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29 Nov 2018
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Government to expedite setting up Syariah Courts to hear Child Custody, Alimony Cases
KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Nov (Bernama) - The establishment of a Syariah High Court and Lower Court to hear cases on alimony claims and child custody in the Federal Territories, as proposed by the government, will be expedited, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Mu ...
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Technician jailed 17 years, 10 whipping for raping Step-Daughter
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - A technician was sentenced to 17 years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the Ampang Sessions Court here today after he was found guilty of raping his step-daughter two years ago.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Federal Court orders Full Hearing of Tasek Gelugor Election Petition
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The Federal Court has ordered the Tasek Gelugor election petition filed by Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya to be remitted back to the Election Court in Penang for a full hearing. A five-man panel, in a 4-1 majority decision, allo ...
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWNEWS
Amendments to Employment Act to be tabled Next March
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Employment Act 1955 are expected to be tabled in Parliament in March next year.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Two Law Firms deny hiring Thugs in Temple Riots Case
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - Legal firm Skrine today denied that its lawyers were involved in the hiring of thugs that led to the riots near a Hindu temple in Selangor early Monday and yesterday.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Malaysian Bar condemns Involvement of Lawyers in Unlawful Actions
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar today condemned in the strongest terms any involvement by any lawyer in unlawful actions, which it said would amount to gross professional misconduct and a serious breach of professional ethics.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Semporna Lawyer ordered to pay Sabah CM RM300,000 in Damages
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 28 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered a Semporna lawyer to pay RM300,000 in damages to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal for malicious prosecution.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
SC revises ETF Guidelines to Boost Retail Participation
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today revised its Guidelines on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), allowing for the issuances of a more diversified range of ETFs in the market. These include futures-based ETFs, synthetic ETFs, physical commodity ETFs, and smart beta ETFs.
MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
Government to announce Two Financial Frameworks Next Year
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (BERNAMA) - The government will announce two key frameworks in the first quarter of 2019 regarding cryptocurrency and property crowdfunding regulations to be meted out by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC).
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Unemployed Man jailed for Possession of Terrorism-Related Documents
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to a total of four years' jail by the High Court here today after he pleaded guilty to two charges with possession of 40 images, 63 videos and 15 copies of documents related to terrorism.
MALAYSIACRIMINAL LAWNEWS
Man fined RM10,000 for abusing Disabled Child
MELAKA, Nov 28 (Bernama) - A retired soldier was fined RM10,000, in default two months' jail, and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond by the Sessions Court here today for abusing his son, who is a person with disabilities (OKU), last May.
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Mohd Zia Bin Rosli v Ayamas Food Corporation Sdn Bhd
Date: 14 Nov 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2930 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWLEGISLATION
Self-Employment Social Security (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2018
These Regulations come into operation on 20 November 2018.
MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWLEGISLATION
Employment Insurance System (Compounding of Offences) Regulations 2018
These Regulations come into operation on 20 November 2018.
MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCLEGISLATION
Animals (Control of Slaughter) (Amendment) Rules 2018
These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2018.
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