malaysia - Real Estate

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub

Land law – Land acquisition – Compensation – Sections 40D(3) and section 49(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1963 – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat & Another case

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 300; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu

Land law – Acquisition of land – Semi-permanent structure on the land – Demand for compensation on the value of the structure – Structure allegedly violated the category of use and the real terms of the land – Whether the value of land should take into account the value of the building

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 295; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another

Land – Title over land – Equitable or beneficial ownership – Whether the disputed land held on trust – Applicability of the limitation laws or the indefeasibility of title

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 298; Source: Federal Court Registry

Norkasumahasanati Bt Ustaz Abdul Wahab v Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Real estate – Application for an order under section 417 of the National Land Code 1965 for cancellation of transfer of property and return of property

Date: 20 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 284; Source: Federal Court Registry

Supreme Tribute Sdn Bhd v Dato’ Haji Mohd Amin Bin Ahmad Yahya and 3 Others

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 232; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah abolishes Communal Grants, replaces it with Individual Land Titles

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Sabah state government has decided to abolish the granting of land through communal grants and to replace it with individual land titles to enable the people in the state to have their names on their respective land titles.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah Government assures Sabah Native Rights preserved

TUARAN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sabah government has given its assurance that it will continue to protect the rights of the native people in the state.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negeri Sembilan Government to review Land Ownership by Foreigners

SEREMBAN, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan government will review the foreign ownership of land in the state, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Land Code must be amended to stop Foreigners from owning Land

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) - The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar. Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own ...
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Teo Sui Chin and 3 Others v Lim Siok Luan

Real estate – Easement – Registered easement – Right to statutory registered easement – Whether a right to a statutory registered easement could be lost by effluxion of time when the registered easement itself contains no time stipulation for its existence – Whether there could be a partial release or abandonment of ...

Date: 16 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 224; Source: Federal Court Registry

Native Leaders must help Government explain Land Bill

SIBU, July 15 (Bernama) - Native community leaders should help the government to explain to the people that the State Land (Amendment) Bill 2018 concerning Native Customary Right (NCR) lands will greatly benefit them as the landowners. The bill was passed on Thursday during the current sitting of the State Legislative Assembly. Deputy Chi ...
Date: 15 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 129 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 127 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Brightvite Sdn Bhd v Pantai Towers Management Corporation and Another Appeal

Real estate – Management fees – Claim by a management corporation of a condominium for management fees against purchasers of condominium units, who purchased those units from a previous owner – Portion of the debt claimed included management fees incurred during the time of the previous owner

Real estate – Managem ...

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 197; Source: Federal Court Registry

State Assembly passes Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018

KUCHING, July 12 (Bernama) - The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today passed the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with a majority voice vote after the third reading.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Land Code amended to address Sarawak Native Land Issue - Uggah

KUCHING, July 11 (Bernama) - The landmark outcome of the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is to enable native communal title in perpetuity to be issued over an area to be described as native territorial domain.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims settles 44,308 cases - Zuraida

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A total of 44,308 out of 44,581 cases filed with the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims (TTPR) were settled for the period between Jan 1, 2003 and June 30, this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry sets up New Organization Structure Steering Committee

KOTA KINABALU, July 4 (Bernama) - The Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry has set up a new organisation structure steering committee with membership drawn from former state and federal senior officers, experienced professionals proficient in the administration of native affairs, law and judiciary. Its minister Datuk Aidi Mokhtar said the com ...
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 128 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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