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Petronas denied Leave over Legal Challenge against Sarawak Government

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed an application from Petroliam National Berhad (Petronas) for leave to commence a legal challenge against the Sarawak government move to take over the regulatory control of the state's oil and gas exploration and mining activities. Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, who was the sole Federal Court judge presiding, dismissed the application after ruling that the Federal Court could not hear the matter as the declaratory relief sought by the national oil company was not within the jurisdiction of the Federal Court but the High Court.

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NLA approves Chitralada Technology Institute Act

Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to endorse an act to establish the Chitralada Technology Institute by unanimous consent.

DOST pushes for Three More Priority Bills

Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jine 22 (PNA) - While President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed the Balik Scientist bill into a law, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is still pushing for three more priority bills.

Marriage Law Amendments ease processes for Foreigners, Citizens

Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.
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Quah Tee Keon v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 23 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 182; Source: Federal Court Registry

Criminal law – Murder – Attempt to Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal procedure – Credibility of witness – Contradictory evidence – Burden of proof

Pubalan A/L Peremal v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 06 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 184; Source: Federal Court Registry

Criminal law – Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether conviction safe

Criminal procedure – Circumstantial evidence – Interested witness

Criminal procedure – Element of intent – Whether there was an intent to kill – Determination of intent to kill

Political Restrictions to be reduced after Enforcement of Organic Laws

Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order’s ban on political activities will be lifted once the remaining organic acts come into force.

Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine

Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, June 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Alcoy, Cebu Mayor Nicomedes delos Santos to pay a PHP30,000 fine after the anti-graft court found him guilty of 10 counts for failure to render accounts for three years.

Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death

Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Terror convict Oman Rochman, alias Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death by the South Jakarta District Court on Friday for his involvement in some terrorist attacks in the country.

Teacher jailed, fined for molesting Five-Year-Old Girl

Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Magistrate´s Court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old pupil last year.

Proclamation declaring 27 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of El Salvador

Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 520; Source: Official Gazette
Proclamation declaring 27 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of El Salvador, in order for the people of the El Salvador to celebrate the Charter Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies. Proclamation No. 520

Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member

Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A senior police officer, who was found to part of a secret society and the headman of a motorcycle gang, was sentenced to one year.

UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Students; Source: Antara
Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

Special Committee to discuss with Bernas on Monopoly Issue

Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Inidustry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syarikat Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to study Bernas' monopoly over the country's rice supply, including its sole right to impor ...

Tan Cheng Fueng v BHP Billiton Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1337 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Sanum Investments Limited v ST Group Co Ltd and Others

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 141; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Arbitration - Award - Refusal of enforcement - Jurisdiction of tribunal

Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd v Fox Head Inc

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: IPO Singapore; Citation: [2018] SGIPOS 8; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Intellectual property law - Trade mark - 

Ermgassen & Co Ltd v Sixcap Financials Pte Ltd

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 8; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Choice of Court Agreements Act - Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

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Romblon Rural Bank Ex-Chair convicted for faking Deposits

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Angeles R. Robis, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the closed Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon), Inc. (RBCI), was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on three counts of ...

BSP gets more Muscle Former Chairman and President of Rural Bank of Cajidiocan (Romblon) Inc convicted in Criminal Cases filed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Banks advised to Consider All Incomes of Housing Loan Applicants more

Petronas denied Leave over Legal Challenge against Sarawak Government

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed an application from Petroliam National Berhad (Petronas) for leave to commence a legal challenge against the Sarawak government move to take over the regul ...

Gen Prawit says Article 44 could be used to end Electronic Waste Imports ConCom wants CHR to have its own Witness Protection Program SC sets Guidelines on Same-Sex Marriage Oral Arguments more

AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Promissory estoppel; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Courts and Jurisdiction - Court judgments - Declaratory

Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd v Pang Chee Kuan Yuanta Asset Management International Limited and Another v Telemedia Pacific Group Limited and Another, and Another Appeal Metro Luxury Sdn Bhd v PKNS Engineering & Construction Bhd more

Quah Tee Keon v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Murder – Attempt to Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal procedure – Credibility of witness – Cont ...

Pubalan A/L Peremal v Pendakwa Raya Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death more

Proclamation declaring 27 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of El Salvador

Proclamation declaring 27 June 2018, as a special (non-working) day in the City of El Salvador, in order for the people of the El Salvador to celebrate the Charter Anniversary and to participate in the occasion with ...

Tan Cheng Fueng v BHP Billiton Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd Paper and Paper Products Manufacturing Employees’ Union v SNC Industrial Laminates Sdn Bhd Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns more

NEDA seeks solution to LGU Land Conflict, passage of Land Use Law

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The NEDA Board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) pushed for the immediate resolution of boundary conflicts among Local Government Units (LGUs) and reiterated its call for the passage o ...

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2018 Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) Rules 2018 Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2018 more

President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students more

Marriage Law Amendments ease processes for Foreigners, Citizens

Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.

Amended Law offers No Exception to VAT Charge Laos, Vietnam vow to cement ties NA debates Draft Law on Central Bank more

Quah Tee Keon v Pendakwa Raya

Criminal law – Murder – Attempt to Murder – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal procedure – Credibility of witness – Cont ...

Pubalan A/L Peremal v Pendakwa Raya Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year Petronas denied Leave over Legal Challenge against Sarawak Government more

Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies Exporters permitted to register for Customs Relief under GSP MPs, Officials welcome Ban on attending Commercial Events more

DOST pushes for Three More Priority Bills

MANILA, Jine 22 (PNA) - While President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed the Balik Scientist bill into a law, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is still pushing for three more priority bills.

Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine Duterte appoints new CA Justice House unveils New Website more

Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in ...

Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member Sanum Investments Limited v ST Group Co Ltd and Others Fox Street Wear Pte Ltd v Fox Head Inc more

Political Restrictions to be reduced after Enforcement of Organic Laws

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order’s ban on political activities will be lifted once the remaining organic acts come into force.

Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth NLA approves Chitralada Technology Institute Act more
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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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