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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

SC clears Division Lawyer of 'Bogus Resolutions' Allegation

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has cleared one of its division clerks of court who was named in a letter-complaint for alleged irregularities in the issuance of minute resolutions.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Court of Appeals (CA) decision stopping the Air Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AMWSLAI) from amending its by-laws to expand its membership base to include 24 additional agencies of the executive department.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework

GENEVA, May 15 (Bernama) - Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land

PUTRAJAYA, May 15 (Bernama) - The ex-wife of the late Tun Ghafar Baba lost her appeal in the Federal Court in her lawsuit she filed against a property developer and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

SC affirms Guilty Verdict vs Suspect in Tacurong Car Bomb Attack

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) convicting the suspect in the car bomb attack in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat four years ago.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

New Bill to strengthen Water Resources Management in States - Dr Xavier

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all states to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related enforcement actions throughout the country.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Najib's Bid to quash Seven SRC Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s application to quash the seven charges in relation to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd´s funds. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said the argument of the defence that the charges were flawed was without bas ...
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill declaring "Sendong Memorial and Disaster Preparedness Day" in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City approved

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 2580 which seeks to declare December 16 of every year as the" Sendong Memorial and Disaster Preparedness Day" in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.
Date: 27 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC clears BSP, PNB of Liability in Sugar Fund Suit

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) cleared the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) of liability in a claim filed by sugar farmers under Republic Act (RA) 7202 or the Sugar Restitution Law.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

FDI needed for Undeveloped Regions but no plans for Tax Incentives

Although more foreign direct investments (FDI) are needed for the undeveloped Regions and States, there are no plans to revise current tax relief scheme as yet, said U Thant Sin Maung, acting director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
Date: 28 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).
Date: 28 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No More Death Benefit Payments for Selangor Citizens - Menteri Besar

KUALA SELANGOR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - The Selangor state government has decided that it will discontinue the ‘wang khairat kematian’ or death benefit payments for its citizens as it will be introducing the Skim Mesra Usia Emas (SMUE), a scheme for senior citizens, on April 30.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Rizal Tourism Development Bill hurdles Second Reading

The Province of Rizal may soon be declared as a tourism development area as the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8982 or the proposed “Rizal Tourism Development Act.”
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Revenue Department, Banks come up with Solution to facilitate Saving Account Depositors

BANGKOK, Apr 25 (NNT) - On the requirement for depositors with an interest income of less than 20,000 baht per annum, officials from the Revenue Department, the Thai Bankers’ Association, and the Bank of Thailand held a meeting on Thursday (Apr 25) and have come up with a solution to assist bank customers.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

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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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