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Arahan Penempatan Yang Arif Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman Mahkamah Tinggi Sabah dan Sarawak Bil 2/2018

This is to notify the appointment of YA Dr Lim Hock Leng as the Judicial Commissioner with effect from 1 Apr 2018. Circular No. 101/2018
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Filipino jailed for entering Country illegally

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A Filipino man was sentenced to six months jail and ordered to be given one stroke of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today, when he pleaded guilty to entering the country without valid travel document.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sukhothai Strictly enforcing Traffic Laws during Songkran

SUKHOTHAI, Apr 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Sukhothai province has urged all local agencies to enforce laws strictly to ensure the safety of local residents and tourists.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

IRBM contributes Teaching Aid to Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Apr 12 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today handed out a teaching aid each to the District Education Office and four selected schools, here.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government declares May 9 as Public Holiday to allow People to go to the Polls

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - There should be no more excuse for all registered voters not to cast their votes after the government announced that May 9, which is polling day for the 14th General Election (GE14), a public holiday in the country.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice to release Malaysian Judgments Portal today

Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif will release the beta version of the Malaysian Judgments Portal (“the Portal”) on Monday, 16 April at an event hosted by the University of Malaya at their Faculty of Law. The Portal, proposed as the official repository of Malaysian judgments and rulings, aims to develop a centralised and consistent approach ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Government Procurement (Application) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 202; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Statistics Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 203; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

NLA: Court demands Additional Arguments against Draft Senate Election Law on April 18

BANGKOK, Apr 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is to submit additional information in its argument against the draft law on the election of the Senate, after the Songkran holiday.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Duterte names Two More ConCom Members

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed two more members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tunku Abdul Rahman honoured with Inaugural 'Tokoh Hawana' Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra A-Haj, the Father of Independence and Father of Malaysia, was today honoured with the inaugural Tokoh Hawana´ National Journalists´ Day 2017/18 Award for his contributions and services to developing and promoting journalism and the media in the country as well as his inv ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sand and Granite Quarries (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 200; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Committee harmonizes Bills regulating Education and Licensure of Physicians

The House committee on civil service and professional regulation created a Technical Working Group (TWG) to consolidate and harmonize bills seeking to regulate the education and licensure of physicians and the practice of medicine in the Philippines.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House OKs National Building Code as Major Engineering Subject

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 7422, seeking to mandate the integration of the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) as a major subject in the higher education curriculum of Architecture and Engineering courses and as a topic of licensure exams.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Woman fined for Breach of Pet Farm Licensing Conditions and Dog Licensing Conditions

42-year-old Choo Pui Lee, a licensee of Pretty Pets Kennel, was fined $8,500 by the court for breaching the pet farm licensing conditions and keeping dogs without license.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman sentenced to Jail and fined for Animal Cruelty

In February 2016, Chng Leng Khim was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment for animal cruelty. She was also fined $3,100 for failing to comply with order to assist in investigation and for failing to license her pet dogs. After Chng appealed, the High Court set aside her plea of guilt and sent the case for a re-trial.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Court of Justice says it is ready to comply with Government Orders on its Housing Project

BANGKOK, Apr 10 (NNT) - The Office of the Court of Justice has assured the public it is ready to comply with any government orders after it met resistance to its construction project.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

President of Constitutional Court urges Law Enforcers to uphold Ethics and Morality

BANGKOK, Apr 10 (NNT) - The President of the Constitutional Court has urged all law enforcers to uphold ethics and morality.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Legislation rewards well-behaved Prisoners

Prisoners who demonstrate good behaviour and meet certain criteria can expect to be freed earlier or have their terms reduced, thanks to a new Presidential Ordinance.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Public Order (32nd ASEAN Summit) Notification 2018

The Commissioner of Police notifies that persons seeking to enter the special event areas must subject themselves to inspections if required to be made by the police officers. This Notification expires on 29 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 199; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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