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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

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

MAVCOM resolves 99.7 pct of Complaints from July-December 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) successfully resolved and closed 99.7 per cent of the 735 complaints lodged with it for the period of between July-December 2017.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

72 Summonses issued during Chinese New Year Operations in Perlis - JPJ

KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 72 summonses for various offences in conjunction with a 2018 Chinese New Year Special Operation last night.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johor mulls imposing Surcharge for reloading Touch N Go at CIQ

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The state government is considering a proposal to impose a SGD10 (RM40) surcharge to Touch n Go card holders who reload the card at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) and at the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Motor Vehicle Workshops must have Licence to operate

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 23 (Bernama) - More than 30,000 motor vehicle workshops in the country including service centres, tyre and accessories shops will be required to have a licence to operate when laws regarding maintenance and repair services of vehicles are enforced.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Review of EJS Creates Better Navigational Efficiency - Liow

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The proposed review of the East Johor Straits (EJS) Pilotage Guideline to relax maritime traffic restriction of night operation of vessels in Singapore waters will create better navigational efficiency and productivity as well as improve overall safety of navigation along EJS, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Ti ...
Date: 17 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.

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