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Underage Marriage: Syariah Court judges must follow SOP - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ( Bernama) - Syariah court judges handling underage marriages are reminded to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which have been approved at the Syariah Judges’ Conference two months ago. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof said the guidelines to be used as reference for syariah judges, were issued following an 11-year-old girl’s marriage to a 41-year-old man in Gua Musang, Kelantan in June.

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SAP Go backs Law allowing forced evacuation to achieve Zero Casualty

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - Enacting a law allowing authorities to forcibly move out hard-headed residents in an identified danger area in times of natural disasters may be one of the measures to attain zero casualty, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go said Wednesday.

Widodo signs Regulation on Safety, Security of President-Vice Presidential Candidates

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has signed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 85 of 2018 concerning the safety and security of prospective presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the implementation of General Elections.

Government bans MLM Firms

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately.
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Court rejects use of WhatsApp Messages in CPF Claim

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his CPF money to go to their two sons, has been dismissed.

Apex Court rejects Prosecution's call to Jail, Cane Low-IQ Teen Rapist

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A five-judge Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of reformative training handed down to a teenage rapist in a "difficult" case that has raised the issue of sentencing options for young offenders with intellectual disabilities.

House to push for Open-Pit Mining Ban

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is determined to ban open-pit mining following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive against this type of mining during his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

DOLE supports Telecommuting Bill

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) urged other government agencies to push for the approval of the telecommuting bill.

Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes

Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues to promote technical cooperation programs developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Man sentenced to jail, Three Strokes for Incest Rape

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUCHING, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Samarahan Magistrate's Court today sentenced a man to 10 years and 12 years in jail and three strokes of the rotan for raping his 14-year-old sister.

Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
Members of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono) yesterday agreed to draft a substitute bill to House Bill 7470 which seeks to protect the right of athletes to serve the Philippines as part of the national team.

Senate Committee on Justice approves Judges-at-Large Bill

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
On 17 September 2018, the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, through its Chairman Sen. Richard Gordon, passed the legislative proposals to create new positions for Judges-At-Large.

Contractor held liable for Temple Volunteer's Fatal Electrocution

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A contractor in charge of tentage and electrical installations at an open-air religious event has been ordered to pay damages for negligence resulting in the death of a volunteer electrocuted by exposed wires at the site.

50 per cent Cigarette Excise must be for Health Services: President

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, Sept 19 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo laid emphasis here on Wednesday that 50 percent of the receipts from cigarette excise must be directed for health services.

Cabinet discusses Case of a Man sentenced to Death for Having Medicinal Cannabis

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Cabinet today discussed the case of a man who had been sentenced to death for having medicinal cannabis oil, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Security Guard gets Nine Years' Jail, Whipping for Robbery

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment and a stroke of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman, when her car broke down by a roadside, last March.

Indian National fined RM7,000 for outraging Modesty of Japanese Woman

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A tourist of Indian nationality was fined RM7,000, in default five months jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for using force to outrage the modesty of a Japanese woman in a hotel lift.

Nine "Geng 24" Secret Society Members jailed 16 Months

Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Nine out of 27 individuals charged with becoming members of an organised criminal group known as “Geng 24 Pulau Pinang” pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 16 months jail each by the High Court here today.

Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KENINGAU, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Native Courts (MAN) system in Sabah is still relevant and applicable to date, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

Customs Treaty with Russia to facilitate Trade, prevent Smuggling

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Finance
MOSCOW, Sept 18 - The Philippine Embassy in Moscow announced that the agreement regarding cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters have recently entered into force following completion of ratification procedures by the Philippines and Russia.

Committee approves Bill preserving Indigenous Games

Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono), today approved House Bill 6420 or the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act of 2017” which seeks to preserve the country’s indigenous games and ensure that these shall still be enjoyed by future generations of Fil ...

Court dismisses Ex-CEO's Lawsuit over 'Betrayal'

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A lawsuit brought by the former chief executive officer (CEO) of a social media company accusing his colleague of engineering his resignation by betrayal has been dismissed by the High Court.

House okays P51-B Realignment in 2019 Budget

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The House of Representatives, convening as the Committee of the Whole, on Tuesday approved a report proposing the realignment of at least PHP51.792 billion of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) budget for 2019 to fund various programs of other government agencies.

Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - A Makati judge has ordered the transfer of businessman Arnold Padilla from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to the Makati City Jail while awaiting trial.

