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Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Central provinces gathered in Vientiane on Thursday for discussions about the draft of the domicile allocation and stable vocation law of Lao people, and to provide some technical input. The domicile allocation and stable vocational law have 11 parts, which is divided into 79 articles. It aims to determine regulations and measures regarding the management and inspection of housing settlements and finding stable work for Lao people. It also aims to improve the livelihoods of the population, especially those in rural areas.

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Senate Panel approves P19.66-B DFA Budget for 2018

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - The proposed budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) amounting to PHP19.66 billion was approved by the Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday.

Mogok Residents seek Amendments to Gemstones Law

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Mogok residents were seeking amendments to Myanmar Gemstones Law to allow them to be accorded the same priority as companies and businessmen in applying to operate small and medium mining blocks in their area.

DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
KANCHANABURI, 17th August 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is investigating a claim that Thai and foreign nationals illegally hold two plots of land in Kanchanaburi province.
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Apex Court dismisses Appeal on Lee Kuan Yew’s Interview Transcripts

Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang for all rights to late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s interview transcripts from the 1980s.

Doc in Cough-Mixture Case loses Appeal

Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The High Court has dismissed an appeal by a doctor against his sentence for illicit sale of codeine cough mixture.

Tax System needs to keep up with Disruptions: Indranee

Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Singapore authorities aim to tax traditional and digital businesses on a level playing field to promote fair competition, says Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah.

What a Distinction an 'M' makes in Battle of Tablets

Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Xiaomi allowed to register its trademark “MI PAD” for its computer tablet products despite strong objections from Apple’s “IPAD”.

Exposure Draft on Leverage Ratio

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bank Negara
This Exposure Draft sets out the Bank’s proposals for the Leverage Ratio (LR) framework for banking institutions, which is part of the Basel III regulatory reforms.

House to harmonize Bills on Ship Pollution Prevention

Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House committee on ecology on Wednesday approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will harmonize three bills seeking to prevent and control pollution from ships and penalize violators.

Philippine Immigration Act passes House Scrutiny

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House committee on justice has unanimously approved the substitute bill on bills seeking the creation of a Commission on Immigration, defining its powers and functions, and expanding, rationalizing and further professionalizing its organization.

Two Sisters and their Two Foreign Employees convicted for making False Statements in Work Pass Applications

Date: 16 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower
1. In the State Courts yesterday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged two Singaporean sisters, Leong Chew Peng (“Peng”, 45) and Leong Chau Yee (“Yee”, 47), for making false statements in the work pass applications to the Controller of Work Passes in September 2014 and in August 2016. It was declared in the respective appl ...

MAS issues Prohibition Orders against Prem Hirubalan for Unauthorised Share Trading and Misappropriation of Customers’ Monies

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore
Singapore, 17 August 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued two prohibition orders against Prem Hirubalan, prohibiting him for a period of 7 years from:

LTFRB allows Accredited Uber Drivers to operate under Grab, UHOP

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will allow transport network vehicle services (TNVS) that were accredited by Uber to be accommodated by transportation network companies (TNCs) Grab and UHOP to ease the burden of commuters affected by the suspension of its operations.

Congress approves DOE's 2018 Budget

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - The Philippine Congress on Thursday approved the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed budget of PHP2.65 billion for fiscal year 2018.

Zamboanga del Sur Town Vice Mayor dismissed for SALNs Irregularity

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed former Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur Mayor and now Vice Mayor Nacianceno Pacalioga Jr. for falsification of official document and serious dishonesty by deliberately omitting several real properties from his 2011, 2012 and 2014 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs).

P10-M Fine instead of Suspension, Uber Appeals

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - Uber has filed a manifestation before the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Thursday asking that it pay a PHP10 million fine in lieu of the one-month suspension of its operations.

Maguindanao Town Mayor dismissed for Serious Dishonesty

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA - The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed from the service Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Montasir Sabal for serious dishonesty.

E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector

Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The e-commerce market in Laos is set to take off amidst the rapid growth of internet penetration in the region but the country still does not have laws to regulate such activities, experts have noted.
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Mogok Residents seek Amendments to Gemstones Law

Mogok residents were seeking amendments to Myanmar Gemstones Law to allow them to be accorded the same priority as companies and businessmen in applying to operate small and medium mining blocks in their area.

Chanthaburi launches Factory Inspection to ensure Legal Compliance TYC Investment Pte Ltd v Chan Siew Lee Jannie and Another Creative Technology Ltd and Another v Huawei International Pte Ltd more

High Court throws out Dr Mahathir's Bid to quash RCI's Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's application to quash the decision by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) of rejecting his request to ...

KLW Holdings Ltd v Straitsworld Advisory Ltd and Another Daeng Rajamang v Rosmini Adi Andi Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang Sdn Bhd v Orchard Circle Sdn Bhd and 4 Others, and 3 Other Appeals more

Apex Court dismisses Appeal on Lee Kuan Yew’s Interview Transcripts

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang for all rights to late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s interview transcripts from the 1980s.

What a Distinction an 'M' makes in Battle of Tablets E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector Ex-Financial Adviser fined for Data Breach more

Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Central provinces gathered in Vientiane on Thursday for discussions about the draft of the domicile allocation and stable vocation law of Lao people, and to pro ...

DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners REHDA appeals to Government to relax Regulations for First Time House Buyers The Big Read: New Laws could bring Relief, but Condo Residents’ Apathy a Bigger Problem more

Tax System needs to keep up with Disruptions: Indranee

Singapore authorities aim to tax traditional and digital businesses on a level playing field to promote fair competition, says Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah.

