You can’t stifle speech, says Malaysian Bar President at start of anti-Sedition Act march KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 ? They started gathering at the Padang Merbok carpark from before 10am and by the time the Malaysian Bar Council’s “Walk for Peace and Freedom” was slated to start, there was a crowd of about 200 lawyers andmembers from several non-government organisations. Malaysian Bar president Chris Leong told the crowd, "We are here to claim back democratic public space. We are here to say as much as you try, you can't stifle speech. You can't stop expression of thought by thinking Malaysians.
Duty-Free Islands exempted from GST - Ahmad Maslan 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.
Khairy gets Nod to Appeal on Court's Decision PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Federal Court gave the nod to Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, Monday to appeal against a high court decision which had disallowed him to amend his statement of defence on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defamation suit. A five-member panel chaired by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Md Raus Sharif said the court needed to
Towards a Peaceful, United and Harmonious Malaysia - Malaysian Bar’s Open Memorandum to the Prime Minister The full text of the Malaysian Bar’s Open Memorandum to the Prime Minister. Towards a Peaceful, United and Harmonious Malaysia (16 Oct 2014)
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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- The number of companies registering for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was at 100,787 as of Oct 22, an increase of 429 from the previous day, said the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Bernama) -- The High Court here Tuesday awarded RM50,000 in damages to a novelist who won a suit against her personal assistant, who is also her sister-in-law, over defamatory statements posted on Facebook.
PETALING JAYA, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's Good and Services Tax (GST) system is among the best in the world, said KPMG China, Asia Pacific Regional Leader, Lachlan Wolfers.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- A 13-year-old boy with dyslexia has filed a suit against the director of the Malaysian Examinations Board and the government for negligence in the handling of this year's Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) examin
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- A man escaped the gallows after the High Court here Monday acquitted him of a charge of murdering the mother of a local Chinese radio station disc jockey (DJ), three years ago.
A weekly roundup of leave applications considered by the Federal Court (13 – 17 October 2014) reported by M/s Thomas Philip exclusively for MLTIC.
The purpose of this circular is to inform institutions that the Minster of Home Affairs has issued the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing (Security Council Resolution) (Al-Qaida and Taliban) (Amendment) Order 2014 (hereinafter referre
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today issued the Shariah Parameters on Islamic Exchange-Traded Fund (i-ETF) based on gold and silver as guidance and reference from Shariah perspective to facilitate product development by industry participants.
The Royal Malaysian Customs has released a GST Industry Guide on Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Industry.
Malaysia Competition Commission has released Guidelines on Financial Penalties.
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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 7 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) recently accepted undertakings in accordance with Section 43 of the Competition Act 2010 from Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd and Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd. The undertakings are in relation to exclusive agreements between the two enterprises with vehicle manufacturers, distributors
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
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, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Federal Court gave the nod to Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar, Monday to appeal against a high court decision which had disallowed him to amend his statement of defence on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's defamation suit. A five-member panel chaired by Court of Appeal president Ta
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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