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New Nap to outline Regulatory Framework for 'Flying Cars'

CYBERJAYA, Mar 22 (Bernama) - The new National Automotive Policy (NAP) will outline the regulatory framework for 'flying cars', said the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii). Its chief executive officer, Datuk Madani Sahari said the necessary rules and regulations governing the automotive industry were now being formulated.

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PRRD bans Junkets for Government Execs, Workers

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) banning junkets for government officials and employees.

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
NONTHABURI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport plans to introduce licenses for electric train operators.

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes

Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.
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Committee oks bill requiring first aid training for tourism sector workers

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Tourism chaired by Rep. Corazon Malanyaon approved a bill seeking to require personnel of tourism enterprises to undergo first aid training.

New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A comprehensive set of guidelines for commercial fund-raisers to bring about a "more trustworthy and safer giving environment" was put forward by the Commissioner of Charities.

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.

Ex-Maguindanao Governor gets 40-Year Jail Term for Fund Misuse

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 22 (PNA) - Former Maguindanao Gov. Sajid Islam Ampatuan is facing a 40-year imprisonment after the Sandiganbayan on Friday found him guilty of graft, falsification and malversation in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of PHP35.7-million worth of construction materials in 2009.

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ meeting and the approval for the purchase of a luxury condominium in Troika, at Persiaran KLCC which was allegedly bought at above ma ...

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas.

Banking (Exemption from Sections 15A and 15B) (Amendment) Order 2019

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 145; Source: Singapore Statutes Online
This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2018.

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2019

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 146; Source: Singapore Statutes Online
This is to notify that the Health Promotion Board is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 22 March 2019 to 31 March 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.

Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh v Public Prosecutor

Date: 19 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 75; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Taking additional evidence

Re CNA Group Ltd

Date: 19 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 78; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Companies - Receiver and manager - Judicial management order - Extension of judicial management order

Public Prosecutor v Sinniah a/l Sundram Pillai

Date: 20 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 79; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana sticks at the Laoag City International Airport.

Coroner's Court rules Mohamad Thaqif Amin died of Complications from Leptospirosis

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today ruled that the death of a tahfiz religious school pupil in Kota Tinggi, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, on April 26, 2017, was due to complications associated with leptospirosis (rat urine disease).

HRM plans to set up Industrial Appeals Court

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry is planning to set up an Appeals Court for the Industrial Court in line with the amendment to the Industrial Relations Act 1967.

Court strikes out UMNO's Suit to claim back RM116.7 Million seized in Raids

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysia Police and the Government of Malaysia today succeeded in striking out the suit filed by UMNO to have RM116.7 million impounded by the police during last year’s raids on Pavilion Residences here, to be returned to the party.

Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an application by the widow of the late Karpal Singh to include fresh evidence in a sedition appeal.

Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed three of four appeals by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his interlocutory matters in his criminal charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.

Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.

Moneylenders (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 141; Source: Singapore Statutes Online
This is to notify that sections 3(1)(c) and (2), 4(1)(a) and (2), 5(a), 6, 7(2), 9(2), 10(2) and (3), 17, 18(2) and 20(6) of the Moneylenders (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 29 March 2019.

Operating without Licence: Mawar Medical Centre fined RM100,000

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEREMBAN, Mar 20 (Bernama) - The Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) was today fined RM100,000 by the Sessions Court here for operating a private hospital without a licence.

Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, March 20 (Bernama) - A former director of a scrap metal company was jailed two weeks and fined RM24,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to six charges of falsifying weighing slips.

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has allowed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and convicted plunderer Janet Lim Napoles to file their respective motion to dismiss their plunder case without presenting any counter-evidence.

Duterte signs Law making GenSan Separate District

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill creating the lone legislative district of General Santos City in the province of South Cotabato.

PRRD signs Law creating Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital

Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law upgrading the Bacoor District Hospital into a general hospital to be known as Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital.
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New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers

A comprehensive set of guidelines for commercial fund-raisers to bring about a "more trustworthy and safer giving environment" was put forward by the Commissioner of Charities.

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Malaysia does not Recognize Dual Citizenship - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - Malaysia does not recognise dual citizenship, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. In response to the report alleging that thousands of Thai nationals were having dual citizensh ...

Anwar can refer Constitutional Questions over NSC to Federal Court Government can't implement Night 'Curfew' on Children yet - Dr Wan Azizah Peaceful Assembly Act 2012: 10-Day Notice to be amended - Mohd Azis more

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.

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Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce a new law to compel polluters of the environment to pay for the cleanup operations and other damages that they have caused.

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations Law to better regulate Waste to be tabled This Year more

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages more

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the ...

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill more

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ mee ...

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019 more

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes

The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.

No More New Tax for this year, but Reforms - PM Director’s Liability IRBM's Media Releases and Statutory Order 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

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Philippine Rice funding to hit $421M with New Law more

ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to t ...

Minister Indrawati to change Luxury Vehicle Sales Tax Scheme PT Anugrah Abadi Multi Usaha v Khairul DKK Dariyono v PT Riung Mitra Lestari more

Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

New Nap to outline Regulatory Framework for 'Flying Cars' Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952 more

New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers

A comprehensive set of guidelines for commercial fund-raisers to bring about a "more trustworthy and safer giving environment" was put forward by the Commissioner of Charities.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

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DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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