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ICERD: Government gives Assurance over Article 153

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The government today gave the assurance that it will not abolish Article 153 of the Federal Constitution if it ratifies the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy gave the assurance in the Dewan Ra ...
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN agreed on a Single Negotiating draft to resolve SCS Dispute

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on a single negotiating text draft of the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS), as an effort to resolve dispute in the region. The statement was made by Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi after attending the 18th ASEAN Pol ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Cabinet decided Death Penalty for 32 Offences be ended - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has decided that the death penalty for 32 offences under eight acts of law be abolished, and this includes Section 302 of the Penal Code (murder), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. He said the decision, which was reached collectively, also encompassed the F ...
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Mechanism to make Ex-Husbands pay Alimony after Divorce

PARIT BUNTAR, Nov 11 (Bernama) - The government plans to introduce a mechanism that can make ex-husbands pay their ex-wives for their alimonies as decided by Syariah Court after divorce. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the move was aimed at helping divorced women who were oppressed by their irr ...
Date: 11 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Health Ministry enforces Product Guideline on Cell Therapy and Gene 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry (KKM) will enforce the Guideline of Cell and Gene Therapy Products (CGTPs) for all industry players in 2021. Deputy Health Minister Lee Boon Chye said the guideline had already existed since 2016 to advise academicians, researchers, doctors and industrialists to abide voluntarily. &ldqu ...
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Water Resources Bill being studied

KOTA TINGGI, Nov 8 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources is in the process of studying the National Water Resources Bill (RUU SAN) in efforts to strengthen water resources management. Its minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said the bill should be ready to be tabled in Parliament by next year. “We are confident that ...
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tax on Imported Online Services will be implemented in Stages

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) - The process of implementing new taxes on imported online services will be carried out in stages, says the Ministry of Finance's National Budget Office Director Johan Mahmood Merican. He said the process would begin with imported online services in the business-to-business segment, followed by the business-to-consum ...
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pua allowed to appeal on whether PM is Public Officer

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 (Bernama) - The Federal Court will hear and decide on the issue, whether the Prime Minister (PM) is a public officer or not. This follows the decision of a three-man bench to give the nod to Damansara Member of Parliament, Tony Pua Kiam Wee to appeal over his tort of misfeasance lawsuit against former prime minister, Datuk Ser ...
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

2019 Budget Highlights

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) - The following are the highlights of the Economic Outlook 2019 report, the first presented under the Pakatan Harapan government. The 142- page report was released by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the tabling of the 2019 Budget today by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in Parliament.
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Moving towards RM1,500 Minimum Wage

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) - The government is confident it can implement the RM1,500 minimum wage within five years, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar said he does not rule out the possibility that the minimum wage will be reviewed annually although the National Wages Consultative Council Act ...
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament passes into Law RAPBN 2019 in Plenary Session

Jakarta, Oct 31 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) has passed into law the draft state budget (RAPBN) 2019 in a plenary session here on Wednesday. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the draft budget reflected optimism at the same time prudence amid the environment full of challenges. "Prudence and watchfulness doe ...
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Malaysia to file legal challenge in London High Court to set aside Consent Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Government of Malaysia will be filing an application at the High Court in London to set aside a Consent Award by an Arbitration Tribunal which obliged the government to pay US$5.78 billion to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in a statement today said the legal ...
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Subang Jaya Businesses ordered to pay MYCC Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - Having been found guilty of infringing Section 4 of the Competition Act 2010 (Act 712), seven tuition and day care centres in SS19 Subang Jaya have been ordered to pay a penalty of RM33,068.85. The Malaysian Competition Commission (MyCC) in a statement today said that the businesses entered into an agreement in ...
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Industry Ministry to no longer require Factory License Renewals

BANGKOK, Oct 26 (NNT) - The Industry Ministry will no longer require renewals of factory licenses, with 59,327 factories expected to enjoy such changes. Section 15 of the Factory Act of 1992 requires that factories renew the licenses, also known as Ror Ngor 4, every five years. Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana planned to get rid of the ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Two Stateless Children Citizenship approved, Three Other Cases to be considered

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 25 (Bernama) - Two out of five stateless children cases in the Federal Court have been resolved today after Home Ministry approved to register two children as citizens of Malaysia. The two cases involved an 18-year-old boy and a 13-year-old-girl whose citizenship applications were approved under Article 15A of the Federal Consti ...
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Environment-Related Laws to be amended

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Bernama) - Three laws regarding environment and wildlife will be amended to improve its governance, management and enforcement, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji said the three acts were the National Forestry Act 1984, Wildlife Conservation Act ...
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

BNM urges Authorities to increase Policy Agility

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has urged the authorities to increase policy agility as one of four strategic priorities for financial stability as the country navigates an uncertain future. BNM Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Yunus said every crisis or financial stability issue is different, and each requires a differe ...
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Sports Development Act will safeguard Interests of Participants

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The enforcement of the Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 will not affect the development of sports in the country, but instead seeks to safeguard the interests of the participants of sporting events, said the Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. Acknowledging the concern of sport activists ...
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court declares Equanimity belongs to Malaysian government

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - The High Court here today declared that the super yacht 'Equanimity' belonged to the Malaysia government and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) as the beneficiary owner when its registered owner failed to be in court to claim the vessel. To that effect, the government is now free to sell the super yacht, said ...
Date: 19 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court decides Three Judges of Previous Panel to deliver Verdict in "Bin Abdullah"

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The remaining three judges from the earlier Federal Court five-man bench will deliver its verdict on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock could bear his or her father's surname, instead of "Abdullah". Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, chairing a seven-man bench, decided not to rehear the appeal to ...
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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