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Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said the study, to be done through a collaboration between Malaysia Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and United Kingdom (UK) Government, is expected to be completed in 24 months.

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SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - A lawyer who ignored for 11 years the order of the Supreme Court (SC) suspending him from the practice of law has been disbarred by the High Court.

Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Myanmar is aiming to publish a Corporate Governance Code, said U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relation.

BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is opening up the dynamic hedging programme for trust banks and global custodians on behalf of their clients effective immediately.
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Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Six inmates were sentenced to six months in prison and a prison employee was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday for live-streaming the protest at Shwebo prison in Sagaing Region, a prison official said.

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
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.

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

Apparel Company fined RM40,000 for Possession of Imitation Fipper Slippers

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - An apparel company was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today for the possession of 5,556 imitation Fipper slippers.

Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man a total of eight months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to encroaching into a forest reserve area and operating a mobile sawmill without a permit.

Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Dhev Kumar A/L Raghavan @ Shagban v Gabungan Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1284 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Wong Jee Mun v Mohamed, Yeng & Co

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1282 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Chong Fui Thung v Sena Diecasting Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 24 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1278 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Yap Pui Yee v Suon Kee Preserved Fruits Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1276 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Mac Nold A/L Simon Johnsom v Indrapura Properties Sdn Bhd

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1272 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others

Date: 22 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 101; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Striking out of counterclaim

Yip Man Hing Kevin v Singapore Medical Council and Another Matter

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 102; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Professions - Medical profession and practice - Professional conduct

Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 103; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Civil Procedure - Injunctions

Public Prosecutor v Dinesh s/o Rajantheran

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 27; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Criminal references; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Plead guilty procedure - Qualification of plea

Singapore closer to becoming Asia's Debt Restructuring Hub

Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A landmark ruling by an English court to recognise Singapore's new moratorium law for insolvency and corporate restructuring makes it one step closer to becoming Asia's debt restructuring hub.

Treatment Order for Man who drove against Traffic

Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A man has succesfully appealed against his original sentence for driving against the flow of traffic, as he was given a two-year mandatory treatment order by the High Court, instead of four weeks' jail.

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

Date: 27 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
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.

No More Death Benefit Payments for Selangor Citizens - Menteri Besar

Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
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.

Foreigners fined, jailed for selling Imitation Branded Goods

Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - Two foreign men, a Nepalese and another from Myanmar, were fined a total of RM6,000 and RM11,000, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to selling fake branded products.

Insulting King: Gardener gets Two Months' Jail

Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (Bernama) - A gardener was sentenced to two months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his Facebook page.

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 13) Order 2019

Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 119 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the maximum retail price for petrol and diesel shall be as specified in the Schedule.

MyCC Launches the Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law

Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Press Release; Source: Competition Commission
The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has launched Guidelines on the Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law with an objective to address the potential issues which arise out of the complex interface between intellectual property rights and competition law.
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BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is opening up the dynamic hedging programme for trust banks and global custodians on behalf of their clients effective immediately.

Proactive Measures for smoother Financial Market, Dewan Negara told BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC more

Failure to amend Constitution will not obstruct Sabah from Claiming Rights

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15 (Bernama) - The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chi ...

Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to get Two-Thirds Majority Support Amendments to NSC Act will give Power to King to declare 'Security Zones' New SOP on granting Citizenship to be announced soon more

Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest

Six inmates were sentenced to six months in prison and a prison employee was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday for live-streaming the protest at Shwebo prison in Sagaing Region, a prison official said.

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill more

Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Mini ...

Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM more

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment

SEREMBAN, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan State Assembly today passed an amendment to the bill related to the Islamic Family Law Enactment (Negeri Sembilan) (Amendment) 2019.

UDG v UDF and Another Matter Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act UQP v UQQ more

Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between bot ...

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019 The “Mount Apo” and the “Hanjin Ras Laffan” Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 more

SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - A lawyer who ignored for 11 years the order of the Supreme Court (SC) suspending him from the practice of law has been disbarred by the High Court.

Yip Man Hing Kevin v Singapore Medical Council and Another Matter Longer Suspension for Doc who gave Worker Insufficient Sick Leave Law Society of Singapore v Ezekiel Peter Latimer more

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

Peter Low & Choo LLC v Singapore Air Charter Pte Ltd and Another Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators more

Income Tax imposed According to procedures, record - IRB

JITRA, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) imposes income tax on each individual according to procedures and information available to the agency, said IRB’s deputy chief executive officer (Compliance) ...

Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Retail Debenture and Retail Sukuk) Rules 2019 Income Tax (Deduction for Expenditure on Issuance of Sukuk) Rules 2019 HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Ltd (trustee of Capitaland Mall Trust) v Chief Assessor more

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.

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land 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

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.

Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law more

Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16 Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking more

Government to study Need for Climate Change Act

PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The government will embark on a scoping study to assess whether there is a need for a climate change act in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Mini ...

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report' more

Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest

Six inmates were sentenced to six months in prison and a prison employee was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday for live-streaming the protest at Shwebo prison in Sagaing Region, a prison official said.

Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister FDI needed for Undeveloped Regions but no plans for Tax Incentives Supreme Court quashes Hopes for Early Release of Journalists more

SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - A lawyer who ignored for 11 years the order of the Supreme Court (SC) suspending him from the practice of law has been disbarred by the High Court.

SC clears Division Lawyer of 'Bogus Resolutions' Allegation SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day more

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 h ...

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting more
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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.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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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.

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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.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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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.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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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.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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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.

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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).

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Those given Trust, Power should Build a better Nation Based on Rule of Law - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said those given the trust, power and position, now have the opportunity to build a better Malaysia based on the rule of law.

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King decides High Court Registry Location on Advice of PM - Sabah Law Society

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The principal registry of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak can be relocated to any place in Sabah or Sarawak as determined by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong acting on the advice of the prime minister, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today.

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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