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Amendment to Sports Development Act will safeguard Interests of Participants

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The enforcement of the Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 will not affect the development of sports in the country, but instead seeks to safeguard the interests of the participants of sporting events, said the Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. Acknowledging the concern of sport activists against the amendment to Section 36 of the soon-to-be-enforced Act, the deputy minister said the provision was only applicable to organising companies and not to those with sports club's status.

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Surachai: Incumbent Lawmakers cannot seek Lower House Seats

Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The first vice president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Surachai Liengboonlertchai, said on Saturday that incumbent members of the NLA can no longer vie for seats in the election of Members of Parliament (MPs).

Proclamation 572 voiding Trillanes Amnesty 'Legal': Makati Court

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - A Makati court upheld the validity of President Rodrigo Duterte's proclamation against the grant of amnesty to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Minimum Age Limit for Marriages in Johor fixed at 18 Years for Men, Women

Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 21 (Bernama) - The minimum age limit for marriages in Johor has been fixed at 18 years for Muslim and non-Muslim men and women as had been coordinated at the central level.
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NLA determined to enact All Pending Draft Laws before end of term

Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has assured the public that all draft laws will be passed before the end of the term of the legislature in office.

NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill

Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted a proposal from the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) asking the lawmakers to review the draft cybersecurity act.

Govt reviewing Pet Licensing Law

Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is reviewing certain details in the draft bill on cruelty prevention and animal welfare, especially the section to do with pet registration and fees.

SC clears PNP Official in 2009 Chopper Scam

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - A police official who was sacked for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the purchase of three police helicopters nine years ago has been vindicated after the Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals' reversal of a resolution of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing him from the service.

Liquor Maker sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Bandung, W Java, Oct 22 (ANTARA News) - A panel of judges of the Bale Bandung District court, Baleendah, in West Java Province sentenced a liquor maker to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of mixing and selling liquor which caused the death of dozens of people.

Government to set aside Special Allocation funds for National Museums

Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, Oct 20 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - The government will set aside Special Allocation Funds (DAK) for several national museums in the country.

Grave Digger gets 10 Months' Jail for Drug Possession

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - A grave digger who was caught with syabu on him at a cemetery, was today sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here.

Lorry Conductor fined RM5,000 for Criminal Intimidation

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - A 33-year-old lorry driver was fined RM5,000 in default five months' in prison by the Magistrate's Court here today for threatening to run-over his former girlfriend, and to kill her daughter.

Dog Licensing and Control By-Laws to come into force on December 1 in Sarawak

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUCHING, Oct 22 (Bernama) - All new dog licensing and control by-laws will come into force on Dec 1 in a bid to control the spread of rabies in the state, said Sarawak Assistant Minister for Local Government Datuk Dr Penguang Manggil.

Jamal's Application for exemption from Personal Appearance in Court rejected

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today dismissed an application by Sungai Besar UMNO division leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos for exemption of his personal appearance in court during the next proceeding of the four charges against him.

Businessman fined RM2,000 for Assault on Petrol Station Attendant

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
TAPAH, Oct 22 (Bernama) - A hot-tempered businessman was fine RM2,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for voluntarily causing hurt on a petrol station attendant.

High Court upholds RM70,000 Fine on Vocational Student for operating Dental Clinic without Licence

Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
MELAKA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The High Court here today upheld the RM70,000 fine meted out by a lower court on a vocational college student who operated a dental service without a licence.

Thailand prepares to assume ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019

Date: 19 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Oct 19, (NNT) - The committee tasked with preparations for Thailand’s chairmanship of ASEAN has laid down a framework to create understanding, and educate the public about the bloc while encouraging all Thais to be good hosts to visitors.

E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran

Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, Oct 21 (Bernama) - E-hailing and taxi drivers are required to register and make contributions under the Self Employment Social Security Scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) effective Nov 1, said Human Resources Minister, M. Kula Segaran.

