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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

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

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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Government to evaluate Zero GST Effect - Salahuddin

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry will make a comprehensive evaluation on the effects of the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the cost of food production and price of food items, said its minister, Salahuddin Ayub.

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GST: Zeti hopes Retailers will pass on Benefits to Consumers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) - Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) member Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz hoped that consumers will continue to enjoy cheaper products following the move by the government to zero-rate the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum

Kuala Lumpur, June 18 - The 2018 Annual Arbitration Forum of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) will be held from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 at Bangunan Sulaiman, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Asian International Arbitration Centre’s (AIAC) establishment under the auspices of the AALCO.

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Website Glitch due to broken chain of trust between MYNIC, IANA Servers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 (Bernama) - MYNIC Bhd, an agency under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), has confirmed there was a broken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

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Chief Justice, Court of Appeal President tender Resignations

PUTRAJAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin have tendered their resignations which will take effect on July 31, it was announced today.

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Dr M defends CEP over summoning of Judges

TOKYO, June 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has come to defence of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) for reportedly summoning judges recently.

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Interpol Red Notice can be used to arrest Jho Low - Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - There are ways to bring Low Taek Jho or Jho Low back to the country over an investigation of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

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Put an end to BNM's Non-Core Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Putting an end to Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) involvement in non-core activities, should be one of the main reforms that the new government can embark on, said HELP University Professor Dr Geoffrey Williams.

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Malaysia and Japan to revive Look East Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan will rejuvenate and upgrade the Look East Policy to deepen collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness for both countries.

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AG to recuse himself Sua Sponte

PUTRAJAYA, June 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas has given assurance that he will recuse himself from cases involving parties he may know to avoid conflict of interest, according to the Malaysian Bar Council.

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Tourism Tax should be abolished - MAH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Hotels today reiterated their call for the tourism tax to be abolished as it is counter productive to the tourism industry.

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Companies, Traders need to submit GST 03 Tax returns for now

ALOR SETAR, June 9 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department says traders who have registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system need to submit their GST 03 statements or tax returns even though the GST has been zero rated since June 1.

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