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Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

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New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new legislation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He said the matter was among several issues discussed at the Cabinet meet ...
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The High Court today reversed a Sessions Court order allowing former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to be given his impounded passport to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

King signs Article 45 Amendment paving way for Opposition Return

The change to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has gone into effect after King Norodom Sihamoni signed off on the amendment on Sunday.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Senate unanimously passes the Amendment to Article 45

The amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties was approved by the Senate on Tuesday. It will be reviewed by the Constitutional Council (CC) on Friday for its consistency before passing into law, the CC said.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Everyone must be Equal under the Law: Civil Code Drafters propose

Law drafters have proposed that all Lao people, in all regions of the country must be equal under the law, with gender equality included in this regard.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

House approves Draft Federal Charter on Second Reading

MANILA, Dec 4 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15, or the proposed federal charter.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House to prioritize Draft Federal Charter next Week: Arroyo

MANILA, Nov 30 (PNA) - Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Friday the House of Representatives will concentrate on its draft federal charter next week.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court frees Blogger who posted Fake Photos of Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Bernama) - A part-time blogger who uploaded links and posted a fake photo of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his Facebook page three years ago, was acquitted and discharged by the Ampang Sessions Court here today.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johor rejects any Laws which go against Constitution - MB

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Dec 2 (Bernama) - The Johor government not only rejects the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) which is a cause of worry for many people especially the Malays, but also vows to reject any laws which contravene the Federal Constitution and the Johor State Constitution.
Date: 02 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Transgender Law to be discussed by 2020

HÀ NỘI, Nov 29 - The National Assembly (NA) is expected to discuss a draft law protecting the legal status and rights of transgenader people, both those who have undertaken sex reassignment surgery and who have not, by 2020.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Makati Judge lifts Travel Ban on Trillanes

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - A Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge on Thursday allowed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to travel to the United States and Europe for speaking engagements.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government will not ratify ICERD - PMO

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Harapan government will not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the Prime Minister’s Office said today. The ICERD issue had elicited various reactions from the people, including ministers, MPs, representatives of NGOs and the ma ...
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Universities cannot block Intellectual Activities - Maszlee

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik stressed that universities cannot curb any activities which are intellectual in nature on their respective premises.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mahathir says almost impossible to implement ICERD

PORT MORESBY (Papua New Guinea), Nov 18 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said implementing the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) would entail amending the Federal Constitution, and this is an almost impossible thing to do. The Malaysian prime minister pointed out that a two-thirds parl ...
Date: 18 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

King signs Article 45 Amendment paving way for Opposition Return

The change to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has gone into effect after King Norodom Sihamoni signed off on the amendment on Sunday.

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The House asks Government to discuss Revision of ASN Law

Jakarta, Sept 26 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives Bambang Soesatyo asked the government to immediately discuss the revision of Law Number 5 of 2014 concerning State Civil Apparatus (ASN ...

President revises National Action Plan for Human Rights Constitutional Court reviews International Agreement Law more

Everyone must be Equal under the Law: Civil Code Drafters propose

Law drafters have proposed that all Lao people, in all regions of the country must be equal under the law, with gender equality included in this regard.

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New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new legislation, says Minister in the Prime Minister&r ...

High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip Court frees Blogger who posted Fake Photos of Najib Johor rejects any Laws which go against Constitution - MB more

Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

Mutual Trust necessary in amending Constitution: Thura U Shwe Mann A test of the Judiciary and Press Freedom in Myanmar more

House approves Draft Federal Charter on Second Reading

MANILA, Dec 4 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15, or the proposed federal charter.

House to prioritize Draft Federal Charter next Week: Arroyo Makati Judge lifts Travel Ban on Trillanes Baguio’s Anti-Profanity Rule may not pass Constitutional Test 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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Cabinet OKs Amendment of Civil Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Sept 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given a green light to the draft Civil Procedure Code Amendment Act in the hope of reducing the number of cases in court. Following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Government Spo ...

Gen Prawit says Article 44 could be used to end Electronic Waste Imports Constitutional Court finds no Problem with Parts of Draft MP Election Law DPM Wissanu concerned over Newly-Registered Party’s Charter Amendment Plan more

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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