New Law needed to stop Traders from selling Glue to Youngsters

Date: 19 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
LAHAD DATU, Oct 19 (Bernama) - The Tiong Hua Chamber of Commerce of Lahad Datu proposed that a new law to be established to prevent traders in the district from selling glue to individuals aged 18 and below.

Businessman fined RM2,000 for punching Mechanic

Date: 19 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - A businessman was slapped with the maximum fine of RM2,000 for voluntary causing hurt when he pleaded guilty to punching and slapping a Bangladeshi mechanic on the face.

Ex-Nueva Ecija Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for falsifying Documents

Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A former town mayor of Nueva Ecija is facing an eight-year jail term after the Sandiganbayan found him guilty of falsifying a certificate, disowning his nephew whom he appointed in the municipal hall in 1997.

Terengganu will ban Plastic Bags Next Year - Exco

Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The Terengganu government will ban the use of plastic bags next year, says State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Dr Alias Razak.

Man sentenced to Three Years Jail for committing Robbery with Toy Gun

Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - An ex-grocery shop staff was crying profusely after being sentenced to three years in jail and one stroke of the cane by the Sessions Court here today on a charge of robbing a convenience store using a toy gun last month.

Court jails Guard 39 Months for Armed Robberies

Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a 39-month jail by the Sessions Court here today on two counts of group robberies using a parang on a pharmacy worker and a student.

Rahim Thamby Chik's Suit against Mat Sabu settled

Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by former Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Thamby Chik against Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu, popularly known as Mat Sabu, for accusing him of committing sexual offence, was settled with the minister retracting the statement.

Tang Ying and Others v Chen Mingliang and Others

Date: 12 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 226; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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Minimum Wages Order 2018

Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 265 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.

DOJ drops Libel Raps in Dengvaxia Mess

Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed libel complaints filed by former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janette Garin and her husband Iloilo Rep. Oscar Garin, Jr. against former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and other DOH officials in connection with the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine issue.

PCC imposes P16-M fine vs Uber, Grab on Merger Deal

Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA)  The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has imposed a PHP16-million fine against ride-sharing firms Grab Philippines and Uber for violating the interim measures it has imposed during the review period of their merger earlier this year.
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Federal Court decides Three Judges of Previous Panel to deliver Verdict in "Bin Abdullah"

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The remaining three judges from the earlier Federal Court five-man bench will deliver its verdict on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock could bear his or her father's surname, i ...

Attorney-General v Wham Kwok Han Jolovan and Another Matter House recommits Draft Federal Charter Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) v Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak more

Bill amending Corporation Code hurdles Second Reading at House

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A bill seeking to amend the 38-year-old Corporation Code of the Philippines has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.

Ng Chong Wee v Ng Chong Geng & Sons Sdn Bhd Low Boon Eng and 2 Others v Teo Kiong Huat and 3 Others, and Another Appeal Re Swiber Holdings Ltd more

SC clears PNP Official in 2009 Chopper Scam

MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - A police official who was sacked for his alleged involvement in irregularities in the purchase of three police helicopters nine years ago has been vindicated after the Supreme Court affirmed the Co ...

Grave Digger gets 10 Months' Jail for Drug Possession Lorry Conductor fined RM5,000 for Criminal Intimidation Businessman fined RM2,000 for Assault on Petrol Station Attendant more

Terengganu will ban Plastic Bags Next Year - Exco

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 18 (Bernama) - The Terengganu government will ban the use of plastic bags next year, says State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Dr Alias Razak.

SOP for Natural Disaster Management for Review Government to ban Imports of Non-recyclable Solid Waste, particularly Plastic House approves Disaster Resilience Department Bill more

Minimum Age Limit for Marriages in Johor fixed at 18 Years for Men, Women

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 21 (Bernama) - The minimum age limit for marriages in Johor has been fixed at 18 years for Muslim and non-Muslim men and women as had been coordinated at the central level.

Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill Court upholds RM30-Mln Alimony Payment for Bekir's Ex-wife Court reverses Mum's Move to change Child's Name, Race more

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify that sections 2, 4, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 to 29 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 October 2018.

Re BSL Muhammad Yassein Bin Zuliskandar v Kerajaan Malaysia and 3 Others Law Society of Singapore v Wong Sin Yee more

Jamal's Application for exemption from Personal Appearance in Court rejected

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The Ampang Magistrate’s Court here today dismissed an application by Sungai Besar UMNO division leader Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos for exemption of his personal appearance in court du ...

Tang Ying and Others v Chen Mingliang and Others Singapore Court refuses Video-Link Testimony from Overseas G1 Construction Pte Ltd v Astoria Development Pte Ltd and Another, and Other Suits more

House pushes for Property Valuation Reforms

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to reform the country’s real property valuation and assessment system.

Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 more

Government proposes New Revenue Code to Parliament

BANGKOK, Oct 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed a draft revenue code to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). The bill aims to update the revenue code to comply with the country’s strategy on electronic payment ...

Parliament: Tax incentive for Industrial Estates not taken up - Guan Eng Duterte to announce Oil Excise Tax Hike Suspension Government has no Plans to abolish Tourism Tax more

NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill

BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted a proposal from the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) asking the lawmakers to review the draft cybersecurity act.

Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change NMP Selection to Push Through as Court Junks NOW’s TRO Petition Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet more

Surachai: Incumbent Lawmakers cannot seek Lower House Seats

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The first vice president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Surachai Liengboonlertchai, said on Saturday that incumbent members of the NLA can no longer vie for seats in the election of M ...

NLA determined to enact All Pending Draft Laws before end of term Govt reviewing Pet Licensing Law Proclamation 572 voiding Trillanes Amnesty 'Legal': Makati Court more

Liquor Maker sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Bandung, W Java, Oct 22 (ANTARA News) - A panel of judges of the Bale Bandung District court, Baleendah, in West Java Province sentenced a liquor maker to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of mixing and sellin ...

Government to set aside Special Allocation funds for National Museums Supreme Court officiates Operation of 85 New Courts Indonesia encourages Maritime Cooperation through "Our Ocean Conference" 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

Grave Digger gets 10 Months' Jail for Drug Possession

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 (Bernama) - A grave digger who was caught with syabu on him at a cemetery, was today sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here.

Lorry Conductor fined RM5,000 for Criminal Intimidation Amendment to Sports Development Act will safeguard Interests of Participants Dog Licensing and Control By-Laws to come into force on December 1 in Sarawak more

Legal and Criminal Experts to study Rakhine Probe Findings

A group of legal, forensic and criminal investigation experts will analyse the information gathered by the independent commission of enquiry on northern Rakhine State, a member of the commission said.

Laws to protect Intellectual Property, encourage Business in the Works Logistics Zone, Transport Jetty to be built under Public-Private Partnership Retailers hit with Liquor Import Ban more

Judges still needed as AI takes over Some Roles: Judge

Justice Aedit Abdullah, during a lecture at the National University of Singapore's law faculty, raised a "broader and topical" issue to spark thought on the impact smart machines can have on the traditional notions ...

Three Landmark Agreements deepen EU-Singapore Ties Tang Ying and Others v Chen Mingliang and Others SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Peking University Law School more

Surachai: Incumbent Lawmakers cannot seek Lower House Seats

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The first vice president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Surachai Liengboonlertchai, said on Saturday that incumbent members of the NLA can no longer vie for seats in the election of M ...

NLA determined to enact All Pending Draft Laws before end of term NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill Govt reviewing Pet Licensing Law more
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Judges still needed as AI takes over Some Roles: Judge

Justice Aedit Abdullah, during a lecture at the National University of Singapore's law faculty, raised a "broader and topical" issue to spark thought on the impact smart machines can have on the traditional notions of a judge as well as his role in court.

