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Yesi Purwati v Koperasi Simpan Pinjam (KSP) Sahabat Mitra Sejati

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 527 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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PT Sinar Mitra Sepadan Finance v Jainal Abidin

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 568 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Rantauprapat v Muhammad Nur Dalimunthe

Date: 18 September 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1033 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

Consumer law – Meaning and intent of the proviso to regulation 11(2) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990 – Whether a licensee may recover from a consumer any charges due to the licensee in respect of the supply of electricity under regulation 3(1) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990

Date: 21 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 283; Source: Federal Court Registry

House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' Bill on 2nd Reading

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - A measure seeking to establish a "Timbangan ng Bayan Center" in all markets nationwide has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill of the BPA in Baby Products Prohibition Act

This Bill seeks to protect infants and children by regulating the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby food products.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1844 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Financial Consumer Protection Act

This Bill seeks to place a comprehensive financial consumer protection regime wherein financial inclusion, financial education, good governance and effective supervision all come into play given that consumer protection is a shared responsibility among the regulators, consumers, and other stakeholders.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1829 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Trans Fat Prohibition Act

This Bill seeks to prohibit the use of artificial trans fats for the purpose of reducing lifestyle related diseases through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and to provide consumers healthier alternatives in food service facilities.
Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1813 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Suwarno v PT Bank Pembangunan Daerah Sumatera Utara Disingkat PT Bank Sumut

Date: 25 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1511 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ubir Ny v PT Bank Perkreditan Rakyat Universal Karya Mandiri

Date: 19 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1241 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Togi Marulak Sinaga v PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Pematang Siantar

Date: 21 November 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1404 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tiur br Sihombing v PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk

Date: 22 November 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1497 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Susikasari v PT Verena Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Medan

Date: 16 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 10 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Consumer Protection (Consumer Goods Safety Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 184; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Guidelines on the Recognition of Consumer Organizations

This Order lays down guidelines and procedures for the recognition of the consumer organizations and is applicable whether they are local or national, whether previously accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry or otherwise. Department Administrative Order No. 17-07, Series of 2017
Date: 29 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

Consumer law – Meaning and intent of the proviso to regulation 11(2) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990 – Whether a licensee may recover from a consumer any charges due to the licensee in respect of t ...

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House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' Bill on 2nd Reading

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - A measure seeking to establish a "Timbangan ng Bayan Center" in all markets nationwide has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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