malaysia - Rail, Road & Other Transport

Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (Specified Time Prohibition) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 136 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Speed Limit (Temporary Cessation) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 137 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

RTD to open Bidding for Special 'Malaysia' Plate Numbers Next Month

PUTRAJAYA, June 4 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (RTD) will open the bidding for the special 'Malaysia' series of vehicle registration numbers from July 2 to 16, in conjunction with the 61st Merdeka Day celebrations, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No Road Tax Renewal for Owners of Vehicles with Old Takata Airbags

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry has ordered the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to disallow road tax renewal for owners of vehicles with old Takata airbags.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MAVCOM is optimistic for continued Positive Industry Performance in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) released its first biannual Industry Report, Waypoint, for 2018 as part of its overall commitment to foster a deeper understanding of the aviation industry in Malaysia.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Aviation Commission

Decision to scrap HSR is final, says PM

PETALING JAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - Malaysia has made a final decision to scrap the High-Speed Rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and will potentially have to pay RM500 million in compensation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "It is a final decision but it will take time because we have an agreement with Singapore.  ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry seeks Public Feedback on Minimum Age to obtain Driving Licence

PUTRAJAYA, May 25 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will seek the views of the public regarding the minimum age for obtaining a driving licence before making any decision on it, says Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MMEA Regions restructured as 16 Maritime Zones, Seven Maritime Posts

PUTRAJAYA, May 7 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) restructured five maritime regions into 16 MMEA maritime zones and seven maritime posts effective today.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 23 April 2018.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 105 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 96 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Speed Limit (Southville City Interchange) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 93 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (North South Expressway Central Link and KLIA Expressway) (Amendment) 2018

This Order comes into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 94 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Juru-Jalan Duta-Bukit Raja Expressway North South Expressway Central Link and Kuala Lumpur-Johore Bahru Expressway) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 95 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (Southville City Interchange) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 92 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 10 April 2018 to 30 April 2019.
Date: 26 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 135 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Complete Switch to Driver Curriculum e-book by 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 30 (Bernama) - The usage of e-book on driver education curriculum (KPP) at driving institutes will be fully implemented by 2020, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MOT to review Issuance of Vehicle Stickers for disabled, Dewan Negara told

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will be reviewing the issuance of disabled persons (OKU) vehicle stickers to avoid misuse by family members, the Dewan Negara was told today.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Acts on e-hailing Services to be gazetted in Q2

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - The acts on e-hailing services like Uber and Grabcar will be gazetted in the second quarter of this year.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) (No. 3) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 20 March 2018.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 79 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Government drafting Ceiling Price for Domestic Airfares - Ab Aziz Kaprawi

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) - The government is in the midst of drafting the ceiling price to control the airfares for domestic flights.
Date: 19 March 2018; 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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