human trafficking cases with the intention of speedily disposing of such cases.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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MyGDX, Government Agency Information-Sharing Platform launched

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) has introduced MyGDX application or the Malaysia Government Central Data Exchange, an information-sharing platform which provides data brokerage service for information often referred by agencies in serving their customers.

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Beware of Bogus Customs Officers - JKDM

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department warned the public to be wary of individuals claiming to be their officers out to collect the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Malaysia-Singapore ink Agreement On RTS Link this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) - The Bilateral Agreement for Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) between Johor Bahru and Woodlands, Singapore will be signed during the upcoming Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat scheduled on Jan 16, in the island republic.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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SSM distributes Tithes totalling RM58,200 in Gopeng

IPOH, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) today distributed tithes totalling RM58,200 to 144 poor and needy recipients including three madrasah and two surau in Gopeng.

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Absence of Bar Council at Judiciary Year 2018 unprofessional - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The failure of the Malaysian Bar Council to attend today's opening of Judiciary Year 2018 is regarded as 'unprofessional' and giving it a bad image.

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Public Criticism on Judgements must be Fair, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 12 (Bernama) - Criticism by the public on court judgments must be done constructively, respectfully and in good faith, said Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif.

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