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No Necessity for Amendment of Constitution to restore Agong's Powers

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government will not amend the Federal Constitution in a bid to restore the mandatory requirement for the assent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to enable a bill to become law.

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SC issues Show Cause Order vs Same-Sex Marriage Petitioners

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - Lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III is facing another setback as the Supreme Court (SC) issued a show cause order against him and his colleagues for their failure to file a memorandum, in connection with their petition pushing for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the country.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Carpio: Joint Exploration deal on WPS must comply with Constitution

MANILA, Aug 2 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the proposed deal between the Philippines and China on the joint exploration of natural resources in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) must comply with the provisions of the Constitution.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to repeal Laws restricting People's Freedom of Speech - Liew

SANDAKAN, July 29 (Bernama) - The government will repeal laws that restrict the people's freedom of speech, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. According to him, it is in line with the commitment of the Pakatan Harapan government to give people the freedom of expression in this new Malaysia. "People have ...
Date: 29 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court to rehear afresh Appeal in 'bin Abdullah' Case

PUTRAJAYA, July 27 (Bernama) - The Federal Court will rehear afresh on Oct 18 the appeal by National Registration Department (NRD) and two others against a ruling that a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can bear his or her father's surname instead of "Abdullah".
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD signs Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA, July 26 (PNA) - Malacañang on Thursday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte finally signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). “This is to announce that the President has just signed the BOL into law,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a text message to Palace reporters. During the ‘69th Araw ...
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - A day after the ouster of former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the House of Representatives on Tuesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). This was the first item completed on the agenda of newly-elected Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposal to lower Legal Voting age to be tabled to Cabinet and Parliament soon - Syed Saddiq

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Bernama) - The proposal to lower the legal voting age from 21 to 18 years old would be brought to Cabinet and Parliament soon, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Stressing that he would fight to make it happen, the 25-year-old minister said he met Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today to discuss, ...
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House adjourns without ratifying BOL

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) - The House of Representatives abruptly adjourned its session on Monday without ratifying the bicameral conference committee report on the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday unanimously ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the Organic law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BI orders Deportation of Aussie Nun

MANILA, July 19 (PNA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday ordered the deportation and inclusion in its blacklist of missionary nun Patricia Anne Fox, barring her from re-entering the Philippines.
Date: 19 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bicam approves Final Version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

MANILA, July 18 (PNA) - The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday night approved the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Date: 18 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ConCom’s Final Draft Charter bars PRRD from running in 2022

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - The final and official draft of the Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) proposed Federal Constitution now bars President Rodrigo R. Duterte from running in the 2022 general elections.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Dr Ting remains as Pujut Assemblyman, Court of Appeal rules

KUCHING, July 13 (Bernama) - Dr Ting Tiong Choon remains as the state assemblyman for Pujut.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Republic 'preserved' in non-amendable Consti Provisions: ConCom

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a Federal Constitution on Wednesday defended a section in its proposal that states that the democratic and republican character of the government, its federal structure, its indissolubility and permanence “shall not be subject to amendments or revisions.”
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

President revises National Action Plan for Human Rights

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a presidential regulation amending presidential regulation number 75 of 2015 concerning national action plan for human rights for the 2015-2019 te ...

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No Necessity for Amendment of Constitution to restore Agong's Powers

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government will not amend the Federal Constitution in a bid to restore the mandatory requirement for the assent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to enable a bill to become law.

Government to repeal Laws restricting People's Freedom of Speech - Liew Federal Court to rehear afresh Appeal in 'bin Abdullah' Case Proposal to lower Legal Voting age to be tabled to Cabinet and Parliament soon - Syed Saddiq more

SC issues Show Cause Order vs Same-Sex Marriage Petitioners

MANILA, Aug 7 (PNA) - Lawyer Jesus Nicardo Falcis III is facing another setback as the Supreme Court (SC) issued a show cause order against him and his colleagues for their failure to file a memorandum, in connection wit ...

Carpio: Joint Exploration deal on WPS must comply with Constitution PRRD signs Bangsamoro Organic Law House ratifies Bangsamoro Organic Law more

Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This is to notify that from 1 April 2018, the Prime Minister amends the Schedule to the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)) Notifica ...

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Gen Prawit says Article 44 could be used to end Electronic Waste Imports

BANGKOK, June 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, has voiced his agreement with the cancellation of electronic waste imports and said Article 44 of the Constitution ...

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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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