malaysia - Litigation & Court Procedure

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.
Date: 12 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Another Postponement, Najib's 1MDB Trial to commence August 19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) funds, will commence on Aug 19 as fixed earlier.
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Third-Party Notice on RM6.1 Million allegedly linked to 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution to gazette a third-party notice to those who have an interest in the more than RM6.1 million seized from six parties including Umno that was allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court sets aside Contempt Proceedings against Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The High Court today set aside leave granted to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail to initiate contempt proceedings against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli. The contempt proceedings is related to an articl ...
Date: 24 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.
Date: 16 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The warrant of arrest issued against the former director-general of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving government funds totalling RM50.4 million, was cancelled by the High Court today. Justice Collin Law ...
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Samirah allowed to be released on RM500,000 Bail pending Trial

PUTRAJAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today allowed Samirah Muzaffar, the wife of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan to be released on bail of RM500,000 with two sureties pending her murder trial.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Adib Inquest: Lawyer withdraws

SHAH ALAM, May 27 (Bernama) - The lawyer who represented the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the inquest into the latter's death withdrew from the case today.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

2019 Malaysian Bar Payments Required under the Legal Profession Act 1976

This is to inform of the annual subscription, contribution, prescribed fee and levies for 2019 are now due and payable. Circular No. 079/2019
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

PCP Construction Sdn Bhd v Leap Modulation Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Application No. 08(i)-394-07/2018(W); Source: Federal Court Registry

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

KANGAR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who was accused of molesting an underage girl in his car, six months ago.
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Arun Kasi gets 30 days' Jail, RM40,000 Fine for Contempt of Court

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today sentenced lawyer Arunachalam Kasi, better known as Arun Kasi, to 30 days’ jail and fined him RM40,000 after finding him guilty of contempt of court over his two statements criticising the proceedings and decision of a court case.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The High Court today rejected Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s defence team’s application to disqualify the sixth prosecution witness from testifying in his ongoing trial involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million at the High Court here.
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court

Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today upheld the decision of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board (DB) and two lower courts, clearing lawyer Tan Sri Cecil Abraham of professional misconduct. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum unanimously dismissed the Bar Council's appeal.Chief Judge of Sa ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Arahan Amalan Ketua Hakim Negara Bil 1/2019

This is to notify that the Arahan Amalan Bil 1/2019 came into operation with immediate effect from 14 Feb 2019. Circular No. 055/2019
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Federal Court lifts Stay in Najib's SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 27 (Bernama) - The trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s corruption cases involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds may start soon at the High Court.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kanagasingam A/L Anantham v Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Malaysia and 3 Others

Date: 13 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. P-01(A)-390-06/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

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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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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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