Sandiganbayan junks Graft Rap vs NegOr Guv

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case filed against Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo after state prosecutors failed to prove that he illegally used the PHP10 million cash advance for intelligence operation in 2013,

Petrol Station Supervisor pleads guilty to CBT

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) - A petrol station supervisor pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM10,000 belonging to his employer.

Court strikes out Election Petitions against Sibuga, Libaran Seats won by BN

Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SANDAKAN, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Sungai Sibuga state seat and Libaran parliamentary seat remained under Barisan Nasional (BN) after the Special Election Court here struck out the election petitions by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to quash the results of the 14th general election for the two seats.

A Karthik v Public Prosecutor

Date: 13 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 202; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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SC liberalizes Framework for Retail Investment in Corporate Bond, Sukuk Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced the liberalisation of its regulatory framework to facilitate greater retail access to the RM1.3 trillion Malaysian bond and sukuk ma ...

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Government bans MLM Firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately.

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Justice Ministry holds Meeting on Reform of Asian Bankruptcy Laws

BANGKOK, Sept 17 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Justice has held a meeting on reforming bankruptcy laws in Asia seeking to foster exchanges and enhancement of the work of those dealing with bankruptcy both domestically a ...

Landmark Ruling lets Trikomsel Unit Liquidators tap Commercial Claims Funder TRA Mining (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Thien Hong Teck and 4 Others, and Another Appeal Sazean Engineering & Construction Sdn Bhd v Bumi Bersatu Resources Sdn Bhd more

Apex Court rejects Prosecution's call to Jail, Cane Low-IQ Teen Rapist

A five-judge Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of reformative training handed down to a teenage rapist in a "difficult" case that has raised the issue of sentencing options for young offenders with intellectu ...

Contractor held liable for Temple Volunteer's Fatal Electrocution Cabinet discusses Case of a Man sentenced to Death for Having Medicinal Cannabis Security Guard gets Nine Years' Jail, Whipping for Robbery more

DOLE supports Telecommuting Bill

MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) urged other government agencies to push for the approval of the telecommuting bill.

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan Kliwon Sitorus v PT Southern Tristar PT Tritunggal Sejahtera Sentosa dan PT Tritunggal Novro Sejahtera v Yohanis Supu DKK more

House to push for Open-Pit Mining Ban

MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is determined to ban open-pit mining following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive against this type of mining during his State of the Na ...

SAP Go backs Law allowing forced evacuation to achieve Zero Casualty Government to help Miners gain Public Trust with Responsible Mining Rules House okays Disaster Resilience Department Bill on Second Reading more

Selangor passes Bill to raise Minimum Muslim Marriage Age to 18

SHAH ALAM, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The Selangor State Assembly today approved the Islamic Family Enactment (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 (Amendment 2018) which, among others, regulates the minimum age limit of a Muslim m ...

From Oct 1, Muslim Marriage Preparation Course a must if either Party is a Minor Johor Government to establish Committee to help Women NGOs TSF v TSE more

Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice

KENINGAU, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Native Courts (MAN) system in Sabah is still relevant and applicable to date, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail Milton Lum Siew Wah v Malaysian Medical Council more

50 per cent Cigarette Excise must be for Health Services: President

Jakarta, Sept 19 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo laid emphasis here on Wednesday that 50 percent of the receipts from cigarette excise must be directed for health services.

Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders Guide on Transitional Rules Sales Tax Guide on Return and Payment more

Court rejects use of WhatsApp Messages in CPF Claim

A woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his CPF money to go to their two sons, has been dismissed.

Court orders Protection for DTAC Users under 850MHz Network Senate rejects Anti-fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018 House okays Mobile Number Portability Bill more

Widodo signs Regulation on Safety, Security of President-Vice Presidential Candidates

Jakarta, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has signed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 85 of 2018 concerning the safety and security of prospective presidential and vice-presidential candidates in t ...

Underage Marriage: Syariah Court judges must follow SOP - Mujahid Man sentenced to jail, Three Strokes for Incest Rape Senate Committee on Justice approves Judges-at-Large Bill more

Widodo signs Regulation on Safety, Security of President-Vice Presidential Candidates

Jakarta, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has signed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 85 of 2018 concerning the safety and security of prospective presidential and vice-presidential candidates in t ...

Government does not operate Online Taxi Application: Transportation Ministry Indonesia, Ireland agree to further intensify Cooperation Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes more

Taxes, Fees temporarily cut in Governments Flood Recovery Plan

The government has agreed to cut various taxes and fees in flood-stricken areas in order to promote greater production during the coming dry-season to compensate damage by this year’s devastating floods.

