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Condo Management has no Power to make by-Law: Judge

A condominium management corporation took a unit owner to court to pay damages it had based on a condo by-law - but the High Court ruled that the MC did not have the power to make such a by-law in the first place.

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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

Low Kwang Tong v Karen Teo Mei Ling and Others

Land - Strata titles - Collective sales

Date: 29 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 86; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Highpoint Development Corporation v Republic of the Philippines

Date: 07 November 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 224389; Source: Supreme Court

John Cary Tumagan and 2 Others v Mariam K Kairuz

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 198124; Source: Supreme Court

Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 5 November 2018.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 736; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) turned down a suit questioning a Quezon City ordinance passed two years ago that increased the fair market values (FMVs) of land, buildings, and other structures in the city from 100 percent to as much as 500 percent.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - A land officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat province has come out in support of new legislation, saying it will protect landowners from unfair loan agreements.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - The government has separated the property sale agreement law from the civil and commercial code to protect poor land owners by preventing wealthy people from taking advantage of them.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Late Penalty Waiver for Quit Rent Ratepayers who settle Arrears before December 31 - Adly

MELAKA, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Melaka government has offered late penalty waiver for the people who settle their quit rent arrears from now until Dec 31, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House pushes for Property Valuation Reforms

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to reform the country’s real property valuation and assessment system.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA)  The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that would create the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 45/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 636; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval

The National Assembly has approved a master plan for land allocation across Laos, defining different types of land plots to be allotted from now until 2030.

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Late Penalty Waiver for Quit Rent Ratepayers who settle Arrears before December 31 - Adly

MELAKA, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Melaka government has offered late penalty waiver for the people who settle their quit rent arrears from now until Dec 31, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

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Mandalay revokes Permits for 57 Apartments over Nonpayment

The Mandalay government has revoked the permits for the sale of 57 apartments under the government affordable housing programme after those who were given the rights to buy these units failed to make payment after one ye ...

No 100 per cent Foreign Ownership in Real Estate Bill to regulate Real Estate Brokers open to Public Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights more

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 proper ...

Highpoint Development Corporation v Republic of the Philippines John Cary Tumagan and 2 Others v Mariam K Kairuz SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike more

Condo Management has no Power to make by-Law: Judge

A condominium management corporation took a unit owner to court to pay damages it had based on a condo by-law - but the High Court ruled that the MC did not have the power to make such a by-law in the first place.

Low Kwang Tong v Karen Teo Mei Ling and Others Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill more

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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