General & Misc Headlines

Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

Court gives Hyflux Six-Month Break from Creditors; Company in search of S$200m Rescue Financing

The High Court has granted struggling water project developer Hyflux a six-month reprieve from creditors so that they can workout a survival plan and reorganise its debt.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte wants Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Filipinos who are fond of drinking powdered juice might want to think twice the next time they purchase this sugar-sweetened beverage in the groceries.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Najib, Ab Rauf withdraw Suit against MKini

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and UMNO executive secretary Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh today applied to withdraw their suit against Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan and former chief editor Fathi Aris Omar over a series of readers' posts published on the website four years ago ...
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Invitation to participate in Survey on Citation of Acts without Chapter Numbers in New Revised Edition

The Law Revision Commission has begun preparations for a Revised Edition of Acts. In the 2020 Revised Edition of Acts, they are proposing to abolish the use of Chapter numbers for Acts. They have also invited people to participate in their survey to give them views on how to refer to Acts if Chapter numbers are removed. The online survey ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

House LIYAB Forum for Youth returns

The House of Representatives held on Thursday last week the second installment of its LIYAB Leadership Forum series meant to empower the youth.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

Emergency Decree lifted in Seven Southern Districts

PATTANI, June 17 (NNT) - The government has declared the lifting of the emergency decree in seven southern border districts following a decline in violence in the far South.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020

The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN Economy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The President of Bangkok Bank spoke today at the AEC Business Forum 2018, expressing confidence in the ASEAN economy despite the escalating trade war between the United States and China.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

No Nationwide Martial Law amid Anti-Tambay Drive, Palace assures

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday allayed fears that the anti-tambay (bystander) drive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would be a prelude to nationwide martial law noting that President Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier said that it was not an option.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supreme Court junks PCGG's P51-B Damages Claim vs Marcoses, Cronies

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) junked the appeal of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance (PCGG) to collect PHP51 billion in damages from the estate of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies who allegedly connived to acquire ill-gotten wealth through behest loans.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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