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DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - A proposal in the Senate to increase the tobacco excise tax rate to PHP90 per pack has gained support from the Department of Health (DOH).

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Universal Health Care Bill to make Check-ups Free for Filipinos

MANILA, Aug 1 (PNA) - Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday has sponsored the Universal Health Care bill, which aims to ensure that every Filipino will have access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health services including free checkups, laboratory tests and medicines.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill providing mandatory PWD PhilHealth Coverage

MANILA, July 30 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed bill, which provides for the mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte bats for Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill

MANILA, July 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday called on Congress to immediately pass the bill on Universal Health Care, which aims to provide an all-inclusive health coverage for Filipinos.
Date: 24 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the event of a default.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC affirms Indictment of Legacy Bank Owners, Cohorts for Estafa

MANILA July 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicting the owners and depositors of Legacy Banks and a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) for duping the government through fraudulent deposit insurance claims amounting to PHP97.73 million.
Date: 10 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Regulate Third Party Administrators beforehand, says MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) - As the proportion of patients enjoying employer paid or subsidised healthcare goes up and the proportion of self paying patients go down, it will be difficult for clinics to survive on cash paying patients alone, especially in urban areas, says the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). In a statement issued her ...
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trade Credit Insurance and Trade Credit Takaful - Feedback

This exposure draft by the Bank Negara Malaysia is to invite written comments on the offering of trade credit insurance and trade credit takaful by 16 July 2018. It also clarifies the treatment of trade credit insurance and trade credit takaful as credit risk mitigation under the Capital Adequacy Framework for banking institutions.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Feedback; Source: Bank Negara

Insured Workers qualify for Free Outpatient Healthcare

The Social Security Board (SSB) is providing free outpatient healthcare at private clinics for insured workers, said a senior board official.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Muhamad Haqimie Bin Hasim and Another v Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Berhad

Insurance – Insurance policy – Motor vehicle accident – Alleged transfer of interest in the insured motor vehicle before the accident – Whether the alleged transfer of interest legally effected – Whether the alleged transfer of interest had the effect of rendering the insurance policy ineffective or causing it to la ...

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 164; Source: Federal Court Registry

Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act and to make a related amendment to the Insurance Act.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 21/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad v Nora Anak Karu

Date: 28 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Civil Appeal No. SRA-12A-1/11-2017; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Government irons out Logistics Issues at DFTZ to spur Cargo Clearance

SEPANG, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The government has ironed out issues related to logistics procedures at the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) to speed up cargo clearance and make Malaysia more attractive in the global e-commerce segment, said Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Freight forwarded fined $5,000 for causing Untrue Permit Declaration to be made to Singapore Customs

A freight forwarder, Megaton Shipping Pte Ltd, was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 April 2018 to a fine of $5,000 for causing an untrue permit declaration to be made to Singapore Customs.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Committee approves Bill providing for PhilHealth Coverage of PWDs

The House committee on appropriations has approved a substitute bill seeking to provide mandatory Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) coverage of all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Regulate Third Party Administrators beforehand, says MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) - As the proportion of patients enjoying employer paid or subsidised healthcare goes up and the proportion of self paying patients go down, it will be difficult for clinics to survive on c ...

Trade Credit Insurance and Trade Credit Takaful - Feedback Muhamad Haqimie Bin Hasim and Another v Pacific & Orient Insurance Co Berhad Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad v Nora Anak Karu more

Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the even ...

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DOH backs raising Tobacco Excise Tax

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - A proposal in the Senate to increase the tobacco excise tax rate to PHP90 per pack has gained support from the Department of Health (DOH).

Universal Health Care Bill to make Check-ups Free for Filipinos Senate passes Bill providing mandatory PWD PhilHealth Coverage Duterte bats for Passage of Universal Healthcare Bill more

Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act and to make a related amendment to the Insurance Act.

Freight forwarded fined $5,000 for causing Untrue Permit Declaration to be made to Singapore Customs more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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