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Online Traders under E-Commerce must register with CCM

MELAKA, May 28 (Bernama) - The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) will enforce all online traders who carry out businesses via marketplace or e-commerce companies such as Lazada must register with the commission within the next six months. CCM Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Zahrah Abd Wahab Fenner said the move was aimed at protecting consumers from being cheated, give confidence to buyers, besides it was in line with the Registration of Businesses Act 1956.

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ASEAN Working Group discusses Implementation of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty

Date: 25 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs
25 May 2017 – The ten (10) ASEAN Member States (AMS), namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam, convened a Meeting of the Working Group of the Executive Committee of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Treaty on May 25 in Marriott Hotel, Manila to review the progress of implementation of the Treaty. The meeting also discussed th ...

PM instructs Officials to iron out IP Infringement Issue

Date: 27 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 27th May 2017, (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed officials to urgently iron out the issue of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement during a recent meeting with the international economic policy committee.

Punitive Measures against E-hailing Service Operators found violating Law - SPAD

Date: 27 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Bernama) - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will not hesitate to impose punitive measures against e-hailing service operators or their drivers besides seizing their vehicles if they are to violate the law.
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Updated List of Shariah-compliant Securities by SC’s Shariah Advisory Council

Date: 25 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Securities Commission
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today released an updated list of Shariah-compliant securities approved by its Shariah Advisory Council (SAC).

Former Regional Director indicted for SALN Mis-Declaration

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Cabinbanan Mamukid for violation of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019, Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713, and Article 183 (Perjury) of the Revised Penal Code (RPC).

Bills on donating Leftovers to help fight Poverty, Food Wastage

Date: 25 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House special committee on food security has opened discussions on two bills requiring restaurants to donate to charitable institutions leftover foods still fit for consumption.

Removal of VAT Exemption for Property Developers to benefit low-income Renters, House Buyers

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 26 (PNA) - Apartment and other real property rentals of PHP10,000 and below will remain VAT-free while those leasing out condos and other housing units whose gross sales of receipts fall under PHP3 million VAT threshold will also be exempt from this tax under the first package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP), according to ...

House gives Final Nod to preserve 1,446 Heritage Schools

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 26 - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure which mandates the conservation of “Gabaldon School Buildings” nationwide as a significant part of Filipino heritage.

Martial Law should not be a Cause for Concern for Law-abiding Citizens - Calida

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 26 - Solicitor General Jose C. Calida on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao should not be a cause for unnecessary concern for law-abiding citizens in our country.

DTI announces Areas under Price Control in Mindanao, Warns vs Profiteering

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 26 - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is informing all consumers and retailers that prices of basic necessities in an area proclaimed or declared under martial law shall be automatically frozen at their prevailing prices or placed under automatic price control.

Stop issuing Family Entertainment Licences - Khalid

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
MELAKA, May 26 (Bernama) - Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has urged stat governments and local authorities to cease issuing family entertainment licences.

Only Workers with DOSH Recognized Competent Cert allowed to work in Confined Spaces - NIOSH

Date: 26 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KOTA KINABALU, May 26 (Bernama) - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has proposed that only workers possessing competent certificates from training providers registered with the Department of Occupational Safety and Heath (DOSH) are allowed to work in confined spaces.

National Reconciliation Committee pushes for drafting of Social Contract

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28 May 2017 (NNT) - The National Unity and Reconciliation Creation Committee has released a detailed paper on public opinion and called for the drafting of a social contract.

CDC to submit Draft Law on Criminal Procedure for Political Office holder to NLA

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28th May 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission is ready to submit another draft organic law to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation.

Charter Amendment to be tabled at Monday’s Assembly

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28th May 2017 (NNT) - The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) will discuss a proposal to amend the country’s highest law every 10 years.

CDC urges NLA to respect Charter when deliberating on Organic Laws

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28th May 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has called on the national legislature to follow the guideline given by the constitution when deliberating on draft organic acts.

CDC to submit Two More Draft Organic Acts to National Assembly next Week

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28th May 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is due to forward two more draft organic laws to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this week.

NLA Members to deliberate Ombudsman and NBTC Reports

Date: 28 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, 28 May 2017 (NNT) - Members of the legislature are scheduled to consider reports related to the Office of the Ombudsman and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.
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MyCC to raise Private, Public Sectors Awareness of Bid Rigging

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) remains focus on raising the awareness of stakeholders in both the private and public sectors, as well as educating them about the implications ...

Feedback invited on the proposed Block Exemption under Section 8(1) of the Competition Act 2010 MyCC proposes Renewal of Block Exemption Order for Liner Shipping Agreements for Another Two Years Competition (Appeal Tribunal) Regulations 2017 more

Former Regional Director indicted for SALN Mis-Declaration

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Cabinbanan Mamukid for violation of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019, Section 8 of Republ ...

CDC to submit Draft Law on Criminal Procedure for Political Office holder to NLA People of the Philippines v Jejomar C Binay, Sr, et al and 2 Other Appeals People of the Philippines v Gregorio Miclat Camiling, Jr, Et Al more

PM instructs Officials to iron out IP Infringement Issue

BANGKOK, 27th May 2017, (NNT) - The Prime Minister has instructed officials to urgently iron out the issue of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement during a recent meeting with the international economic policy committ ...

NBTC confirms will not block Facebook Justice Minister wants Media and Government to find Common Ground on Media Law Spind Malaysia Sdn Bhd v Justrade Marketing Sdn Bhd and Another more

Prosecution withdraws Appeal against Acquittal of Orang Asli on Rioting Charge

PUTRAJAYA, May 24 (Bernama) - Three Orang Asli of the Temiar tribe remain free men after the prosecution withdrew its appeal against their acquittal for allegedly rioting at a vegetable farm area in Lojing, Kelantan in 2 ...

