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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.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

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.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Regulation on Black Shoes for Students to be fully enforced in 2021

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 13 (Bernama) - The requirement for students in government and government-aided schools to wear only black shoes to school will only be fully enforced in 2021, said the Education Ministry (MOE).
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses PH's Petition, BN retains Jasin Seat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the 14th General Election (GE14) Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah retained his Jasin seat after the High Court here dismissed the election petition by Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan today.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Application for Review of Lim's acquittal on Corruption Charges

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 12 (Bernama) - The High Court here today rejected an application by Facebook account holder Mohsin Abdul Latif for a review of the court’s decision in acquitting and discharging former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon on corruption charges.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Time for ASEAN to close Ranks, remove Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) - The escalating trade war between the United States and China should come as a stark reminder for the 10 ASEAN member countries that continuing to impose non-tariff barriers (NTBs) would only rob them of the opportunities to exploit fully the advantages of a single regional market.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RCEP Ministers resolve to successfully conclude Negotiations

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Bernama) - Ministers from the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participating countries reaffirmed their resolve to bring negotiations to a substantial conclusion.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sarawak Trade Office in Singapore to start operating on January 1

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) - Sarawak will set up three regional trade offices, including in Singapore, next year as a liaison between the state's exporters and the international business community.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN not fully tapping its Potential - Tun M

BALI (Indonesia), Oct 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lamented ASEAN for not fully tapping its potential as an economic powerhouse, despite having abundant resources and a consumer market of nearly 700 million people.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Wrongful Dismissal: Workers urged to report to Labour Department

ALOR SETAR, Oct 11 (Bernama) - Employees who have been dismissed not in accordance with the terms and conditions of termination have been urged to report to the Labour Department (JTK) or the Industrial Relations Department (JPP) so that action can be taken against the employers.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cabinet agrees to temporarily suspend Actions under Sedition Act - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has decided to temporarily suspend actions under the Sedition Act, said Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Muhammad Shafee loses Appeal over Suit against Malaysian Bar, AG

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by senior lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah over his defamation suit against the Malaysian Bar, Attorney-General Tommy Thomas and two others relating to his conduct as the deputy public prosecutor in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's Sodomy II appeal. Chief Judge of Sab ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Cabinet backs Animal Registration Law, orders More Review to reduce Inconveniences

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The cabinet has approved in principle the animal registration measure, and ordered related agencies to conduct further studies to avoid unnecessary inconveniences to public members.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Draft Decree before Senate Selections

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given its approval to a draft Royal Decree that would launch the selection of Senators.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government launches e-Commerce Workshop for Northern SMEs

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - Government agencies and private businesses have held a workshop on product development and e-commerce, to promote growth among SMEs in 17 northern provinces.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police to abolish Jurisdiction Limits for Criminal Complaints

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - According to the Royal Thai Police (RTP), crime victims would soon be able to file their complaints at any police station in Thailand.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Police to abolish Jurisdiction Limits for Criminal Complaints

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - According to the Royal Thai Police (RTP), crime victims would soon be able to file their complaints at any police station in Thailand.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

327 Bills approved on Third Reading, Four Laws enacted under GMA Leadership

MANILA, Oct 11 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved a total of 327 measures on third reading under the leadership of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said Thursday.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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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