asean - General & Misc

CPOPC to meet EU Leaders to oppose Delegated Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has embarked on a mission to Brussels, Belgium to engage in dialogues with European Union (EU) leaders to challenge the EU’s Delegated Act, which classifies palm oil as unsustainable due to “high-risk” indirect land use change (ILUC). In a sta ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend Implementation of overlapping Port Limits

SINGAPORE, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Bilateral Disputes not seen affecting ASEAN Integration

SINGAPORE, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The on-going bilateral disputes between Malaysia and Singapore, the two main economies within Asean, will not slow down the overall integration of the grouping, said Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia,Thailand enjoy Increased Trade under LCS Framework

Jakarta, Mar 26 (ANTARA) - Indonesia's direct bilateral trade with Thailand, under the local currency settlement framework, reached Rp121 billion during the period from January to February, a fourfold increase compared to Rp30 billion during the same period in 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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.”
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

ASEAN Secretariat, ASEANSAI and AIPA Joint Seminar promotes Accountability

Jakarta, Feb 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla opened the first seminar, Jakarta, Tuesday morning, organized by ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI), and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), for promoting accountability and transparency in the bloc.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lao, Vietnamese Presidents agree to further strengthen Ties

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to further their great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with the signing of nine cooperation agreements.
Date: 24 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stab ...
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Facebook bans Electoral Ads before Thai Election

Hanoi, Jan 31 (VNA) - Facebook said on January 31 that it will block foreign electoral ads in Thailand in the run-up to the country’s election scheduled on March 24.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Thailand to push RCEP Deal

THAILAND, Jan 31 - as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Laos, Thailand seeks Ways to improve Land Management

Representatives of the Lao and Thai governments are meeting in Vientiane to discuss land management with the aim of strengthening the regulations and preventing the misuse of land in Laos.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Singapore step up Criminal Justice Assistance

Hanoi, Jan 22 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam and Singapore’s Office of Attorney-General to step up coordination in criminal justice assistance and criminal asset recovery.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

ASEAN Meet rocks No Boats on Rakhine, South China Sea

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

"ASSIST" Platform extended to address ASEAN Trade Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) - ASEAN Solutions for Investment, Services and Trade (ASSIST), a platform for ASEAN-based firms to lodge complaints or to connect with governments in the region, will be extended to cover issues in trade services and trade-related investment measures in mid-2019 and 2020, respectively.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to discuss Airspace, Maritime Dispute on January 8

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian and Singapore Foreign Ministers will meet in Singapore on Jan 8 to discuss issues arising between the two countries, including airspace and maritime boundaries.
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laos, Vietnam agree to strengthen

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to stronger cooperation in a wide range of fields, including human resource development, trade, and investment.
Date: 06 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

ASEAN Chair 2020 - Responsibility and Opportunity for Vietnam

Hanoi, Dec 25 (VNA) - The recent establishment of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee is one of the initial steps that Vietnam has taken for months to prepare for the task of the ASEAN Chair in 2020, said Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Date: 25 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Laos, Vietnam review Strategic Cooperation to further Bilateral Ties

Laos and Vietnam are working to increase two-way trade, which is closely linked to the progress of the Vung Ang seaport project in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province and the Nong Khang airport project in Huaphan province in northern Laos.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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