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Laws on Minimum Marriage Age to be Streamlined - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – Efforts are being made to streamline all legislations in the country to set the minimum marriage age limit at 18 years.

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DSWD warns Parents that Child neglect is Child Abuse, punishable by Law

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia N. Orogo gave a stern warning to parents and guardians that they are liable for neglecting their children, and are answerable to child abuse charges, especially those who are using their children to earn money on the streets.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Social Welfare and Development

Child's Welfare must come First: High Court

When a court makes an order on the care and control of a child whose parents are splitting up, it does not presume that shared care and control are always in the child's welfare.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

State Exco: Families of Scalded Pupils can take Legal Action

IPOH, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The families of the four Year Two students who were scalded during a practical science session at school in Sitiawan, have the right to take legal action.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

TAU v TAT

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Access

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

UNE v UNF

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division; Family Law - Ancillary powers of court - Third party claims - Case management

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Committee tackles Bill addressing Domestic Violence

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Party-list, Bagong Henerasyon) this week continued its deliberations on a measure seeking to define domestic violence against individuals, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, other than women and children.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Penang Government reviews Minimum Marriage Age Limit

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The minimum age limit for marriage, especially involving children in the state will be reviewed, the state legislative assembly sitting was told.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

KPWKM, Mujahid work together to raise Minimum Age for Marriage to 18

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 5 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) is working together with the Religious Affairs Minister at the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, to raise the minimum legal age for marriage in all relevant laws to 18 years old.
Date: 05 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Order on Kids' Supervision set aside in Custody Battle

A High Court judge disagreed with the Youth Court that two children at the centre of a custody battle should be placed under the supervision of the Child Protective Service (CPS), finding the alleged "emotional injury" they suffered was not of the extent to justify such state intervention.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Selangor plans to increase Minimum Age for Marriage for Muslim Women

SHAH ALAM, Aug 1 (Bernama) - Selangor plans to amend the Islamic Family Law (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 pertaining to the minimum age for marriage for Muslim women in the state and increase it from 16 to 18.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

UNB v Child Protector

Family law - Care and protection orders - Threshold for state intervention; Family law - Family Justice Courts - Relationship between Youth Court and Family Court

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 10; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Need to review, standardize Minimum Age for Marriage

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Bernama) - In view of the issue of marriages involving minors, there is a need for the government and relevant parties to review and standardise the minimum age for marriage and come up with a reference that can be used by legal practitioners.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government moves to eventually ban Child Marriages

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) - The government will put in place temporary measures to curb marriages involving minors until such time that it bans child marriages altogether, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said today. He said the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), which would be finalised this month ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Committee to study Possible Improvements on Child Care Centre Act 1984

BANGI, July 23 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up to look into possible improvements to be made on the Child Care Centre Act 1984 (Act 308) relating to home-based babysitters, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Marriage Law Amendments ease processes for Foreigners, Citizens

Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.

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Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children

The government has finished drafting the list of occupations in which children are not allowed to engage due to safety reasons, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Tuesday.

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DSWD warns Parents that Child neglect is Child Abuse, punishable by Law

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia N. Orogo gave a stern warning to parents and guardians that they are liable for neglecting their children, and are answerable to child abuse charges, ...

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Child's Welfare must come First: High Court

When a court makes an order on the care and control of a child whose parents are splitting up, it does not presume that shared care and control are always in the child's welfare.

TAU v TAT UNE v UNF Order on Kids' Supervision set aside in Custody Battle more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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