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Indonesia, Finland organize High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation

Yogyakarta, June 19 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Finland organized the second meeting of the Secretary- General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation in Helsinki on Monday, the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Jakarta said in a statement.

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Date of coming into Operation of the Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018

This Amendment Act comes into operation on 8 May 2018.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 265 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018

An Act to amend the Arbitration Act 2005.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1569 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and Another

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside

Date: 26 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 101; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bauer (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v Jack-In Pile (M) Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 22 February 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. B-02(C)(A)-1187-06/2017 & B-02(C)(A)-1188-06/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Damansara Realty Berhad v Bungsar Hill Holdings Sdn Bhd and Another

Date: 06 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-01(IM)-3-01/2015; Source: Federal Court Registry

Guide to the AIAC Arbitration Rules

The Arbitration Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9 March 2018.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

Dewan Rakyat passes Limitation, Arbitration Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018, which among others, gives extension to the time limit of up to three years to house buyers to lodge a complaint over latent defects at their homes.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Guide to AIAC Fast Track Arbitration Rules

Fast Track Arbitration Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9th March 2018.
Date: 21 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

Guide to the AIAC Mediation Rules

Mediation Rules of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC) are in force as of 9th March 2018. These Rules are designed for the mediation of any differences or disputes, whether or not they arise out of a contract between the parties.
Date: 22 March 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Asian International Arbitration Centre

Bill of the Arbitration (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Arbitration Act 2005, to enhance Malaysia’s profile in the international and regional arena as a safe-seat and arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 5 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Indonesia, Finland organize High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation

Yogyakarta, June 19 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Finland organized the second meeting of the Secretary- General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation in Helsinki on Monday, the United Nations Infor ...

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China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC and Another

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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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