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Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group in employment. Human Resource Minister M. Kulasegaran said the amendment to the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966 was to ensure the labour laws of the country were in line with international standards especially the conventions of International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Court upholds RM30-Mln Alimony Payment for Bekir's Ex-wife

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Tun Abdul Taib, son of the Sarawak Yang Dipertua Negeri, has to pay RM30 million ‘mutaah’ (alimony) to his former wife, Shahnaz Abdul Majid.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court reverses Mum's Move to change Child's Name, Race

A mother's move to change the name, surname and Eurasian race of her 10-year-old daughter - who is under the joint custody of a guardian - has been overturned by a district judge.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

UMM v UML

Family Law - Consent orders - Setting aside; Family Law - Consent orders - Variation

Date: 02 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 13; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Senate approves Anti-Catcalling Bill

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure seeking to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

'Kept Man' must still pay Ex-wife, Judge rules

A Family Court judge dismissed a kept man's bid to discontinue maintenance payouts to his ex-wife despite his claims that he had no income and lived off a wealthy long-term partner who will dump him on the streets if she tires of him someday.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House ratifies Report on Expanded Mom, Child Health Care Bill

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed measure expanding the country's nutrition and health programs for mothers and children during the child's first 1,000 days of life.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Selangor passes Bill to raise Minimum Muslim Marriage Age to 18

SHAH ALAM, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The Selangor State Assembly today approved the Islamic Family Enactment (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 (Amendment 2018) which, among others, regulates the minimum age limit of a Muslim marriage from 16 to 18 years in the state. Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim announced that the Bill was passed afte ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johor Government to establish Committee to help Women NGOs

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 1 (Bernama) - The Johor state government will set up a sepcial committee to coordinate and assist Women NGOs in the state.
Date: 01 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

TSF v TSE

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Fresh evidence on appeal

Date: 16 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 49; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Total ban on Child Marriage not finalized yet - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - The decision to impose a total ban on child marriage has not been finalised yet, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told the Dewan Negara today.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SABM Calls on PM, DPM to ban Child Marriage

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 18 (Bernama) - Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) Australia today urged Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to ban child marriage in Malaysia.
Date: 18 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

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

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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Dewan Rakyat passes Children and Young Persons Bill

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Children and Young Persons (Employment) (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the aim to improve protection for the group in employment. Human Resource Ministe ...

Court upholds RM30-Mln Alimony Payment for Bekir's Ex-wife Selangor passes Bill to raise Minimum Muslim Marriage Age to 18 Johor Government to establish Committee to help Women NGOs more

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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Senate approves Anti-Catcalling Bill

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure seeking to protect women from catcalling and other forms of street-based harassment.

House ratifies Report on Expanded Mom, Child Health Care Bill DSWD warns Parents that Child neglect is Child Abuse, punishable by Law Committee tackles Bill addressing Domestic Violence more

Court reverses Mum's Move to change Child's Name, Race

A mother's move to change the name, surname and Eurasian race of her 10-year-old daughter - who is under the joint custody of a guardian - has been overturned by a district judge.

UMM v UML 'Kept Man' must still pay Ex-wife, Judge rules TSF v TSE more

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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