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Official Business to use only Bahasa Malaysia, Other Languages only for Translation - PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated the government’s stand on the use of Bahasa Malaysia in all official matters.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

DFA lauds Appointment of Career Diplomat as Chief of Presidential Protocol, Foreign Affairs Adviser

Aug 12 - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today lauded the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of a career diplomat as one of the senior officials at the Office of the President and said this move would help advance the country’s foreign policy goals.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

House approves "Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act" Proposal

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7735 which seeks to replace the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs and create the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

In Nine Session Days, House tackles 195 Bills, passes Two Priority Legislations

In the nine session days since the start of the 17th Congress’ third regular session on July 23, 2013 until August 8, 2018, the House of Representatives had processed a total of 195 measures, including passing two priority measures of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

SAL to partner its Members to provide Free Talks to boost Public Awareness of Legal Matters

Singapore, Aug 13 - The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is planning to work with its members to offer public talks on legal issues that will be useful to the man-in-the-street.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Academy of Law

Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

GANT1 withdraws Application for Leave to Appeal in Lawsuit against Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Ten members of the Gerakan Anak Muda Tolak Najib (GANT1) have withdrawn their applications for leave to appeal at the Federal Court against a Court of Appeal’s decision in allowing an application by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two others to strike out their lawsuit. The GANT1 members ...
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court allows Jamil Khir's Bid to strike out Appeal by Pemangkin

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom succeeded in his application to strike out an appeal by Yayasan Pembangunan Anak Yatim/Miskin (Pemangkin) and two others in a civil lawsuit.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Urgent Drafting of Two Bills to establish Ed Min

BANGKOK, Aug 11 (NNT) - Dr. Udom Kachintorn the Deputy Education Minister for Education has announced progress in the establishment of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Info in Nationall ID System secured: DOJ

MANILA, Aug 12 (PNA) - The information that will be stored in the national ID system cannot be accessed by anyone unless they get permission from concerned owner.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte appoints CA Jose Reyes as new SC Justice

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr. as new Supreme Court (SC) Justice, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said on Friday.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

12K Jobs up for grabs in 'Build, Build, Build' Job Fair

MANILA, Aug 10 (PNA) - Some 12,000 job opportunities in the construction sector will be offered at the job caravan under the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration on Sunday (August 12) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.

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ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.

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PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.

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DFA lauds Appointment of Career Diplomat as Chief of Presidential Protocol, Foreign Affairs Adviser

Aug 12 - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today lauded the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of a career diplomat as one of the senior officials at the Office of the President and said this move would help advance the country’s foreign policy goals.

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ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.

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