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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.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Abolishment of Death Sentence for All Offences - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Abolishment of the mandatory death sentence will be for all offences, despite objections from various quarters, including families of murder victims, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Motion on Mahathir's Speech at UNGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to make the address of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly as the basis of Malaysia’s foreign policy. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, when winding up debate on the motion, explained that it had been planned ...
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PH lauds Bahrain for facilitating Regularization of Filipino Workers

The Philippines has lauded Bahrain for cooperating with Manila in coming up with arrangements that would allow hundreds of undocumented Filipinos in the Gulf state to regularize their stay.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Committee approves Bill renaming Clark International Airport as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

The House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) on Wednesday approved House Bills 8289 and 2274, both seeking to rename the Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Pampanga as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We loo ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Malaysian Bar

Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Tharman tweaks MAS Prohibition Orders upon Appeal

Orders barring two men from doing some kinds of financial work were tweaked upon appeal to Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, minister in charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said the regulator on Wednesday.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bill Promoting Positive, Non-violent Discipline for Children Hurdles 2nd Reading

Spanking and other physical forms of punishment may soon be a thing of the past, as the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House Approves PhilHealth Coverage of PWDs

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure which seeks to provide Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) access to health care.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Securities Commission

Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

EC permits Online Campaigning

BANGKOK, Oct 14 (NNT) - Secretary-General of the Election Commission (EC) Pol.Col.Gen.Charungwit Phumma has confirmed that political parties can campaign on social media but they must not defame other people. He said the EC is finding appropriate methods for displaying campaign banners.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA keen to enact Important Laws before Term ends

BANGKOK, Oct 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is asking the administration to submit all pending bills for deliberation before its term in office comes to an end.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass NESDB Act in Third Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 13 (NNT) - The third reading of the draft National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) Act saw 186 lawmakers vote in favor and none against.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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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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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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