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KUCHING, July 16 — Sarawak, which is in the process of transforming the Sarawak Native Courts, will learn from the experience of New Zealand concerning the handling of its Maori Land Court (MLC) and...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — SRC International Sdn Bhd had agreed to pay the Retirement Fund (Incorporated) (KWAP) RM9.2 billion in return after taking out two loans totaling some RM4 billion from the fu...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Deutsche Trustees Malaysia Bhd has obtained the nation’s first Shariah-compliant certification for trustees.
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PUSHING the main narrative of an inclusive digital economy, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has further showcased that Malaysia has a fast-growing Islamic digital economy.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Prospective Shariah lawyers will undergo six-month of mandatory chambering if the Bill for the Shariah Legal Professional (Federal Territories) Bill 2019 is approved.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Bursa Malaysia recouped earlier losses to close marginally higher today, backed by improved buying sentiment in both Shariah and conventional mid-sized capitalisation stocks.
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PUTRAJAYA, July 4 — The standardisation and co-ordination of Shariah laws nationwide is expected to be able to be realised at the end of next year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 3): Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd announced today the launch of its global Shariah mixed assets fund, Maybank Global Mixed Assets-I Fund, which allows investors to tap into globa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — A Shariah court in Terengganu has issued arrest warrant today against a former treasurer to a political party for repeatedly failing to turn up to court in time over a “khal...
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KOTA BHARU: A wholly-owned Pelaburan Mara Bhd (PMB)’s subsidiary, PMB Investment Bhd is targeting to achieve RM2 billion in assets under management (AUM) by year-end.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — There must be uniform fatwas and Shariah laws which would ensure fairness to all parties, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Raw...
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KUALA LUMPUR: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd has launched a three-pillar, Shariah compliant wealth management solution to help affluent customers save, grow and protect their wealth.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia sees fintech as a means to enhance competition, increase productivity and fundamentally change the way institutions provide financial services.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — A progressive Muslim women’s group today criticised a minister and a government council for not prioritising the standardisation of Islamic family laws standardisation or r...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — A Shariah investigation into sex videos allegedly featuring minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and a PKR member will depend on where the purported offence happened, Datuk ...
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PUTRAJAYA, June 13 — Gombak Setia assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham lodged reports with the police and religious authorities today to formally trigger their investigations into sex videos implicatin...
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SHAH ALAM, June 12 — An aide to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali will lodge a police report in Putrajaya tomorrow, after two waves of sex videos targeting the minister this week.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has called on the public to practise honest, clean and dignified politics, in a statement issued following a gay sex video scandal a...
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TAIPING: The parents and relatives of 34yo Faisal Abdul Halim were bowled over this afternoon after he arrived from KL to celebrate Raya in a shiny new car loan.
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KUALA LUMPUR: PublicInvest research maintained its neutral call on DKSH Holdings (M) Bhd with a lower target price of RM2.60 from RM2.75 previously following a weaker-than-expected earnings result.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): Telekosang Hydro One Sdn Bhd (TH1) is seeking to raise up to RM590 million from its proposed issuance of Islamic debt notes and junior bonds to part finance two small hydropower...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has added 14 companies to its Shariah-compliant securities list, and removed 10 from the list.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 — While most Malaysians remember Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as the first east Malaysian to be appointed chief justice, the top judge who retired recently has also been praised for...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — It is now possible for Muslims to fulfil their zakat (tithe) obligations by paying it to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia).
