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NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted several laws and resolutions on June 14, the last working day of the seventh session.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Revised Laws on Criminal Judgment Execution, Education adopted

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The revised Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments and the revised Law on Education were adopted on June 14 during the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel

MANILA, Jun 14 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax refund/credit of PHP44.48 million to San Miguel Brewery Inc. over excise taxes imposed on its beer products collected four years ago.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports

The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a new law relating to anti-dumping and countervailing duties in order to protect domestic products from unfair imports.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.
Date: 16 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Cabinet approves Special Committee on Special Court

PARIT BUNTAR, Jun 15 (Bernama) - The Cabinet has approved forming a special committee to study all aspects of the proposal to set up a Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) Court. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof said the committee which will be chaired by the director ...
Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jun 15 (Bernama) - Allocating income from tourism tax to the states will be continued where 50 per cent of the income would be given back to the states as promised by the government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the allocation for the tourism tax in 2019 was expected to be given to every state in the first quarte ...
Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (Bernama) - A man whose act of strangling a cat and then hanging the animal to death went viral on social media, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Johor Corporation (JCorp) has settled its RM800 million of second series sukuk wakalah payment obligations for principal with coupon amounting to RM49.19 million.
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Three laws were approved by the National Assembly on June 13, the 19th working day of the 14th NA’s 7th session.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

National Assembly adopts Law on Architecture

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - With 88.64 percent of approval votes, the National Assembly passed the Law on Architecture at its ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Revised Tax Management, Public Investment Laws passed

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Up to 91.32 percent of National Assembly deputies approved the revised Law on Tax Management during their ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Shan Parliament debates Inle Lake Conservation Bill

The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon

Digital payments using QR codes will be introduced to Myanmar as soon as the framework for such payments are ready.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

AGC to undertake Decriminalization of attempted Suicide - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 13 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will be directed to review Section 309 of the Penal Code towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said the issue was among the decisions made at the Mental Wellbeing Meeting which she chai ...
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 (Bernama) - A man who previously claimed trial to two counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad, Islam and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty, in the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jail Term, Fine awaits those uploading, spreading Porn on Internet - MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 12 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) warns all parties not to upload, distribute or share pornographic content on the Internet.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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