Friday, 22 September 2017
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EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and others

Civil procedure - Discovery of documents; Civil procedure - Privileges - Marital communications

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Ambiga loses Leave to Appeal Bid over Travel Ban to Sabah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Bar president Datuk S. Ambiga loses her bid to obtain the green light from the Federal Court to appeal over the Sabah State Immigration Department's decision to ban her from entering Sabah in November 2014.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court grants EC Leave to Appeal in Voters' Challenge on Boundary Alteration

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The Election Commission (EC) can proceed with its appeal against the appellate court's ruling which favoured three Hulu Selangor voters over boundary alteration of the Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) and Batang Kali constituencies.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Government ensures Transparency in Sabah, Sarawak Rights

TUARAN, Sept 17 (Bernama) - The federal government will always ensure that every decision pertaining to the rights of Sabah and Sarawak is discussed in a transparent manner, including getting input from ministers of both states, says Minister in the Prime Minister\'s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House finds Impeach Complaint vs Sereno sufficient in Form, Substance

The House committee on justice, voting 30-4 on Wednesday, found the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno sufficient in form and substance.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

MACC refers to A-G on Legal Action against Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sent an application to the Attorney-General's Chambers for approval to take action against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his refusal to apologise to the commission for his defamatory statement.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Consortium Zenith's Application against PCM Vice-president

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an injunction application by Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd to stop Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan from issuing any statement on the Penang undersea tunnel project.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Najib open to Out-of-Court Settlement with Pua

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is open to settling out of court, his defamation suit against Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cases involving Stateless Children go to Federal Court

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 11 (Bernama) - The Federal Court will hear appeals brought by parents in three separate cases if stateless children could be accorded citizenship.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NRD, Two Others granted Leave to Appeal over 'Bin Abdullah' Ruling

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 8 (Bernama) - The Federal Court is to hear and decide on the legal questions arising in the matter of whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock can take his or her father's surname instead of 'Abdullah'.
Date: 08 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PCGG can legally enter into Compromise Deal with Marcoses

MANILA - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) can legally enter into compromise agreements for the recovery of any ill-gotten wealth.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Aquariva Pte Ltd v Gezel Group Pte Ltd and Another

Civil procedure – Discovery of documents – Pre-action discovery
Date: 31 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHCR 14; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Security Firm's Defamation Suit dismissed

The Court found that the words used in the news report in question were not capable in law of referring to the Firm.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Freeport Indonesia announces Long Term Operation Framework

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has announced long term operation framework after reaching a number of agreements with the Indonesian government.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Halim Perdana Kusuma v Bupati Kaur

Date: 07 March 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 46 K/TUN/2017 of 2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Ambiga loses Leave to Appeal Bid over Travel Ban to Sabah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Bar president Datuk S. Ambiga loses her bid to obtain the green light from the Federal Court to appeal over the Sabah State Immigration Department's decision to ban her fro ...

Federal Court grants EC Leave to Appeal in Voters' Challenge on Boundary Alteration Federal Government ensures Transparency in Sabah, Sarawak Rights MACC refers to A-G on Legal Action against Guan Eng more

Parliament query OMI on ‘Amendments’ Comments

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday demanded that the Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI) explain within seven days its comments questioning why the amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal Law was not published in the parliam ...

District Court refuses to accept Civil Suit against State to abolish ‘08 Constitution No settlement in Maha Thanti Thuka Monastery Dispute Five Groups to sue Government over 2008 Constitution more

House finds Impeach Complaint vs Sereno sufficient in Form, Substance

The House committee on justice, voting 30-4 on Wednesday, found the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno sufficient in form and substance.

PCGG can legally enter into Compromise Deal with Marcoses Workers get P17.75M via Conciliation Duterte can question Ombudsman Term in Court: Drilon more

NACC to appeal Against Supreme Court Decision on 2008 Rally

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has submitted an appeal against the Supreme Court’s Division for Holders of Political Office after it absolved a former Metropolitan ...

CDC: Yingluck can Appeal against Court’s Decision if found Guilty CDC hails NLA’s Decision to have Court settle Ombudsman Act case EC supports NLA’s Request for Constitutional Court’s Review of Draft Law in Question more

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Indonesia, Croatia agree to strengthen Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Croatia have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

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Indonesia, Namibia agree to enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has held a bilateral meeting with her Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndiatwah, and the two ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost bilateral trade.

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High Taxes, Competition choke Cheroot-Makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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