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New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Issues involving unity as well as racial and religious sensitivities, which now come under the Sedition Act, will be dealt with through new legislation, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. He said the matter was among several issues discussed at the Cabinet meeting today. Mujahid said the Cabinet also discussed the government’s commitment to fighting corruption through long-term planning.

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Olongapo Court places Hanjin under Corporate Rehab

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - An Olongapo court has formally declared cash-strapped shipbuilder, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc. (HHIC Phil.), under corporate rehabilitation.

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

Ministry to impose Fees on Plastic importing Companies

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will impose new fees on local plastic importers, namely, licence fee, verification fee and charges on each tonne of imported plastic within a month from now.
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Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them.

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - Citing the excessive delay in the prosecution, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case against former airport executives in Cebu over the alleged illegal purchase of an ultra-high frequency/frequency modulation (UHF/FM) repeater system amounting to PHP161,891 in 2005.

DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the proposed bill at the House of Representatives, which will amend provisions of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code to legalize motorcycle-for-hire services.

Senate transmits Rice Tariffication Bill to Duterte

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - A measure that will allow unimpeded importation of rice, amending the Agricultural Tariffication Act of 1996 and replacing the quantitative restriction on rice imports, is now a President's signature away from becoming a law.

Trade Department Chief fired

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

Central Bank permits Loans without Collateral at 16pc Interest Rate

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Myanmar banks have been permitted to extend loans without the need for collateral at a maximum lending rate of 16 percent, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) announced in a directive issued yesterday. The measures will take effect on February 1.

High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The High Court today reversed a Sessions Court order allowing former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to be given his impounded passport to travel abroad for medical treatment.

House Panel approves Bill declaring May 17 as "National Day against Homophobia"

Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Party-list, Bagong Henerasyon) approved the amended substitute bill seeking to declare May 17 of every year as the “National Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.”

Singapore to review Adoption Law and look into Surrogacy Issue

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Singapore is reviewing the adoption law and looking into the issue of surrogacy, following a recent landmark case involving a gay father adopting his biological child who was conceived through a surrogate in the United States.

IHiS fires Two Staff, slaps Penalties on Five Senior Management Figures

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Integrated Health Information Systems, the technology agency pulled up for its lapses in last June's cyber attack on SingHealth, has fired two employees and imposed "significant financial penalty" on five members of its senior management team, including its chief executive.

More Payment services to be regulated by MAS

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The Payment Services Act will also impose limits on how much personal mobile wallets can hold, and how much money can be transferred out to accounts other than the user's designated bank accounts in a year, among others.

Bill to bolster Checks in Gem Deals, Fight Crime and Improve Security

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
All regulated dealers of precious stones and metals, like diamonds, jade, silver and gold, will have to conduct stricter customer due diligence checks when handling transactions.

Two Officers demoted for Misconduct

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
Two police officers have been demoted by the National Police chief for misconduct, according to an announcement by the National Police General Commissariat dated January 2 and obtained by The Post on Sunday.

Ex-Baguio Registrar of Deeds gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News
MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former register of deeds of Baguio City to eight years imprisonment after being found guilty of graft over an illegal land transaction in 2010.

Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi workers were fined RM2,000 each by the Sessions Court here today for pimping.

False Claims for GST Refund: Businessman slapped Additional 224 Charges

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A businessman who is already facing 22 charges of making false claims on Goods and Services Tax refunds amounting to more than RM1 million, was slapped with 224 additional charges of the same in the Sessions Court here today.

Trader jailed, fined for stealing Perfume worth RM79.20

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A trader was sentenced to seven day’s in prison and fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court today for stealing three boxes of perfume, worth RM79.20.

Incest: Stepfather sentenced to 16 Years Jail, Six Strokes of the Cane

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal today allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently.

Court dismisses Appeal by Policeman on Conviction for Corruption, involving RM200

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
ALOR SETAR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by a police sergeant against his conviction and sentence for corruption involving RM200 by the Special Sessions Court.

