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Government considers banning e-Waste Import

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The national reform steering commission approved a ban on import of electronic waste for which an ad hoc committee was set up.

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Protected Places (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 15 June 2018.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 407; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Public Health (Public Cleansing) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

This is to notify that except for regulations 2(c), (d), (f) and 4, the Environmental Public Health (Public Cleansing) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 come into operation on 1 July 2018. Regulation 2(f) comes into operation on 1 September 2018 and Regulations 2(c) and (d) and 4 come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 394; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Consultation on Draft Mining EIA Guidelines begins

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Comments are invited on the two draft documents intended to guide those undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for the mining sector, including gemstones and jade, before June 15.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

House to impose tighter controls on quarrying

The House committee on good government and public accountability chaired by Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel terminated its deliberations pursuant to House Resolution 1505, seeking an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into quarrying activities in Nueva Ecija and other parts of the country.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Environmental Protection and Management (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 358; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 360; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Protection and Management Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 359; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Guidelines for Businesses to fight against Plastic Pollution issued

Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has joined the grassroots movement Thant Myanmar which is fighting against pollution in the country.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve

Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise situated within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Philippine Sea, north eastern coast of Luzon Island, as a protected area under the category of Resource Reserve to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve. Proclamation No. 489
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 489; Source: Official Gazette

Cabinet proposes Amendments to Hazardous Substances Act

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances Act to reflect modern circumstances and ensure public safety.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet gives Green Light to Community Forest Bill

BANGKOK, May 22 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to pass the draft Community Forest Act in the hope of encouraging public participation in the management of local forests.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PH needs Legal Framework on the use of Nuclear Power

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said the government has to come out first with a comprehensive legal framework on the use of nuclear power before it pursues any proposal on adding atomic energy as an alternative energy source in the Philippines.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Department of Industrial Works to use Law to control Industrial Waste Disposal on First May

BANGKOK, Apr 28 (NNT) - The Department of Industrial Works is getting ready to apply the law in considering permission to take industrial waste away from factories through electronic systems. The law in question is derived from the improvement of an organic law in the Factory Act B.E. 2535 (1992). It is to be enforced from 1st May onward. It s ...
Date: 28 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Lorry driver fined RM17,000 for Illegal Dumping of Waste

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was fined RM17,000 in default three months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for dumping construction debris at a residential area.
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry driver fined RM17,000 for Illegal Dumping of Waste

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was fined RM17,000 in default three months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for dumping construction debris at a residential area.

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Consultation on Draft Mining EIA Guidelines begins

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Comments are invited on the two draft documents intended to guide those undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans ...

Guidelines for Businesses to fight against Plastic Pollution issued Law drafted to save Underground Water more

House to impose tighter controls on quarrying

The House committee on good government and public accountability chaired by Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel terminated its deliberations pursuant to House Resolution 1505, seeking an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into quarryin ...

Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve PH needs Legal Framework on the use of Nuclear Power House Panel okays Bill on Marine Resources Preservation more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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