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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.

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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

Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - Judicial review - Ambit - Ouster of review jurisdiction - Section 33B(4) Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap 185, 2008 Rev Ed); Administrative Law - Judicial review - Application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings - Public Prosecutor’s discretion to certify that person had substantively assisted Central Narcotics B ...

Date: 04 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 112; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Adili Chibuike Ejike v Attorney-General

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Date: 27 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 106; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Establishment of Administrative Court and Related Procedure

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept a new draft law on the establishment of an Administrative Court and related procedures for deliberation.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Law on Judicial Administration of Court of Justice for Deliberation

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept the new draft Act on Judicial Administration of the Courts of Justice to work on.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

House OKs Bill strengthening OSG

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7376 seeking to strengthen the Office of the Solicitor General to further enable it to fulfill its role of upholding the best interest of the government as the tribune of the people.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bato welcomes Bill on Change in Police Rank Classification

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday welcomed the proposal to change terminology for ranks of police personnel to avoid confusion and more accurately reflect its counterpart ranks in the military.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.

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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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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) ...

Road Board abolition Bill hurdles House Third Reading House approves Bill abolishing PCGG House OKs Bill strengthening OSG more

Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - Judicial review - Ambit - Ouster of review jurisdiction - Section 33B(4) Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap 185, 2008 Rev Ed); Administrative Law - Judicial review - Application for leave to commence judici ...

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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 Econom ...

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Establishment of Administrative Court and Related Procedure NLA accepts Draft Law on Judicial Administration of Court of Justice for Deliberation more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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