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PCC gives Nod to Grab-Uber Deal

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio Balisacan announced Friday the antitrust body has given the green light to go ahead with the acquisition deal between transport network companies (TNCs) Grab and Uber.

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Government mulls breaking Monopoly on Sugar Import

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) - The government is considering a proposal to liberalise the Approved Permit (AP) in a move to break the monopoly on sugar import so as to reduce the retail price of the commodity, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCCS ends Assessment of Maritime Products Merger after Parties abandon Merger

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has ended its assessment of the proposed acquisition by Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (“WMS”) of sole control over Drew Marine’s technical solutions, fire, safety and rescue businesses (“Drew Marine Technical Solutions” or “DMTS”) ( ...
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Notice of Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation with Regard to the Imports of Flat Rolled Product of Iron Alloy or Non-Alloy Steel Plated or Coated with Zinc Using Hot Dip Process

The Government of Malaysia has received a petition alleging that the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam has violated the Anti-Dumping Duties Regulations 1994, causing material injury to the Malaysian domestic industry. The Government has determined that there exists sufficient evidence to warrant an anti-dumping ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 435 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice of Initiation of Expedited Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties with respect to the Imports of Electrolytic Tinplate

The anti-dumping duties shall be applicable on imports of Electrolytic Tinplate originating in or exported from Zhongshan Shunwei Import and Export Co., Ltd from the People’s Republic of China as of 26 July 2018 to 15 November 2018.
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 434 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notice of Impending Termination of the Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports of Electrolytic Tinplate Originating or Exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea

This is to notify the expiry of the anti-dumping duties imposed on imports of electrolytic tinplate originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea under the Customs (Anti-Dumping Duties) (No. 3) Order 2013 on 15 November 2018. Interested parties may give their views on the impending termination of the im ...
Date: 16 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 388 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Government to regulate e-Hailing Service effective July 12 - Loke

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 (Bernama) - Effective tomorrow, e-hailing service providers will be regulated by the government under the Land Public Transport (Amendment) Act 2017 and the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (Amendment) Act 2017. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said starting tomorrow all e-hailing companies must register with the ...
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MyCC proposes RM17.4 Mln Fine on Dagang Net

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has proposed a penalty of RM17,397,695 against Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (Dagang Net) for provisionally infringing Section 10(1) read with Section 10(2)(c) of the Competition Act 2010.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The Malaysian Competition Commission proposes to fine Dagang for Abuse of its Monopolistic Position

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 July 2018 – The Malaysia Competition Commission (“the Commission”) has issued a proposed decision against Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd for provisionally infringing section 10(1) read with section 10(2)(c) of the Competition Act 2010 by allegedly abusing its position as a monopoly in the provision of trade facil ...
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition Commission

Domestic Trade Ministry mulls doing away with Monopoly

LABUAN, July 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is looking into the possibility of doing away with the monopoly in the supply of goods and services in sectors under its jurisdiction, said Minister Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Grab/Uber merger: CCCS Provisionally finds that the Merger has substantially lessened Competition

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a Proposed Infringement Decision (“PID”) against Grab and Uber (each a “Party”, and collectively the “Parties”) in relation to the sale of Uber’s Southeast Asian business to Grab in consideration of Uber holding a 27.5% sta ...
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

CA affirms ERC Jurisdiction over Energy Sector Competition Cases

MANILA, July 1 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has the power to resolve cases of anti-competitive behavior and other unfair trade practices in the energy sector.
Date: 01 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Special Committee to discuss with Bernas on Monopoly Issue

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Agriculture and Agro-based Inidustry Ministry and the special committee chaired by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will hold a series of discussions with Syarikat Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) to study Bernas' monopoly over the country's rice supply, including its sole right to impor ...
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Copyright Infringement: Faiz rice ordered to pay over RM4 Million to Faiza Sdn Bhd

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered manufacturer, distributor and rice retailer company, Faiz Rice Sdn Bhd to pay RM4,160,000 in damages to Syarikat Faiza Sdn Bhd for copyright infringement. Judgment on the assessment of damages was issued by Judge Datuk Wong Kian Kheng in a lawsuit over copyright and trademark i ...
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Competition (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Competition Act.
Date: 11 May 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 25; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supervisory Commission to crack down on International Cartel Networks

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) will be immediately in charge of cracking down on the international cartel networks, chairman of the commission Syarkawi Rauf said at a press con ...

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Draft Bill against Real Estate Monopolies sent to Attorney General

A draft bill to prevent real estate monopolies and increase government tax revenue is being submitted to the Attorney General’s office, according to Deputy Planning and Finance Minister U Maung Maung Win.

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PCC gives Nod to Grab-Uber Deal

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio Balisacan announced Friday the antitrust body has given the green light to go ahead with the acquisition deal between transport network ...

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CCCS ends Assessment of Maritime Products Merger after Parties abandon Merger

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has ended its assessment of the proposed acquisition by Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (“WMS”) of sole control over Drew Marine&rsquo ...

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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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