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Revised Laws on Criminal Judgment Execution, Education adopted

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The revised Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments and the revised Law on Education were adopted on June 14 during the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel

MANILA, Jun 14 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax refund/credit of PHP44.48 million to San Miguel Brewery Inc. over excise taxes imposed on its beer products collected four years ago.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports

The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Revised Tax Management, Public Investment Laws passed

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Up to 91.32 percent of National Assembly deputies approved the revised Law on Tax Management during their ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Shan Parliament debates Inle Lake Conservation Bill

The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

National ID System Law has enough Safeguards

MANILA, Jun 12 (PNA) - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon assured on Wednesday that the Philippines Identification System Act (PhilSys Act) has enough safeguards to protect the privacy of Filipinos, even as he stressed that the law's main objective is to enhance the delivery of basic services to the public.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Myanmar, Thailand sign Agreement to facilitate Overland Trade

Overland cross-border trade between Myanmar and Thailand will officially commence at the end of July following an agreement to allow vehicles from both sides across the border to facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Election Court rules BN Win in Jasin valid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Member of Parliament for Jasin after the Election Court here today rejected a petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate for the seat in the 14th general election (GE14), Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD okays EO to formalize Cabinet Secretaries as CORDS

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an executive order (EO) formalizing the designation of Cabinet secretaries as Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Judge awards One-Year Imprisonment to Ahmad Dhani for Defamation

Surabaya, East Java, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - A judiciary panel, led by R. Anton Widyopriono, awarded year-long imprisonment to Indonesian rock singer, song writer, and arranger Ahmad Dhani during a trial on a defamation case at the Surabaya District Court here, Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Finance Ministry cuts Micro Finance Loan Interest Rates

A new directive from the Ministry of Planning and Finance (MOPF) has reduced interest rate for microfinance loans and compulsory saving. The new rates are to take effect at the beginning of this month but the announcement was released after four days of the effective date, causing microfinance institutions to be in a difficult position.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Resolution on Law on the Organization of People’s Courts passed

Hanoi, Jun 10 (VNA) - The resolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 81/2014/QH13 on the implementation of the Law on the Organisation of People’s Courts sailed through the National Assembly during its seventh session in Hanoi on June 10.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA Deputies debate Laws on Government Organization

Hanoi, Jun 10 (VNA) - National Assembly deputies shared the view that the Prime Minister and ministers should be given more power, while discussing the draft law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Organisation of the Government and the Law on Organisation of the Local Governments on June 10.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Better implementation of the Law needed to draw Foreign Investors

Lack of coordination between the Union and regional governments on development policies, red tape and weak implementation of new laws has hampered the flow of foreign direct investments (FDI) into Myanmar, said U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

Banks may assess Pollution Risks before granting Loans

Hanoi, Jun 9 (VNS/VNA) - Banks will assess environmental pollution risks when granting loans to projects in some industries, according to a State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) draft regulation.
Date: 09 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

SC allows ex-DA Chief Yap Plea to travel Abroad

MANILA, Jun 7 (PNA) - Bohol governor-elect Arthur C. Yap has been conditionally allowed by the Supreme Court (SC) to travel abroad.
Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO revokes Motorist's License for Driving from Passenger Seat

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday revoked the license of a motorist who was shown in a viral video driving his car while sitting on the passenger side.
Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Congress approves Higher Tax on Tobacco

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted the Senate version of the measure that aims to raise the excise tax on tobacco products.
Date: 04 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

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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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