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Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case

The government on Thursday said it would not engage with the International Criminal Court (ICC), emphasizing Myanmar is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the tribunal.

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Pedra Branca: Malaysia asking ICJ to go beyond its Mandate: Singapore

Singapore have maintained the stance that Malaysia was calling on the International Court of Justice to go beyond its mandate when it asked the to rule on the sovereignty of waters around Pedra Branca and of the maritime feature South Ledge.
Date: 04 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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International law – Foreign Exclusive jurisdiction clause – Forum non conveniens – Application for a stay of proceedings under Order 12 rule 10(2) of the Rules of Court 2012 – Whether Malaysia the proper forum to determine the dispute and/or the subject matter of the claim – Whether Malaysia the forum which has the ...

Date: 02 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 248; Source: Federal Court Registry

ASEAN, China hopeful for ‘Substantially Completed’ COC in 2018

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Philippines, alongside China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), expressed optimism that the negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will be "substantially completed" within 2018.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC sets Rules for Oral Arguments on ICC Withdrawal

MANILA, July 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued guidelines on the oral arguments on the consolidated petitions seeking to void the Philippine government's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled on August 14.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Foreign Ministers to discuss South China Sea CoC

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) - Malaysia wants the talks on establishing the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea to be finalised quickly to ensure peace, security and stability in those waters, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the talks on the matter would be discussed at the ASEAN Fore ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia rubbishes Claims on Sabah

Kuala Lumpur: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ministry has rubbished the claim made by Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, on Sabah. The ministry reiterated the Government of Malaysia’s position that the continuous claims over Sabah are without basis.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

PH will still assert Interests over WPS: Duterte

MANILA, July 23 (PNA) - The Philippine government will not waver in defending the country's interests over the disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid renewed partnership with claimant state China, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday.
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

AGC Statement on Application for Revision and Request for Interpretation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Application for revision and request for interpretation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment of 23rd May 2008 in the case concerning the sovereignty over pedra branca i pulau batu puteh, middle rocks and South ledge (Malaysia / Singapore).
Date: 01 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: AGC

Singapore will honour Terms of 1962 Water Pact, hopes Malaysia too

SINGAPORE, July 9 (Bernama) - Singapore will fully honour the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia, including the price of water stipulated in it, and expects Malaysia also to do so, The Straits Times reported today.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia supports Maritime Labour Convention Amendment

Jakarta, June 11 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has expressed its support for the ratification of the amendment of Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) governing the guarantee of financial rights for seafarers who are victims of pirate hostage or crimes at sea.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Malaysia, Japan agree to keep Melaka Strait, South China Sea for Navigation for All Countries

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan have agreed to keep the Strait of Melaka and the South China Sea free for navigation for all countries. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Indo-Pacific (region), including the South China Sea, should be free and open based on the rule of law and to be maintained as a global public rout ...
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Declaration 2018

This is to declare the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea taking place in Singapore as a special event which is to be held on 10 June 2018 and 14 June 2018. It consists of a series of meetings between representatives of both the nations and includes any lead‑in activit ...
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 369; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

No Surrender of WPS Ruling - DFA

Any joint oil exploration of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) by the Philippines and China does not mean the government is giving up the United Nations arbitration ruling favoring Filipinos' sovereign rights over the disputed sea, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told House members on Wednesday.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi conveyed to the UN member states in New York, Thursday, the importance of upholding international law to maintain international peace and security.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia supports Maritime Labour Convention Amendment

Jakarta, June 11 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has expressed its support for the ratification of the amendment of Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) governing the guarantee of financial rights for seafarers who are victims of p ...

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Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case

The government on Thursday said it would not engage with the International Criminal Court (ICC), emphasizing Myanmar is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the tribunal.

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SC sets Rules for Oral Arguments on ICC Withdrawal

MANILA, July 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has issued guidelines on the oral arguments on the consolidated petitions seeking to void the Philippine government's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International C ...

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Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Declaration 2018

This is to declare the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea taking place in Singapore as a special event which is to be held on 10 June 2018 and 14 Jun ...

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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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