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Malaysia, Singapore to draft Supplementary Agreement on RTS Project

SEPANG, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore are working towards a new supplementary agreement on the suspended Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.

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Toll-Related Proposals to be submitted to Cabinet in June

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Works Ministry will submit all toll-related proposals, including to eliminate toll collection to the cabinet in June.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

e-bidding for Number Plates from April 15

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be implementing the e-bidding system for vehicle number plates from April 15.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing Law to be amended to allow PSV Licence for Disabled Drivers - Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The government will be amending existing e-hailing regulations to enable physically challenged drivers to apply for the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ

Registration of New Vehicle Models will require valid VTA Certificate Serial Numbers beginning April 1 - JPJ
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The registration of new motor vehicles through the e-Daftar system will require a valid Vehicle Type Approval Type (VTA) certificate serial numbers from the Road Transport Department (JPJ), effective April 1, 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 94 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Registration Licence for e-Hailing Drivers starts April 1 - RTD

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 ( Bernama) - Drivers or potential drivers of e-hailing service who meet the conditions of Public Service Vehicle (PSV) licence can register with driving institutes or e-Hailing Operator (eHO) driving centres recognised by the Road Transport Department (RTD) from April 1. According to an RTD statement tonight, the vocationa ...
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Nap to outline Regulatory Framework for 'Flying Cars'

CYBERJAYA, Mar 22 (Bernama) - The new National Automotive Policy (NAP) will outline the regulatory framework for 'flying cars', said the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). Its chief executive officer, Datuk Madani Sahari said the necessary rules and regulations governing the automotive industry were now being formulated.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators

NONTHABURI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport plans to introduce licenses for electric train operators.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippines News Agency

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 78 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 77 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Duterte signs Law requiring Bigger Motorcycle Number Plates

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable number plates for motorcycle in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Trial Period for Jalan TAR as Pedestrian Zone from April 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The trial period for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) as a pedestrian zone will be held for one month on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 1.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Online Taxi Safety Standards deemed Weak

Jakarta, Mar 23 (ANTARA News) - Online taxi safety standards are viewed as being weak due to rampant crimes by drivers of such services as was experienced by 29-year-old Yun Siska Rohani.

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Big Fines encourage Road Tax Payment, Official says

Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.

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Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in par ...

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PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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