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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.

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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

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

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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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 ...

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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