General & Misc Headlines

U.S. to work with Indonesia to resolve Trade Dispute: Ambassador

Jakarta, Aug 11 (ANTARA News) - The United States government is keen to work with Indonesia to fully resolve the trade dispute between the two countries, which had been arbitrated by the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2014, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan noted.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Malaysia to develop ASEAN Cars

Jakarta. Aug 10 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to collaborate in the development of the automotive industry to develop the so-called ASEAN cars.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia keen to boost Trade, Economic Cooperation with Ethiopia

Jakarta, Aug 9 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government aims to boost trade and economic cooperation with Ethiopia in a bid to target the African market for Indonesian products.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Construction Company fined RM5,000 for breeding Aedes Mosquito

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - A company was fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for allowing its construction site to be breeding grounds for Aedes mosquito.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Manager fined RM30,000 for breeding Aedes

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Magistrate’s Court today fined the manager of a joint management body RM30,000 on three charges of breeding the Aedes mosquito at the premises.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Indonesia to set up Special Desk to cut Investment Bureaucracy

JAKARTA, Aug 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Rural, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of Indonesia (KDPDT) have agreed to establish a special desk to facilitate all administrative matters related to investment by companies in both countries.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Companies among Winners in 15th Annual International Business Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - Companies and executives from Asean countries are among the high-achieving organisations and executives worldwide to be given Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards at The 15th Annual International Business Awards.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appointment of Gaming Expert under the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953

This is to notify the appointment of officers specified in the Schedule as gaming experts.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 474 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Public Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Fire Safety Regime

The Ministry of Home Affairs invites the public feedback on the proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Act in order to strengthen fire safety provisions, and enhance SCDF’s regulatory and enforcement powers.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Bill of the Supply (Reallocation of Appropriated Expenditure) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to apply a sum of three billion sixty-five million one hundred and thirteen thousand and eight hundred and ninety-six ringgit from the Consolidated Fund for expenditure for the service of part of the year 2018. This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on 2 July 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 15 of 2018; Source: Parliament

NCPO maintains Ban on Political Activities

BANGKOK, Aug 9 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order is maintaining its ban on political activities, according to a deputy prime minister.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Industry Minister chairs SMEs 4.0 Development in EEC Conference

CHONBURI, Aug 9 (NNT) - The Industry Minister, Uttama Savanayana, chaired a conference with representatives from the state and private sectors to discuss ways to develop Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the eastern region of Thailand in accordance with the government's Thailand 4.0 initiative.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry set to impress ASEAN Countries with WorldSkills ASEAN Bangkok 2018

BANGKOK, Aug 9 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor announced that Thailand will host WorldSkills ASEAN Bangkok 2018 from August 31st to September 2nd, 2018. The event will allow young participants from the ASEAN member countries to compete on the excellence of their skills and develop the skills and competencies needed by the labor market.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

ASEAN Day 2018 Celebration hosted in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug 8, (NNT) - As today (8th Aug 2018) is the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, an ASEAN Day 2018 celebration was staged in Thailand.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DILG supports Move of Mayors on Guidelines for Class Suspension

MANILA, Aug 9 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is supporting the move of the Metro Manila Council (MMC) to draw up new guidelines for the suspension of classes in the metropolis during bad weather.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

BI bars Entry of blacklisted Aussie Professor

MANILA, Aug 9 (PNA) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) confirmed that it has barred the entry of Australian professor Gill Hale Boehringer on August 8.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia, Myanmar explore Trade, Investment Cooperation

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Myanmar have explored trade and investment potential in both countries to optimize bilateral economic cooperation, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Rosan P. Roeslani said.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia to again revise import Regulations following Complaint by US

Jakarta. Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has agreed to revise its import regulations again following a complaint lodged by the United States (U.S.) with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Aug 2.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

E-commerce Trend may push Digital Currency's Issuance: BI

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia's central bank, may start to consider issuing its digital currency (CBDC), following the currently growing e-commerce trend, according to an official.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Review removal of Cabotage Policy - MASA

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The decision to liberalise the cabotage policy in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, effective June 1, 2017, should be revisited as it has not only failed to bring down the price of goods but is also hurting local shippers, said the Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA).
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.

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ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.

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PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.

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DFA lauds Appointment of Career Diplomat as Chief of Presidential Protocol, Foreign Affairs Adviser

Aug 12 - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today lauded the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of a career diplomat as one of the senior officials at the Office of the President and said this move would help advance the country’s foreign policy goals.

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ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.

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