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SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has called the attention of lawmakers for possible changes on “incongruent” penalties for lascivious acts against minors under a special law.

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UTS v UTT

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division - Long single income marriage; Family Law - Maintenance - Wife

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCF 8; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment

SEREMBAN, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan State Assembly today passed an amendment to the bill related to the Islamic Family Law Enactment (Negeri Sembilan) (Amendment) 2019.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

UDG v UDF and Another Matter

Family Law - Custody - Access

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 24; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The government is not proposing that Clause 88A concerning the religious conversion of child as mentioned in an amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164), be reintroduced.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said th ...
Date: 17 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that simplifies the adoption process and grants amnesty to those who tampered records to make it appear an adopted child was born to a person who is not the biological mother.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages

KUANTAN, Mar 10 (Bernama) - The government will propose for stricter standard operating procedure (SOP) involving child marriages and the cases will be heard before Syariah high court judges.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble

KULAI, March 5 (Bernama) - The government today warned that parents who are careless with their children or neglect them can land themselves in trouble with the law.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and RADION International officially agreed on Friday to support capacity building for child protection and development in target communities in the central provinces.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PRRD vetoes Bill banning Corporal Punishment for Children

MANILA, Feb 28 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has vetoed a bill banning corporate punishment for children stressing that he does not share “overly sweeping condemnation” of this practice.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

LCY v TWY

Date: 21 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 492; Source: Federal Court Registry

Duterte signs Bill protecting Children in Armed Conflict into Law

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill providing the special protection of children in situations of armed conflict.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Rules issued for Lao-Foreign Marriages

New guidelines have been issued advising foreign nationals of additional rules they must comply with if they wish to marry a Lao citizen.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Stronger Surrogacy Law anticipated

All forms of surrogacy are banned in Cambodia as the government continues to mull draft legislation to further restrict or end the practice entirely by next year.

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Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection New Rules issued for Lao-Foreign Marriages Laos reaffirms continued Support for Children’s Rights more

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment

SEREMBAN, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan State Assembly today passed an amendment to the bill related to the Islamic Family Law Enactment (Negeri Sembilan) (Amendment) 2019.

Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages more

Women’s Law set for Enactment Next Year

The Prevention of Violence against Women bill drafted in 2013 may be enacted next year, U Soe Aung deputy minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children more

SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has called the attention of lawmakers for possible changes on “incongruent” penalties for lascivious acts against minors under a special law.

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler PRRD vetoes Bill banning Corporal Punishment for Children Duterte signs Bill protecting Children in Armed Conflict into Law more

Government to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th, by organizing a campaign to promote measures that ...

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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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