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― The youth wing of Kelantan Parti Amanah Negara has urged its state government to issue summons against cosmetics queen Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman, simply for attending the Mood Re...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — Retirement Fund Incorporated’s (KWAP) two loans totalling RM4 billion to SRC International Sdn Bhd were structured as Shariah-compliant contracts for the latter to sell and b...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg): Bahrain’s Bank Alkhair BSC is planning to exit Malaysia after operating in the world’s biggest Islamic bond market for more than a decade, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic finance has a prominent role in helping to address unmet needs of the world's Muslim population for Shariah-compliant financial services, says Securities Commission Malaysia chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank (M) Berhad (“AmBank”) and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (“CGC”) have entered a new strategic partnership to fulfil the financing needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 16): Cagamas Bhd (Cagamas), the country’s national mortgage corporation, and the Philippines’ National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) will jointly explore housing me...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Selangor religious authorities have been informed of a book launch and forum on Malay women and discarding the hijab in Petaling Jaya last weekend, minister in charge of Isl...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Cagamas Bhd (Cagamas), the country’s national mortgage corporation, and the Philippines’ National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) will jointly explore housing me...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank’s unit Public Mutual launched a new fund called the Public Islamic US Equity Fund on Wednesday.
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PUTRAJAYA, April 10 — The Federal Court in a 5-4 majority decision held that Bank Negara Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council’s (SAC) findings on Islamic finance is binding on Civil Courts.
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PUTRAJAYA: In an unprecedented move, a nine-man Federal Court Bench handed down a landmark majority judgment that any decision by Bank Negara's Syariah Advisory Council (SAC) on Islamic finance is constitutional and binding on civil courts even though the Council is not a judicial body.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — The High Court today nullified then-home minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s 2017 ban on pro-moderation group G25’s book that compiled writings on the administration...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Eastspring Investments Bhd has launched its Eastspring Investments Islamic Equity Income Fund, a Shariah-compliant equity fund that seeks to provide a stable income stream wi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Eastspring Investments Bhd launched its the Eastspring Investments Islamic Equity Income Fund on Monday for investors seeking medium to long-term equity income funds.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is back on track supported by the current board of directors and new management team who understands the TH Act completely, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is back on track supported by the current board of directors and new management team who understands the TH Act completely, deputy minister in the Prim...
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SINGAPORE (April 4): iFAST Corporation’s wholly-owned Malaysian subsidiary, iFAST Capital, is launching investment-grade bonds for retail investors to purchase through its online portal FSMOne, as w...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Do not use the religious agenda when it comes to protecting women’s rights, said Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament (MP) Maria Chin (pix) in referring to the remarks of a parliament me...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Do not use the religious agenda when it comes to protecting women’s righta, said Petaling Jaya Member of Parliament (MP) Maria Chin in referring to the remarks of a parlia...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Kelantan state government said today locals there do not need cinemas since the social media is already entertaining enough, following its decision against allowing movie th...
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IPOH, March 21 — PAS’ refusal to reopen cinemas in Kelantan proves that the party cannot govern the country, Perak DAP publicity secretary Chong Zhemin said.
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KOTA BARU, March 20 — Kelantan will remain without cinemas, as it has been over the past 30 years.
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PETALING JAYA, March 15 — The average yields that will be generated from Malaysian real estate investment trusts (REITs) this year is likely to remain at between 4 per cent and 5 per cent, given the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Total assets under management (AUM) of licenced fund management companies (FMCs) in Malaysia fell 4.21% to RM743.58 billion in 2018 from RM776.23 billion in 2017, according to...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — A Kelantan state executive councillor (exco) said today that a special committee has been formed to study whether the traditional dance theatre called Mak Yong is Shariah-co...
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KUALA LUMPUR: UOB Asset Management (Malaysia) Bhd (UOBAM (Malaysia)) had on Wednesday launched the United-i Global Balanced Fund, its first Shariah-compliant global balanced fund.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): The local equity market is presently in a period of consolidation and is anticipated to continue at least till the end of the second quarter this year (2Q19), according to UOB...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia police have heightened alert against foreign terrorist fighters infiltrating the country, following the arrest of nine terror suspects in February.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — The number of Muslims asking for free legal advice on polygamy is rising, statistics from a legal clinic operated by Sisters in Islam (SIS) has shown.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― The operator of the “melayumurtad” Instagram account, parodying apostasy reported today that it is no longer possible to access the account from Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): i-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd has declared income distribution for the funds under its MyETF Series which are Shariah-compliant exchange-traded funds (ETFs), namely the MyETF Dow Jo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Aiiman Asset Management Sdn Bhd made its foray into the retail market following the launch of its maiden fund Aiiman Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Dividend Fund on Thursday.
