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Man sentenced to jail, Three Strokes for Incest Rape

KUCHING, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Samarahan Magistrate's Court today sentenced a man to 10 years and 12 years in jail and three strokes of the rotan for raping his 14-year-old sister.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pemohon Kasasi v Termohon Kasasi

Date: 25 August 2014; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 384 K/Pdt/2014; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Senate Committee on Justice approves Judges-at-Large Bill

On 17 September 2018, the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, through its Chairman Sen. Richard Gordon, passed the legislative proposals to create new positions for Judges-At-Large.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Palace to SUC Execs: Free Speech must not violate CSC Rules

MANILA, Sept 19 (PNA) - Officials of state universities and colleges (SUCs) have the right to air their sentiments against President Rodrigo R. Duterte as long as they do not violate rules under the Civil Service law, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Renewable Energy Law in the Works to speed up Development

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is drafting a renewable energy law to develop the sector, said U Maung Maung Kyaw, Chief Engineer from the Department of Renewable Energy and Hydropower Plants under the MOEE.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Taxes, Fees temporarily cut in Governments Flood Recovery Plan

The government has agreed to cut various taxes and fees in flood-stricken areas in order to promote greater production during the coming dry-season to compensate damage by this year’s devastating floods.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Malaysia supports coordinated Asean Cybersecurity Approach

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia supports a coordinated approach to cybersecurity efforts in ASEAN, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dra Linawati v Drs Bambang Irawan

Date: 13 February 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 176 K/Pdt/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Hanjaya Sutanto v PT Indomarco Pristama

Date: 19 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1967 K/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

IPOPHL sets Patent Workshops, training to spur Protection, Commercialization of University Research

Seeing the need to protect, and make more of the research of Philippine universities and R&D institutions market-ready, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is holding a series of patent drafting and patent search ‘writeshops’ and training nationwide.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Intellectual Property Office of The Philippines

Customs Treaty with Russia to facilitate Trade, prevent Smuggling

MOSCOW, Sept 18 - The Philippine Embassy in Moscow announced that the agreement regarding cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters have recently entered into force following completion of ratification procedures by the Philippines and Russia.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Finance

TWG created to study Proposals to rationalize Fiscal Regime Applicable to Mineral Agreements

The House Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing (1st District, Nueva Ecija) today created a technical working group (TWG) that will study the bills pertaining to the establishment of a rationalized fiscal regime applicable to all mineral agreements.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: House of Representatives

OSMEP successfully helping SMEs get Businesses off the Ground

BANGKOK, Sept 18 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) revealed today it has successfully helped new SMEs and community-based state enterprises get their businesses off the ground through a first-time entrepreneur program.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Pacquiao is New Chair of Senate Ethics Panel

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - Senator Manny Pacquiao was elected Tuesday as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, replacing Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ease of Doing Business Consultations done in Two Weeks: DTI

TACLOBAN CITY, Sept 18 (PNA)  The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will complete the public consultations needed for drafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 within two weeks.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Human Resources, Infrastructure key for Industrial Revolution 4.0: BPPI

Jakarta, Sept 18 (ANTARA News) - Head of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry Ngakan Timur Antara opined that human resources and digital infrastructure have become the key for the industrial revolution 4.0.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Judicial Appointments Commission has Four New Eminent Persons

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The four eminent persons of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) have been replaced, according to a statement from the JAC secretariat. The new appointees are three former judges of the Court of Appeal, namely Datuk Seri Mohd Hishamudin Md Yunus, Datuk Linton Albert and Datuk Mah Weng Kwai, a ...
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court strikes out Election Petitions against Sibuga, Libaran Seats won by BN

SANDAKAN, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Sungai Sibuga state seat and Libaran parliamentary seat remained under Barisan Nasional (BN) after the Special Election Court here struck out the election petitions by Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) to quash the results of the 14th general election for the two seats.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fees (Police Services) Order 2018

This is to notify that the fees specified in the Schedule are to be paid to the Commander of Division A for the work done in respect of warrants of arrest.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 573; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Fees (Testing of Private Security Dog Handlers) Order 2018

This is to notify that the fees specified in the Schedule are to be paid to the Commissioner of Police in respect of testing private security dog handlers by police K-9 Unit.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 574; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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