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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - A former assistant engineer with the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM), Syed Ahmad Izzuddin Syed Abdullah, was sentenced to a month's jail and fine RM32,000 by the Sessions Court here today for submitting false claim.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today imposed a jail sentence totalling 36 months and a total fine of RM30,000 on Datuk Azmi Nordin, a former director of the Terengganu Department of Forestry, after finding him guilty on three counts of corruption in 2013.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man gets Jail for stealing Throat Lozenges, Chocolates at HKL Hospimart

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - An unemployed man who stole a variety of throat lozenges and chocolates from a convenience store at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) was sentenced to three weeks jail by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Wong Chai Sia meted out the sentence on Nor Zaidi Nong, 45, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 15 p ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Banker jailed for Forgery, Cheating involving over $1M

A personal banker, who pleaded guilty to have indulged in financial mismanagement of clients money, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Seven Months' jail for Two who escaped from Police Custody

JOHOR BAHRU, June 18 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to seven months in prison by the Magistrate's Court here today for escaping from police custody last week. Johor Bahru senior assistant registrar R.Salini meted out the punishment to Nolmat Halil Abd Jalil, 34, and Muhammad Firdaus Irwan, 25, after they pleaded guilty. They c ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kang Tian Nam v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Whether the appellants had exclusive possession of the car in which the impugned drugs were discovered – Whether the trial court failed to appreciate the defence of the appellants – Whether the evi ...

Date: 07 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 189; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thankgod Chukwujindu Enenmuo v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal – Whether the conviction safe

Criminal law – Whether the trial court had erred in law and in fact in failing to give due consideration to the defence of Innocent Carrier mounted by the appellant – Whether the tri ...

Date: 12 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 190; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Youth jailed for attempting to rob DBKL Retiree

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a 22-year-old jobless youth to 30 months in prison for attempting to rob a DBKL retiree of her gold necklace.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry Driver jailed, fined for obstructing Policeman

PETALING JAYA, June 13 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was sentenced to five days jails and fined RM2,500 by the Magistrate's Court here today for obstructing a policeman from discharging his duty. Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya handed down the sentence on Shahirol Amizi Salleh, 37, who pleaded guilty to the charge of obstructing Corporal Mohd Yusof ...
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe

An information officer of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) was sacked for asking for a bribe and five other committee staff members and a police officer are under investigation for corruption, a senior city official said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Public Prosecutor v Sah Chin Chong

Criminal law – Charges under sections 302 and 324 of the Penal Code – Reduction of charges to section 304(a) and 334 of the Penal Code – Appeal against sentence under reduced charges

Criminal law – Defence of sudden and grave provocation – Elements constituting such defence – Burden of proof – Bu ...

Date: 01 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 178; Source: Federal Court Registry

Indonesia, Australia discuss Cooperation on Cyber Security

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, had a discussion on Monday with the new Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan AO, about cooperation ...

Two Indonesians freed from Death Sentence in Saudi Court sentences First Travel Boss to 20 Years in Jail House of Representatives passes into Law the Bill on Terrorism more

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money

Heavy penalties face 13 top executives of 12 companies, a law court in Oudomxay province ruled recently, with the executives imprisoned, fined and ordered to repay multibillions in kip of state money that was embezzled.

Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - A former assistant engineer with the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM), Syed Ahmad Izzuddin Syed Abdullah, was sentenced to a month's jail and fine RM32 ...

Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption Man gets Jail for stealing Throat Lozenges, Chocolates at HKL Hospimart Seven Months' jail for Two who escaped from Police Custody more

Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe

An information officer of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) was sacked for asking for a bribe and five other committee staff members and a police officer are under investigation for corruption, a senior city ...

Bill would raise Prison Time for Illegal Video Sellers Refugee Teacher jailed for Illegal Trip to Yangon Only Prosecutors can withdraw Criminal Cases, says Official more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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