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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

Motorcyclist Fined RM2,200 for being under Influence of Alcohol

KUALA LUMPUR, AUG 17 (Bernama) - A taxi driver today was fined RM2,200, in default two months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here for riding motorcycle under the influence of alcohol on Friday.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government thinking of opening up Vehicle Inspection Services to other Firms

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - The government is looking into opening up its vehicle inspection service to other providers apart from Puspakom Sdn Bhd (Puspakom), to improve and upgrade the quality of the service.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sales Manager fined RM1,000 in Road Rage Incident

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - A sales manager was fined RM1,000 in default a month's jail by the Magistrate's Court here today for breaking a windscreen in a road rage incident.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry to review Drinking and Driving Laws

PUTRAJAYA, July 10 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will review the effectiveness of existing laws in dealing with drunk driving cases, says its minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Number Plate e-bidding System postponed to August 1

PUTRAJAYA, June 27 (Bernama) - Malaysia's special registration number series e-bidding system in conjunction with the Merdeka Day celebration is postponed to Aug 1 to 16 from the original plans of July 2 to July 16.
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

GrabCar, Taxi Drivers in Sabah, Labuan should have Same Rules, Regulations

TAWAU, June 26 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to impose similar regulations and requirements on taxi and GrabCar e-hailing driver.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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

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


PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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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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