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Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the study, to be done through a collaboration between Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malay ...
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between both countries. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement here today that this was achieved during the committee’ ...
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Najib's Bid to quash Seven SRC Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s application to quash the seven charges in relation to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd´s funds. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said the argument of the defence that the charges were flawed was without bas ...
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Income Tax imposed According to procedures, record - IRB

JITRA, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) imposes income tax on each individual according to procedures and information available to the agency, said IRB’s deputy chief executive officer (Compliance), Datuk Abdul Manap Dim. He said that if taxpayers were dissatisfied with the tax imposed, they had room to protest and seek ...
Date: 27 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proactive Measures for smoother Financial Market, Dewan Negara told

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The government has taken several proactive measures to ensure a smoother financial market, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith, who was representing the Finance Ministry during Question Time said the measures were to ensure adequate liquidity, resil ...
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also involve six other laws is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in July. Among the laws are the Industrialisation ...
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) will adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to address toxicological pollution. Its Deputy Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis said this was decided at the meeting of the National Committee on Management and Regulation of ...
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

50 per cent Road Tax Reduction for Electric, Hybrid Cars

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 22 (Bernama) - The government has always encouraged the use of vehicles using green technology by promoting various initiatives including a 50 per cent reduction in road tax for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Kamaruddin Jaffar said. He was responding to a supplementary question by Senato ...
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was decided at the e-Sovereignty Committee meeting today, which also discussed the proposed launch of the National Cyber Security Strategy in July this y ...
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Crimes will be governed by Malaysian Laws if Rome Statute ratified - Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion will come under Malaysian laws if the country ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Saifuddin said following ratification, the new laws must be included in local legislation eith ...
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Police, Government's Leave to Appeal Application

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today rejected the police and government's application to obtain leave to appeal against the High Court decision to reinstate a police chief inspector to his position after he was dismissed from the police force for disciplinary misconduct. A three-member bench comprising Federal Court judges Dat ...
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Enactment of 2019 National Budget to spur Economic Growth

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hailed the signing into law of the PHP3.7-trillion 2019 national budget, citing its importance towards attaining sustained growth of the Philippine economy. “We fully support the President in his desire to focus national expenditure on projects and activities that redound to t ...
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Two Friends get Discharge not amounting Acquittal for injuring Man

KOTA BHARU, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two friends were given a discharge not amounting to acquittal, by the Sessions Court here today, on a charge of injuring a man causing one of his ear to be cut off, three years ago. Judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin made the decision after the defence applied for the case to be dropped after the prosecution failed to p ...
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Failure to amend Constitution will not obstruct Sabah from Claiming Rights

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15 (Bernama) - The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal. In this regard, he said the effort to claim and restore the rights of the state wou ...
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm

Jakarta, Apr 14 (ANTARA) - A member of the House of Representatives' Commission on Economic Affairs, Firman Subagyo, said that oil palm has been designated as a national strategic commodity so it must be protected through a special law. He believes, if Indonesia already has a special law that regulates and protects oil palm, it is difficult fo ...
Date: 14 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Public Service Act has Agreement of All Parties - Abu Kassim

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - All disagreements between several ministers and interested parties in working out the clauses of the Public Service Act have been resolved and an agreement reached, said the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC). Its director-general Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed said the act will go through the ...
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to get Two-Thirds Majority Support

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Constitutional Amendment Bill to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with the Federation of Malaya as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 failed to get the required two thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat today. It was shy of 10 votes to meet the threshold of 148 votes in t ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CPOPC to meet EU Leaders to oppose Delegated Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has embarked on a mission to Brussels, Belgium to engage in dialogues with European Union (EU) leaders to challenge the EU’s Delegated Act, which classifies palm oil as unsustainable due to “high-risk” indirect land use change (ILUC). In a sta ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

EPF adopts United Nations-Supported Investment Principles

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment. This formally underlined the pension fund's commitment towards responsible investing as well as environment, social and governance (ESG), said chief executive officer Tunku Alizakri Alias. Signa ...
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court strikes down "Double Presumptions" Provision for Drug Trafficking Conviction

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The Federal Court nine-man bench today struck down a provision under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 (DDA) which allow the use of "double presumptions" to secure the conviction of an accused person charge for drug trafficking. In a landmark decision, the bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum declared sect ...
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.

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King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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