General & Misc Headlines

PM, Lao Ambassador discuss Bilateral Cooperation

BANGKOK, 28 February 2018 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held a discussion with Lao Ambassador to Thailand Seng Soukhathivong upon his courtesy call at Government House.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Right to recall Bill remains on Backburner

The Union Election Commission (UEC) member U Aung Myint told the parliament on Wednesday that the “Right to Recall the Hluttaw (Lower House) Representative Bill” is still under discussion and there are no plans to submit it to parliament yet.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

High Court Decision to set aside Remand Order against Penang State Exco upheld

PUTRAJAYA, March 1 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court decision which set aside the five-day remand order against Penang state executive council member Phee Boon Poh and two other individuals.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Online Public Consultation opened for Law Practitioners - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) - Online public consultation has been opened for law practitioners to express their views on the Focus Group Discussion Report on the Legal Profession Blueprint.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AEM to discuss 12 Economic Priority Deliverables for Singapore's ASEAN Chairmanship

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Further deliberations on the next step towards the possible resumption of the ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement will take place in Singapore tomorrow.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pesticides (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Minister exempts Delphina Technik Sdn Bhd in relation to the pesticide Plane 20 EC from the requirement to register possession or use of the pesticide under paragraph 53A(1)(a) of the Act.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 62 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Pesticides (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that the Minister exempts Hextar Chemicals Sdn Bhd from certain requirements under the Pesticides Act 1974.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 61 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Co-operative Societies (Exemption under Section 97) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 28 February 2018.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 101; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Services Tunnels Bill

This Bill seeks to establish common services tunnel areas and for the regulation of activities within or connected with common services tunnel areas to ensure the safe and efficient operation and functionality of any common services tunnel and any ancillary facility of the common services tunnel, and for connected purposes.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 12/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Dato’ Sri Dr Mohamad Salleh Bin Ismail and Another v Nurul Izzah Binti Anwar and Another

Date: 14 February 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Appeal No W-02(NCVC)(W)-481-03/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Deputy PM Wissanu: Election Bill Consideration will go smoothly

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, said he believes that the process of considering an organic bill on the election of MPs will go smoothly.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Regent orders Permanent Forest Reserve Status for Merapoh

LIPIS, Feb 28 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah wants a 668.9ha of the Merapoh Forest area - which was previously approved for agricultural area - be gazetted a permanent forest reserve.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bupati Seli Serdang v Sarman Tarigan SH

Date: 31 August 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 339 K/TUN/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v Ichi-Ban Plastic (M) Sdn Bhd and 5 Other Appeals

Date: 30 January 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Appeal Nos. 02(f)-20-03/2015 (P), 02(f)-63-10/2015 (W), 02(f)-64-10/2015 (W), 02(f)-71-10/2015 (W), 02(f)-83-11/2015 (B) & 02(f)-86-11/2015 (P); Source: Federal Court Registry

Gene M Domingo v Atty Anastacio E Revilla Jr

Date: 23 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 5473; Source: Supreme Court

Court Resolution on Administrative Adjustments on Legal Fees

OCA Circular No. 36-2018
Date: 26 February 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Office of the Court Administrator

Films (Amendment) Bill

The Bill seeks to amend the Films Act and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 10/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill

This Bill seeks to extend police powers to better prevent and respond to any incident or likely incident involving serious violence or large‑scale public disorder in Singapore, and to repeal the Public Order (Preservation) Act and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 11/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Prescription Under Section 6 of the National Language Acts 1963/67

The Prime Minister prescribes that the authoritative text of the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Act 2017 and any subsidiary legislation made under it is the text in the English language.
Date: 26 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 100 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

HSA allows Import and Sale of Corydalis Yanhusuo Herb in Singapore from 1 June 2018

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) will allow the import and sale of Corydalis yanhusuo (延胡索) herb and Chinese Proprietary Medicines (CPM) containing the naturally occurring substance tetrahydropalmatine (THP)2 in Singapore from 1 June 2018. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners would now be able to use such products in their practice.
Date: 25 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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