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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.

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UQP v UQQ

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Matrimonial home

Date: 26 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCF 7; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Early Childhood Development Centres (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 15 February 2019.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 86; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Leong Yim Ling v Moey Park Moon

Family Law - Maintenance - Assessment; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 08 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 26; Source: Singapore Law Watch

USA v USB

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Maintenance

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCF 5; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

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 re ...

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble 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

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 wh ...

PRRD vetoes Bill banning Corporal Punishment for Children Duterte signs Bill protecting Children in Armed Conflict into Law House approves Bill lowering Age of 'Social Responsibility' to 12 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 ...

NLA Sports Committee explains Legislation restricting Children under 12 from Boxing more

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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