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House approves Alternative Learning System Bill

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on final reading a measure seeking to institutionalize the alternative learning system (ALS). According to a statement Friday, the lower chamber, voting 176-0, passed House Bill 7392 or the proposed Alternative Learning System Act, which aims to make education more accessible for out-of-school youth, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and other marginalized sectors of society, as well as underserved communities.

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NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading

Date: 19 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, May 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft Protection of National Maritime Interests Act in its first reading.

Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, May 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Dental Council and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) have held a press conference to announce their plan to take legal action against an oral care company for making exaggerated claims about its products. They did not disclose the name of the company in question.

Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi conveyed to the UN member states in New York, Thursday, the importance of upholding international law to maintain international peace and security.
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Ex-Grassroots Volunteer jailed for cheating 12 Victims of $1.4M

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A former grassroots volunteer who pleaded guilty to have committed various forgery, cheating and money-laundering offences in order to support his gambling habit, was sentenced to eight years' jail by the District Court.

MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The proposed improvements to the regulatory requirements on cyber resilience in the financial industry by the Monetary Authority of Singapore will make the financial institutions to conduct independent reviews to ensure they are compliant with it.

Six slapped with Prohibition Orders for 'Mis-Selling'

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
For the first time, prohibtion orders have been issued against six individuals by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, for mis-selling of insurance and investment products.

Gratuity Issue: LTAT withdraws Suit against Rafizi

Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) has withdrawn its defamation suit filed against PKR Vice-President Mohd Rafizi Ramli over his alleged statements on gratuity payments to armed forces veterans. Mohd Rafizi's counsel Saiful Izham Ramli when contacted by reporters today said LTAT withdrew the suit during the pro ...

Public Prosecutor v Fizul Asrul bin Efandi

Date: 14 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 119; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Law - Offences - Hurt - Road rage; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Principles - Disqualification orders

People of the Philippines v Florencio B Buentipo Jr

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Cases Nos. SB-13-CRM-0294 to 0295; Source: Sandiganbayan

DFI Engineering Pte Ltd v Mo Mei Jen

Date: 07 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 113; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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High Court overturns ruling that SMU Law Don had defamed Trio at Condo's AGM

Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The High Court has granted the appeal by a Singapore Management University law professor, against the order of damages awarded by the lower court for allegedly defaming three members of the management council of Duchess Residences.

Law granting Police Special Powers in Serious Incidents takes effect on Wednesday

Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Act, which empowers police to issue "communications stop order" to prevent compromising of ongoing security operations during serious incidents.

Sandiganbayan acquits Ex-PCSO Executive of Plunder

Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has acquitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Rosario Uriarte of plunder in connection with the alleged misuse of the intelligence funds of the state lottery agency, amounting to PHP366 million.

SC affirms QC Court Ruling to proceed Damage Suit vs Trillanes

Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has denied the petition of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeking to reverse the decision of Quezon City court to proceed with the damage suit filed by a businessman accused by the lawmaker of being a “dummy” of former Vice President Jejomar Binay in the purchase of a 150-hectare property in Rosari ...

Public Prosecutor v Koh Rong Guang

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 117; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Law - Offences - Rape; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual offences

Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and Others

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 115; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tort - Defamation - Defamatory Statements

Man gets 20 Years' Jail for Sexual Assault on Girl

Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A man was sentenced to 20 years' jail after being found guilty to a string of sexual offences against his employer's seven year old grand daughter.

Committee Report on BBL hurdles House Joint Panels

Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - Three House panels on Tuesday approved the committee report on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) without any amendments.
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MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry

The proposed improvements to the regulatory requirements on cyber resilience in the financial industry by the Monetary Authority of Singapore will make the financial institutions to conduct independent rev ...

Invitation for Proposals to pilot New Business Models for Moneylending Civil Penalty Action taken against Kunye Tagi for Insider Trading NLA reaches Unanimous Vote to enact New Bank of Thailand Act more

Ex-Grassroots Volunteer jailed for cheating 12 Victims of $1.4M

A former grassroots volunteer who pleaded guilty to have committed various forgery, cheating and money-laundering offences in order to support his gambling habit, was sentenced to eight years' jail by the ...

Public Prosecutor v Fizul Asrul bin Efandi People of the Philippines v Florencio B Buentipo Jr Sandiganbayan acquits Ex-PCSO Executive of Plunder more

Duterte orders total lifting of OFW Deployment Ban to Kuwait

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - Malacanang on Wednesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the full lifting of the deployment ban of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait.

Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800 Winnie Chin Fi Feng v Ambank (M) Berhad Azman Bin Yusof v RHB Bank Berhad more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain SC junks McDonald’s Contempt Case vs Local Burger Chain Requesrt for Comments on the proposed Amendments to Office Order 154 more

Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights

A Myanmar court yesterday ruled in favour of the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) in a land rights case between the Tatmadaw-linked organisation and 33 farmers inhabiting land near the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SE ...

Public Islamic Bank Berhad v Basirun Bin D Pelair Man convicted and fined $71500 for unregistered Estate Agency Work Qui Su Lam and 2 Others v Superintendent of Land and Surveys Betong Division more

GST to be Zero-Rated starting June 1

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry announced that starting from June 1, 2018, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be zero-rated for all goods and services in Malaysia until further notice. In a ...

Anti-Dumping Duties on Electrolytic Tinplate to expire on November 15 House Panel open to review TRAIN Law No turning back on GST Abolishment, says Zeti more

Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi conveyed to the UN member states in New York, Thursday, the importance of upholding international law to maintain international peace and secur ...

Workers urge Government to lift 2015 Regulation on Labor Wages Well Prepared Regulation needed before recruiting Foreign Lecturers: Lawmaker Djunatan Prambudi v PT Profilia Indotech more

List of Cabinet Ministers announced

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Following are the Cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today:

Gratuity Issue: LTAT withdraws Suit against Rafizi Shukri Abdull heads MACC as Chief Commissioner GST to be Zero-Rated starting June 1 more

Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

Most Court Cases resolved in 2017: Official Education Bill weak on needs of Disabled People, says Group Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800 more

IPOPHL lauds 11 individuals, Institutions as Intellectual Property Champions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in the recently held Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, recognised 11 outstanding individuals and associations who have been staunch partners of th ...

UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates" JBC to wait for Final Quo Warranto ruling for CJ Post House approves Alternative Learning System Bill more

Ex-Grassroots Volunteer jailed for cheating 12 Victims of $1.4M

A former grassroots volunteer who pleaded guilty to have committed various forgery, cheating and money-laundering offences in order to support his gambling habit, was sentenced to eight years' jail by the ...

MAS to tighten Rules on Cyber Resilience in Financial Industry Six slapped with Prohibition Orders for 'Mis-Selling' Public Prosecutor v Fizul Asrul bin Efandi more
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IPOPHL lauds 11 individuals, Institutions as Intellectual Property Champions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in the recently held Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, recognised 11 outstanding individuals and associations who have been staunch partners of the agency in pushing the intellectual property agenda forward.

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ASEAN Committee in DC holds First Meeting under PH Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship at the Philippine Chancery Annex building on 11 May.

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UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates"

The Institute of Human Rights, in cooperation with the Population Commission, conducted a three-day seminar last April 4 to 6, 2018 entitled “Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates.”

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Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.

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JBC to wait for Final Quo Warranto ruling for CJ Post

MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has not yet opened the position of Chief Justice as it still waits for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the quo warranto case against ousted chief magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Old Commemorative Coins to be demonetized

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) - Commemorative coins minted from 1974 to 1994 are set to be demonetized, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced Friday.

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List of Cabinet Ministers announced

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Following are the Cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today:

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Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

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Shukri Abdull heads MACC as Chief Commissioner

PETALING JAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull has been named to head the MACC, taking over from Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who resigned from the post last Monday.

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PH withdrawal from ICC can’t be cured through Plea: Palace

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - The decision of the Philippine government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot be cured by a petition made by opposition lawmakers, a Palace official said Wednesday.

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TESDA to boost Language Training Institutes for OFWs

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - To help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) find better job opportunities, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will strengthen its Language Skills Institutes (LSIs) across the country, and will also offer additional language courses.

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Most Court Cases resolved in 2017: Official

During 2017, 96 percent of cases filed in courts were resolved, according to Daw Tin Nwe Soe, Director General of the Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision.

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Education Bill weak on needs of Disabled People, says Group

The Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities criticised the basic education bill as having failed to consider the needs of disabled students and seeks a dialogue with Hluttaw committees next month to address its defects.

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Malaysia is Business Friendly and welcomes FDI - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is business friendly and welcomes Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from all over the world, including China.

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Seminar organized on Constitutional Freedom and Executive Powers

BANGKOK, May 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and academies organized a seminar on constitutional freedom and powers of the executive branch.

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