Five Orang Asli Families receive Compensation from Selangor Bio Bay Developer 18 Families whose Homes were torn down appeal for Compensation H Lalu Sulhan, DKK v Lalu Asrin, DK more

Removal of VAT Exemption for Property Developers to benefit low-income Renters, House Buyers

MANILA, May 26 (PNA) - Apartment and other real property rentals of PHP10,000 and below will remain VAT-free while those leasing out condos and other housing units whose gross sales of receipts fall under PHP3 million VA ...

Vestas Services Philippines, Inc v Commissioner of Internal Revenue Commissioner of Internal Revenue v Philippine Bank of Communications and Another Appeal Commissioner of Internal Revenue v Ong Beng Gui more

Punitive Measures against E-hailing Service Operators found violating Law - SPAD

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Bernama) - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will not hesitate to impose punitive measures against e-hailing service operators or their drivers besides seizing their vehicles if they are t ...

Law prohibiting ‘Distracted Driving’ to be fully enforced on Thursday Senate Panel to review IRR on Anti-Distracted Driving Law DOTr to review IRR of Anti-Distracted Driving Law more

NA approves Measures on Price Controls

The National Assembly has approved measures proposed by the government on the management of goods prices and service fees while also recommending that the related Prime Ministerial Decree be upgraded to a law.

Vehicle Owners to pay higher Road Tax in August One more Year may be needed to complete Civil Code NA debates Draft of Civil Code more

Monks support Monastic Education Law

Monks throughout the country who attended the Third All-Myanmar Monastic Education Conference are in support of the Monastic Education Law (Draft) which was drafted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs in 2014.

Pyithu Hluttaw nod for increased Land, Water, Embankment Tax Supreme Court Judge expresses Regret in Parliament Doubts over Regional and State Constitutional Drafting more

Former Regional Director indicted for SALN Mis-Declaration

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the indictment of former National Commission on Muslim Filipinos regional director Cabinbanan Mamukid for violation of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 3019, Section 8 of Republ ...

ASEAN Working Group discusses Implementation of the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty Bills on donating Leftovers to help fight Poverty, Food Wastage Removal of VAT Exemption for Property Developers to benefit low-income Renters, House Buyers more

National Reconciliation Committee pushes for drafting of Social Contract

BANGKOK, 28 May 2017 (NNT) - The National Unity and Reconciliation Creation Committee has released a detailed paper on public opinion and called for the drafting of a social contract.

CDC to submit Draft Law on Criminal Procedure for Political Office holder to NLA Charter Amendment to be tabled at Monday’s Assembly CDC urges NLA to respect Charter when deliberating on Organic Laws more

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ASEAN Circle to brainstorm New Ideas for AEC

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will establish the ASEAN Circle, a programme to brainstorm new ideas, with the aim of increasing trade among the Asean Economic Community. Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the programme which would be launched on June 18, was expected to be attended by some 40 corporate figures, academicians and top government think tanks to conceptualize new ideas through regular discussions and brainstorming sessions.

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Thailand, China sign Pact to support EEC Investors

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017 (NNT) – The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Chinese financial institution to provide support for investors participating in the EEC.

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BSP and IFC to strengthen Corporate, Environmental and Social Governance in the Banking Sector

Manila, The Philippines, 26 May 2017 - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance capacities and raise environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards among Philippine banks.

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DLPW to issue Guideline on Safety Measures for Mass Transit Projects

BANGKOK, 26 May 2017 (NNT) – The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW) plans to improve safety measures for construction projects, particularly those of railways and skytrains.

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Earmarked Tax Target increased by K11b in Mandalay

The amount of earmarked tax collected from entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region for this financial year has been increased by K11 billion compared to the previous year, U Kyaw Aung Moe, deputy director from Mandalay Region’s Department of Revenue, said on on Wednesday.

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Ahok resigns after dropping Appeal against Court's Verdict

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) submitted his resignation as Jakarta governor a day after withdrawing his appeal against the verdict, according to Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo.

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Complete Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers will Make ASEAN more Attractive - Mustapa

SINGAPORE, May 25 (Bernama) -- The complete elimination of non-tarrif barriers will make the future of ASEAN more attractive, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.

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94 Prisoners in Rakhine State receive Amnesty

A total of 94 prisoners – 62 Myanmar nationals, and 32 foreign nationals – were released yesterday morning from prisons in Rakhine State under a special presidential amnesty, according to the state correctional department’s list.

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Myanmar, Indian Universities to ink MOUs for Cooperation

The universities of Myanmar and India have plans to sign MOUs for cooperation in the education sector, Professor Dr Thida Win from Mandalay University said.

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MyIPO allocates RM500,000 for Students to register Intellectual Properties - Hamzah

LARUT, April 29 (Bernama) -- The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) has allocated some RM500,000 for school and university students in the country to register their intellectual properties (IP) this year, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

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Law Students can help MPs make better Legislation

Legal experts spoke of the advantages that MPs can get if they incorporate law students in their legislative functions, during the National Law Students Conference held at Yangon University’s Diamond Jubilee Hall.

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Mandatory for Corporate Taxpayers to Furnish form CP204 & CP204a Via E-Filing

The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) has notified that under the provision of subsection 107C (1A) of the Income Tax Act 1967 (ITA 1967), it is mandatory for companies to furnish Form CP204 (Estimate of Tax Payable) and CP204A (Revised Estimate of Tax Payable) via e-Filing with effect from the Year of Assessment 2018.

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