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MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the cities are among the sweeping labour reforms sought by the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). These are among the proposals the labour centre has submitted to the government which is in the process of reviewing three key labour laws as promised by Pakatan Harapan in their 14th General Election (GE14) manifesto.

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House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Foreign Workers Replacement System to be reinstated July 1

IPOH, May 31 (Bernama) - The government has agreed to reinstate the foreign workers replacement system to all sectors effective July 1, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NA Deputies scrutinize Labour Law

Hanoi, May 29 (VNA) - During the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), deputies on May 29 discussed the draft amended Labour Law which has been attracting public concern in recent times.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers

The Labour Ministry has streamlined the process of making social security payments in a bid to better serve registered workers and employers, said the head of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Senate approved on third reading on Monday a bill that will give employers and employees an option to adopt flexible working arrangements.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1284 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Jee Mun v Mohamed, Yeng & Co

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1282 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Chong Fui Thung v Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1278 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Yap Pui Yee v Suon Kee Preserved Fruits Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1276 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Mac Nold A/L Simon Johnsom v Indrapura Properties Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1272 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Julia Hanim Binti Mat Noh v Sigma Master Security Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1271 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon

Contract - Breach; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Employment law - Employees’ duties - Duty of good faith and fidelity

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 96; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Pension closer as Government creates Draft Law on Social Security Funds

Pensions for those in the private sector moved closer after the National Assembly and ministries of Economy and Finance, and Labour and Vocational Training created a draft law on social security funds.

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Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural ar ...

New Decree orders Safe, Healthy Workplaces Attapeu penalises, fires Officials over Misconduct Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers more

MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the c ...

Foreign Workers Replacement System to be reinstated July 1 Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia more

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.

Govt launches New Payment System for Injured Workers New Labour Law paves way for Worker Safety Standards Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan more

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.

Bill on Flexible Work Arrangements hurdles Final Reading at Senate POEA bars Recruitment firm from deploying OFWs to Jeddah over Abuses Ruby C Del Rosario v CW Marketing & Development Corporation and Another more

HT SRL v Wee Shuo Woon

Contract - Breach; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Employment law - Employees’ duties - Duty of good faith and fidelity

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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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