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PSM fails to strike out Suit by KL Karnival

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Stadium Corporation (PSM) failed in its bid to strike out a suit by KL Karnival Sdn Bhd, which is claiming damages of RM41.6 million over PSM's alleged breach of land lease contract at Taman Sukan Extreme for the Bukit Jalil Stadium Carnival.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Marks) (Revocation) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 272; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Charities (Electronic Transactions Service) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 243; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

CA clears Jose Manalo from Ex-wife's Settlement Case

MANILA, Apr 1 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has cleared television comedian Ariel Manalo, more commonly known as "Jose Manalo", of liability in a multimillion-peso case involving his estranged wife Annalyn.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

No need for ┬┤lese majeste┬┤ Laws in Malaysia - Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - There is no necessity for Malaysia to have ‘lese majeste’ laws like in Thailand to protect the sanctity of the royal institution against insults and attacks by irresponsible individuals and quarters, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

IBM appoints New Managing Director for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - IBM has appointed Catherine Lian as managing director of IBM Malaysia, effective today.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Animals and Birds (Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 213; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Fisheries (Fishing Gear) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 225; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Vietnam attends 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue

Washington, Mar 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister and head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung led a Vietnamese delegation to the 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue held in Washington DC from March 27-28.
Date: 30 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

New University Recruitment Regulation raises Concerns

Hanoi, Mar 31 (VNS/VNA) - A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Vietnam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

CA voids Mandaluyong Court's TRO on Iloilo Power Debacle

MANILA, Mar 29 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) ordered a Mandaluyong court to stop from enforcing its restraining order preventing the takeover of an electric power distribution firm servicing the city and the province of Iloilo.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Stand-alone Tobacco Control Act to designate All Public Places as No-smoking Areas - Dzulkefly

Stand-alone Tobacco Control Act to designate All Public Places as No-smoking Areas - Dzulkefly
MELAKA, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry is committed to enacting a stand-alone Tobacco Control Act in the near future that will designate all public places as no-smoking areas, with a limited list of places where smokers can light up their cigarettes.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

UEC Recognition for Eligibility for Certificate of Legal Practice Exam

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) qualification at Senior Middle 3 level is acceptable to fulfill the requirement of being equivalent to the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) level for the purposes of eligibility to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE), said chairman of the Le ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ex-CID Chief withdraws Appeal against Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 29 (Bernama) - Former Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim today withdrew his appeal against a High Court decision allowing an application by Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to strike out a suit brought by him alleging that the then prime minister had altered the wording of his oath of office in 2009.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Press Club Malaysia has a New President

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - Prominent journalist and blogger Datuk Ahirudin Attan has been elected as president of the National Press Club (NPC) for 2019-2021.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Supplementary Supply (2018) Act 2019

This is a Bill of an Act which seeks to apply for a sum of RM4,133,360,760 from the Consolidated Fund for the services and purposes specified in the Schedule for the year 2018 not provided for or not fully provided for by the Supply Act 2018.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 1 of 2019; Source: Parliament

Republic of the Philippines v Miller Omandam Unabia

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 213346; Source: Supreme Court

Travel Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens and PWDs approved

The House Committee on Tourism, chaired by Rep. Corazon Nuñez-Malanyaon (1st District, Davao Oriental), approved House Bill No. 7964 or the proposed “Tax-Free Travel for Senior Citizens and PWDs (persons with disabilities) Act,” which seeks to exempt them from the imposition of travel tax.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Husband should not Get any part of $2M Marital Flat, Judge rules

A High Court Judge has taken an unusual step of departing from the usual formula when splitting matrimonial assets, by giving nothing to a husband in the marital flat of the divorcing couple.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Experience in enforcing Law on Access to Information shared

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNA) – Oxfam Vietnam, in collaboration with its partners, held a workshop in Hanoi on March 27 to share experience in enforcing the Law on Access to Information.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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