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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

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

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

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

32,700 Hectares gazetted as Orang Asli Reserve Land

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) - A total land area of 32,700 hectares has been gazetted as reserve land for Orang Asli communities nationwide, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Date: 24 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Application by Four Amanah Members to strike out Suit by Batu PAS over Property

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by four Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members to strike out a suit by PAS and its Batu divisional leader Azhar Yahya for the return of two units of shop lots in Batu.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Land Code on Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau in May 2018 - Uggah

KUCHING, Nov 17 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Land Code relating to Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau (PMPG) should be ready for tabling in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly in May 2018, said Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

LPPSA New Requirements restrict Civil Servants from Buying House

KUANTAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The recent move by the Public Sector Home Financing Board (LPPSA) to tighten housing loan eligibility requirements for civil servants may restrict their chances of owning a house.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Legislative Assembly approves Regional Corridors Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill 2017

KUCHING, Nov 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today passed the Regional Corridors Development Authorities (RECODA) (Amendment) Bill 2017 to allow for the demarcation of the Sarawak Corridors of Renewal Energy (SCORE) into sub regions.
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Committee studying Amendments to Trustees Act - Azalina

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up to conduct a study on the proposed amendments to strengthen the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1952 (Act 258), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Twelve NCR Landowners lose Legal Challenge to claim Ancestral Land

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) - Twelve native customary rights land (NCR) owners from Pantu Sri Aman lost their 12-year legal challenge to claim their ancestral land in the Sg Tenggang development area in Sarawak.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Landowners in Perak urged to comply with Land Title Conditions

IPOH, Nov 1 (Bernama) - Landowners in Perak, especially those running livestock breeding activities, have been urged to comply with the express conditions of their land titles to avoid polluting the environment and causing problems for nearby residents.
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls Law to allow House Sale Ads

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) - The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to draw up a law to allow house sale advertisements to prevent buyers from being cheated.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Compulsory Safety Inspections of Buildings once in Two Years - Surveyors

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) and Registered Building Survey (RBS) practitioners have proposed that the government comply with periodic safety inspections of high-density buildings once every two years, rather than the current practice of once every 10 years.
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MoU inked to prepare Guidelines for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 9 (Bernama) - The Sabah Ministry of Local Government & Housing (KKTP) and the Department of Standards Malaysia (JSM) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of guidelines and development of Malaysian Standards (MS) for earthquake-resistant building design code here.
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry proposes for Strata Maintenance Charges to be included in Assessment

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 7 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government has proposed for strata housing maintenance charges to be included in the assessment collected by the Local Authorities (PBT) to overcome the problem of overdue payments.
Date: 07 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry disappointed over Grazing Land Abuse by Cattle Breeders

PASIR SALAK, Aug 26 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry has expressed its disappointment that some cattle breeders had been abusing grazing land by turning it into agricultural area.
Date: 26 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

REHDA appeals to Government to relax Regulations for First Time House Buyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) - The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association (REHDA) is appealing to the government to relax regulations for first-time house buyers and properties below RM500,000. President, Datuk Seri Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor said the request includes a cheaper interest rate and longer loan tenure for transaction ...
Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Registration for 15,000 Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) - The government expects more than 15,000 property valuers, appraisers and estate agents can be registered in the one-year period after the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agent (Amendment) Act 2017 is enforced.
Date: 07 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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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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