Hedcor Sibulan Inc v Commissioner of Internal Revenue Man sentenced to 17 Months’ Imprisonment for dealing with Duty-Unpaid Cigarettes Ex-DOH Secretaries, Medical Doctors support DOH Sec Ubial’s Bid to raise Tobacco Tax more

LTFRB allows Accredited Uber Drivers to operate under Grab, UHOP

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will allow transport network vehicle services (TNVS) that were accredited by Uber to be accommodated by transportation network companies (TNCs) Gr ...

P10-M Fine instead of Suspension, Uber Appeals Uber vows to comply with LTFRB Regulations LTFRB junks Uber Appeal to lift Suspension more

H Agil Uar DKK v Abdul Karim Rery DKK

Date: 07 March 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 3358 K/Pdt/2016 of 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Solo Ria Pakpahan v Drs Lintong Sianturi, M, PD, DKK Daeng Rajamang v Rosmini Adi Andi Siti Asijah v Muhammad Aris Mutahar, DKK more

E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no Laws to regulate Sector

The e-commerce market in Laos is set to take off amidst the rapid growth of internet penetration in the region but the country still does not have laws to regulate such activities, experts have noted.

Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work Govt Officials discuss Land Management and Development Commission discusses Child Protection more

Exposure Draft on Leverage Ratio

This Exposure Draft sets out the Bank’s proposals for the Leverage Ratio (LR) framework for banking institutions, which is part of the Basel III regulatory reforms.

High Court throws out Dr Mahathir's Bid to quash RCI's Decision Sistem Lingkaran Lebuhraya Kajang Sdn Bhd v Orchard Circle Sdn Bhd and 4 Others, and 3 Other Appeals CTI Group Inc v International Bulk Carriers SPA more

Mogok Residents seek Amendments to Gemstones Law

Mogok residents were seeking amendments to Myanmar Gemstones Law to allow them to be accorded the same priority as companies and businessmen in applying to operate small and medium mining blocks in their area.

Five Gold Shops in Mandalay punished MOE abolishes Rules curtailing Student Participation in Political Activities 66(d) necessary to prevent More Crime: Pyithu Hluttaw MP more

House to harmonize Bills on Ship Pollution Prevention

The House committee on ecology on Wednesday approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will harmonize three bills seeking to prevent and control pollution from ships and penalize violators.

Philippine Immigration Act passes House Scrutiny LTFRB allows Accredited Uber Drivers to operate under Grab, UHOP Congress approves DOE's 2018 Budget more

Apex Court dismisses Appeal on Lee Kuan Yew’s Interview Transcripts

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang for all rights to late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s interview transcripts from the 1980s.

Doc in Cough-Mixture Case loses Appeal Tax System needs to keep up with Disruptions: Indranee What a Distinction an 'M' makes in Battle of Tablets more

Chanthaburi launches Factory Inspection to ensure Legal Compliance

CHANTHABURI, 17th August 2017 (NNT) - The administrative and security sectors of Chanthaburi province have jointly inspected factories in the capital district to ensure legal compliance of the factory owners and workers.

DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners BKK Officials explain Reward System for reporting littering CDC to explain Draft Organic Law on National Human Rights Commission more

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“Finest of his Time”, Lawyer and Ex-Judge Joe Grimberg dies

Joe Grimberg, a senior counsel and former judicial commissioner, has passed away. He was 84.

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Tax Settlement to help meet Unexpected Costs of Calamities

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the settlement of the tax obligations of one cigarette manufacturer that will amount to about P30 billion will significantly boost the national coffers at a time when the government is meeting the unexpected costs of several calamities.

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Communications Ministry signs Anti-Corruption Pledge

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) today signed the Anti-Corruption Pledge (IBR) to strengthen integrity and transparency of its staff at the ministry, department and agency levels.

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Courts close 180,000 Criminal Cases in First Half

Over 180,000 out of 200,000 criminal cases received in the past six months have been resolved, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo said.

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MIDA urge SMEs to embrace the Potential of Industry 4.0 Technologies

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 17 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to raise their efficiency levels, strengthen inter-firm linkages and respond timely to market changes to remain competitive.

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President appoints 4 New Judges

The President of the Republic of Singapore, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has appointed the following as Judges of the High Court under Article 95(1) of the Constitution with effect from 30 September 2017:

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Government still applying Moratorium on New Building: Kalla

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has asked the House of Representatives (DPR) to understand that the government was still applying a moratorium on the construction of new buildings.

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Bank Negara to issue Commemorative Coins in conjunction with KL2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will be issuing commemorative coins in conjunction with the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games (KL2017).

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CGC appoints Asst BNM Governor as Board of Director

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) - Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) has appointed Jessica Chew Cheng Lian, the Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) as its non-executive director, effective today.

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KLRCA launches Standard Form of Building Contracts

The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) has launched its suite of Standard Form of Building Contracts. The launch was officiated by Azalina Othman Said, a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. With this, KLRCA has become the first arbitral institution in the world to launch a suite of Standard Form of Building Contracts. 

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More ASEAN-member States urged to join OGP

MANILA - Open Government Partnership (OGP) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Joe Powell has urged eight other ASEAN member states to join Indonesia and the Philippines in participating the OGP.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to ASEAN: People’s Support needed

On the eve of 50th anniversary of ASEAN, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said that a viable ASEAN Community would need people’s support.

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