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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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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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Rantau Election Petition: Court sets October 10 for Decision on Contempt of Court Proceedings

SEREMBAN, Oct 5 (Bernama) - The Special Election Court here today set Oct 10 for the decision whether to continue with the contempt of court proceedings involving one of the witnesses in the election petition hearing filed by Dr S. Streram to nullify the Election Commission’s decision for the Rantau state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).

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