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CA junks Plea of Cops suspended for groping Man in Bus Station

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) upheld the suspension of two policemen who ordered a man to strip before groping him in a bus station six years ago.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.
Date: 01 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court fines Meth Trafficker RP1 Billion, hands 11-Year Prison Term

Denpasar, Bali, May 30 (ANTARA) - The Denpasar District Court in Bali Province imposed a 11-year prison term against I Putu Adi Sastrawan on Tuesday for trafficking 63.58 grams of crystal meth and 94 ecstasy pills.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Former AG Mohamed Apandi free to leave Country, Travel Ban withdrawn

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali is now free to leave the country after the government withdrew the travel ban imposed on him last May 8. His lawyer, M. Visvanathan, said Mohamed Apandi also withdrew his application for leave for a judicial review against the decision by the Immigration Depart ...
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tailor fined RM3,500 for humiliating Acquaintance' s Daughter on Instagram

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - A tailor was fined RM3,500 in default six months jail by the Ampang Magistrate Court here today after he pleaded guilty after humiliating the daughter of his female acquaintance at Instagram social media, last month.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IPIC and Aabar fail to strike out Consent Award Challenge - AG

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - The London Commercial Court has rejected an attempt by International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Aabar Investments PJS (Aabar) to strike out the application by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Minister of Finance Incorporated (MOFI) to challenge the Consent Award entered during Datuk Seri Najib Tu ...
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Ku Nan's Appeal to set aside Order to surrender Passport

PUTRAJAYA, May 30 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who is facing two charges or receiving bribes totalling RM3 million, has failed to set aside the order for him to surrender his passport to the court.
Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

DOJ names Prosecutor to probe Glenn Chong Aide's Murder

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has assigned to a prosecutor the formal investigation on the killing of the aide of former Biliran Representative Glenn Chong and a female companion.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Judicial Review on Smoking Ban to be heard August 22

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today set Aug 22 to hear the judicial review filed by seven individuals challenging the decision by the Ministry of Health to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year. Judge Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya set the date in her chambers in the presence of lawyer Moh ...
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Draft Laws under Discussion on May 28

Hanoi, May 28 (VNA) - The National Assembly (NA) is set to consider the draft revised Law on Public Investment, the draft law on military reserve force, and the draft law on the entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens on May 28.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Service Charge Bill gets Bicam Nod

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The congressional bicameral conference committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would grant restaurant and hotel employees 100 percent access to service charges collected from customers.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

CA Justice Inting is new SC Magistrate

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Henri Jean-Paul Inting is the latest appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Supreme Court.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

Duterte appoints 40 New Prosecutors

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte appointed 40 new prosecutors to fill vacancies in prosecution offices nationwide.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

NEDA welcomes New National Statistician

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) announced in a statement on Tuesday that Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, will be serving as the new National Statistician and head of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), an attached agency of NEDA.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippines News Agency

Ministry to keep issuing Licenses to Tour Guides

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will keep issuing licenses to tour guides to ensure the quality of service provided to tourists in the country, according to the Myanmar Tour Guide Association.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Law gives TIEZA Power to grant Incentives

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law giving the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) sole and exclusive jurisdiction to grant incentives to tourism enterprise zones (TEZs) until December 31, 2029.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs into Law Sagip Saka Act

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Sagip Saka Act to help increase farmers’ and fishermen’s income and reach their full potential.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs Magna Carta of the Poor

MANILA, May 27 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law the Magna Carta of the Poor which is meant to uplift the standard of living and quality of life of impoverished Filipinos. Duterte signed Republic Act 11291 on April 12, 2019 but a copy of which was released to media on Monday (May 27). Under the law, “the gover ...
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Billboards: Apply for Permit or Billboards will be dismantled - Teo

SEREMBAN, May 27 (Bernama) - Billboard companies must apply for permit from the local authorities to put up their structures or risk them being dismantled.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah Syariah Court Complex 45 percent completed, ready by May 2020

KOTA KINABALU, May 27 (Bernama) - The new Kota Kinabalu Syariah Court Complex is 45 percent completed and is expected to be fully operational by May 2020, said Deputy Secretary-General (Senior) in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad.
Date: 27 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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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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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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