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SC warns courts vs Harassment Warrants during Poll Period

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - With less than a month to go before the 2019 mid-term elections, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cautioned judges to be "very circumspect" in handing down search warrants.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Amendments to OSH Act will see higher Penalties for Bosses

LANGKAWI, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The amendments to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 will also involve higher penalties for employers who fail to ensure safety, health and welfare at the workplace.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreigners departing Singapore no longer have to stamp Passport beginning Monday

SINGAPORE, Apr 17 (Bernama) - Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their travel document.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House passes Bill seeking to honor Memory of Maguindanao Massacre Victims

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to declare an annual special non-working holiday to honor the memory of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bad Debt handling to be audited

Hanoi, Apr 13 (VNS/VNA) - The handling of bad debt among credit institutions would be audited this year in order to formulate recommendations for effectively implementing a National Assembly resolution, according to the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Indonesian Man fined RM30,000, jailed Eight Months for Possession of Endangered Species

TAWAU, Apr 16 (Bernama) - An Indonesian man was served with an RM30,000 fine and eight-month jail sentence by the Tawau Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to owning four Tokay geckos without a valid permit in February.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sandiganbayan junks Purisma Bid to quash Evidence in Perjury Raps

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the motion of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima to quash evidence presented against him in eight perjury cases.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA upholds Usurpation Raps vs Ex-Marinduque Solon

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - A ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed criminal charges against former Marinduque Rep. Regina Ongsiako Reyes for usurpation of official functions following her disqualification in the 2013 elections.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force withdraws Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 15 (Bernama) - Save Seafield Mariamman Temple Task Force today withdrew its appeal at the Court of Appeal against the Coroner's Court's dismissal of its application to hold a watching brief at the inquest of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who died from injuries sustained during a riot at the temple in November last year.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding factual accounts on trials before the military courts of persons accused of committing offences from the early administration of the current government in 2014 to 12 September 2016.
Date: 12 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

PRRD signs Law dividing Palawan into Three Provinces

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed the law dividing Palawan into the provinces of Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP extends Transitory Period for Banks' Amended Reports

MANILA, Apr 14 (PNA) - The Monetary Board (MB) approved the extension of transitory period of the amended report on bank interest rates on loans and deposits until 31 December 2019.
Date: 14 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cabinet Members discuss Matters Related to BT projects, Zoning Law

Hanoi, Apr 11 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on April 11 to discuss controversial issues of a draft decree on the use of public property to pay investors in build-transfer (BT) projects.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

DILG lauds SC Ruling on just IRA Share of LGUs in National Taxes

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's (SC) final ruling, which declared that local government units (LGUs) are entitled to internal revenue allotment (IRA) based on the collections of all national taxes and not just from national internal revenue taxes.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Consumer Credit Act Drawn-up to provide Syariah-Compliant Loans

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is drawing up the Consumer Credit Act which would ensure consumers get loans from syariah-compliant loan companies, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said a townhall session was held with various government agencies to get their feedback o ...
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No TRO vs Chico River Dam Project; SC orders Government to comment

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 10 (PNA) - A suit urging the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the government from securing a USD62-million loan from China to fund the construction of the Chico River Dam failed to get immediate relief from the tribunal.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Federal Court rules Bank Negara SAC Findings Binding on Civil Courts

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Federal Court in a 5-4 majority decision held that Bank Negara Malaysia's Shariah Advisory Council’s (SAC) findings on Islamic finance is binding on Civil Courts.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Najib's Three Appeals in SRC International Case

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's three appeals which included for supply of additional documents to him to prepare his defence and a gag order to prevent the media and public from discussing the merits of his case.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNS/VNA) - Regulations on personal unsecured lending by consumer finance companies will be tightened if a draft circular of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) takes effect.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - a deal experts see as hugely important to the country.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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