asean - General & Misc

President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN, US affirm Commitment to Regional Rules-Based Order

MANILA, Apr 4 (PNA) - Representatives of the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed their commitment to the rules-based order and to the ASEAN-centered regional architecture at a recently concluded dialogue in Malaysia.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Thai Government to reduce Penalties for Foreign Workers

The Thai government will reduce penalties for foreign workers after both employers and employees admitted to difficulties in complying with amendments to labour laws which enforce harsh penalties for migrant workers and were enforced for only a month last year.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

PM, Lao Ambassador discuss Bilateral Cooperation

BANGKOK, 28 February 2018 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held a discussion with Lao Ambassador to Thailand Seng Soukhathivong upon his courtesy call at Government House.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

AEM to discuss 12 Economic Priority Deliverables for Singapore's ASEAN Chairmanship

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Further deliberations on the next step towards the possible resumption of the ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement will take place in Singapore tomorrow.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesian, Singaporean Foreign Ministers discuss Progress in Bilateral Cooperation

Jakarta, Feb 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi received a visit from her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss the progress in bilateral cooperation.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Laos, Vietnam sign 12 Deals to broaden Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam yesterday signed 12 cooperation agreements to enhance relations and broaden cooperation between the two neighbours at their Cooperation Committee meeting in Vientiane.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand agree to fight Drug Trade, Boost Connectivity

Fighting drug and human trafficking as well as boosting connectivity and economic cooperation are among the most significant agreements reached between Laos and Thailand last week.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

ASEAN to finalize Document pushing Rights of PWDs in 2018

MANILA, Dec 26 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said an enabling master plan to push further the rights of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) is expected to be concluded and submitted for adoption in 2018. In mid-December, the bloc - a joint initiative by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), t ...
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Leaders adopt Landmark Declaration that promotes a “Culture of Prevention” to achieve a Peaceful, Inclusive, and Harmonious ASEAN Community

MANILA, Nov 16 - Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the “ASEAN Declaration on Culture of Prevention for a Peaceful, Inclusive, Resilient, Healthy and Harmonious Society” during the 31st ASEAN Summit held in Manila.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN-China adopts Declaration on Marine Environment Protection

MANILA, Nov 17 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have moved forward towards the implementation of the 2002 Declaration of Conduct after it adopted on November 13 a document declaring ‎2017-2027 as a decade for the protection of coastal and marine environment in the South China Sea. In the chairman's state ...
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

11 Documents adopted, 1 Accord signed under PH Chairmanship

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) under the leadership of the Philippines in 2017 has adopted a total of 11 outcome documents and signed an instrument focused on the promotion and protection of migrant workers' rights in the region.  On Thursday, two days after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit in ...
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

China willing to expedite South China Sea Code of Conduct: Duterte

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that China has agreed to have a Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and has vowed to consider fast-tracking the agreement as a step towards a peaceful resolution of the issue.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH turns over ASEAN Chairmanship to Singapore

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has officially turned over the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. Duterte handed over the ceremonial gavel signifying the Philippines passing the baton to Singapore to lead ASEAN effective next yea ...
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DSWD to ASEAN Members: Abide by Adopted Documents

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has called on sectoral bodies under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) pillar to abide by the documents adopted during the 31st ASEAN Summit.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH calls for Affirmation of Migrant Workers Human Rights in ASPAC Meet

MANILA, Nov 7 (PNA) - The Philippines has called for the affirmation of human rights of migrants in its general statement in the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (GCM) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

South China Sea Issues should be addressed through Peaceful Means - Anifah

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia believes that the South China Sea issues are complex, multi-faceted and highly sensitive and therefore, overlapping claims in the South China Sea should be addressed through peaceful means and in accordance with the relevant principles of international law.
Date: 12 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IMT-GT Delegations propose Single Visa

Pangkalpinang, Bangka-Belitung (ANTARA News) - Delegations to the 23rd Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) ministerial level meeting in Bangka-Belitung have proposed the use of single visa in regions tied by the cooperation scheme to boost tourism.
Date: 27 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN, Hong Kong conclude Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN and Hong Kong have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement and a related investment agreement at the second ASEAN Economic Ministers-Hong Kong, China Consultations (AEM-HKC Consultations) held in Pasay, the Philippines, on Sept 9.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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