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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

Man jailed, fined for 'Superman' Stunt on Motorcycle

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) - A hell rider was sentenced to three months jail and fined RM5,500, in default six months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for riding his motorcycle in a dangerous manner by doing the 'superman' stunt.
Date: 04 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry revokes Licence of Labuan-Menumbok Ferry Service Operator

LABUAN, Dec 19 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) had issued a letter to revoke the licence of an operator of the Labuan-Menumbok ferry service, it was learnt today.
Date: 19 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singaporeans can Check, pay Traffic Summonses in the Republic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) - Singaporean motorists can now check the status of traffic summonses issued in Malaysia and make payments at 900 kiosks erected in the republic or via online.
Date: 27 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees on having National Transport Safety Board - Liow

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 24 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has agreed to the establishment of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) which will act as a multi-transport mode independent accident investigation body, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Date: 24 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Express Bus Drivers to be compelled to obtain Driver Card Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - Starting next year, all express bus drivers will be compelled to obtain a driver card, while drivers of other bus classes will be allowed to obtain the card in stages until 2019.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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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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