House ratifies Bicam Report on Proposed Creation of Philippine Sports Training Center

Date: 13 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the consolidation of House Bill 5615 and Senate Bill 1716, seeking to establish a modern and highly scientific sports complex to be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center.

Court orders NBP Transfer of Two Cops in Kian Murder

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - The Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the transfer of two detained policemen from the Valenzuela City Jail to the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City to serve their sentence for the murder of Kian Loyd delos Santos in 2017.

Ex-Maguindanao Town Exec gets P30-K Fine for Graft, Ethics Raps

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - For failing to declare his properties in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs) for 2011, 2013 and 2014, the Sandiganbayan has slapped a former Maguindanao town mayor with a PHP30,000 fine.

Indonesian Man gets 30 Months Jail, Whipping for robbing Student

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - An Indonesian man was sentenced to 30 months' jail and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a college student of her handbag last year.

Boy pleads Guilty to incest with Older Sister

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KAMPAR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to committing incest with his biological sister, who is two years older than him, since two years ago.
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Central Bank permits Loans without Collateral at 16pc Interest Rate

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Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip King signs Article 45 Amendment paving way for Opposition Return more

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - Citing the excessive delay in the prosecution, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case against former airport executives in Cebu over the alleged illegal purchase of an ultra-high frequency/ ...

Ex-Baguio Registrar of Deeds gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft QC Court junks Gun Raps vs NDF consultant Baylosis Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping more

IHiS fires Two Staff, slaps Penalties on Five Senior Management Figures

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Ministry to impose Fees on Plastic importing Companies

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will impose new fees on local plastic importers, namely, licence fee, verification fee and charges on each tonne of imported plastic withi ...

Comply with Environmental Regulations or have Licence revoked, Chinese Farming Firm warned RM500 Fine for First-Time No-Smoking Offenders Minimum Legal Age for smoking goes up to 19 from January 1 more

Singapore to review Adoption Law and look into Surrogacy Issue

Singapore is reviewing the adoption law and looking into the issue of surrogacy, following a recent landmark case involving a gay father adopting his biological child who was conceived through a surrogate in the United S ...

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Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - Globe Telecom and the international Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) have come out in support of a Senate bill aiming to deter online piracy in the country by blocking Internet websites that illegall ...

IPOPHL eyes to ease Limitation on Accessible Formats PH accedes to the Marrakesh Treaty Fung Shing Company Limited v Bitwave Pte Ltd more

Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes

MANILA, Jan 7 (PNA) - Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV failed to persuade the Makati court to reconsider its earlier ruling to pursue the rebellion charges against the lawmaker.

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Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus o ...

Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading Lim Hun Joo and Others v Kok Yin Chong and Others Lee Wee Choong and Another v Teh Ching Yan and Another more

False Claims for GST Refund: Businessman slapped Additional 224 Charges

IPOH, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A businessman who is already facing 22 charges of making false claims on Goods and Services Tax refunds amounting to more than RM1 million, was slapped with 224 additional charges of the same in ...

IRB to scrutinize e-Commerce Businesses, Social Media Excise Tax Hike on Alcohol, Tobacco Bills certified as urgent Finance Ministry mulls Income Tax Reduction on Corporate Taxpayers more

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

Cabinet's Nod to Digital Laws Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops more

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban t ...

Senate transmits Rice Tariffication Bill to Duterte House Panel approves Bill declaring May 17 as "National Day against Homophobia" Bill to bolster Checks in Gem Deals, Fight Crime and Improve Security more

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

Two Officers demoted for Misconduct Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes Teenager’s Drug Charge reduced by Appeal Court more

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Ministry to impose Fees on Plastic importing Companies

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) will impose new fees on local plastic importers, namely, licence fee, verification fee and charges on each tonne of imported plastic withi ...

New Acts to tackle Issues on Unity, Racial and Religious Sensitivities High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping more

Trade Department Chief fired

U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee Central Bank permits Loans without Collateral at 16pc Interest Rate more

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked Olongapo Court places Hanjin under Corporate Rehab DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire more

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Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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