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Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.

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AGC to undertake Decriminalization of attempted Suicide - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 13 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be directed to review Section 309 of the Penal Code towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the issue was among the decisions made at the Mental Wellbeing Meeting which she chai ...
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 (Bernama) - A man who previously claimed trial to two counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad, Islam and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty, in the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail Term, Fine awaits those uploading, spreading Porn on Internet - MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warns all parties not to upload, distribute or share pornographic content on the Internet.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and sentenced him to one year in prison without suspension. Mr. Premchai had been arrested in Thungyai Naresua ...
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

HCM City Court upholds Jail Sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu

HCM City, Jun 7 (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court upheld a 17-year jail sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bac Nam 79 Construction Company, on the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” during an appeal court on June 7.
Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Man receives Six-Year Jail Term for Anti-State Activity

Ben Tre, Jun 6 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Ben Tre province handed down a prison sentence of six years to Nguyen Ngoc Anh for “making, storing, releasing, and circulating information and documents against the State” in line with Article 117 of the Penal Code at the first-instance trial on June 6.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Tahfiz School Warden gets 228 Years, 42 Strokes for Sodomy, Molest

KANGAR, May 30 (Bernama) - A hostel warden was sentenced to 228 years in jail and 42 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to 25 counts of sodomy and gross indecency against five tahfiz school students last month.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Woman acquitted of Korean Holiday Package Fraud

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - A woman was discharged and acquitted at the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today of cheating a senior citizen in relation to a holiday package to Korea in 2017.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Taxi Driver jailed 10 Years for supporting Daesh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - A former taxi driver was sentenced to 10 years in jail by the High Court here today after he was found guilty on three counts of supporting the terrorist group Daesh (Islamic State). Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd. Razak, in handing out the sentence to Nor Mizan Panijan, 40, said the prosecution had proven its cas ...
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Reckless Driving: Mechanic jailed Four Years for Marathon Runner's Death

KLANG, May 27 (Bernama) - A mechanic was sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of causing the death of a Klang City International Marathon participant in 2017 by reckless driving. Teoh Thiam Lim, 30, was also fined RM7,000 in default seven months imprisonment for knocking down Evelyn Ang Gek Suan, 45, with his Proton Iswar ...
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Bangladeshis fined for selling Fake Branded Goods

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi men were imposed hefty fines by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possession and selling fake branded goods.
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Bernama) - The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted Malaysian Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman's application to stay his execution and enable him to challenge the clemency process. Pannir, 32, who was represented by counsel Too Xing Ji and Lee Ji En of BMS Law LLP, is scheduled to be executed at dawn on 23 May 2019. He f ...
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lithuanian fined RM12,000 for Disturbance on Flight

SEPANG, May 23 (Bernama) - A Lithuanian man was fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing a disturbance on a flight from Muscat, Oman to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Binh Thuan: Two jailed for Destruction of Assets

Binh Thuan, May 21 (VNA) – The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan on May 21 handed down sentences ranging from 11-17 years to two defendants involved in disturbances of social order in Phan Ri Thanh commune, Bac Binh district.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

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Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

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Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara, Apr 10 (ANTARA) - The Mataram district court in West Nusa Tenggara province has sentenced a police officer to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed on him a fine of Rp1 billion or another three m ...

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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

AGC to undertake Decriminalization of attempted Suicide - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 13 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be directed to review Section 309 of the Penal Code towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk ...

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty Jail Term, Fine awaits those uploading, spreading Porn on Internet - MCMC Tahfiz School Warden gets 228 Years, 42 Strokes for Sodomy, Molest more

CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) rejected the appeal filed by beauty doctor Joel Mendez on the seven-year jail term imposed against him by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for failing to remit the Soc ...

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Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Bernama) - The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted Malaysian Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman's application to stay his execution and enable him to challenge the clemency process. Pannir, 32, who ...

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Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and ...

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading more

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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