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Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal

A yoga instructor who repeatedly molested his student had his jail sentence increased from nine months to a year and was also given three strokes of the cane yesterday after the High Court allowed an appeal by the prosecution.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-NegOcc Mayor faces Jail Term for Security of Tenure Violation

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A former mayor of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental is facing a five-year jail term for violation of the law on security of tenure in connection with his failure to reinstate several city hall employees in 1999.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill amending Corporation Code hurdles Second Reading at House

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - A bill seeking to amend the 38-year-old Corporation Code of the Philippines has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOJ mulls Precautionary HDO vs Seven Cops linked to Drugs

MANILA, Oct 15 - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will seek the issuance of a precautionary hold departure order (PHDO) against the five active and two dismissed police officials tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as involved in illegal drug activities.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Two Indonesians jailed Nine Months for possessing Contraband Cigarettes

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop assistants were sentenced to nine months' jail each by the Magistrate's Court here today for possessing 192,840 sticks of contraband cigarettes of various brands last week.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves MoF motion

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to allow the government to transfer RM23.5 billion as Malaysian Government Investment Issues (MGII).
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Abolishment of Death Sentence for All Offences - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Abolishment of the mandatory death sentence will be for all offences, despite objections from various quarters, including families of murder victims, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men jailed for helping Members of Organized Criminal Group to enter Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Two Malaysian men were sentenced to three years’ jail each by the High Court here today for helping members of an organised criminal group, ‘Latino Dago Gang’ to enter the country two years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Better and Easier Intellectual Property Protection in Malaysia from Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - Malaysian companies and international entities will see easier filing of Intellectual Property (IP) ownership and better protection of IP rights when the country accedes to the Madrid Protocol next year, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dewan Rakyat approves Motion on Mahathir's Speech at UNGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today approved a motion to make the address of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly as the basis of Malaysia’s foreign policy. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, when winding up debate on the motion, explained that it had been planned ...
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man sentenced to Death for killing Woman in Confinement

SHAH ALAM, Oct 15 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a woman in confinement, three years ago.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Tax incentive for Industrial Estates not taken up - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The government has provided 100 per cent income tax exemption for five years to companies that undertake activities that are qualified in industrial estates, but it was not taken up, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Securities Commission

PH lauds Bahrain for facilitating Regularization of Filipino Workers

The Philippines has lauded Bahrain for cooperating with Manila in coming up with arrangements that would allow hundreds of undocumented Filipinos in the Gulf state to regularize their stay.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

House approves Bill on Expanded Anti-sexual Harassment

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading House Bill 8244 or the proposed “Expanded Anti-Sexual Harassment Act,” which aims to expand the definition of sexual harassment, strengthen the mechanisms to monitor compliance with policies against sexual harassment in the workplace and in educational and training insti ...
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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