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Olongapo Court places Hanjin under Corporate Rehab

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - An Olongapo court has formally declared cash-strapped shipbuilder, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc. (HHIC Phil.), under corporate rehabilitation.

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Waris Selesa Sdn Bhd v Tradelift Indopalm Industries Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Date: 07 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 443; Source: Federal Court Registry

Guidelines for Corporate Rescue Mechanism under Division 8 Part III of the Companies Act 2016

This is to notify the general requirements relating to Corporate Voluntary Arrangement and Judicial Management under Division 8 Part III of the Companies Act 2016, the Companies (Corporate Rescue Mechanism) Rules 2018 and Practice Directive No. 4/2018.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Guideline; Source: Companies Commission

Promotion of Investments (Exclusion of Income for MSC Status Company) Regulations 2018

This is to notify that Paragraph 3(1)(a) of the Promotion of Investments (Exclusion of Income for MSC Status Company) Regulations 2018, is deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 332 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Promotion of Investments (Determination of Assets under Section 29B in Respect of MSC Status Companies) (Revocation) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 335 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Promotion of Investments (Promoted Activities and Promoted Products for High Technology Companies) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 336 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Wendy Tan Lee and 3 Others v Ng Hoo Kui and Another

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 432; Source: Federal Court Registry

MinLaw defers its Decision to renew Licences of some Foreign Firms by One Year

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced on Wednesday (Dec 19) that it would defer its decision to renew the licences of four foreign law firms under a scheme that allows them to practise certain areas of Singapore law.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Malayan Banking Berhad v Gan Bee San and 3 Others, and Another Appeal

Date: 22 November 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 32; Source: Federal Court Registry

Public Limited Companies Act amended to introduce Business Management with Electronic Tools

BANGKOK, 14 December 2018 (NNT) - The Department of Business Development (DBD) has amended the Public Limited Companies Act to introduce more business management using electronic tools to improve the competitiveness and cut down the costs.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Low Tuck Choy v Low Teik Kien

Date: 22 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 410; Source: Federal Court Registry

Re IM Skaugen SE and Other Matters

Companies - Schemes of arrangement - Moratorium under s 211B Companies Act

Date: 27 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 259; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Koh Keng Chew and Others v Liew Kit Fah and Others

Companies - Oppression - Minority shareholders - Valuation of shares - Discount on minority shares

Date: 28 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 262; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Senate ratifies revised Corporation Code

MANILA, Nov 28 (PNA) - Voting 17-0, the Senate on Wednesday ratified the reconciled version of the proposed measure that seeks to amend the Corporation Code of the Philippines to provide for a more business-friendly environment and boost the competitiveness of the country's economy.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Evotech (Asia) Pte Ltd v Koh Tat Lee and Another

Companies - Directors - Duties

Date: 20 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 252; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Company Admin Obligations to be simplified under the Law

When the Myanmar Companies Law is enforced come August 1, firms will no longer need to submit physical copies of original documents to the authorities as a digital online system will be used going forward,” said U ...

All Companies need to re-register starting from August 1 Listing Interest lackluster despite upcoming Law Draft Regulations of Companies Law released, go into effect in August more

Olongapo Court places Hanjin under Corporate Rehab

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - An Olongapo court has formally declared cash-strapped shipbuilder, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc. (HHIC Phil.), under corporate rehabilitation.

Senate ratifies revised Corporation Code Bill amending Corporation Code hurdles Second Reading at House Allied Banking Corporation v Eduardo De Guzman Sr more

MinLaw defers its Decision to renew Licences of some Foreign Firms by One Year

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced on Wednesday (Dec 19) that it would defer its decision to renew the licences of four foreign law firms under a scheme that allows them to practise certain areas of Singapore law.

Re IM Skaugen SE and Other Matters Koh Keng Chew and Others v Liew Kit Fah and Others Evotech (Asia) Pte Ltd v Koh Tat Lee and Another more

Public Limited Companies Act amended to introduce Business Management with Electronic Tools

BANGKOK, 14 December 2018 (NNT) - The Department of Business Development (DBD) has amended the Public Limited Companies Act to introduce more business management using electronic tools to improve the competitiveness and ...

Industry Ministry to no longer require Factory License Renewals Justice Ministry holds Meeting on Reform of Asian Bankruptcy Laws 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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