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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

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

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

Chief Secretary to Government urged to intervene in 'Dubious' KL Land Sales

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - Seputeh MP Teresa Kok today urged the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, to intervene in the suspected dubious sale of 64 lots of land in Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Padang Sanai Settlers overjoyed as Land Issues resolved

KUALA NERANG, May 8 ( Bernama) - A total of 767 settlers in Padang Sanai here were overjoyed to hear that the state government has finally resolved the overlapping land and property issues with a plantation company (Tradewind Corridors Sdn Bhd) after more than 30 years.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CIDB to act against Contractors for Document Forgery

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (Bernama) - The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) today warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the certificate of any contractor or construction personnel found to falsify documents when dealing with the board.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ex-Gatco Settlers loses Legal Battle over Land in Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 140 former Kampung Gatco settlers lost their legal battle in the Federal Court today over a land in Bahau Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Establish Central Agency to oversee Affordable Housing - Rehda

PETALING JAYA, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The Real Estate and Housing Developers's Association (Rehda) has called for the establishment of a central agency to oversee affordable housing matters.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government plans to amend Small Estates (Distribution) Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Government plans to amend the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955 (Act 98) to enable the distribution of hereditary lands without any inheritance agreement to be decided by the land administrator according to the 'majority rule' method, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 21 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry to review PPR Transit Home Policy - Noh Omar

SUNGAI PETANI, March 1 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will review the People's Housing Project (PPR) Transit Home policy to enable tenants to buy their units through a rent-to-own scheme.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.

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Marriage Age Amendment, Stakeholders' views crucial

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The government will take into consideration the views of all stakeholders in the discussions to raise the marriage age limit in the country from 16 to 18 years before any decision is made, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk V.K Liew.

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EPF and Grab sign MoU to promote i-Saraan among Ride-hailing Drivers

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and ride-hailing service provider, Grab Malaysia, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage the ride-hailing driver-partners community to participate in EPF’s voluntary retirement savings programme, Caruman Sukarela Insentif Persaraan (i-Saraan).

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