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Bursa Malaysia to close for Hari Raya Aidilfitri

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia will be closed on June 15 in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 13) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 7 June 2018.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 131 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) (No. 2) Order 2018

The articles specified in the Schedule are declared as controlled articles from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 132 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Control of Supplies (Controlled Articles) (No. 3) Order 2018

The articles specified in the Schedule are declared as controlled articles from 10 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 133 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Mechanism to Determine Unreasonably High Profit) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 6 June 2018.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 130 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Price) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect for the period from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 134 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Price Marking of Price-Controlled Goods) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect for the period from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 135 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Declaration 2018

This Declaration amends the Schedule appended to the Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Declaration 2018 by renumbering the paragraph as paragraph 1.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 376; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This notification amends the Second Schedule to the Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Notification 2018 by renumbering the paragraph as paragraph 1 and further by adding a paragraph as paragraph 2.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 377; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

DPM Wissanu: Local Election Laws 90% complete

BANGKOK, June 7 (NNT) - A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has confirmed significant progress in the drafting of laws governing local and provincial elections.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Public Hearings for New Draft National Education Act expected Soon

BANGKOK, June 6 (NNT) - Public hearings for the new draft National Education Act are expected to take place soon.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appointment of Notary Public under the Notaries Public Act 1959

This is to notify that the advocates and solicitors named in the Schedule are to be notaries public for a period of two years.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 339 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House passes 96 Measures that became Law in 17th Congress

MANILA, June 6 (PNA) - Since the opening of the 17th Congress in July 2016, the House of Representatives has passed a total of 96 measures that were enacted into law, according to an accomplishment report released on Wednesday.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Laos, Brunei further Bilateral Cooperation

Laos and Brunei have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations, including in the fields of human resource development, air transport, drug control, labour, cultural exchange, and women’s development.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

BNM confirms Cabinet's Acceptance of Governor's Resignation

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today confirmed the Cabinet has accepted Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim's offer to step down as Governor.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PCAB Contractors can Now Pay Licensing and Registration Fees Online

The Department of Trade and Industry- Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (DTI-CIAP) and the Landbank of the Philippines entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 12 February 2018 to provide fast and efficient alternative payment collection services to CIAP clients such as PCAB contractors.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

DTI organizes Focus Group Ssession on ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Survey

The DTI’s Bureau of Philippine Standards, together with the Standards Australia, organizes a half-day Focus Group Session on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia Digital Trade Survey, on 11 May 2018 at the 6F Penthouse Boardroom of the Industry and Investments Building in Makati City.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Singapore and Australia sign Arrangement to facilitate Trade for Certified Companies

Companies certified by Singapore Customs as having robust security practices can now look forward to faster customs clearance for their goods exported to Australia.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Customs Department

SC orders SolGen to comment on Sereno Plea vs Quo Warranto

MANILA, June 5 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) to comment on the motion for reconsideration filed by ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno seeking to to reverse its May 11 decision to grant the quo warranto petition which nullified her appointment as chief magistrate.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Leaders gathering to discuss Regional Priority Issues: Mulyani

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Leaders Gathering (ALG), as one of the agendas at the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group (AM IMF-WBG) 2018, will discuss regional priority issues, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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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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