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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.

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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

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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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