Central Bank Governor gets New Legal Backing Commerce Ministry postpones New Business Registration System Automated Payment of Land Tax to start Next Year more

Underage Marriage: Syariah Court judges must follow SOP - Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 ( Bernama) - Syariah court judges handling underage marriages are reminded to follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which have been approved at the Syariah Judges’ Conference two mon ...

Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals Man sentenced to jail, Three Strokes for Incest Rape Child Marriage a Violation of Human Rights more

Government bans MLM Firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately.

Renewable Energy Law in the Works to speed up Development Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case more

House to push for Open-Pit Mining Ban

MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is determined to ban open-pit mining following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive against this type of mining during his State of the Na ...

Palace leaves Proposed National Anthem Revision to Congress SAP Go backs Law allowing forced evacuation to achieve Zero Casualty DOLE supports Telecommuting Bill more

Court rejects use of WhatsApp Messages in CPF Claim

A woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his CPF money to go to their two sons, has been dismissed.

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Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders

PHETCHABUN, Sept 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has agreed to help low-income people further by entitling them to a partial rebate of value-added tax (VAT) on purchases made using their state welfare card.

OSMEP successfully helping SMEs get Businesses off the Ground Justice Ministry holds Meeting on Reform of Asian Bankruptcy Laws NLA won't accept New Draft Laws after Issuance of Election Decree more
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Palace leaves Proposed National Anthem Revision to Congress

MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) - Malacañang said Thursday it is leaving to Congress the task of deciding on the proposal of Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III to change the last two lines of the national anthem.

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Government does not operate Online Taxi Application: Transportation Ministry

Jakarta, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Transportation clarified that the government does not operate any online taxi application.

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Indonesia, Ireland agree to further intensify Cooperation

London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Ireland will be expanding opportunities and enhancing bilateral cooperation in future, Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the International Maritime Organization Dr. Rizal Sukma stated.

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Government drafts Quality Standard for Public Transport Terminals

MELAKA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A quality standard for upgrading public transport terminals nationwide is being drafted to include various aspects for the convenience and safety of passengers, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.

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More Law Grads taking the Road less travelled

The changes announced by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon in the new professional training regime from 2023 allows law graduates who pass Part B to be admitted to the Bar without needing to complete the practice training contract.

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Palace to SUC Execs: Free Speech must not violate CSC Rules

MANILA, Sept 19 (PNA) - Officials of state universities and colleges (SUCs) have the right to air their sentiments against President Rodrigo R. Duterte as long as they do not violate rules under the Civil Service law, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

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Child Marriage a Violation of Human Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Child marriage is a violation of human rights and not a solution to poverty, said Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail.

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Malaysia supports coordinated Asean Cybersecurity Approach

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia supports a coordinated approach to cybersecurity efforts in ASEAN, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Lawyer charged with CBT involving RM750,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A female lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to misappropriating funds belonging to a client.

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Customs to conduct SST briefing in Batu Pahat on Saturday

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Rotal Malaysian Customs Department will be conducting a briefing on the Sales and Services Tax (SST) together with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng at The Katerina Hotel, Batu Pahat, Johor this coming Saturday, Sept 22.

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IPOPHL sets Patent Workshops, training to spur Protection, Commercialization of University Research

Seeing the need to protect, and make more of the research of Philippine universities and R&D institutions market-ready, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is holding a series of patent drafting and patent search ‘writeshops’ and training nationwide.

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TWG created to study Proposals to rationalize Fiscal Regime Applicable to Mineral Agreements

The House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) today created a technical working group (TWG) that will study the bills pertaining to the establishment of a rationalized fiscal regime applicable to all mineral agreements.

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PH International Law Society holds Inaugural Conference, cites Relevance of International Law

MANILA, Sept 18 - A large number of legal scholars, eminent personalities and students of international law attended the inaugural National Conference of the Philippine Society of International Law (PSIL) at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on 07 September 2018.

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OSMEP successfully helping SMEs get Businesses off the Ground

BANGKOK, Sept 18 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) revealed today it has successfully helped new SMEs and community-based state enterprises get their businesses off the ground through a first-time entrepreneur program.

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Pacquiao is New Chair of Senate Ethics Panel

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - Senator Manny Pacquiao was elected Tuesday as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, replacing Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

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DOLE allocates P44-M for 'Ompong'-Affected Workers in Region 2

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has allocated over PHP44 million to provide emergency employment to workers affected by Typhoon Ompong in four provinces and one city in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley).

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Ease of Doing Business Consultations done in Two Weeks: DTI

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept 18 (PNA)  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will complete the public consultations needed for drafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 within two weeks.

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