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08 Apr 2019
MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
BNM to ensure SMEs continue to have access to financing
KUALA TERENGGANU, Apr 5 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will continue to improve cooperation with the finance industry to ensure entrepreneurs who are qualified and in need can obtain financing.

MALAYSIAINTERNATIONAL LAWNEWS
Malaysia to withdraw from Rome Statute
PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad today announced that Malaysia will withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following confusion arising politically and within the society, stressing that the decision is not beca ...

MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENEWS
SSER fined RM18 Mln for infringing BNM Conditions over Pipeline Projects
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 5 (Bernama) - Suria Strategic Energy Resources Sdn Bhd (SSER), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Finance which carried out two petrochemical and gas pipeline projects worth RM9.4 billion was today fined RM18 million by the Sessions Court here today for failing to ...

MALAYSIACONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CIVIL RIGHTSNEWS
Federal Court strikes down "Double Presumptions" Provision for Drug Trafficking Conviction
PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - The Federal Court nine-man bench today struck down a provision under the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 (DDA) which allow the use of "double presumptions" to secure the conviction of an accused person charge for drug trafficking. In a landmark decision, the ...

MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Government cannot ban Smoking in Private Cars
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

MALAYSIACONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CIVIL RIGHTSNEWS
Constitutional Clause to be amended to compel Government Buildings to obtain FC
CYBERJAYA, Apr 6 (Bernama) - A Clause in the Federal Constitution which refers to the exemption given to government buildings from having to obtain the Fire Certificate (FC) is expected to be amended in another two months to compel all government buildings to obtain the FC.

MALAYSIAGENERAL & MISCNEWS
Nothing Wrong in drafting of Article 1 (2) of Federal Constitution - Chong
KUCHING, Apr 6 (Bernama) - There is nothing wrong in the drafting of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as proposed by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, said Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen.

MALAYSIACONSTITUTIONAL LAW & CIVIL RIGHTSNEWS
New SOP on granting Citizenship to be announced soon
KOTA KINABALU, Apr 7 (Bernama) - The government will be announcing new standard operating procedure (SOP) on the process of granting citizenship especially to residents in this state as soon as a decision has been made on the matter.

MALAYSIABANKING & FINANCENOTICES
Proposed Amendments to the Money Services Business Act 2011
This consultation paper outlines the proposed amendments to the Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA), with a view to enable more effective enforcement to stamp out illegal Money Services Business (MSB) by unlicensed operators and provide appropriate deterrents against non-com ...

MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Thaviambhai A/P Subramaniam v IOI Building Services Sdn Bhd
Date: 14 Mar 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 947 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Baharim Bin Ariffin v Johor Port Berhad
Date: 13 Mar 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 929 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

MALAYSIAEMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAWJUDGMENTS
Anandaraj A/L Ramachandran v Hume Cement Sdn Bhd (Malay)
Date: 14 Mar 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 941 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

MALAYSIACONTRACTS & COMMERCIALLEGISLATION
Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Price) (No. 5) Order 2018
This Order has effect for the period from 23 December 2018 to 27 December 2018.

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