Top Story

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam

Lawyers from around the country are being asked for input on amending the Bar Council Act, U Aung Kyaw Min, Chairman of the Bar Council Act amendment committee, told The Myanmar Times.

More Top Stories Read More

Editor's Picks

Cabinet proposes Amendments to Hazardous Substances Act

Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances Act to reflect modern circumstances and ensure public safety.

OP wants Senate, House Versions of BBL alike before certifying Urgent

Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 24 (PNA) - Malacañang on Thursday said that it was not stalling the process of certifying the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent but only making sure that versions of both chambers of the Congress are alike.

Only Prosecutors can withdraw Criminal Cases, says Official

Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Criminal cases cannot be withdrawn easily even if there’s an amicable settlement between the litigants as these can only be withdrawn by prosecutors acting on behalf of the state, said U Aung Win, Advocate General of Mandalay Region.
More Editor’s Picks

Other Headlines

License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted

Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
More than 8,000 acres of jade and gem blocks backed by the State are expected to remain active until 2021, said U Aung Nyunt Thein, managing director of the Myanmar Gems Enterprise under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

Australian Granny's acquittal overturned, sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking

Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, May 24 (Bernama) - An Australian grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was given the death penalty by the Court of Appeal here today for trafficking in 1142.8gm of methamphetamine which was stitched into the compartment of a backpack she was carrying.

BIR Employee pleads Guilty to SALN Violation

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
The Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 71 of Pasig City convicted Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Officer III Caesar Cortes of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713) for failure to submit a truthful and detailed declaration of his business interests and financial ...

NFA Employee pleads Guilty to falsifying PDS

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman
The Regional Trial Court, Branch 95 of Quezon City convicted former Public Relations Officer IV Emmanuel Jacob Salonga of the National Food Authority (NFA) of Perjury under Article 183 of the Revised Penal Code.

DOLE sets Rules on Financial Aid for displaced Boracay Workers

Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - Financial assistance ranging from PHP2,100 to PHP4,200 will be given to workers, particularly in the formal sector, who were affected by the six-month closure of Boracay island, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

Palace welcomes Bicam Approval of National ID Bill

Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday welcomed as “good news” the bicameral conference committee’s approval of a bill seeking to establish a single Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

House Joint Panel okays Legislative Franchises for Mining Companies

Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - A joint committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure requiring the acquisition of legislative franchises for all mining operations in the country.

SC affirms Grant of Protection to Human Rights Lawyer in Isabela

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Court of Appeals (CA) decision granting the issuance of the writs of amparo and habeas data to a member of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyer (NUPL) based in Isabela, who was allegedly tagged as a “red lawyer” for representing political prisoners suspected to be members of ...

PM: Officials follow Law when monitoring Rally

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, May 22, (NNT) - Thailand's Prime Minister has assured that officials strictly follow the law when monitoring rallies, as the pro-election rally moved towards Makkhawan Intersection in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district of Bangkok amid tight security.

Ex-Ekamatra Guitarist handed 10 Years Jail for causing Death

Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
ALOR SETAR, May 23 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a former guitarist of Ekamatra, a popular rock group in the 1990s, to 10 years jail for causing the death of an old woman when breaking into the victim's home last February.

53 Piracy Websites blocked in battle to curb Copyright Breach

Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Following the High Court Order to control websites that flagrantly infringe intellectual property law, Singapore has blocked 53 piracy websites.

Sleepy Driver who caused Death of Pedestrian gets Three Months' Jail

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A man who caused the death of a pedestrian in a car accident was sentenced to three months' jail and was handed a five-year driving ban.

Court accepts Lawsuit against Ford over Substandard Vehicles

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
BANGKOK, May 22 (NNT) - The Southern Bangkok Civil Court has agreed to accept for deliberation a class action lawsuit filed against subsidiaries of Ford Thailand following claims concerning faulty vehicles.

Police Inspector spared Hangman's Noose after Appeal

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, May 22 (Bernama) - A 51-year old police inspector was spared the hangman's noose today after the Federal Court set aside his conviction on a charge of being an accomplice in the fatal shooting of a goldsmith in Ipoh, Perak nine years ago.

