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Constitutional Court received 333 Electoral Dispute-Related Cases

Jakarta, May 25 (ANTARA) - The Constitutional Court (MK) confirmed that until Saturday at 9.00 WIB, it had received 333 registrants for applications over disputes related to election results for the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional House of Representatives (DPRD), and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD).
Date: 25 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Three bills to be tabled for Discussion at NA on May 24

Hanoi, May 24 (VNA) - The National Assembly will examine three bills during May 24, which are the draft revised Law on Tax Management, the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the laws on the organisation of the Government and local administrations, and the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of artic ...
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Legislators mull over Draft Revised Laws

Hanoi, May 23 (VNA) - The draft revised bills on alcohol harm prevention, audit and libraries will top the agenda at the ongoing 14th National Assembly (NA)’s seventh session on May 23.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PRRD signs Law renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law renaming the province of Compostela Valley as the Province of Davao de Oro.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

PRRD signs Law giving PNP Control over Police Training

MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law giving the Philippine National Police (PNP) control and supervision of training police recruits.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court indicts American, two Locals in Mandalay Cannabis Farm Case

A Mandalay Region court has indicted an American man and two local workers accused of growing marijuana on an industrial farm where they were supposed to be growing hemp.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Sabah Cabinet agrees to increase VCMC

KOTA KINABALU, May 23 (Bernama) - The state government has agreed to add another 500 Village Community Management Councils (VCMCs) in Sabah to the existing 2,853.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD signs Law institutionalizing 4Ps

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law an act institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Anti-Endo Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill, which seeks to put an end to abusive work schemes such as labor-only contracting and end of contract (endo).
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malacañang welcomes Passage of Mandatory ROTC Bill

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the House of Representatives' passage of the bill making the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program mandatory for senior high school students.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Constitutional Court Ready to accept Election Dispute Cases

Jakarta, May 21 (ANTARA) - The Constitutional Court (MK) is ready to accept cases dealing with disputes regarding the 2019 presidential and legislative elections, following the General Election Commission (KPU) announcing the presidential election results on Monday night (May 20).
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

New Service Charter planned to ease Cross-Border Trade

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to introduce a new service charter to reduce the time it takes to authorise imports and exports, as part of efforts to improve the business climate.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Security Guard fined RM2,000 for Possession of Firecrackers

PETALING JAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - A security guard was fined RM2,000 in default four months jail by the Magistrate's Court today for possession of 380 fire crackers without a permit last year.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Oil Royalty: Kelantan withdraws Suit against Petronas

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - The suit brought by the Kelantan government against Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) over its oil royalty claim, nine years ago, has finally been settled after the state government withdrew it on May 13. The Kelantan government’s lawyer Aleeya Elyana Ahmad Mahreez told reporters this here today after ...
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Senate approves Creation of PH Space Agency

MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s space program with the creation of a Philippine Space Agency.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.
Date: 18 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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