International Malaysia Law Conference 2014 The International Malaysia Law Conference ("IMLC") 2014, organised by the Bar Council, will take place this week from 24 to 26 Sept 2014 (Wed to Fri), at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur on Jalan Conlay. The theme of IMLC 2014 - "Reshaping the Legal Profession, Reforming the Law" - reflects what we believe law practitioners and legal firms must take cognisance of and address: change. The legal landscape has seen an astounding level of change and transformation in a relatively short period of time, partly due to innovations in technology, and greater competition in the provision of legal services. Are the law and legal practice keeping pace with
Firms registering for GST after Dec 31 to be fined: Chua KOTA KINABALU, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Companies which register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) after Dec 31 this year will be fined, says Deputy Finance Minister Chua Tee Yong. Businesses that are not registered for the GST will also be unable to claim input tax credits, thus affecting their operations, he said. Companies should register before year-end to give them time to evaluate the im
Guidelines to restrict Owners of Affordable Houses from Selling Property 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 state government are built with very high subsi
Allah: Catholic Church files Review Application against Federal Court Majority Decision PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The Catholic Church has filed a review application against the Federal Court decision which had denied it (the church) leave to appeal over the home minister's ban on the use of the word 'Allah' in its weekly publication, Herald. The church's counsel, Benjamin Dawson confirmed that the review application was filed about 3pm today, at the Federal Court registry
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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) has denied that it had appointed an agent or an individual to collect an additional fee in preparation for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on its behalf.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Woolworths Ltd (Woolworths) alleging that Woolworths made false or misleading representations about the safety of certain Woolwort
The Federal Court has today ordered Safe Breast Imaging Pty Ltd (SBI) to pay a penalty of $200,000 for making false representations about its breast imaging services, in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.
CCI has rejected charges that United Telecoms and Bharat Broadband Network Ltd had abused their dominant position in the market for broadband equipment.
MARAN, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- About 10,000 employers in the private sector have yet to implement the Minimum Wage Scheme since it was enforced on Jan 1, last year, says Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) hopes the government will offer tax exemption for the costs to promote private retirement insurance schemes in Budget 2015.
PASIR SALAK, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- The 2015 Budget will focus on stimulating economic growth, improving the fiscal position and addressing rising cost of living, Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will announce the feedback on the proposed regulatory framework of equity crowdfunding next week.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia has called for the cooperation and collaboration between financial institutions and law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to ensure the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CF
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) -- Padang Serai Member of Parliament N. Surendran, who has been charged with sedition in the Sessions Court, has applied for the court to refer to the High Court on the constitutionality of the Sedition Act 1948.
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As announced by the Prime Minister in the 2014 Budget Speech, Bank Negara Malaysia (the Bank) is leading an initiative to develop a netting legislation to further promote the development of the domestic financial market. The Netting of Financial Agreements Bill is envisaged to provide legal assurance for the enforceability of close-out netting mech
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has lauded the move by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to facilitate wider competition in the provision of health insurance coverage for foreign students for the benefit of the consumer. MyCC in a statement today said the commission had previously received a complaint in
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak has called on companies to emulate international best practices with the inclusion of diversity policy. The prime minister said this could be done by disclosing workplace demographics that incorporate gender, ethnicity and age.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today overturned a lower court decision and quashed the conviction and sentence for criminal breach of trust (CBT) on a former company accounts executive. Justice Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah in acquitting Heow Siew Chun, said the court was satisfied that the sessions court judge had erred in
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The Catholic Church has filed a review application against the Federal Court decision which had denied it (the church) leave to appeal over the home minister's ban on the use of the word 'Allah' in its weekly publication, Herald. The church's counsel, Benjamin Dawson confirmed that the review application was filed ab
SHAH ALAM, Sept 17 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government to impose a heavier penalty on employers who neglect their workers' safety, thus leading to workplace accidents and the deaths of employees. Its deputy secretary-general, A. Balasubramaniam, said the MTUC viewed accidents at workplaces seriously and
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Customs seized 190 million contraband cigarettes worth RM11.72 million through 'Ops Outlet' carried out nationwide between early January to Aug 12. The total amount of duty evaded from these cigarettes amounted to RM97.06 million. Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said
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
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Companies which register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) after Dec 31 this year will be fined, says Deputy Finance Minister Chua Tee Yong. Businesses that are not registered for the GST will also be unable to claim input tax credits, thus affecting their operations, he said. Companies should register before
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