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Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Court of Appeal today.

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Sandiganbayan acquits Ex-Police Exec of Ethics Raps

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a retired police senior superintendent in connection with his non-filing of sworn statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) and disclosure of business interest and financial connections in 2010.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Manager fined RM3,000 for ramming Vehicle into Motorbike of Cop on Duty

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 (Bernama) - A finance company manager was fined RM3,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for using criminal force against a policeman who was on duty, by ramming the car that he was driving into the policeman’s motorcycle.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Farmer fined RM50,000 for bribing Government Official

KUANTAN, Feb 18 (Bernama) - A farmer was fined RM50,000 by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing a government official when he was found encroaching into a forest reserve in Cameron Highlands, four years ago.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Filipino Men jailed, fined for Possessing protected Turtle Parts

TAWAU, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Three Filipino men were sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM60,000 each by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing protected turtle parts in the waters of Pulau Ligitan, Semporna, early this month.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Welfare Worker fined for splashing Petrol on Office Floor

PETALING JAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A welfare worker was fined RM5,000, in default five months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for criminal intimidation by splashing petrol on the floor of the management office of an apartment here last Saturday.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Mohammad Azwan bin Bohari

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 23; Source: Singapore Law Watch

D Rashpal Singh Sidhu v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 07 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 25; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Seven Mandalay students get Five Months in Jail

A Mandalay court on Wednesday sentenced seven Yadanabon University students who protested for better security on their campus to five months in jail.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Man gets 30 Years' Jail, Whipping for raping, sexually assaulting Girlfriend's Daughter

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to 30 years’ jail and eight strokes of the cane by the Special Criminal Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children here, after he pleaded guilty to raping and committing physical sexual assaults to his girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter until she gave birth to a baby girl.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Zamri bin Mohd Tahir v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 9; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cai Mei Ying v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Penal Code

Date: 07 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 24; Source: Singapore Law Watch

People of the Philippines v Haber Amin Asarul Et Al

Date: 15 January 2019; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case Nos. SB-16-CRM-0631 & 0632; Source: Sandiganbayan

SC junks Pamatong Suit vs PRRD

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has denied the quo warranto petition questioning the legality of the assumption of President Rodrigo R. Duterte filed by erstwhile presidential candidate Ely Pamatong in 2018.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Court clears Ex-PRA Exec of Falsification Raps

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has cleared a former executive of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) of falsification cases over her alleged bogus certifications on the use of government vehicle and her claims of PHP55,000 transportation allowances in 2010 and 2011.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine 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.

Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence more

Man’s Jail Sentence for Rape upheld

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a verdict against a 72-year-old man who was sentenced in September 2014 to seven years behind bars for raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province the previous year.

Appeal Court decreases Brothel Owner Sentence Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon Teenager’s Drug Charge reduced by Appeal Court more

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Date: 16 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 503 K/PID/2018; 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

Seditious Speech: Meru Assemblyman's Jail Sentence swapped for RM1,800 Fine

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - Meru assemblyman Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar’s eight-month jail sentence for making a seditious speech during the #KitaLawan rally in 2015, has been changed to RM1,800 fine by the Co ...

Manager fined RM3,000 for ramming Vehicle into Motorbike of Cop on Duty Farmer fined RM50,000 for bribing Government Official Three Filipino Men jailed, fined for Possessing protected Turtle Parts more

Sandiganbayan acquits Ex-Police Exec of Ethics Raps

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has acquitted a retired police senior superintendent in connection with his non-filing of sworn statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) and disclosure of business in ...

People of the Philippines v Haber Amin Asarul Et Al SC junks Pamatong Suit vs PRRD Court clears Ex-PRA Exec of Falsification Raps more

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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