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Asean Law Alert by Asean LIP
 31 Oct 2018
MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
BNM to lower Daily CTR to RM25,000 from January 1, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be lowering the daily cash threshold report (CTR) to RM25,000 from the current RM50,000, effective Jan 1, 2019.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
IR4.0 needs to nurture Dynamism at the Workplace
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) needs to nurture dynamism at the workplace to enable digital transformation across industries, says Allianz Malaysia Bhd.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
2019 Budget: EPF hopes for a consolidated Social Wellbeing Blueprint
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) hopes the government will set up a consolidated social wellbeing blueprint for Malaysia under the 2019 Budget.
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWNEWS
Ex- Utusan NUJ Chairman fails to challenge Wrongful Dismissal
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 29 (Bernama) - Former chairman of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd (UMMB) chapter of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ), Amran Ahmad failed to challenge the decision of the Industrial Court on his wrongful dismissal for issuing a defamatory statement against th ...
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Sivarasa's Suit against Tengku Adnan to be settled amicably
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The defamation suit filed by Sungai Buloh Member of Parliament R. Sivarasa against UMNO treasurer Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is expected to be resolved amicably with parties involved given until next week to settle the case.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Ex-police Officer loses Appeal against Jail Sentence for molesting Three Teenage Boys
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A former police officer was sent to jail for 12 months today after losing his final appeal to set aside his conviction and jail sentence for molesting three boys in a toilet six years ago.
MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
Former Company Director fined RM50,000 for Illegal Deposit Taking
PETALING JAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A former director of gold investment company Royal Gold, was fined RM50,000, in default 24 months' jail, by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of illegal deposit taking, involving more than RM500,000 from two investors four years ago.
MALAYSIAFAMILY & CHILD LAWNEWS
Marital Rape difficult to prove in Court
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The government has no plans to make marital rape a crime because of problems to prove the case in court, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Appeal by Ex-IS Militant's Son for lesser Jail Term turned down by Federal Court
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The son of a former Islamic State (IS) militant who pleaded guilty to a charge of being involved in criminal conspiracy to promote terrorism in Malaysia, would remain behind bars for 12 years.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Prison Inmate slapped with another Four Years' Jail, Whipping for Armed Robbery
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A prison inmate currently serving time for robbery, was slapped with another four years' jail and a stroke of the cane after he pleaded guilty to three counts of armed robbery.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
MAB succeeds in striking out Suit over MH370
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) to strike out the negligence suit filed by the next-of-kin of 32 passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing enroute to Beijing from ...
MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
Government welcomes Legislation against Economic Sabotage
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The government welcomes the proposal to enact the Economic Sabotage Act as it will help spur Malaysia's economic growth, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Boy, 14, admits sodomizing 16-Year-Old Male Shop Assistant
BUTTERWORTH, Oct 30 (Bernama) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to a charge of sodomising a 16-year-old male shop assistant in the toilet of a sports centre here, two weeks ago.
MALAYSIAARBITRATION & ADRNEWS
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). ...
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Balakrishnan A/L Munusamy and 9 Others v Song Lin Agri Horti Sdn Bhd (Malay)
Date: 16 Oct 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2573 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Anbarasan A/L Shunmugam v K3-Synergy Holdings (M) Sdn Bhd
Date: 16 Oct 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2584 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCLEGISLATION
National Skills Development (Waiver of Fee to Student with Special Needs) Regulations 2018
These Regulations are deemed to have come into operation on 1 June 2018.
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