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Mandatory RM300 Summons for Six Major Offences in Op Selamat

SEREMBAN, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Police will be issuing on-the-spot summons of RM300 to road users who commit one of six major offences during the 2019 Op Selamat (Road Safety Operation) in conjunction with Chinese New Year. Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Noor Rashid said the mandatory summons of RM300 would be effective nationwide from January 29 to February 12.

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House Panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente' Bill on First Reading

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy approved on first reading Tuesday a bill seeking to reduce electricity rates by allocating a subsidy from the Malampaya Fund to pay the stranded contract costs and stranded debts of the National Power Corp. (NPC).

Myanmar Labour Laws leave Workers with Raw Deal in Disputes

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Ma Hla Hla Win, a recently laid-off factory worker from Rakhine State, is heavily in debt from having to send funds home to her family despite being jobless for six months.

Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Two employers were each fined RM2,500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to report accidents involving their employees to the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
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Sex Abuse Case: High Court rejects New Evidence

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The High Court yesterday rejected the testimony of a witness who came forward to support the claims of a convicted sex offender who insisted that his penis was deformed at the time he was accused of sexually abusing his daughter.

Doc fined $100k for not warning Patient of Injection Side Effects

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
An orthopaedic doctor in private practice has been fined the maximum $100,000 for not telling his patient of the possible side effects of an injection he gave her.

Senate adopts Bill abolishing Road Board

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a measure seeking to abolish the Road Board.

Ex-Sarangani Governor’s Bid to dismiss Criminal Raps junked

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has junked the plea of a former Sarangani governor seeking to dismiss criminal cases against him over the alleged misuse of a PHP5-million fertilizer fund in 2004.

SC clears Three Men of Drug Raps

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - Three men who were arrested in a drug operation and subsequently convicted by a lower court in 2015 have been ordered released by the Supreme Court (SC) following findings that law enforcers made shortcuts in the disposition of evidence.

Man gets Five Months' Jail, RM7,000 Fine for Reckless Driving

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ( Bernama) - A mobile phone shop employee was sentenced to five months' in jail and fined RM7,000 in default seven months’ jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for driving recklessly and crashing into five vehicles last week.

Stepfather gets 24 Years' Jail Term for Rape

Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 22 (Bernama) - A stepfather who pleaded guilty to two counts of raping his stepdaughter almost four years, will spend 24 years in jail and to be whipped 20 times.

House OKs Bill abolishing Road Board

Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - Voting 180-0 with no abstention, the House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third and final reading the bill abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board.

Bicam OKs stronger OSG Sans PCGG Abolition

Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - The congressional bicameral conference committee on Monday approved the reconciled version of a measure further strengthening the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).

BSP, IMF host First Regional Dialogue on Financial Stability

Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are co-hosting the Inaugural Regional Dialogue on Financial Stability (FS) for ASEAN Central Banks on Jan. 21-22 at the Philippine International Convention Center, with the theme, “Ensuring Financial Stability in the Region: Some Policy and ...

Government orders Crackdown on Arakan Army

Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has ordered a crackdown on the Arakan Army (AA), said U Zaw Htay, director general and spokesperson of the President’s Office.

Disputed Clauses removed from Traditional Medicine Law

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Clauses deemed controversial by advocates have been removed from the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Council Law after a presidential intervention.

House unanimously approves Bill promoting Philippine Indigenous Writing Systems

Date: 19 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 8785 which seeks to promote Philippine indigenous or traditional writing systems and provide for their protection, preservation and conservation.

Ministry issues Fresh Land Dispute Directive

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Wednesday issued a directive to improve the ability of provincial governors to effectively manage and protect state land from land disputes.

Amended Land Traffic Act through NLA’s First Reading

Date: 19 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Nov 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle an amendment of the Land Traffic Act in its first reading, with 157 lawmakers voting in favor, none against, and two abstaining.

Panel approves Innovative Startup Bill

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Trade and Industry chaired by Rep. Ferjenel Biron (4th District, Iloilo) approved an amended substitute bill which seeks to provide benefits and programs to strengthen, promote, and develop the Philippine startup ecosystem.

House passes Safe Street, Public and Online Spaces Bill on Final Reading

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
Filipinos shall soon experience not only safer streets, but also safer public and online spaces, as the House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading with 208 votes House Bill 8794 or the proposed “Safe Street, Public and Online Spaces Act.”

