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SGX's Nifty gets Trading Extension beyond August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.

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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

Goldilocks Investment Co Ltd v Noble Group Ltd

Civil procedure - Injunctions; Companies - Members; Conflict of laws - Choice of law - Forum mandatory statute

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 108; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC already ruled on Comfort Women's Plea : Roque

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday told Filipino comfort women that the Supreme Court (SC) has already made a decision, denying their call to compel the Philippine government to have the Japanese government apologize and compensate them for the sexual abuses they suffered during World War II.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

US wants Code of Conduct on West PH Sea Negotiations 'Transparent'

MANILA, Apr 6 (PNA) - As an "interested party" in the achievement of peace in the Pacific region, the United States is encouraging transparency in the negotiations for the crafting of the Code of Conduct (COC) on the West Philippine Sea. In a conference call with the press on Thursday, Patrick Murphy, US State Department's Principal Deputy Ass ...
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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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 (reg ...

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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 disput ...

SC already ruled on Comfort Women's Plea : Roque US wants Code of Conduct on West PH Sea Negotiations 'Transparent' more

SGX's Nifty gets Trading Extension beyond August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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