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Teen who killed Anthony Ler's Wife gets clemency after 17 Years in Jail

The teen accomplice of Anthony Ler, who infamously plotted the murder of his wife and got the death penalty, is finally out of jail after about 17 years behind bars.

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Ex-church Leader convicted of attempt to leave Singapore Illegally

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han was yesterday convicted of attempting to leave Singapore illegally from an unauthorised point of departure.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Five Ex-NHA Execs face 10-Year Jail Term for ‘Ghost’ Project

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - For overpayment of a “ghost” project in Bacolod City in 1992, the Sandiganbayan has sentenced five former executives of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to 10 years imprisonment.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Five pleaded guilty to making False Police Reports

KUANTAN, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Five individuals, including a woman, pleaded guilty in separate Magistrate’s Court here today to making false police report over loss of their identity cards.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Thai Nationals plead guilty to Criminal Trespass

KUANTAN, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Three Thai nationals were sentenced to three months’ jail each by the Magistrate’s Court here today for criminal trespass into a military training ground belonging to the Federal Land Commissioner.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Police Officer jailed Three Years, fine RM10,000 for Bribery

SHAH ALAM, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A police officer with the rank of assistant superintendent was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM20,000, in default a year’s jail, for accepting bribe of RM4,000 froma construction company owner last year.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Changes to Law on Criminal Detention without Trial to kick in Next Year

Amendments to the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act will take effect in the new year, when a list of criminal offences will be spelt out, the Ministry of Home Affairs said yesterday.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cambodia Union Leaders convicted over Protests, Jail Terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily

Sandiganbayan bars Ex-judge from holding Public Office

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has barred from public office a former judge of Marawi City Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after finding him guilty of obstruction of justice over the release of a detainee without lawful order which led to his escape.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lim Kih Chong v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Date: 14 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 412; Source: Federal Court Registry

Sundar A/L Subramaniam v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Date: 11 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 413; Source: Federal Court Registry

Criminal Law (Obligations on Person Subject to Supervision) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 803; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except for Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2018, the rest comes into operation on 1 January 2019, whereas Section 2 comes into operation on 21 October 2019.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 802; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Ex-Agri Chief, Five Others’ Bids to dismiss Graft Raps junked

MANILA, Dec 11 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has junked the requests of former Department of Agriculture secretary and five other others to dismiss and have the graft raps against them voided over the alleged anomalous Philippine Rice Institute (PhilRice) car loan in 2009.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Former Bodyguard jailed Two Years for causing Hurt to Wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 ( Bernama) - A former bodyguard was sentenced to two years’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for voluntarily causing grievous hurt to his wife with his bare hands, last September.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence

THE Magistrate’s Court recently sentenced a local woman to nine months’ imprisonment, after she pleaded guilty to theft from a residence.

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Cambodia Union Leaders convicted over Protests, Jail Terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.

Cambodia frees 32 Surrogate Mothers charged with Human Trafficking Supreme Court upholds Lower Court’s Verdict Court upholds Guilty Verdict against Turkish more

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Date: 20 November 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 622 K/Pid.Sus/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Five pleaded guilty to making False Police Reports

KUANTAN, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Five individuals, including a woman, pleaded guilty in separate Magistrate’s Court here today to making false police report over loss of their identity cards.

Three Thai Nationals plead guilty to Criminal Trespass Police Officer jailed Three Years, fine RM10,000 for Bribery Lim Kih Chong v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal more

Malaysia sentences 130 Illegal Myanmar Workers to Prison

Of 156 Myanmar nationals who were rounded up during a crackdown on undocumented workers in Malaysia earlier this month, 130 have been sentenced to three months in prison, a Myanmar diplomat said.

National Anti-Drug Strategy set to be released Next Month Man gets Year in Jail for criticizing State Minister Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case more

Five Ex-NHA Execs face 10-Year Jail Term for ‘Ghost’ Project

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - For overpayment of a “ghost” project in Bacolod City in 1992, the Sandiganbayan has sentenced five former executives of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to 10 years imprisonment.

Sandiganbayan bars Ex-judge from holding Public Office Ex-Agri Chief, Five Others’ Bids to dismiss Graft Raps junked Ex-Zambo Sibugay Town Mayor faces Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft more

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously agreed to amend the law to remove a fugitive’s right to make legal complaints against other people to ensure justice for all sides.

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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