Najib drops 1MDB Defamation Suit against Dr Ling

Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today withdrew his defamation suit filed against former Transport Minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik over the publication of an article in a news portal which alleged the former prime minister abused funds belonging 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
More Headlines

BSP adopts further easing of Foreign Exchange (FX) Rules

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Officer-In-Charge Diwa C. Guinigundo announced today that the rules governing the: (a) conversion of foreign currency loans granted by banks to peso loans; and (b) transfer of such loans ...

MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry Securities and Futures (Offers of Investments) (Disapplication of Division 2 of Part XIII) (No. 2) Order 2018 Invitation for Proposals to pilot New Business Models for Moneylending more

Constitutional Court to review Two Draft Election Laws

BANGKOK, May 23 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court is scheduled to resume the review of the remaining two organic laws governing the election of the Members of Parliament and the Senate.

State Constitution will be amended to limit CM's Tenure to Two Terms - Penang CM CDC ready to amend Senator Bill if ruled Unconstitutional Concom eyes Judiciary Participation in Impeach Process more

License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted

More than 8,000 acres of jade and gem blocks backed by the State are expected to remain active until 2021, said U Aung Nyunt Thein, managing director of the Myanmar Gems Enterprise under the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

Emas Kiara Sdn Bhd v Michael Joseph Monteiro and 2 Others Broadley Construction Pte Ltd v Alacran Design Pte Ltd Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises more

DTI encourages Micro Enterprises to avail of Incentives under BMBE Law

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) encouraged underground micro entrepreneurs to make formal their businesses and avail incentives readily available to them through the Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise (BMBE) L ...

Co-Operative Societies (Assumption of Control) (Reappointment) Order 2018 Internal Audit's Role to be under more Scrutiny, Enhanced Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Filing Agents and Qualified Individuals) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 more

Only Prosecutors can withdraw Criminal Cases, says Official

Criminal cases cannot be withdrawn easily even if there’s an amicable settlement between the litigants as these can only be withdrawn by prosecutors acting on behalf of the state, said U Aung Win, Advocate General ...

Australian Granny's acquittal overturned, sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking BIR Employee pleads Guilty to SALN Violation NFA Employee pleads Guilty to falsifying PDS more

DOLE sets Rules on Financial Aid for displaced Boracay Workers

MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - Financial assistance ranging from PHP2,100 to PHP4,200 will be given to workers, particularly in the formal sector, who were affected by the six-month closure of Boracay island, the Department of L ...

Che Zainiah Binti Zakaria v Aeon Co (M) Bhd Aleya Muna Binti Mohamed v Poliklinik Alia Sdn Bhd OP to probe Unfair Labor Practices in TV Networks more

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam

Lawyers from around the country are being asked for input on amending the Bar Council Act, U Aung Kyaw Min, Chairman of the Bar Council Act amendment committee, told The Myanmar Times.

Lingam fails to revoke Decision striking him off Advocates' Rolls HRA Corp (SG) Pte Ltd v Cheng Mun Yip Marcus and Others Lim Ban Hooi and Another v Malayan Banking Berhad more

Sivadevi A/P Sivalingam v CIMB Bank Berhad

Real estate – Order for sale by court under section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 – Whether section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 substantive or procedural law

Litigation & court proc ...

Jarret Pereira v Mascreenos Bridjet w/o Moses and Another Chan Lung Kien v Chan Shwe Ching Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights more

President signs Regulation on Eid al-Fitr Allowances

Jakarta, May 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a government regulation on granting of Eid al-Fitr allowances to civil servants and pensioners.

Indonesia's Reforms still far from realized: Habibie Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law Workers urge Government to lift 2015 Regulation on Labor Wages more

Australian Granny's acquittal overturned, sentenced to Death for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, May 24 (Bernama) - An Australian grandmother Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was given the death penalty by the Court of Appeal here today for trafficking in 1142.8gm of methamphetamine which was stitched into the ...

Ministers' Salary Cut proves Government's Seriousness in improving National Economy - CUEPACS State Constitution will be amended to limit CM's Tenure to Two Terms - Penang CM Ex-Ekamatra Guitarist handed 10 Years Jail for causing Death more

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam

Lawyers from around the country are being asked for input on amending the Bar Council Act, U Aung Kyaw Min, Chairman of the Bar Council Act amendment committee, told The Myanmar Times.

