Government has No Plans to amend UUCA - Muhyiddin KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The government has no plans to amend the University and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) because the provisions of existing laws are sufficient to address issues such as the intrusion of the University of Malaya (UM). Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the issue could be handled by the UM administrastion without the need for additions or amendments to the UUCA. "After all, it is UM's business. The ministry has never interfered in UM's administration and activities, including what happened recently," said Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister.
Malaysian Bar maintains Stand, prohibit Ex-judges Practising KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Bar today maintained its stand on prohibiting ex-judges from appearing as counsel in court, as was stated in its March 15 resolution. Its president Christopher Leong in a statement said, notwithstanding the concerns of the Bar on this issue, which were articulated in court, the Federal Court had ruled that there is nothing presently in law that
Gallows for 3 Former College Students who killed Lecturer, Father SHAH ALAM, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Three former college students were sentenced to death by the High Court here today, when they were found guilty of murdering their differently-abled lecturer, Zara Eleena Omar Peter and her father, two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman made the decision after he was satisfied that the defence of Mohamad Zul Shahril Suhaimi, 22, Mohamad Sharafe Matt Noh, 21
Illegal Gambling: AG suggests Amendment to Existing Law Or Drafting of New Law BANGI, Oct 27 (Bernama) -- The Attorney-General's Chambers will submit to the government a proposal to either amend the existing law or draft a new law to curb illegal gambling activities. Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said this way necessary in view that illegal gambling was now conducted online. "It is necessary not because the existing law is obsolete, the problem now is becau
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today dismissed an application by a drama and film director and his company for a stay of a court order compelling them to pay RM170,000 in damages comedian 'Johan Raja Lawak' and his wife.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today dismissed a suit filed by a civil servant against Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and nine others over injuries he sustained when arrested by religi
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The government will review the draft of the proposed amendments to the Trade Unions Act 1959 before its tabling in Parliament to ensure its relevance with current situation, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at six per cent, to be implemented on April 1, 2015, is estimated to rake in RM23.2 billion in government revenue.
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Deputy solicitor general I, Datuk Azailiza Mohd Ahad will take over as the country's 17th solicitor general on Nov 1.
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Attorney- General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said that he did not make the decision to prosecute at his whim and fancy but based on the law.
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) today exchanged a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to forge a strategic partnership in capacity building between the two leading regulators of Isl
KOTA KINABALU, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- More than 5,200 companies in Sabah have registered with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department for the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- The Finance Ministry (MOF) plans to set up a committee comprising the country's retailers associations to help with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax on April 1 next year.
ALOR SETAR, Oct 29 (Bernama) -- The High Court today sentenced a Thai woman to the gallows after finding her guilty of distributing 16,841 grammes of cannabis three years ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is seeking the public's feedback on the draft bill to amend the Development Financial Institutions Act 2002 (DFIA). In a statement Wednesday, the central bank said it also welcomes industry players, intermediaries and related stakeholders to provide their feedback to further strengthen th
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Competition Commission's (MyCC) recent warning against price-fixing by school bus operators appears to have fallen on deaf ears. The president of the Federation of Malaysian School Bus Operators Associations, Mohd Rofik Mohd Yusof, was quoted in a local daily that some 18,000 bus operators nationwide u
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expect the government to introduce new incentives in Budget 2015 to help promote the sector and enable it to continue contributing significantly to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), said RHB Research analyst Alexander Chia Hock Lon. He said with the government set to imp
SHAH ALAM, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- Three former college students were sentenced to death by the High Court here today, when they were found guilty of murdering their differently-abled lecturer, Zara Eleena Omar Peter and her father, two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman made the decision after he was satisfied that the defence of Mohamad Zul Shah
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Bar today maintained its stand on prohibiting ex-judges from appearing as counsel in court, as was stated in its March 15 resolution. Its president Christopher Leong in a statement said, notwithstanding the concerns of the Bar on this issue, which were articulated in court, the Federal Court had ruled
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- The proposed exemption for micro companies or employers to pay minimum wage to their workers is tantamount to denying the rights of the workers, Human Resources Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem said. He said this was because employees of micro companies comprised mostly locals and did not receive any other allowan
KUALA PILAH, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malek said an awareness campaign on the importance of intellectual property would be intensified across the country with the aim of providing knowledge and exposure to the public, especially producers, manufacturers and traders. In relation to
JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The Johor government will set new guidelines for buyers of affordable homes in the state to prevent them from selling their property within a five-year period. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the condition would be imposed to avoid buyers from making easy profit. "The affordable houses by the st
LABUAN, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Duty-free islands of Langkawi, Tioman and Labuan will be exempted from the Goods and Services (GST), said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan. He said the tax exemption would benefit the islands and residents and would not have a negative to their economy.
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