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Licence Fee Waiver for more than 20,000 Hawkers in Johor effective September 1

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 11 (Bernama) - More than 20,000 hawkers under 16 Local Authorities (LAs) in the state will benefit from the licence fee waiver effective Sept 1, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian tonight.

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Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 22) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 9 August 2018.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 188 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd and Another v Tozzi Srl (formerly known as Tozzi Industries SpA)

Contract - Formation - Right of first refusal; Contract - Breach; Tort - Inducement of breach of contract

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I) 05; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Traders for 81 Goods allowed to apply for Licences Online

Traders for a total of 81 goods have been allowed to apply for licenses to trade online under the Fully Online Licensing system implemented by the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kum Hui Bing v Premium Plaza Sdn Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Share sale agreement between the plaintiff and the second defendant – Loan obtained by the second defendant from the first defendant for the part payment of the purchase price of the shares to the plaintiff – Cheque issued by the first defendant payable to the plaintiff – Subsequent dishonouri ...

Date: 09 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 243; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tan Swee Wan and Another v Johnny Lian Tian Yong

Contract - Formation - Certainty of terms; Contract - Misrepresentation - Statements of intention; Tort - Misrepresentation - Fraud and deceit; Trusts - Constructive trusts

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 169; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 478; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Leiman Ricardo and Another v Noble Resources Ltd and Another

Contract - Contractual terms - Implied terms; Contract - Contractual terms - Implied terms - Discretionary power; Contract - Privity of contract - Common law; Damages - Liquidated damages or penalty; Employment Law - Employees’ duties - Good faith and fidelity; Employment Law - Employers’ duties; Tort - Conspiracy; Tort - Inducement ...

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 166; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Central Rubber Market to open after Legislation

A central rubber market will open in 2019 after the new Rubber Law has been enacted, U Khaing Myint, secretary at the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 20) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 26 July 2018.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 170 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 19) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 19 July 2018.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 167 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Majlis Perbandaran Seremban v Era Baru Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Contracts & commercial – Contract to carry out road construction works – Costs of construction works agreed to be shared by three parties including the plaintiff and the defendant – Failure of the third party to contribute – Whether the plaintiff had a cause of action against the defendant

Litigation & cou ...

Date: 22 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 193; Source: Federal Court Registry

GP Autobat Sdn Bhd v Battery Solutions Sdn Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Contract – Alleged breach of contract – Damages

Contracts & commercial – Principles of construction of contracts and contractual clauses – Whether literal reading of contractual terms appropriate where the terms are not plain

Litigation & court procedure – A ...

Date: 09 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 211; Source: Federal Court Registry

Government wants Report from Contractors failing to return Tender Document

Jakarta, July 14 (ANTARA News) - The government will summon seven oil and gas contractors which have failed to return their tender document until the registration deadline of July3 this year was over.
Date: 14 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Qilin World Capital Ltd v CPIT Investments Ltd and Another Appeal

Civil Procedure - Costs - Singapore International Commercial Court

Date: 11 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I) 04; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Government wants Report from Contractors failing to return Tender Document

Jakarta, July 14 (ANTARA News) - The government will summon seven oil and gas contractors which have failed to return their tender document until the registration deadline of July3 this year was over.

Indonesia signs Four Oil, Gas Contracts under Gross Split Scheme Government to complete Draft Regulation on e-Commerce soon Indonesia, Somalia agree to enhance Trade Ties more

Propose Law to promote Public Private Partnerships, NA instructs

The National Assembly (NA) has told the government to formulate legislation to manage and attract more investment in the form of public-private partnerships (PPP), and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects to drive devel ...

Minister names New Measures to improve ease of doing Business Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities Government seeks better Regulation of Associations more

Traders for 81 Goods allowed to apply for Licences Online

Traders for a total of 81 goods have been allowed to apply for licenses to trade online under the Fully Online Licensing system implemented by the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

Central Rubber Market to open after Legislation Exporters permitted to register for Customs Relief under GSP License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted more

Bill of the Act prohibiting the Imposition of Interest on Unpaid Hospital Bills and Medical Expenses of Patients

This Bill proposes to prohibit the imposition of any additional interest and penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills and medical expenses for one year from the patient’s discharge. This prohibition shall benefit o ...

Senate approves Innovative Startup Bill Spouses Larry and Another v Spouses Florencio and Another House Panel okays Two Pro-Entrepreneurship Bills more

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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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