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Three Landmark Agreements deepen EU-Singapore Ties

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has signed three major agreements that will pave the way for closer ties between the European Union and Singapore.

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No More Public Interviews for SC Senior Justices vying for CJ Post

MANILA, Oct 22 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Monday said it will exempt the Supreme Court's senior associate justices who have been with the high court for at least five years from public interviews for the screening for the Chief Justice post.

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Indonesia encourages Maritime Cooperation through "Our Ocean Conference"

Jakarta, Oct 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s government is attempting to encourage maritime cooperation among nations by holding the 2018 Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Bali on Oct 29-30, according to a Foreign Affairs Ministry`s press statement received here, Saturday.

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Favored Firms got P86-B in Income Tax Perks, but Declared P142-B in Dividends in 2015

The Department of Finance (DOF) has determined that for 2015 alone, the government gave away P86.3 billion-worth of income tax incentives to firms that paid out a total of P141.8 billion combined in dividends to their respective shareholders.

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Corporate Income Tax Reform Bill to Create 1.4-M Jobs

Around 1.4 million jobs are expected to be created between 2021 and 2029, when the Corporate Income Tax (CIT) will have been cut by a third to 20 percent under the second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package (CTRP) now pending in the Congress.

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Industry Park Developers to Employ New Strategies

Ipoh, Oct 18 - The development of industrial parks in the country needs to be synchronized with the states’ unique strengths and leverage on specific industry clusters. “By providing a location which is well equipped with the right ingredients of the highest standards, it has the potential to transform the area into a thriving city of industry. Perak, for example, being the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, could leverage on the economic development of its bordering states. Local SME industrial clusters here could be further strengthened by tapping into the supply chain of big corporations or multinational companies in neighbouring states,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry at the Industrial Park Forum for the Northern Region held at Weil Hotel, Ipoh today.

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IPOPHL Brings IP Experts for Universities’ Patent Skills Upgrading

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) gathered IP experts to hone the patent prosecution skills of the country’s most intellectual property-focused universities.

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NLA leads Seminar on Prevention of Digital Child Abuse

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has led a seminar on the prevention of digital child abuse.

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Thailand prepares to assume ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019

BANGKOK, Oct 19, (NNT) - The committee tasked with preparations for Thailand’s chairmanship of ASEAN has laid down a framework to create understanding, and educate the public about the bloc while encouraging all Thais to be good hosts to visitors.

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Group asks SC for Implementation of Law on Fishing Regulation

MANILA, Oct 19 (PNA) - An environmental protection advocacy group on Friday asked the Supreme Court to compel the government to implement the provisions of the Fisheries Code's Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for a system to monitor large fishing vessel and identify areas where fishing would be allowed.

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Solon calls for Implementation of 10% Fare Cut under TRAIN Law

MANILA, Oct 19 (PNA) - A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Friday called for the implementation of the additional 10-percent fare discount in public utility vehicles, as provided in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

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VAT Collections to soften Brunt of Oil Excise Tax Hike Suspension

MANILA, Oct 19 (PNA) - Value Added Tax (VAT) collections from petroleum products are expected to partially compensate for lost government revenues arising from a suspension of the oil excise tax hike scheduled for 2019.

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E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran

IPOH, Oct 21 (Bernama) - E-hailing and taxi drivers are required to register and make contributions under the Self Employment Social Security Scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) effective Nov 1, said Human Resources Minister, M. Kula Segaran.

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Asean can play Role in bridging Tension at South China Sea

SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Bernama) - Asean can play a role in bridging the resurfaced tension between the United States and China at the South China Sea waterway, according to Asean Chairman, Singapore.

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Government should consider Carbon Tax to drive Clean Energy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - The government should consider imposing carbon tax on development projects in the future to drive clean energy and green technology.

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MITI mulls boosting B40 Income via Trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) - Trade, including e-commerce, can be a potential strategy to boost the income of the Bottom-40 (B40) household income segment, especially among the hardcore poor and at risk groups, says the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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