House approves on Reading Bill raising Service Charge Collection Share of Employees

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
A proposal to grant employees of hotels, restaurants and similar establishments with higher share in the service charges being collected by business firms is nearing enactment into law as the House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure on third and final reading.

Committee passes Bills to amend Outdated Civil Engineering Law

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation chaired by Rep. Florida Robes (Lone District, San Jose del Monte City) on Wednesday approved three bills seeking to professionalize Civil Engineering in the country.

House greenlights Proposed "Family Tree Planting Act" on Final Reading

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
With a vote of 208-0 with no abstention, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill requiring parents to plant two trees for every child born to them.

House oks proposed “Comprehensive Nuclear Regulation Act” on final reading

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading House Bill 8733 or the proposed “Comprehensive Nuclear Regulation Act” which provides for a comprehensive nuclear regulatory framework and, to this end, establishing the Philippine Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Man accused of PIC Scam handed Record Jail Term for obstructing Justice

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Lim Chit Foo instigated at least three employees and a business partner to give false information to the police to cover up his fraudulent applications for grants under the Government’s Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme.

New Laws planned to ban Sale of Media Boxes with Add-on Services

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
New laws will be tabled in Parliament sometime this year to ban the sale of media streaming boxes with "add-on" services that help consumers to access pirated content.

Theft of Four Car Tyres: Security Guard jailed One Year

Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to a year’s jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today after he pleaded guilty to stealing four tyres of car belonging to a male nurse.

Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
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Senate approves 2019 National Budget

MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) - The Senate approved on third and final reading the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget or the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) on Monday.

BSP, IMF host First Regional Dialogue on Financial Stability Local Banks permitted to extend More Mortgages Central Bank permits Loans without Collateral at 16pc Interest Rate more

Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip King signs Article 45 Amendment paving way for Opposition Return more

Olongapo Court places Hanjin under Corporate Rehab

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - An Olongapo court has formally declared cash-strapped shipbuilder, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc. (HHIC Phil.), under corporate rehabilitation.

Herlina Sihaloho DK v Ratna Situmeang Waris Selesa Sdn Bhd v Tradelift Indopalm Industries Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal Guidelines for Corporate Rescue Mechanism under Division 8 Part III of the Companies Act 2016 more

Sex Abuse Case: High Court rejects New Evidence

The High Court yesterday rejected the testimony of a witness who came forward to support the claims of a convicted sex offender who insisted that his penis was deformed at the time he was accused of sexually abusing his ...

Ex-Sarangani Governor’s Bid to dismiss Criminal Raps junked SC clears Three Men of Drug Raps Stepfather gets 24 Years' Jail Term for Rape more

Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report

JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 22 (Bernama) - Two employers were each fined RM2,500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to report accidents involving their employees to the Social Sec ...

House approves on Reading Bill raising Service Charge Collection Share of Employees Factories begin New Wage Plan Sivalingam A/L Thangaras v Seagate International (Johor) Sdn Bhd more

Bicam OKs Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the reconciled Senate and House of Representatives' versions of a measure institutionalizing a framework to advance energy efficiency and conservatio ...

Ministry to impose Fees on Plastic importing Companies Comply with Environmental Regulations or have Licence revoked, Chinese Farming Firm warned RM500 Fine for First-Time No-Smoking Offenders more

Child Care Centre Employees to get Psychological Test in Sarawak

SIBU, Jan 20 (Bernama) - Sarawak will be introducing a psychological evaluation test as an additional condition for the opening and registration of new child care centres (taska) in the state. State Welfare, Communi ...

Singapore to review Adoption Law and look into Surrogacy Issue URF and Another v URH Man has to pay Ex-wife $6 Million after Apex Court accepts his Appeal in part to reduce Total Matrimonial Assets' Value more

Doc fined $100k for not warning Patient of Injection Side Effects

An orthopaedic doctor in private practice has been fined the maximum $100,000 for not telling his patient of the possible side effects of an injection he gave her.

Lawyer disbarred for 'Sextortion' Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd v Sulaiman & Taye Law Society of Singapore v Kangatharan s/o Ramoo Kandavellu more

Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Sin ...

Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes StreetSine Singapore Pte Ltd v Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers and Others Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Act 2018 more

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.

