Malaysia


Malaysian authorities seize record 6 tons of African pangolin scales

On April 1, authorities seized more than 6 tons of African pangolin scales in Port Klang, Malaysia. This is the biggest shipment of pangolin scales ever to be discovered in this particular port. The exact origins of this shipment are unknown, especially since traffickers frequently change their routes. Pangolins are the most trafficked animal in the world, with over 1 million animals taken from the wild and traded since...

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Medical equipment, PPEs exempted from import duty, sales tax

KUALA LUMPUR (March 24): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has exempted import duty and sales tax for the purchase of medical and laboratory equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposable products by any parties donating to the Ministry of Health (MoH) to help address COVID-19. The Royal Malaysian Customs Department, in a statement today, said this was agreed upon by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz...

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Michael Chong urges Customs to release face masks stuck at airport

PETALING JAYA: MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong (pic) has urged the Royal Malaysian Customs Department to release the 10,000 face masks that are currently being held up. Chong said he was frustrated that the face masks donated by two parties that he knew were still stuck at the airport. “The stocks arrived at 7.31am last Friday (March 20) but Customs has not cleared...

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Customs seizes 42 imported luxury vehicles for unpaid import duties

Customs seizes 42 imported luxury vehicles for unpaid import duties

News, Sarawak Crime Jan 3 2020 / The Borneo Post KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has seized 42 luxury vehicles from a local company here on Jan 2 for unpaid import duties amounting to RM10.207 million. JKDM Sarawak director Dato’ Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha in a statement today revealed that the 42 vehicles of different makes were worth RM6.485 million. “One individual was detained to assist in...

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Customs seizes gambling machine declared as ‘furniture’ inside shipping container at Senari Port

Customs seizes gambling machine declared as ‘furniture’ inside shipping container at Senari Port

By Jeremy Veno Dec 18 2019 / Borneo Post Online KUCHING: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has seized a gambling machine worth RM20,000 with an estimated tax of RM8,000 that was declared as ‘furniture’ inside a shipping container at Senari Port on December 12. According to JKDM Sarawak director Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha, the gambling machine was dismantled and kept in four wooden cases. The cases were...

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Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

Import permit exemption for 54 categories of transshipment goods

By Bernama Dec 17 2019 / Borneo Post Online JOHOR BAHRU: The government has agreed to exempt 54 categories of goods from the Approved Permit (AP) requirements for transshipment activities at all Malaysian ports, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. He said the decision, made by the cabinet three months ago, covered items such as commodities and farm animals. However, controlled and dangerous items such as weapons and firecrackers would...

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Edaran unit bags IT maintainance contract worth RM56.71 mil from RMCD

By Bernama Dec 4 2019 / The Edge KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Edaran IT Services Sdn Bhd (Edaran IT) has secured a contract worth RM56.71 million to undertake the maintenance work of hardware, server software and application of the Customs Information Systems from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD). Edaran IT is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edaran Bhd. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia Tuesday, Edaran said the 24-month...

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Customs seizes lorry, alcoholic beverages worth RM75,000 in Miri

Customs seizes lorry, alcoholic beverages worth RM75,000 in Miri

By Jenifer Laeng Dec 2 2019 / Borneo Post MIRI: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has seized a lorry and 3,140 litres of alcoholic beverages worth about RM75,000 including tax at Jalan Spring, in Lutong, here yesterday. JKDM Sarawak director Datuk Sharifah Halimah Tuanku Taha said acting on a public tip-off, a team of personnel from the department’s enforcement section detained the lorry which was parked by the...

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Trade, tech issues seen to shape Asean’s future

By Bernadette D. Nicolas Nov 7 2019 / BusinessMirror FIFTY-TWO years ago, the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) fought the embers of communism across Asia. Today, Asean is confronting another “FIRe,” the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. The FIRe is being seen as a tool that Asean needs to comprehend, brace for and harmonize if its member-states want a stronger regional economic integration via the...

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South Korea and Indonesia Agree Trade Deal

Oct 16 2019 / The Marine Times Executive South Korea and Indonesia have reached a preliminary trade deal equivalent to a free trade agreement but also including broader economic cooperation. The agreement is expected to help boost trade between the two nations by nearly 50 percent by 2022. The move is part of South Korea’s on-going efforts to expand exports in the region and comes after a five-year break...

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