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Malaysia does not Recognize Dual Citizenship - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. In response to the report alleging that thousands of Thai nationals were having dual citizenship which allowed them to go in and out of Malaysia without restriction since the 1980s, Muhyiddin said such dual citizenship holde ...
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Decision to amend or repeal Sedition Act in the Near Future - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The decision whether the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will repeal or amend the Sedition Act 1948 will be made soon, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. He said the matter was under review and in essence, the government was in the process of considering the Sedition Act with ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Court on Corruption formed to concentrate on Such Cases

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 19 (Bernama) - A special court on corruption was proposed to ensure that such cases were given the time and emphasis by the courts, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the Special Cabinet Committee On Anti-Corruption (JKKMAR) which met today decided on the formation of the special court because hearings on corru ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is in the midst of reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 to ensure it is up-to-date in line with the current developments. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the review would be premised on the needs for e ...
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said th ...
Date: 17 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to continue Discussions on 1962 Water Pact

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will continue to discuss the 1962 water agreement with a view of finding amicable solutions to the ongoing dispute, said Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking after meeting his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral issues at Wisma Putra here t ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Mandatory Death Penalty to be repealed for 11 Criminal Offences - Hanipa

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - The mandatory death penalty for 11 criminal offences are to be repealed and substituted with the death penalty imposed at the discretion of the court, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said this mandatory death penalty was for nine of ...
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Peaceful Assembly Act 2012: 10-Day Notice to be amended - Mohd Azis

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) -- The Home Ministry (KDN) will amend the 10-day notice under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA 2012) that requires organiser to submit a notice within the stipulated time before holding a rally, says its Deputy Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman. He said the proposal would be tabled by Home Minister Tan Sri Muh ...
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad: Unemployed jailed Seven Months, fined RM10,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 11 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today sentenced an unemployed man to seven months’ jail and fined him RM10,000, in default two months’ jail, for having insulted Islam and Prophet Muhammad in a post on his Facebook account last month. Judge Hasbullah Adam passed the judgment on Mohamad Yazid Kong Abdullah, 52, af ...
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution - Liew

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 8 (Bernama) - Minister of Law in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that the Cabinet has agreed to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia. He said the decision to amend the constitution was reache ...
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cyber Crime, Anti-human Trafficking Awareness Campaign targeted at Six Groups

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Ministry targets six groups for its cyber crime and anti-human trafficking awareness campaign. The six groups are retirees, the middle class, career women, and secondary school, university and college students. The ministry’s secretary-general, Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohama ...
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament to debate SOSMA, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 5 (Bernama) - The Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) and Peaceful Assembly Act (PAA) 2012 are expected to be debated at the next Parliament session, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said several amendments were being made to the two laws, which would be brought to the cabinet for approval before ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Water Issue: Talks ongoing, still far from going to ICJ

SEPANG, March 4 (Bernama) - Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore so far have been positive and have not reached the stage of taking the water supply agreement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the closed-door discussions at officers’ level between Malaysia and Singa ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act being reviewed and improved

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) - Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which gave the power to enforce the social media and internet aspects to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is being studied and improved to ensure its scope and usage is not abused. The MCMC said in a statement today among th ...
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amendments to OSHA to be tabled in Parliament this Month

TAIPING, March 1 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1994 are expected to be tabled in Parliament this month to enable the construction site owners and architects to be held responsible for incidents at their sites, said the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Its director-general, Ir Omar Mat Piah ...
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Husam's Bid for Leave to Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Datuk Husam Musa's application for leave to appeal relating to his bid for an interlocutory injunction over access to Wisma Tok Guru building pending disposal of two lawsuits. A three-man bench comprising Justices Tan Sri Ramly Ali, Datu ...
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Proposed Amendments to Penal Code to address Religious Insults - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the Penal Code (Act 574) is to provide heavier penalties to those who have insulted the religions, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa. He said the proposed amendments had been agreed in essence and expected to be brought up in the Cabinet ...
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Electoral Boundaries Dispute settled out of Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The judicial review application filed by three voters of the Hulu Selangor parliamentary constituency, to challenge the decision of the Election Commission (EC) in redrawing the electoral boundaries of the Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB) and Batang Kali constituencies, was resolved amicably out of court. The settlement ...
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr M to pursue Legal Challenge over Appointment of former CJ to Apex Court

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 25 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed the appeals by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to challenge the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin. This followed a request by Dr Mahathir’s lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdullah for ...
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Amend Existing Laws or introduce New One to prevent Release of prohibited Fish Species into Rivers - Salahuddin

SERDANG, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is prepared to either amend existing laws or introduce new law to prevent the release of prohibited fish species into rivers, lakes and mining pools in the country. Its minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub, said the ministry would, however, have to get more information on ...
Date: 23 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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