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Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

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Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption

KUANTAN, Feb 11 (Bernama) - A bus owner was sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM11,000, in default five months' jail, by the Sessions Court here for offering a RM500 bribe to a Road Transport Department (RTD) personnel.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Human Trafficking Prevention Youth Program pushed

The House committee on basic education and culture on Monday approved House Bill 4890 which seeks to a establish a comprehensive human trafficking prevention education program for the youth.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

SC acquits Two Men of Rape Charges

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) acquitted two persons who were convicted of rape in Davao in 2012.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Butcher fined for threatening to kill Sister

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - A butcher was fined RM3,000, in default five months' jail, by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today for threatening to kill his sister after the woman told off against entering her daughter's room.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sandiganbayan convicts Ex-Abra Mayor for P2.1M Fund Misuse

The Sandiganbayan has convicted Baay-Licuan, Abra ex-Mayor Aunnielyne Castillo of three counts of Malversation of Public Funds (Article 217, Revised Penal Code). She was sentenced to imprisonment ranging from six years to 11 years for one count and two years to six years each for two counts. The court also ordered Castillo to pay a total fine of P2 ...
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman

Indonesia renews Commitment to end Violence against Children

London, Feb 18 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has renewed its commitment to continue to halt all forms of violence against children during an international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb 14 and 15.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Alizar panggilan Al

Date: 16 January 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1500 K/Pid.Sus/2016; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Company slapped with RM5,000 Fine for Non-Compliance of Food Hygiene Regulations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - A 'mamak' restaurant management company was fined RM5,000 by the Ampang Magistrate's Court here today, for failing to produce a record of training and vaccination certificate of its food handlers.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Albertus Agung Temorubun alias Alo

Date: 29 January 2016; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1560 K/Pid/2015; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ex-Siquijor Governor loses Fight over Obstruction of Justice Charge

Former Siquijor Province Governor Orlando Fua, Jr. was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of Section 1(e) of Presidential Decree No. 1829 (Penalizing Obstruction of Apprehension and Prosecution of Criminal Offenders), for impeding the service of a search warrant upon Barangay Captain James Largo in 2010. According to the complaint, L ...
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman

Criminal Appeal: Strict Terms for Fresh Prosecution Evidence

The Court of Appeal has made it clear that fresh evidence in a criminal appeal will be allowed to be introduced by the prosecution only if it meets strict conditions, while the conditions may be relaxed for the accused.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ombudsman Probe into Duterte Wealth terminated in November

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday confirmed that the investigation into the alleged ill-gotten wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte was closed last November.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Former Child Soldier gets Six Months' Jail for Contempt

A former child soldier on Wednesday was sentenced to six months' jail for cursing the judge who approved his prosecution for talking to the media about his experience as a child soldier.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Indonesia renews Commitment to end Violence against Children

London, Feb 18 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has renewed its commitment to continue to halt all forms of violence against children during an international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb 14 and 15.

Alizar panggilan Al Albertus Agung Temorubun alias Alo Rusli Ilhamdi Bin Saidi more

Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman

Suspected Lao drug lord Xaysana Keophimpha, who was arrested in Thailand last month, will be subject to Thai law and the Lao government is unlikely to ask for his extradition, the government spokesman has said.

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Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption Butcher fined for threatening to kill Sister Company slapped with RM5,000 Fine for Non-Compliance of Food Hygiene Regulations more

Former Child Soldier gets Six Months' Jail for Contempt

A former child soldier on Wednesday was sentenced to six months' jail for cursing the judge who approved his prosecution for talking to the media about his experience as a child soldier.

Court lets Trial proceed of Monk accused in US Embassy Protest People hail jailing of Six Tatmadaw Soldiers for Kachin State Killings Shop Owner jailed for Staff Abuse dies in Prison more

Human Trafficking Prevention Youth Program pushed

The House committee on basic education and culture on Monday approved House Bill 4890 which seeks to a establish a comprehensive human trafficking prevention education program for the youth.

SC acquits Two Men of Rape Charges Sandiganbayan convicts Ex-Abra Mayor for P2.1M Fund Misuse Ex-Siquijor Governor loses Fight over Obstruction of Justice Charge more

Criminal Appeal: Strict Terms for Fresh Prosecution Evidence

The Court of Appeal has made it clear that fresh evidence in a criminal appeal will be allowed to be introduced by the prosecution only if it meets strict conditions, while the conditions may be relax ...

Apex Court sets out when Traffickers who divide and pack Drugs may be considered Couriers Gopu Jaya Raman v Public Prosecutor Man who beat Adoptive Father to Death pleads Guilty more

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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More Support for Firms to innovate and go International Companies

The government will provide more support to firms that buy solutions and for those that develop their own innovations or team up with partners, in the form of tax reliefs.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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