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Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

BANGKOK, Jun 17 (NNT) - The Deputy Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has urged the general public to consider carefully whether amending sections 34, 69, and 81 of the Fisheries Act of 2015 as suggested by the Future Forward Party leader, Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit, would be beneficial or detrimental to the country’s ...
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted several laws and resolutions on June 14, the last working day of the seventh session.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Revised Laws on Criminal Judgment Execution, Education adopted

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The revised Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments and the revised Law on Education were adopted on June 14 during the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports

The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Cabinet approves Special Committee on Special Court

PARIT BUNTAR, Jun 15 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has approved forming a special committee to study all aspects of the proposal to set up a Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) Court. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof said the committee which will be chaired by the director ...
Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (Bernama) - A man whose act of strangling a cat and then hanging the animal to death went viral on social media, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Johor Corporation (JCorp) has settled its RM800 million of second series sukuk wakalah payment obligations for principal with coupon amounting to RM49.19 million.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Three laws were approved by the National Assembly on June 13, the 19th working day of the 14th NA’s 7th session.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA adopts Resolution on Law Building Programme in 2020

Hanoi, Jun 11 (VNA) - The National Assembly on June 11 passed a resolution on the legislature’s programme of building laws and ordinances in 2020 and adjustments to the law and ordinance building plan in 2019.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Government to crack down on Trade Fraud with Tough Penalties

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNS/VNA) - The Government will adopt stricter penalties to prevent foreign goods being exported to the other markets under Vietnamese labels to avoid tariffs. Experts forecast that firms exporting goods from countries subject to high tax rates would find ways to illegally transfer the goods to Vietnam and then export them to the ...
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

National ID System Law has enough Safeguards

MANILA, Jun 12 (PNA) - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon assured on Wednesday that the Philippines Identification System Act (PhilSys Act) has enough safeguards to protect the privacy of Filipinos, even as he stressed that the law's main objective is to enhance the delivery of basic services to the public.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Myanmar, Thailand sign Agreement to facilitate Overland Trade

Overland cross-border trade between Myanmar and Thailand will officially commence at the end of July following an agreement to allow vehicles from both sides across the border to facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Election Court rules BN Win in Jasin valid

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah of Barisan Nasional remains the Member of Parliament for Jasin after the Election Court here today rejected a petition filed by Pakatan Harapan candidate for the seat in the 14th general election (GE14), Datuk Seri Khairuddin Abu Hassan.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD okays EO to formalize Cabinet Secretaries as CORDS

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an executive order (EO) formalizing the designation of Cabinet secretaries as Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS), Malacañang said on Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court Workers urged to uphold Judiciary's Integrity

MANILA, Jun 11 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin on Tuesday urged court officials and workers throughout the country to stand by the independence of the judiciary and its role of dispensing justice to everyone.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Judge awards One-Year Imprisonment to Ahmad Dhani for Defamation

Surabaya, East Java, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - A judiciary panel, led by R. Anton Widyopriono, awarded year-long imprisonment to Indonesian rock singer, song writer, and arranger Ahmad Dhani during a trial on a defamation case at the Surabaya District Court here, Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Justice Ministry to upgrade Sentencing Enforcement Officials

The Ministry of Justice plans to train and supply more legal specialists to assist local authorities in the enforcement of court sentences, according to a senior ministry official.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

No Need to amend Existing MACC Act - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 11 (Bernama) -- There is no need to amend Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 to improve the procedure for the appointment of the MACC Chief Commissioner, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof. He said enlarging the discussion on the amendment was not required as the government had worked wit ...
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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SEC urges Public to scrutinize Firms before investing

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - As it intensifies the crackdown on suspected investment scams, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised prospective investors to scrutinize first the legitimacy of a company before making their investment decisions.

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SC sets Ground Rules for Oral Arguments on Writ of Kalikasan

MANILA, Jun 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued guidelines for the July 2 oral arguments on the writ of kalikasan suit filed by petitioners seeking assertive government action on the disputed Ayungin Shoal, Panganiban Reef, and Panatag Shoal.

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Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.

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Government plans to build New Shah Alam Court Complex - Liew

SHAH ALAM, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The government plans to build a new Court Complex in Shah Alam to replace the existing building, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

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Niosh offers free needs Analyses for Sabah and Labuan Workplaces

KOTA KINABALU, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stands ready to conduct free needs analyses of workplace safety for organisations in Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan, with the aim of identifying appropriate training required.

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Ministry launches Sexual Predation Awareness Campaign

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 24 (Bernama) - The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry today launched a sexual predation awareness campaign via digital medium Youtube.

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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