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Dewan Rakyat passes Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019, aimed at establishing the Syarie Legal Profession Qualifying Board, Syariah Lawyers’ Body and the Federal Territories Syarie Lawyers Council to ensure professional practices, behaviour and code of conduct. Minister ...
Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill to repeal Mandatory Death Penalty to be tabled in October - Liew Vui Keong

SANDAKAN, July 13 (Bernama) - The bill to repeal the mandatory death penalty is expected to be tabled in Parliament in October once the government decides on appropriate prison terms for 11 serious criminal offences covered by it. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said a task force will soon be set up to study th ...
Date: 13 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Joint Declaration on Sustainable Security in ASEAN Region

BANGKOK, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today attended the 13th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) that concluded with the signing of a joint declaration on sustainable security and adoption of initiatives to strengthen defence and security cooperation in the region. The Joint Declaration of the ASEAN Defence Minis ...
Date: 11 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 (Bernama) - The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 aimed at clarifying several provisions in the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat with amendments today. Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Chong Chieng Jen when winding up debate on the bill said the amendments enabled policies relati ...
Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Amendment to Fisheries Act 1985

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Ministry have made an application to bring back the fishermen’s subsistence allowance to RM300 at the coming budget. Its Minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub stressed that the ministry would not neglect the welfare of the fishermen’s group and endeavoured to help ...
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament passes Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019 aimed at increasing the penalty on any party which fails to abide by an award made by the Consumer Claims Tribunal, was passed unanimously by Parliament today. During the wrap-up of the debate on the bill, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister, Chong Ch ...
Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

President’s Order on Promulgation of Seven Laws

Hanoi, Jul 5 (VNS/VNA) - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on July 4 to announce the President’s order on the promulgation of seven laws which were adopted at the seventh session of the 14th National Assembly. These laws include the Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention, Law on Architecture, and revised Law on Education, ...
Date: 05 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Bill tabled to amend Constitution to lower Voting Age

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 4 (Bernama) - Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman tabled a bill to amend the Federal Constitution to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019 proposes to amend Article 119(1)(a) of the Federal Constitution. The Constitution ...
Date: 04 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trio fined RM2,200 for putting up 'Ah Long' Ad

KUANTAN, Jul 3 (Bernama) - Three men were each slapped with RM2,200 fine by the magistrate's court here today after pleading guilty to putting up advertisements of an illegal money lending business last week. Magistrate Nor Azizah Aling also ordered Lee Chong Yau, 29, Fon Chong Sheng, 22, and Gan Hong Ren, 19, to serve a seven-month prison sen ...
Date: 03 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs deputy minister Chong Chieng Jen said when presenting the bill for the second reading that expan ...
Date: 02 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Motion on Asset Declaration by Members

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 1 (Bernama) - The motion to compel all Members of Parliament to declare their assets was unanimously approved by the Dewan Rakyat today. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, when winding up the debate on the motion, said it was the first step by the Pakatan Harapan government to ensure the p ...
Date: 01 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kelantan Oil Royalty Suit against Federal Government settled after Nine Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (Bernama) - After a nine-year legal battle, the Kelantan government’s oil royalty suit against the federal government has been finally settled at the High Court here. The matter was fully resolved after Kelantan filed a notice of discontinuance against the federal government today to withdrew its suit which was initi ...
Date: 28 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government preparing Tax Incentives for Green Property Developer

PETALING JAYA, Jun 27 (Bernama) - In a bid to promote the usage of green building materials in the country, the government is in the midst of dishing out goodies - tax incentives - to developers of green building, according to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. Although the goodies may not be announced in the upcoming 2020 Budget, i ...
Date: 27 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader acquitted of Drug Trafficking Charge, escape Gallows

GEORGE TOWN, June 24 (Bernama) - A trader here heaved a sigh of relief when the High Court here acquitted and discharged him on a drug trafficking charge. Judge Datuk Akhtar Tahir ordered the release of Ranjeev Singh Shayni, 35, after finding that the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against him. In his judgement, Akhtar ...
Date: 24 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government do not intend to impose Inheritance Tax in Budget 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 25 (Bernama) - The government has no intention of imposing new taxes in the upcoming 2020 Budget especially in regards to the inheritance tax, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said there are a lot of rumours alleging that Pakatan Harapan government intended to introduce inheritance tax. Speculation about the introd ...
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court sets aside Contempt Proceedings against Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The High Court today set aside leave granted to the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail to initiate contempt proceedings against Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli. The contempt proceedings is related to an articl ...
Date: 24 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Leaders adopt Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris

BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Xinhua) - Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in Asean Region here during the 34th Asean Summit. The leaders agree to encourage an integrated land-to-sea approach to prevent and reduce marine debris, and strengthen nat ...
Date: 23 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

MTUC: Get Malaysia to ratify Convention on Right of Association of all Workers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has asked the United Nations global labour centre to use all within its means to get Malaysia to ratify Convention 87 (C87), which deals with the fundamental freedom of association of all workers, including migrants. Speaking at the International Labour Organisation&rs ...
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand to focus on Regional and International Issues

BANGKOK, Jun 20 (Bernama) - Regional and international issues affecting ASEAN member countries will be discussed by the leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Bangkok, in creating regional economic and political stability. ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat director-general Datuk Ahmad Rozian Abd Ghani said Prime Minister Tu ...
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guidelines on Forest Management to be issued

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia will issue guidelines on the jurisdiction of state governments in managing forests in their own states, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar. In line with this, he said his ministry would propose amendments to the National Forestry Act ...
Date: 18 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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Go Online to partner with 8 Million MSMEs

Jakarta, Jul 1 (ANTARA) - The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program. Involving MSMEs and marketplace in the country, Go Online is a collaborative program between the government, MSMEs, and online shopping platforms to level digital market access and build a digital economy in Indonesia.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Constitution Court taking on 32 MP Media shareholding Cases

BANGKOK, Jun 27(NNT) - Constitutional Court judges have agreed to take on 32 out of a total of 41 cases to do with Members of Parliament allegedly holding media shares, asking that the individuals submit their individual defenses within 15 days.

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