Wednesday, May 12, 2021

amendment

Rundi all for changes to act

KUCHING: Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom agrees that the Interpretation Act 2005 should be amended. This amendment is to allow children, whose either parent is native, to opt to be given native status or otherwise. He said this...

Association appeals against contributing to HRD levy

KUCHING: The Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) has appealed for exemption to a requirement under a recent amendment to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for the plantation sector to contribute towards the HRD levy. “Foremost, the plantation...

Water Supply Ordinance 1994 to be amended

KUCHING: The Utilities Ministry will look into amendments to the Water Supply Ordinance 1994 after the state election.   Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said the amendments will allow the corporatisation of water supply bodies. Having said that,...

RM10,000 compound to ensure strong compliance of SOPs

PUTRAJAYA: The enforcement of the maximum RM10,000 compound, one of the five amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) is to ensure strong compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set to contain...

Rectify status anomaly in IDs errors, NRD told

KUCHING: The National Registration Department (NRD) is urged to make the necessary amendment promptly of errors in categorising the religious status of an individual on his/her identity card (IC). Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing noted that...

Act 355 may be amended to provide for heavier punishments for LGBTs

KOTA BHARU: The government does not rule out the possibility of amending the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 or Act 355 to provide for heavier punishments on lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT). Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's...

MTUC Sarawak welcomes Act amendments

KUCHING: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak welcomes the relevant amended parts of the Industrial Relations Act as announced by Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Saravanan. These amendments to the Act will be implemented with effect from Jan 1,...

Land code amended to protect native rights

KUCHING: The notion propagated by some quarters claiming that Section 6 and Section 18 of the amended Sarawak Land Code (SLC) were meant for land grab are false. Minister in the Chief Minister's Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip...

High time to enforce amended housing law

KUCHING: It is high time for amendments to the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 (Act 446) to be enforced nationwide, said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak chairman Mohammad Ibrahim Hamid. He said the conditions for...

Be fair to the natives

MIRI: The people here displayed mixed reactions for the call to amend the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998. Recently, Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Jemut Masing has called for the amendment of the Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998...
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