Only Prosecutors can withdraw Criminal Cases, says Official License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted Central Bank issues License to Myanmar Credit Bureau more

OP wants Senate, House Versions of BBL alike before certifying Urgent

MANILA, May 24 (PNA) - Malacañang on Thursday said that it was not stalling the process of certifying the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent but only making sure that versions of both chambers of the Co ...

Monetary Board reduces Reserve Requirements anew BIR Employee pleads Guilty to SALN Violation NFA Employee pleads Guilty to falsifying PDS more

Chief Justice calls for Continuity in Arbitration Journey

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has called for continuity in preparing future generations of arbitration practitioners and lawyers who can keep the flag flying. He was giving the keynote speech before an international ...

53 Piracy Websites blocked in battle to curb Copyright Breach Sleepy Driver who caused Death of Pedestrian gets Three Months' Jail HRA Corp (SG) Pte Ltd v Cheng Mun Yip Marcus and Others more

Cabinet proposes Amendments to Hazardous Substances Act

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances Act to reflect modern circumstances and ensure public safety.

Constitutional Court to review Two Draft Election Laws PM: Officials follow Law when monitoring Rally Cabinet gives Green Light to Community Forest Bill more
Get ASEAN LAW ALERT

Legal updates by e-mail. It's Free.

INDUSTRY UPDATES

President signs Regulation on Eid al-Fitr Allowances

Jakarta, May 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a government regulation on granting of Eid al-Fitr allowances to civil servants and pensioners.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Ministers' Salary Cut proves Government's Seriousness in improving National Economy - CUEPACS

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Bernama) - The 10-per cent reduction in the salary of Cabinet ministers as announced by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today is a smart move to improve the financial state of the country, said CUEPACS president Datuk Azih Muda.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Indonesia's Reforms still far from realized: Habibie

Jakarta, May 23 (ANTARA News) - Third Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie believes that Indonesia has yet to realize reforms for development of its civilization.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

PM: Officials follow Law when monitoring Rally

BANGKOK, May 22, (NNT) - Thailand's Prime Minister has assured that officials strictly follow the law when monitoring rallies, as the pro-election rally moved towards Makkhawan Intersection in Pom Prap Sattru Phai district of Bangkok amid tight security.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

MATTA calls for End to Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has called for the abolishment of the Tourism Tax (TTx), which came into effect on Sept 1, 2017 charging a flat rate of RM10 per room night on foreigners staying in hotels or registered private accommodation.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Government poised to suspend Excise Tax once Oil Price reaches USD80

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday assured that measures will be in place to protect consumers from incessant increase in oil prices including suspending the excise tax on fuel.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Privacy Commission to launch Year-Long Campaign on Data Privacy

MANILA,  May 22 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) will be conducting its year-long advocacy campaign to create public awareness on data privacy rights.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

ASEAN must stand united vs Protectionism: Singapore Minister

SINGAPORE, May 22 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must take a collective stand in favor of a free, open, rules-based trading system while combating protectionism, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said Monday.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Central Bank issues License to Myanmar Credit Bureau

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has issued a license to Myanmar Credit Bureau Limited, allowing it establish a credit bureau in the country, according to a May 17 CBM announcement.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Mohamed Elias New EC Secretary

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar is the new secretary of the Election Commission, effective today.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Labor Ministry signs MOU on developing Skilled Workers for EEC

CHONBURI, May 21, (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with educational institutions on developing workers' skills, in preparation for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

SC Employees call for unity in another 'Red Monday' Action

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Supreme Court (SC) officials and employees wore red clothes during Monday’s flag ceremony as they called for unity and for the public to respect the magistrates' ruling on the quo warranto case against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

IPOPHL confers Special Awards to Academic Institutions, Government, and Private Sectors

During the Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) awarded institutions and companies across government, academe, and the private sector who have been the most prolific users of the intellectual property system since 1998.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CBT: Court rejects Prosecution's Request to recall Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today dismissed an application by the prosecution in the case of two former Felda senior officers charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetment involving over RM47 million, to recall a rebuttal witness.

Read More

INDUSTRY UPDATES

GST, SST, Fuel, Toll among CEP Topics Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) is expected to further discuss the fuel subsidy, Goods and Services Tax, Sales and Services Tax and the abolition of road tolls in a series of meetings to be held next week, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.

Read More

Get Asean Law Alert.

Legal updates by e-mail. Daily. Customisable. Free.