After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading more

Government in Process of paying GST, Income Tax Refunds

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 (Bernama) - The government is now in the process of repaying the tax refund arrears amounting to RM37 billion, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the arrears, comprising RM18 billion for i ...

Government Offers Massive Tax Break to CSX Firms Income from Paid Reviews, Brand Endorsement taxable: IRB Commissioner of Internal Revenue v Sonoma Services Inc more

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

Cabinet's Nod to Digital Laws Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops more

House Panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente' Bill on First Reading

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy approved on first reading Tuesday a bill seeking to reduce electricity rates by allocating a subsidy from the Malampaya Fund to pay the stran ...

Myanmar Labour Laws leave Workers with Raw Deal in Disputes Bicam OKs stronger OSG Sans PCGG Abolition Government orders Crackdown on Arakan Army more

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Ministry issues Fresh Land Dispute Directive

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Wednesday issued a directive to improve the ability of provincial governors to effectively manage and protect state land from land disputes.

Factories begin New Wage Plan Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon more

Man gets Five Months' Jail, RM7,000 Fine for Reckless Driving

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 ( Bernama) - A mobile phone shop employee was sentenced to five months' in jail and fined RM7,000 in default seven months’ jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for driving recklessly and ...

Mandatory RM300 Summons for Six Major Offences in Op Selamat Stepfather gets 24 Years' Jail Term for Rape Two Employers fined for Late Submission of Accident Report more

Myanmar Labour Laws leave Workers with Raw Deal in Disputes

Ma Hla Hla Win, a recently laid-off factory worker from Rakhine State, is heavily in debt from having to send funds home to her family despite being jobless for six months.

Government orders Crackdown on Arakan Army Disputed Clauses removed from Traditional Medicine Law Amended Land Law could criminalize Millions, Obstruct Peace Talks more

House Panel OKs ‘Murang Kuryente' Bill on First Reading

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy approved on first reading Tuesday a bill seeking to reduce electricity rates by allocating a subsidy from the Malampaya Fund to pay the stran ...

Senate adopts Bill abolishing Road Board Ex-Sarangani Governor’s Bid to dismiss Criminal Raps junked SC clears Three Men of Drug Raps more

Sex Abuse Case: High Court rejects New Evidence

The High Court yesterday rejected the testimony of a witness who came forward to support the claims of a convicted sex offender who insisted that his penis was deformed at the time he was accused of sexually abusing his ...

Doc fined $100k for not warning Patient of Injection Side Effects Man accused of PIC Scam handed Record Jail Term for obstructing Justice New Laws planned to ban Sale of Media Boxes with Add-on Services more

Amended Land Traffic Act through NLA’s First Reading

BANGKOK, Nov 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle an amendment of the Land Traffic Act in its first reading, with 157 lawmakers voting in favor, none against, and two abstaining.

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act Customs Department offers Online Payment Services Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats more
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US imposes Ban on New Filipino Workers

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - New workers from the Philippines are no longer allowed to seek employment under H2 status in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced.

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ASEAN Meet rocks No Boats on Rakhine, South China Sea

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Dr Mahathir, Kurz Meet to further strengthen Malaysia-Austria Ties

VIENNA, Jan 21 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today arrived at the Federal Chancellery here and had a meeting with the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Sebastian Kurz.

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Hanipa defends Dinner Dance Custom of Lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 (Bernama) - The Sabah Law Society (SLS) shindig which made the news yesterday for a video showing the Attorney-General (AG), Chief Justice (CJ) and a Minister doing The Twist has been blown out of proportion, believes Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law), Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.

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Proposal to abolish Death Sentence not made in haste - Coalition against the Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 (Bernama) - Malaysian Coalition Against the Death Penalty today refuted former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor's statement that the government's decision to abolish the death penalty had been made in haste.

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Entrepreneurs' Comprehensive Plan will be ready in June - Rina

TANAH RATA, Jan 18 (Bernama) - The Rural Development Ministry is in the midst of formulating a comprehensive and sustainable plan for entrepreneurs, known as entrepreneur road map, to help advance the group.

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Chief Justice to file Affidavit-in-Reply to Suit by Karpal's Daughter

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 18 (Bernama) - Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum will file an affidavit in reply to the legal suit filed by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter in connection with the alleged interference by the judiciary in the outcome of her father’s sedition case and on the religious conversion of three Hindu children.

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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