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Mohan A/L Lachumanan v Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review against the decision of the Criminal Prevention Board – Whether there was non-compliance of procedures under section 9 and section 6 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Whether there was a contravention of the provisions of section 7 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Whether non-compliance of procedures raised in the affidavit of the applicant

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P Maradeveran A/L Periasamy and 2 Others v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and Another

Administrative law – Judicial review – Limitation – Whether the application for judicial review filed after the expiry of the time prescribed by Order 53 rule 3(6) of the Rules of Court 2012 – Whether an extension of time should be granted

Date: 03 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 287; Source: Federal Court Registry

Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chin Chee Kow

Administrative law – Judicial review – Refusal by the Attorney General to give consent under section 9 of the Government Proceedings Act 1956 to initiate a proceeding for appointing an additional trustee or a new trustee in a public charitable trust – Application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings under Order 53 ...

Date: 27 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 286; Source: Federal Court Registry

Vijayarao A/L Sepermaniam v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia

Administrative law – Judicial review – Whether the appellant has the constitutional right to appeal to the Appeal Board against the decision of the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia under Article 144(5B)(ii) of the Federal Constitution – Whether in view of Article 132(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution, the appellant ought ...

Date: 16 August 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 20; Source: Federal Court Registry

DOJ Chief designated as OIC while Duterte visits Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been designated as officer-in-charge while President Rodrigo R. Duterte visits Israel and Jordan from Sept. 2 to 9.
Date: 02 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cabinet approves One Stop Service center to facilitate Public Queries

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposed setting up of a new One Stop Service center to facilitate public queries and business transactions.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kerajaan Negeri Selangor v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review – Section 4 Notice containing the proposed recommendations of the Election Commission’s review of the division of the Federal and State constituencies in Selangor – Judicial review application by Selangor state government to impugn the Section 4 Notice

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Date: 23 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 241; Source: Federal Court Registry

PET orders Comelec to Comment on VP Appeal

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) - The Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to file a comment on the motion for reconsideration filed by Vice President Leni Robredo, which seeks the use of the 25-percent threshold in the ongoing ballot recount for the May 2016 vice presidential race.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Venerando C Olandria v Eugenio E Fuentes Jr

Date: 27 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-18-3848; Source: Supreme Court

MPs, Officials welcome Ban on attending Commercial Events

Members of parliament and government officials on Tuesday welcomed the directive of the President’s Office prohibiting government officials from attending commercial events hosted by businessmen who are not cooperating with the government.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Limiting Gifts important to ensure Nothing Immoral - Melaka CM

MELAKA, June 7 (Bernama) - The government´s decision to limit gifts handed out to civil servants is necessary to ensure there is nothing immoral, says Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House approves Modified Rank Classification of PNP Uniformed Personnel

The House of Representatives, voting 166-6 without abstention, approved on third and final reading House Bill 5236 seeking to modify the rank classification of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP) by adopting the rank classification used in the military establishment for purposes of clarity of position and responsibility.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Road Board abolition Bill hurdles House Third Reading

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved on third reading a measure seeking the abolition of the Road Board to prevent the misuse of billions of pesos of road users’ tax.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Bill abolishing PCGG

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) to further strengthen the powers of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PM says New Position assigned to Somchai in line with Regulations

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says that transferring Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Somchai Sujjapongse, to a secretary-general position at the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) was in line with standard procedures.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Mohan A/L Lachumanan v Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review against the decision of the Criminal Prevention Board – Whether there was non-compliance of procedures under section 9 and section 6 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 ...

P Maradeveran A/L Periasamy and 2 Others v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and Another Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chin Chee Kow Vijayarao A/L Sepermaniam v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia more

MPs, Officials welcome Ban on attending Commercial Events

Members of parliament and government officials on Tuesday welcomed the directive of the President’s Office prohibiting government officials from attending commercial events hosted by businessmen who are not coopera ...

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DOJ Chief designated as OIC while Duterte visits Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been designated as officer-in-charge while President Rodrigo R. Duterte visits Israel and Jordan from Sept. 2 to 9.

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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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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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