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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Federal Court dismisses Appeal, PBRS Deputy President keeps Pensiangan Seat

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - Arthur Joseph Kurup, the son of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) President Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, retains his position as Pensiangan Member of Parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Khairuddin's Appeal allowed, Jasin Election Petition sent back for Trial

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today returned the election petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate, Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan who contested the Jasin parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) to the Election Court for trial. A five-man bench led by Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum allowed Khairudd ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA passes Seven Bills

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand endorsed the draft Land Code Amendment Act in its first reading this week and passed into law seven other acts this week.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

PRRD signs Rice Tariffication Bill into Law

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday signed the rice tariffication bill into law, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed in a text message to reporters.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stab ...
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Round Table Retreat reviews Implementation of 2018 Recommendations

The government and development partners met in Vientiane on Friday to discuss translation of the key recommendations of the 2018 Round Table Meeting into concrete follow-up actions.
Date: 17 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Judiciary Misconduct Allegation: Government open to all options on Actions to be taken

SANDAKAN, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The government will leave all options opened, including a proposal to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), with regard to action the government should take following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on misconducts within the judiciary. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew ...
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Unlicensed Hotel, AirBnB Operators urged to register with Tourism Ministry

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Unlicensed hotel operators and those offering vacation rental services on AirBnB, must register with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture immediately to avoid legal action.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Immigration (Immigration Anchorage) Notification 2019

This Notification is in force for the period starting at 5 am and ending at 9 am on 16 February 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 103; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Poisons (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 100; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

House approves establishment of Philippine Ship Registry

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9042, seeking to establish the Philippines as a leading maritime nation and respected flag State.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bill declaring PUP as National Polytechnic University

The House of Representatives passed on second reading House Bill 9023 which seeks to strengthen the Charter of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) by declaring it as the National Polytechnic University (NPU) to continuously give quality yet affordable education to poor but deserving students.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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