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Those using Banned Construction Material risk Legal Action - Noh

MARANG, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Legal action will be taken on those using construction material prohibited by the Fire and Rescue Department (JPBM) at their homes or other premises.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Faridah Binti Haji Hasbi and 5 Others v Tajuk Merdeka Snd Bhd

Date: 10 January 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Originating Summons No. KCH-24-71/7-2017; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

New Regulations planned to ease Redevelopment of Public Housing

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The government plans to introduce new regulations to ease the redevelopment of public housing schemes that are more than 25 years old and to protect the rights of the original residents.
Date: 17 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Approval Letter mandatory for Transaction of GLC Land

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The government has introduced the federal and state government's Letter of Authorisation to federal and state Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) for land transactions to ensure land ownership by GLCs can be controlled and monitored to prevent any manipulation which can negatively implicate the government. The N ...
Date: 15 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Revocation of Appointment Date of Coming into Operation of Rent of Parcel or Provisional Block in the States of Penang and Malacca and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

The Minister, with the approval of the National Land Council, revokes 1 January 2018 as the date of coming into operation of rent of parcel or provisional block in the States of Penang and Malacca.
Date: 29 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 611 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Date of coming into Operation of the Valuers Appraisers and Estate Agents (Amendment) Act 2017

The Minister appoints 2 January 2018 as the date on which the Act comes into operation.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 605 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Land Code (Amendment of First and Fifth Schedules) Order 2017

Ketua Penolong Pengarah (Pendaftaran Hakmilik), Pejabat Tanah dan Galian Pulau Pinang (PTG), will no longer accept any Form unless it is in compliance with the National Land Code (Amendment of First and Fifth Schedules) Order 2017. CPC 15/17
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Penang Bar

Land Ownership Final Issue to set Felda on Right Track - Shahrir

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 (Bernama) - Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad believes efforts to regain the Felda-owned land which was transferred through dubious transactions will be the final step in striving to put Felda on the right track.
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Peh Wee Lee and Another v Pendaftar Hakmilik Negeri Sembilan and 2 Others

Date: 14 December 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. N-01(IM)(NCVC)-406-10/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mesra Budi Sdn Bhd v Lembaga Kemajuan Tanah Persekutuan (FELDA)

Date: 30 November 2017; Court: High Court of Malaya; Citation: Guaman Sivil No. DA-22-NCVC-6-02/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

National Land Code (Modification) 1997 (Amendment) Order 2017

This notifies the amendment to the Schedule of the National Land Code (Modification) Order 1997.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 379 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Land Acquisition (Amendment of Second Schedule) Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2017.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U.(A) 374 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Land Acquisition Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2017.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 372 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Land Code (Modification) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 8 December 2017.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 380 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Land Code (Underground Land) (Minimum Depth) Regulations 2017

These Regulations comes into operation on 8 December 2017.
Date: 07 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 377 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Tirai Kristal Sdn Bhd v Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Date: 30 November 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-01-497-11/2012; Source: Federal Court Registry

Date of Coming into Operation of the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Act 2016

The Minister appoints 1 December 2017 as the date on which the Act comes into operation, except section 11.  
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 564 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Land Acquisition Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2017.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 372 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Land Acquisition (Electronic Forms) Rules 2017

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2017.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 373 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Acquisition of Underground Land is now regulated Nationally

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) - The National Land Council (MTN) today agreed to set a minimum depth for acquisition of underground land for development purposes, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Date: 30 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Singapore RCEP Meeting crucial, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The next Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting, which will be held at the ministerial level on March 2, 2018, will be a crucial one to discuss the progress of the trade deal.

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Universiti Malaya ranks 46th in Asia

Universiti Malaya (UM) has improved in its ranking from the 59th position last year to 46th this year according to Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

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Court Administrative Assistant charged with assaulting Workmate

TELUK INTAN, Feb 12 (Bernama) - A court clerical and operations administrative assistant was charged in the Magistrate's Court here today with assaulting and using criminal force on a workmate, two years ago.

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Bursa Malaysia announces Half-day and Full-day Trading Closure for CNY

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd announces that it will implement a half-day trading closure on the the eve of the Chinese New Year (CNY) on Thursday and all-day closure on Friday.

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UN Offices relocate to Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The United Nations (UN) offices in Malaysia have been relocated to the country's administrative capital, Putrajaya.

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Malaysia needs to develop Industry 4.0 Roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia needs to develop its own national roadmap and framework for the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) to spur collaboration with developed countries in innovation industries.

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MITI eyes 10,000 e-commerce Companies joining DFTZ

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 (Bernama) - The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) is targeting to increase the number of companies coming onboard the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DFTZ) e-commerce platform to about 10,000 by year-end from 1,998 last November.

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KLRCA is now AIAC Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 February 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was officially renamed the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary. The name change is part of a larger rebranding for the Centre, which aims to further strengthen its regional footprint and global presence. Earlier on 10 Jan 2018, the Arbitration (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed and gazetted to give legal effect to the change of name.

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SUHAKAM on “Federal Court’s decision on Unilateral Conversion”

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) has endorsed the unanimous decision of the Federal Court in the case of Indira Gandhi on 29 January 2018 which invalidated the unilateral and/or forced religious conversion of minors, in line with the Cabinet decision in 2009. SUHAKAM said it hopes the Court’s decision will now guide with clarity administrative and policy directions to establish coherent and consistent standards for reconciling the principle of the best interests of the child with the Constitutional rights of parents in the exercise of their freedom of religion.

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Malaysia and Singapore to set up Stock Market Trading Link

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work together to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year. The trading link will allow investors to trade and settle shares listed on each other’s stock market in a more convenient and cost efficient manner. Retail investors notably will benefit from such a link.

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Registrar can refer to Islamic Law, Federal Court told

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 7 (Bernama) - The Births and Deaths registrar can refer to Islamic law when registering the birth of a Muslim child to define its legitimacy, the Federal Court was told today.

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