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Peraturan Menteri Kementerian Dalam Negeri Nomor 99 Tahun 2017

Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Indonesian Legislation; Citation: 99 of 2017; Source: State Gazette Indonesia

Bill of the Act amending Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

This Bill seeks to fix the period of validity of the license to own and possess firearms and permit to carry firearms outside of residence or place of business from two years and one year respectively to four years by amending Sections 7 and 19 of Republic Act No. 10591.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1611 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

GAD 2017 Accomplishment Report and 2019 Plan and Budget

The GAD 2017 accomplishment report and 2019 plan and budget shall be submitted online using the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS) on or before 18 January 2017. Department Circular No. 059
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Justice

Bill of the Act transferring the New Bilibid Prison

Bill of an Act transferring the new Bilibid prison from Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa city to the Fort Magsaysay Military reservation, Nueva Ecija, with an intent to improve, expand and upgrade its facilities in view of the present congestion.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1612 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Earthworks (Federal Territory of Putrajaya) By-Laws 2017

These By-laws come into operation on 15 November 2017.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 347 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Notification of Approval of Private Drug Rehabilitation Centres

The Minister has granted approval for the establishment and operation of private drug rehabilitation centres described in the Schedule with effect from 1 November 2017.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P. U. (B) 540 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bill of the Act amending Sec 85 (Tourism Act)

Bill of an Act seeking to amend Section 85 of the Tourism Act of 2009, the which deals with general Principles on the Grant and Administration of Incentives.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1616 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Committee approves Bill protecting Farmers, upholding PH Commitment to WTO

The House committee on agriculture and food chaired by Rep. Jose Panganiban, Jr. (Party-list, ANAC-IP) approved a measure protecting the welfare of the country’s rice farmers while at the same time upholding the country's commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Members of the committee adopted a substitute bill to various House ...
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

NLA confident Enactment of Two Key Organic Laws within Deadline of National Reform Road Map

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly is confident the enactment of two important laws will occur before the deadline indicated in the national reform road map.
Date: 22 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu: Draft Laws related to Local Elections now pending Consultation with Interior Ministry/EC

BANGKOK, Nov21 (NNT) - A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has confirmed that draft laws related to local elections have been completed and are pending consultation with the offices concerned.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Parliament approves Health Targets

The National Assembly (NA) has approved targets that will require the government to reduce the number of underweight children aged under five from 22 percent to 21 percent by 2018.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Construction Company fined RM6,000 for breeding Aedes Mosquito

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - A construction company was fined RM6,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for allowing the Aedes mosquito to breed at its construction site.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Need for Laws to regulate Exercise Therapists - Expert

LANGKAWI, Nov 21 (Bernama) - An expert in exercise science has suggested to the government to formulate laws pertaining to fitness to regulate exercise therapists in the country.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Re: Anonymous Complaints Against Hon Dinah Evangeline B Bandong

Date: 09 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. RTJ-17-2507; Source: Supreme Court

Abu Hassan Bin Hasbullah v Zukeri Bin Ibrahim

Date: 22 October 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. D-02(NCVC)(W)-349-02/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bill of the Constitutional Education Act

This Bill seeks to integrate education on the Constitution in the senior high school curriculum, particularly in the 12th Grade, in all public and private education institutions.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1610 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the National Institute of Strategic Studies Act

This Bill seeks to establish the National Institute of Strategic Studies (NISS) in the University of the Philippines System.
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1601 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Act granting Philippine Citizenship to Kwok Hing Carlos Yeung

Mr. Kwok Hing Carlos Yeung is hereby granted Philippine citizenship with all the rights, privileges and prerogatives, as well as the duties and obligations appurtenant thereto under the Constitution and the laws of the Republic of the Philippines.
Date: 11 October 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1602 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Revised Edition of the Laws (Section 11(3)) Order 2017

The President specifies that, with effect from 30 November 2017, the loose‑leaf edition of each of the Acts set out in the Schedule is, in all courts and for all purposes, the sole and only proper law of Singapore in respect of those Acts.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 662; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Guidelines on the Issuance of Clearance for Customs Release of Radiation Devices

Pursuant to Section 1(a) of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 480 entitled "Creating Radiation Health Office in the Department" dated 06 June 1974 as amended by PD No. 1372 and under Republic Act No. 9711 also known as "The Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009", the Center for Device Regulation , Radiation Health, and Research (CDRRHR) of the Food a ...
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Food and Drug Administration

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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More Support for Firms to innovate and go International Companies

The government will provide more support to firms that buy solutions and for those that develop their own innovations or team up with partners, in the form of tax reliefs.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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