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Strata Titles Boards to review Mediation, Arbitration Processes

The Strata Titles Board is going to review the entire process of how mediation and arbitration hearings are conducted, so as to avoid stand-off between parties that may hold up vital repair works.

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Real Estate Services Bill submitted to Parliament

The Real Estate Services Bill aiming to increase tax revenues and to build confidence in the industry has been submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News

After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up

The Ministry of Construction has announced the formation of a management committee to oversee the implementation of regulations under the Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus on illegal rosewood trading.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading

Unused government-owned properties shall soon be utilized for more socialized housing projects as the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading House Bill 8553 or the proposed “Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Act.”
Date: 06 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Lim Hun Joo and Others v Kok Yin Chong and Others

Land - Strata titles - Collective sales

Date: 02 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 3; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lee Wee Choong and Another v Teh Ching Yan and Another

Date: 07 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 433; Source: Federal Court Registry

YB Engineering Sdn Bhd and Another v Standard Sofa Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 422; Source: Federal Court Registry

NA defers approval of amended Land Law

The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Ahad @ Raman Bin Sarudin and 4 Others v Pantai Bayu Indah Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal

Date: 13 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 415; Source: Federal Court Registry

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 5 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam's real estate market must solve many difficulties to increase the number of foreigners buying property in the country, experts said.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

House approves Bill on Idle Government-owned Lands Disposition

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8553 or the “Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition,” which seeks to prescribe the mechanisms to facilitate the disposition of unused properties that are owned by the government for socialized housing.
Date: 01 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except for Sections 2(d) and (f), 15, 27(e), 53 and 58(a) and (c) of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017, comes into operation on 1 February 2019. Sections 2(d) and (f) and 58(a) and (c) comes into operation on 14 December 2018.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 780; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus o ...

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NA defers approval of amended Land Law

The National Assembly (NA) has yet to approve a draft amendment to the Land Law, pointing out the need for further refinement to address all its deficiencies.

Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work more

Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading

Unused government-owned properties shall soon be utilized for more socialized housing projects as the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading House Bill 8553 or the proposed “Idle Government-Owne ...

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Strata Titles Boards to review Mediation, Arbitration Processes

The Strata Titles Board is going to review the entire process of how mediation and arbitration hearings are conducted, so as to avoid stand-off between parties that may hold up vital repair works.

Lim Hun Joo and Others v Kok Yin Chong and Others Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018 Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 more

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman more

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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