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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.

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Ban on Disposable Plastics at Selangor Government Buildings effective July 1

SHAH ALAM, June 1 (Bernama) - The Selangor Government will enforce a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastics at all departments and agencies under the state's administration from July 1.
Date: 01 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry working on Changes to Tobacco Control Law

The Ministry of Health and Sports is working on a draft amendment to the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law as part of the government’s anti-tobacco effort, a senior official said.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Businessman fined RM16,000 for Possessing 243 Baya Weaver without Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Bernama) - A businessman was fined RM16,000 or five months imprisonment by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to a charge of keeping 243 Baya Weaver (Ploceus Philippinus) a protected species without a valid licence four years ago.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government plans Three-Month Mining Moratorium in Disaster-Prone Hpakant

The government will declare a three-month moratorium on jade mining in Hpakant township, Kachin State, during the rainy season from July to August amid concerns about accidents, U Min Min Oo, permanent secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, said on Tuesday.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the study, to be done through a collaboration between Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malay ...
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) will adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to address toxicological pollution. Its Deputy Minister Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis said this was decided at the meeting of the National Committee on Management and Regulation of ...
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce a new law to compel polluters of the environment to pay for the cleanup operations and other damages that they have caused.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility that the Environmental Quality Act 1974 would be reviewed in light of the serious pollution caused by the dumping of chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang. This follows an outcry from the public that the punishment for those foun ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations

A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Guidelines seek Responsible Marine Wildlife Tourism

MANILA, Mar 9 (PNA) - The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is planning to finalize soon the guidelines on marine wildlife tourism (MWT) in the country.
Date: 09 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

20 Sen Pollution Charge in the Federal Territories effective March 15

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 10 (Bernama) - A pollution charge of 20 sen will be implemented in the Federal Territories, effective March 15, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

MESTECC: No Plans to amend Environment Quality Act

JOHOR BAHRU, Mar 9 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climatic Change (MESTECC) has no plans to amend the Environment Quality Act 1974 to provide stiffer punishments to environmental offenders.
Date: 09 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia aims to ratify Kigali Amendment in Three Years

Jakarta, Feb 28 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has targeted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in three years` time to reduce the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move to protect the ozone layer.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bill on Sustainable Management of Forest Lands and Forest Resources passed

The House of Representatives approved on second reading a bill seeking to set a policy direction in the formulation of programs for the protection and sustainable management of forest lands to enhance forest ecosystems services.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Environmental Law Changes get go-ahead

The ministries of Interior, Environment, and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Monday agreed on the amendment to the laws concerning forestry, fisheries and natural resource protection.

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Indonesia aims to ratify Kigali Amendment in Three Years

Jakarta, Feb 28 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has targeted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in three years` time to reduce the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move to protect the ozone l ...

Batam drafts Plastic Use Restriction Regulation Forestry Ministry demands Execution of Court Verdict against MPL Government drafts Post-quake Reconstruction Action Plan more

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations

A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.

Comply with Environmental Regulations or have Licence revoked, Chinese Farming Firm warned more

Ban on Disposable Plastics at Selangor Government Buildings effective July 1

SHAH ALAM, June 1 (Bernama) - The Selangor Government will enforce a campaign to stop the use of single-use plastics at all departments and agencies under the state's administration from July 1.

Businessman fined RM16,000 for Possessing 243 Baya Weaver without Licence Government to study Need for Climate Change Act Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents more

Guidelines seek Responsible Marine Wildlife Tourism

MANILA, Mar 9 (PNA) - The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) is planning to finalize soon the guidelines on marine wildlife tourism (MWT) in the country.

Bill on Sustainable Management of Forest Lands and Forest Resources passed SGMA Bill on Advanced Energy and Green Building Technologies Curriculum approved Bicam OKs Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act more

Cabinet approves Measures against Forest Encroachment

BANGKOK, Nov 26, (NNT) - The Cabinet this week approved measures to manage state forestry areas, while maintaining the coexistence of forests and human activity.

SEA Framework to be adopted in Water Resource Management Government considers banning e-Waste Import Cabinet proposes Amendments to Hazardous Substances Act more

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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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