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Dewan Negara sitting adjourned sine die

The upper house, the highest legislative body in the country, adjourns the second meeting for the second term of the 14th Parliament on Wednesday (July 31) without appointing a day on which to appear or assemble again.

The Dewan Negara passed 12 bills and they are:-

  1. Trademarks Bill 2019

  2. Trade Descriptions (Amendment) Bill 2019

  3. Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019

  4. Youth Societies and Youth Development (Amendment) Bill 2019

  5. Peaceful Assembly (Amendment) Bill 2019

  6. Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019

  7. Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2019

  8. Revision of Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019

  9. Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) (No 2) Bill 2019

  10. Syarie Legal Profession (Federal Territories) Bill 2019.

  11. Workers' Minimum Standard of Housing and Amenities (Amendment) Bill 2019

  12. Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

Changes and Amendments in Policies to be Tabled in the next Parliament Session (October 2019)                                 

New Malaysia | Reforms: IPCMC Aug 06, 2019 @ 17:15

IPCMC Bill still subject to change to consider new feedback: Liew

The Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, which is set to be tabled for its second reading in the next Parliament sitting in October, is still open to changes, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia Reforms: Employment Act Aug 06, 2019 @ 17:02

Amendments to Employment Act 1955 to be tabled in Parliament in October

Amendments to the 64-year-old Employment Act, legislated in 1955, will be tabled in Parliament in the October sitting.|Read more >|NST

Reforms: Review of Laws

Forest Protection Laws 

Review of Laws for Forest Protection

Last updated: Aug 02 2019

Forest Management in Malaysia  

In Malaysia, the management of forests is under the purview of the state governments and not the Federal Government.  The state governments hold the power to issue logging permits and govern other forest-related matters. The federal government's powers on forest management matters are very much limited to drawing up the 'big picture' policies and monitoring without the ability to enforce and punish.  In the event, if the law is broken, the federal government which do not have the power to enforce or punish can only inform and request the affected State Government to take action. 

What the Government is planning to do? 

Malaysian forest protection laws are archaic and outdated.  They were last amended almost 30 years ago.  The Federal Government hope to amend the existing laws and also introduce new ones to better address current issues and protect the Malaysian forests.  


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