malaysia - Rail, Road & Other Transport

Dewan Rakyat passes Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018 to improve the cancellation process of vehicle registration and to facilitate local authorities dispose of abandoned vehicles in their respective areas.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport Act Amendment Bill tabled for First Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook has tabled the Road Transport Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 for first reading in Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 14) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 30 November 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 307 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 13) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 28 November 2018.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 304 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Lorries may be installed with CCTV Cameras too

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is contemplating requiring heavy vehicles like lorries to be fitted with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to reduce accidents, Parliament was told today.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Weight Restrictions (Federal Roads) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 31 October 2018.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 277 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Compulsory Child Seats by 2020 - Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Child car seats will be made compulsory for all private cars by 2020, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Demerit Points) (Amendment) Rules 2018

This is to notify the amendment of Rule 5 of the Road Transport (Demerit Points) Rules 2017.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 271 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving

PETALING JAYA, Oct 24 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for driving a tour bus in a reckless manner, resulting it to crash into five vehicles and caused the death of one person three years ago.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran

IPOH, Oct 21 (Bernama) - E-hailing and taxi drivers are required to register and make contributions under the Self Employment Social Security Scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) effective Nov 1, said Human Resources Minister, M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 9) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 October 2018.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 264 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 10) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 12 October 2018.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 257 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Lorry Driver caught driving against Traffic Flow fined RM10,200

SHAH ALAM, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who drove against traffic flow, resulting in an accident at the North South (PLUS) Expressway was fined by RM10,200, in default 102 days jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for various traffic offences committed in Shah Alam since 2008.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Section 41, Road Transport Act 1987 faces Review

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 8 (Bernama) - Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 will be reviewed to allow for greater punishments imposed on guilty drivers causing deaths including introducing a life-long driving ban. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the maximum imprisonment of 10 years imposed currently was too lax and had no major impac ...
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals

MELAKA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry to provide Clearer Guidelines for Vehicle Convoy Activities

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will strive to provide clearer guidelines pertaining to vehicle convoy activities, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government can abolish Toll, but done in Stages - Amiruddin

ALOR SETAR, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government can abolish the toll collection, but it has to be done in stages by taking into account the country’s financial capability, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 8) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 20 August 2018.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 196 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice under Section 70 of the Road Transport Act 1987

This Order by the Minister of Works under section 70 of the Road Transport Act 1987 prohibits the driving of vehicles on the part of the road specified in the Schedule from 29 August 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 491 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (Felda Scheme) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 16 August 2018.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 194 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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Najib, Irwan's trial on RM6.6 Billion CBT Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who are facing six counts of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM6.6 billion, has been transferred to the High Court.

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Malaysia's ePassport recognised as Regional ID Document of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Dec (Bernama) - The Malaysian Immigration Department received the 2018 Regional ID Document of the Year Award, an acknowledgement for its innovative and class leading Malaysian ePassport.

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Malaysia's first Geothermal Power Plant approval Withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Parliament was informed today that the approval given to Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd to build the country’s first geothermal power plant was cancelled on Aug 29 by the government.

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Defence wants Judge to recuse himself from hearing Shafee's Cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - The defence will submit an appeal to the High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah seeking that he withdraws from hearing cases on two money-laundering charges and another two on incorrect filings made to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), faced by lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.

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Perak First State to have Shariah Supreme Court

IPOH, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Perak will be the first state in the country to have four levels of shariah courts, with the Supreme Court as the apex court, after the State Legislative Assembly today passed the Shariah Court (Perak) Enactment 2018.

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Ministry received 823 Complaints since implementing SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs have received a total of 823 complaints mostly related to the rise in prices of goods since the implementation of the Sales and Service Tax (SST) on Sept 1.

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Observe Malaysian Laws, pay Heed to Local Religious Adherences - Finnish Envoy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 (Bernama) - Finnish citizens have been advised to respect Malaysian laws and regulations and pay heed to local religious adherences, says Finland Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri Puhakka.

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14,868 Contract Workers employed by Government

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - Up till April 9, 2018, the government employed 14,868 people on a contractual basis for its various agencies, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Mohamed Hanipa Maidin, told Parliament today.

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