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Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to the Ministry of Human Resources and the Ministry of Home Affairs in the near future. Human Resource Minister M.Kula Segaran said the committee led by former Court of Appeals Judge Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Yunus was vital in coordinating all laws relating to hiring foreign workers in various sectors within the country.

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Finance Minister: State Welfare Card Holders given 5% VAT Refund

Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Dec 11 (NNT) - The Finance Minister has revealed that state welfare cardholders will receive a 5% VAT refund after spending the recently delivered 500-baht subsidy.

Senate ratifies Tax Amnesty Bill

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The Senate on Thursday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the bill granting a one-time opportunity to those who have failed to pay their tax obligations for taxable year 2017 and prior years - including estate taxes, general taxes and delinquent accounts - to settle their liabilities.

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
A Cyberlaw will be drafted to take action against those who insult the country and people and commit crimes over any communications network, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Thar Oo.
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Teen who killed Anthony Ler's Wife gets clemency after 17 Years in Jail

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The teen accomplice of Anthony Ler, who infamously plotted the murder of his wife and got the death penalty, is finally out of jail after about 17 years behind bars.

Ex-church Leader convicted of attempt to leave Singapore Illegally

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han was yesterday convicted of attempting to leave Singapore illegally from an unauthorised point of departure.

Royal Gazette publishes NCPO’s Order to lift Political Ban

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand
BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has finally lifted political restrictions imposed since 2014, allowing political gatherings and election campaigns ahead of next year’s general election.

Five Ex-NHA Execs face 10-Year Jail Term for ‘Ghost’ Project

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - For overpayment of a “ghost” project in Bacolod City in 1992, the Sandiganbayan has sentenced five former executives of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to 10 years imprisonment.

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Sarawak has agreed on principle to a proposal to amend the Sarawak Labour Ordinance to ensure the uniformity of the implementation of labour laws in Malaysia.

Five pleaded guilty to making False Police Reports

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUANTAN, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Five individuals, including a woman, pleaded guilty in separate Magistrate’s Court here today to making false police report over loss of their identity cards.

Three Thai Nationals plead guilty to Criminal Trespass

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUANTAN, Dec 13 (Bernama) - Three Thai nationals were sentenced to three months’ jail each by the Magistrate’s Court here today for criminal trespass into a military training ground belonging to the Federal Land Commissioner.

Transport Ministry ready to mediate in MAHB-AirAsia Dispute

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is prepared to mediate in the passenger service charge (PSC) dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the AirAsia group to de-escalate tensions, said its minister Anthony Loke.

Police Officer jailed Three Years, fine RM10,000 for Bribery

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A police officer with the rank of assistant superintendent was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM20,000, in default a year’s jail, for accepting bribe of RM4,000 froma construction company owner last year.

Condo Management has no Power to make by-Law: Judge

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A condominium management corporation took a unit owner to court to pay damages it had based on a condo by-law - but the High Court ruled that the MC did not have the power to make such a by-law in the first place.

Changes to Law on Criminal Detention without Trial to kick in Next Year

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Amendments to the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act will take effect in the new year, when a list of criminal offences will be spelt out, the Ministry of Home Affairs said yesterday.

Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI, Dec 12 - Monthly minimum wage will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$60) to VNĐ1.49 million ($65) at the beginning of July next year, according to the National Assembly’s Resolution 70/2018/QH14.

Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Cambodia Union Leaders convicted over Protests, Jail Terms suspended

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Cambodia Daily
A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.

SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Dec 12 (PNA) - Online motorcycle backride service provider Angkas will have to suspend operations following a temporary restraining order (TRO) handed down by the Supreme Court (SC).

Sandiganbayan bars Ex-judge from holding Public Office

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has barred from public office a former judge of Marawi City Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) after finding him guilty of obstruction of justice over the release of a detainee without lawful order which led to his escape.

Heritage Regions Bill submitted ahead of UNESCO Deadline

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Religious Affairs and Culture Ministry yesterday submitted to the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw) a new draft law for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage regions, which is a UNESCO requirement for Bagan to be included in the list of world heritage sites.

Kachin Activists imprisoned for Peaceful Protest

Date: 09 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
A court has sentenced three Kachin ethnic activists to half a year in prison for raising the plight of civilians trapped by fighting between the Tatmadaw and a Kachin armed group. The court’s decision has come under fire for further stifling the already-deteriorating freedom of speech in Myanmar.

Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an electronic signature law in place to boost E-commerce and facilitate E-governance.

No More Regular Legalization for Illegals - Home Ministry

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Home Ministry will no longer undertake the legalisation of illegal immigrant workers on a regular basis.

New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s new National Automotive Policy (NAP) which will be unveiled by year-end is expected to focus on next-generation vehicles which are smart and connected, as well as utilising green technology.

SC revokes Licence, imposes Penalty against Individual

Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC) has revoked the Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence (CMSRL) of Shaiful Nazren Kassim for improper business practices, effective Dec 7, 2018.

Yana Zamira Binti Abdul Latif v Hitachi Chemical (Selangor) Sdn Bhd

Date: 05 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3124 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Wan Norasiah Binti Wan Nordin v Ecart Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 December 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 3108 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Lim Kih Chong v Pendakwa Raya and Another Appeal

Date: 14 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 412; Source: Federal Court Registry
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SC revokes Licence, imposes Penalty against Individual

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC) has revoked the Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence (CMSRL) of Shaiful Nazren Kassim for improper business practices, effective Dec 7, 2 ...