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BUTTERWORTH (Feb 18): The announcement of a favourable set of dividends for conventional and shariah savings for 2018 by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on Saturday proves that the country's econo...
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BUTTERWORTH (Feb 17): The announcement of a favourable set of dividends for conventional and Shariah savings for 2018 by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) on Saturday proves that the country's econom...
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The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has declared a dividend rate of 6.15 percent for Conventional Savings 2018, with payout amounting to RM43 billion and 5.9 percent for Shariah Savings 2018, with a pa...
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KOTA BHARU: The Shariah courts in Kelantan received 15 applications for underage marriages from January 2018 to last month.
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KOTA BARU, Feb 14 — Shariah courts in Kelantan received 15 applications for underage marriages from January 2018 to January 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Former Pemodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said today there needs to be more shariah-compliant financial service provider equities listed on Bur...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 — PAS leader Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz has admitted today that party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was the one who gave his “blessings” for him to deny a cont...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Penang police halted a wedding ceremony between an 11-year-old Rohingya girl and a 21-year-old man in Taman Senangin, Butterworth on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Feb 8): Standard Chartered Plc is considering options for its Islamic banking unit in Malaysia, including a potential sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Umno or PAS cannot insert hudud in their federal-level election manifesto as the Islamic penal codes fall under the purview of state governments and not Putrajaya, Datuk Seri M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — DAP MP Kasthuri Patto lauded Sabah for standardising the minimum age of marriage at 18 and hoped this will lead to a nationwide elimination of child marriages.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) today announced a 4% dividend for two savings products under its National Education Savings scheme, namely, SSPN-i and SSPN-i Plus,...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) today announced a four percent dividend for two savings products under its National Education Savings scheme, namely, SSPN...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 23): Malaysia’s state-owned water asset management company plans to sell Shariah-compliant debt next week, according to people familiar with the matter, asking not to be identified...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17): SalamWeb Technologies MY Sdn Bhd (SalamWeb) today launched the world's first Shariah-certified web browser and digital ecosystem for Muslims around the globe to discover, connec...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 15): Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc's banking subsidiary in Malaysia, MUFG Bank (M) Bhd (MUFG), announced three new appointments as part of ongoing leadership renewal efforts.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman who is responsible for the country’s largest pension fund, the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), was tight-lipped on the 2018 potential dividend payout fi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 15): The country’s largest pension fund, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman was tight-lipped on the 2018 potential dividend payout figures when approach...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — The country’s largest pension fund, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman was tight-lipped on the 2018 potential dividend payout figures when approa...
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JANUARY 7 — Writing “open letters” seems to be the hobby  du jour  — but perhaps particularly among old men of religious backgrounds.
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JANUARY 7 — We read about the campaign by Isma to gather one million signatures in support of its claim of “Malaysia Negara Islam” or Malaysia an Islamic state.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 ― Minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa and the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) visited the Health Ministry today to discuss collaborating on Shariah issues, He...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvest has declared income distribution of about RM30mil for 18 unit trust funds from September to November 2018, encompassing conventional and Shariah-compliant offerings across various asset classes.
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Malaysia was named a leader in Islamic finance, producing 26% of the world’s Shariah-compliant financial assets by the end of 2017—amounting to US$528.7 billion (RM2.05 trillion).
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― Pro-moderation group G25 today raised alarm over right-wing Muslim group Isma’s campaign for Malaysia to be declared an Islamic state.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 ― An academic today justified the decision made by the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) to give out zakat or obligatory alms in Islam despite the fund’s curr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 28): Blockchain technology company Finterra hopes the launch of its Waqf Chain in February 2019 will bring new hope and optimism to waqf administrators and the Islamic finance indust...