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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

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

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

Government to set up Cyber Crime Special Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up by the government to combat cyber crime in the country.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Companies holding Consumer Data must ensure they are kept Safe - Jailani

KUALA BERANG, Nov 18 (Bernama) - Companies which hold consumer data must ensure that it is kept safe and not shared with other parties without the consent of the consumers.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Factory Operator gets Jail for insulting PM on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A factory operator was sentenced to four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to uploading a cartoon illustration of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with offensive words on his Facebook account last month.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader fined RM10,000 for using Uncertified Communications Equipment

SEREMBAN, Nov 17 (Bernama) - A trader was today fined RM10,000 by the Sessions Court here today for using uncertified communications equipment.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Annoncement on NUR Alert through Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)

NUR Alert is responsible to spread information quickly and as fast as possible to help trace missing children (below 12 years of age) who could be victims of crime or abuse.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission

Cyber Security Law should tackle Fraud Data Purchases

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysian cyber law, especially cyber security law should have more defined processes and regulations to track the purchase and dealings in Bitcoin among Malaysians in order to track fraudulent data purchases.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CFM receives 3,518 Complaints over First Nine Months this Year

SHAH ALAM, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) has received 3,518 complaints on communications and multimedia issues nationwide over the first nine months this year.
Date: 30 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MyIPO (Amendment) Bill tabled for Second Reading in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) (Amendment) Bill 2017, which aims to streamline the role of the corporation, was tabled for the second reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government to amend Common Gaming Houses Act 1953

SERDANG, Oct 24 (Bernama) - The government will amend the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 to enable actions that are relevant and effective in the long term to be taken to combat illegal gambling activities, including online, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Cashier fined for making Unauthorized Withdrawal with Customer's ATM Card

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - A cashier of sports shop was fined RM6,000, in default eight months' jail, by the Sessions Court here today for unauthorised access to computer material by dishonestly withdrawing money belonging to a customer.
Date: 19 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Industry Task Force for Data Verification formed

CYBERJAYA, 21 September 2017 - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in collaboration with the telcos recently formed an Industry Task Force for Data Verification, which aims to verify the integrity of prepaid subscriber’s database and to rectify unmatched data from Service Provider’s database.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Communications and Multimedia

Affected Users advised to re-register their Details - MCMC

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - Users who are affected by the recent data verification exercise conducted by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and telecommunications companies (telcos) are advised to re-register their details and contact their respective service providers for specific enquiries on the data verification ex ...
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Contractor fined RM4,000 for uploading Defamatory Comments on Facebook

PETALING JAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - A contractor, whose status on his dissatisfaction with the police over a traffic summons went viral on Facebook, was fined RM4,000 in default four months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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