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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403735_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Kedah State Considering Anti-Shia Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403680_text Discrimination; Church and state relations - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403680_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Court Awards Settlement to Detainees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403362_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403362_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Sedition Law to Be Repealed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403247_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403247_text Global Legal Monitor: Indonesia; Malaysia: Protests over Deaths of Migrant Workers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Labor - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403123_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: New Security Law Being Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403095_text National security - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403095_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; Saudi Arabia: Journalist Deported to Face Blasphemy Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402992_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402992_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Bill on Peaceful Assembly Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402912_text Human rights - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402912_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Proposed Repeal of Security Laws http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402843_text National security - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402843_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Native Villagers Lose Land Rights Suit over Bakun Dam Construction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402802_text Native peoples - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402802_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Seven Alleged Pirates Charged with Firearms Offenses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402519_text Piracy - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402519_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: New Provisions on Plea Bargaining to Come into Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402437_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402437_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Court Rejects Appeal of Case Involving Sodomy Charge Against Opposition Leader http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402266_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402266_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Taskforce to Examine Potentially Divisive Internet Postings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402223_text Freedom of speech - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402223_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: First Comprehensive Data Protection Bill Passed by House http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401926_text Right of privacy - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401926_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Controversial Caning Sentence Commuted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401923_text Crime and law enforcement - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401923_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Court Rules Catholic Magazine Can Use the Word "Allah" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401762_text Church and state relations - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia),... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401762_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Goods and Services Tax to Be Implemented in 2011 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401744_text Taxation - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401744_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; New Zealand: Free Trade Deal Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Foreign trade and international finance - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401657_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Measures Adopted Restricting Freedom of the Press http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401169_text Freedom of the press - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments It was reported on March 23, 2009, that the Malaysian government has banned the publication of two major opposition newspapers, HARAKAH and SUARA KEADILAN, one week ahead of the appointment of a "new and controversial prime... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401169_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Woman May Return to Buddhism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540588_text Church and state relations - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments It was reported on March 23, 2009, that the Malaysian government has banned the publication of two major opposition newspapers, HARAKAH and SUARA KEADILAN, one week ahead of the appointment of a "new and controversial prime News media agencies have reported that the Sharia court of the Malaysian State of Penang has ruled that a Malaysian woman who converted to Islam may return to being Buddhist. The court ruled that Siti Fatimah... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540588_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia; Singapore: Court Rules in Maritime Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540584_text International affairs - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments It was reported on March 23, 2009, that the Malaysian government has banned the publication of two major opposition newspapers, HARAKAH and SUARA KEADILAN, one week ahead of the appointment of a "new and controversial prime News media agencies have reported that the Sharia court of the Malaysian State of Penang has ruled that a Malaysian woman who converted to Islam may return to being Buddhist. The court ruled that Siti Fatimah In a May 23, 2008, ruling of the International Court of Justice, Singapore has been accorded sovereignty over an island in the Straits of Singapore. The island, often called Pedra Branca but known in Malaysia as... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540584_text Global Legal Monitor: Malaysia: Foreigners Banned from Getting Cheap Gas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540566_text Energy - It was reported on October 22, 2013, that the Court of Appeals in Putrajaya, Malaysia, has upheld a government ban on the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslim groups to refer to God. The Court On August 25, 2013, during a speech at the opening of Malaysia's Kedah State Assembly, the Sultan of Kedah endorsed a draft legislation to ban versions of Islam other than Sunnism. In effect, this is a On October 2, 2012, a High Court of Malaysia awarded damages to three opposition politicians and two activists who had been detained in that country for almost two years. High Court Judge Lau Bee Lan ruled On July 12, 2012, Malaysia's government announced that it will repeal a law that has been on the books since the colonial era and been used to repress political dissent. (Kevin Drew, Malaysia Vows to On April 26, 2012, several Indonesian officials made a formal protest to Malaysia over the shooting deaths of three Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia in late March. This followed a request by Muhaimin Iskandar, the Minister On April 10, 2012, a bill for a new law on national security was introduced in the Malaysian Parliament. It will be debated in the lower house of the Parliament during the week of April 16; On February 9, 2012, the police in Malaysia detained a journalist from Saudi Arabia, Hamza Kashgari; on February 12 he was sent back to Saudi Arabia. Kashgari had landed at the international airport at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia's parliament has passed a bill on peaceful assembly that has been called a threat to the basic freedom in that country. The law has been described by United Nations' experts as designed to "arbitrarily and On October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, initiated in the Parliament a proposal to repeal the country's strict security laws, the Internal Security Act of 1960, Act 82 (ISA), and the On September 8, 2011, Malaysia's Federal Court, the highest judicial authority in the country, delivered a unanimous ruling against members of an indigenous tribe who had challenged Sarawak State's seizure of land to build the massive On February 11, 2011, Malaysian prosecutors filed charges against seven Somali nationals who had been captured by Malaysian naval forces in the Gulf of Aden on January 20, 2011. (Seven Somalis Face Death Sentence Under Firearms On December 13, 2010, it was reported that a change in the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code to include the concept of formal plea bargaining in criminal cases would soon be implemented by the courts. (Formal Plea On September 20, 2010, the Court of Appeals in Malaysia rejected an appeal from an August 16 decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court in a case involving charges of sodomy against an opposition leader. The On September 3, 2010, it was reported that the Malaysian government had established a taskforce to examine Internet postings that may be harmful to national unity. (Ng Cheng Yee, Task Force to Look Out for Sensitive Malaysia's House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) passed a bill on April 5, 2010, that would for the first time codify a comprehensive data protection framework for Malaysian enterprises. The bill will now proceed to the Senate It was reported on April 1, 2010, that the caning sentence of part-time model and mother of two Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, which had been delayed since August 2008, has now been commuted, despite Kartika's wish On December 31, 2009, the High Court of Malaysia ruled that a Christian publication has a constitutional right to use the word "Allah" to refer to God. (Catholic Magazine Herald Can Use Word "Allah," BERNAMA (Malaysia), The Goods and Services Tax Bill 2009 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on December 16, 2009. The Second Finance Minister, Ahmad Husni, stated that the government expects a goods and services tax (GST) at a The Trade Ministers of New Zealand and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Kuala Lumpur on October 26, 2009, following ten rounds of negotiations held over a four-year period. The FTA builds on commitments It was reported on March 23, 2009, that the Malaysian government has banned the publication of two major opposition newspapers, HARAKAH and SUARA KEADILAN, one week ahead of the appointment of a "new and controversial prime News media agencies have reported that the Sharia court of the Malaysian State of Penang has ruled that a Malaysian woman who converted to Islam may return to being Buddhist. The court ruled that Siti Fatimah In a May 23, 2008, ruling of the International Court of Justice, Singapore has been accorded sovereignty over an island in the Straits of Singapore. The island, often called Pedra Branca but known in Malaysia as Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Shahrir Abdul Samad announced on May 26, 2008, that operators of foreign-registered vehicles will be forbidden to buy any gasoline in border areas of Malaysia. Subsidies have kept prices... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540566_text