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Senior Citizen fined RM6,000 for Reckless Driving

TAWAU, Jul 3 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM6,000 in default eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for reckless driving which resulted in his car crashing into and injuring a man and his son.
Date: 03 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 12 April 2019.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 107 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Toll-Related Proposals to be submitted to Cabinet in June

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Works Ministry will submit all toll-related proposals, including to eliminate toll collection to the cabinet in June.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

e-bidding for Number Plates from April 15

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be implementing the e-bidding system for vehicle number plates from April 15.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing Law to be amended to allow PSV Licence for Disabled Drivers - Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The government will be amending existing e-hailing regulations to enable physically challenged drivers to apply for the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The registration of new motor vehicles through the e-Daftar system will require a valid Vehicle Type Approval Type (VTA) certificate serial numbers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), effective April 1, 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 94 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Registration Licence for e-Hailing Drivers starts April 1 - RTD

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 ( Bernama) - Drivers or potential drivers of e-hailing service who meet the conditions of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence can register with driving institutes or e-Hailing Operator (eHO) driving centres recognised by the Road Transport Department (RTD) from April 1. According to an RTD statement tonight, the vocationa ...
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Nap to outline Regulatory Framework for 'Flying Cars'

CYBERJAYA, Mar 22 (Bernama) - The new National Automotive Policy (NAP) will outline the regulatory framework for 'flying cars', said the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). Its chief executive officer, Datuk Madani Sahari said the necessary rules and regulations governing the automotive industry were now being formulated.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 78 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 77 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Trial Period for Jalan TAR as Pedestrian Zone from April 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The trial period for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) as a pedestrian zone will be held for one month on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 1.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Weight Restrictions (Federal Roads) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 7 March 2019.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 68 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Tax Fees in Sabah and Sarawak to be standardized from April 1

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (Bernama) - The road tax fees for registered commercial goods vehicles in Sabah and Sarawak will be standardised using the kerb weight (BTM) criteria from April 1, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Reservation of Road as a Parking Place for the Vehicles of Persons with Disabilities) (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 12 February 2019.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 34 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (Sarawak) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 25 January 2019.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 18 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Prohibition on Driving of Goods Vehicles) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 2 February 2019.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 28 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Lawyer Shafee's Money-Laundering trial moved to March Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27 (Bernama) - The trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing two counts of money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), has been moved to March next year.

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