MOF invites Feedback on Budget 2019 BNM to supervise TH starting January Next Year DPM and Industry Minister outline SME Bank Policy more

Low Tuck Choy v Low Teik Kien

Date: 22 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 410; Source: Federal Court Registry

Re IM Skaugen SE and Other Matters Senate ratifies revised Corporation Code Evotech (Asia) Pte Ltd v Koh Tat Lee and Another more

Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to ...

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July Yana Zamira Binti Abdul Latif v Hitachi Chemical (Selangor) Sdn Bhd more

Batam drafts Plastic Use Restriction Regulation

Batam, Riau Islands, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The regional government of Batam City, Riau Islands Province, is now drafting a regulation on the restriction of plastic use in various internal official ceremonies.

Việt Nam to complete Legal Corridor for Remote Sensing Activities Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act 2018 House passes "Marine and Coastal Resources Protection Bill" on Final Reading more

Court allows Unwed Mom's bid to take Son to London

A Singaporean woman will get to move to London with her child after the High Court allowed her appeal over that of the boy's New Zealand father.

Conference reviews Implementation of Anti-Domestic Violence Law in 10 Years Women’s Law set for Enactment Next Year BUN and Another v BUP more

MAVCOM fines AirAsia, AirAsia x for advertising misleading Ticket Prices

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has imposed a financial penalty on AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd, amounting to RM160,000 each, for advertising misleading air ticket prices.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Assignment of Function) Notification 2018 PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal Malaysia, Indonesia achieve Breakthrough in Territorial Disputes more

Court rejects Najib's Bid to pay RM500,000 Bail in Installments

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's request to pay in instalments the RM500,000 bail imposed on him in the case over the 1Malaysia De ...

Foreign Cars should be barred from leaving Country before settling Summonses Ho Soo Fong v Revitech Pte Ltd CJ proposes 20- Minute Time limit for Lawyers to submit in Court of Appeal, Federal Court more

Condo Management has no Power to make by-Law: Judge

A condominium management corporation took a unit owner to court to pay damages it had based on a condo by-law - but the High Court ruled that the MC did not have the power to make such a by-law in the first place.

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners House approves Bill on Idle Government-owned Lands Disposition Low Kwang Tong v Karen Teo Mei Ling and Others more

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says

A Cyberlaw will be drafted to take action against those who insult the country and people and commit crimes over any communications network, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Thar Oo.

SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles NPC to intensify monitoring of Data Privacy Act compliance more

Royal Gazette publishes NCPO’s Order to lift Political Ban

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has finally lifted political restrictions imposed since 2014, allowing political gatherings and election campaigns ahead of next year’s ...

Congress grants Martial Law Extension until end of 2019 Heritage Regions Bill submitted ahead of UNESCO Deadline Kachin Activists imprisoned for Peaceful Protest more

Company fined for improper Waste Disposal

THE Law Enforcement Unit of the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department issued a compound fine of BND500 on Syarikat Rezaul Karim Eng Sdn Bhd on Monday for improper disposal of waste in a public area, which is a v ...

Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence Brothers jailed for trespassing, mischief more

Cambodia Union Leaders convicted over Protests, Jail Terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.

Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage Phnom Penh Authorities ban March for Human Rights Day Legal Aid for Kingdom's vulnerable more

Batam drafts Plastic Use Restriction Regulation

Batam, Riau Islands, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The regional government of Batam City, Riau Islands Province, is now drafting a regulation on the restriction of plastic use in various internal official ceremonies.

Supreme Court suspends Judge over alleged Graft Case Law and Regulations need Periodical Evaluation: Expert Indonesia, USA strengthen Cooperation in combating Transnational Cyber Crimes more

Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supporte ...

Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA New Law to better serve Lao Diplomatic Mission Overseas NA members ask Court, Prosecutor to strive harder for Justice more

Draft Report on Foreign Workers' Management is ready - Kula Segaran

KUCHING, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Foreign Workers' Management Independent Committee's draft report containing over 40 recommendations relating to the recruitment of foreign workers has been completed, and will be tabled to ...

Sarawak agrees to amend Labour Ordinance - Kula Segaran Five pleaded guilty to making False Police Reports Three Thai Nationals plead guilty to Criminal Trespass more

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says

A Cyberlaw will be drafted to take action against those who insult the country and people and commit crimes over any communications network, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Thar Oo.

Heritage Regions Bill submitted ahead of UNESCO Deadline Kachin Activists imprisoned for Peaceful Protest Employers encouraged to embrace Disability Inclusion more

Five Ex-NHA Execs face 10-Year Jail Term for ‘Ghost’ Project

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - For overpayment of a “ghost” project in Bacolod City in 1992, the Sandiganbayan has sentenced five former executives of the National Housing Authority (NHA) to 10 years imprisonment.

Senate ratifies Tax Amnesty Bill House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops more

Royal Gazette publishes NCPO’s Order to lift Political Ban

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has finally lifted political restrictions imposed since 2014, allowing political gatherings and election campaigns ahead of next year’s ...

Finance Minister: State Welfare Card Holders given 5% VAT Refund Nation marks Constitution Day NLA confirms its Adherence to Rule of Law more
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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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