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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.

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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

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub

Land law – Land acquisition – Compensation – Sections 40D(3) and section 49(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1963 – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat & Another case

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 300; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu

Land law – Acquisition of land – Semi-permanent structure on the land – Demand for compensation on the value of the structure – Structure allegedly violated the category of use and the real terms of the land – Whether the value of land should take into account the value of the building

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 295; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another

Land – Title over land – Equitable or beneficial ownership – Whether the disputed land held on trust – Applicability of the limitation laws or the indefeasibility of title

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 298; Source: Federal Court Registry

Norkasumahasanati Bt Ustaz Abdul Wahab v Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Real estate – Application for an order under section 417 of the National Land Code 1965 for cancellation of transfer of property and return of property

Date: 20 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 284; Source: Federal Court Registry

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 7 September 2018.
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 534; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Teo Mei Ling Karen and Others v Low Kwang Tong and Another

Land - Strata Titles - Collective Sales

Date: 23 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 186; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Carmen Aledro-Runa v Lead Export and Agro-Development Corporation

Date: 23 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 225896; Source: Supreme Court

Republic of the Philippines v Maria Theresa Manahan-Jazmines

Date: 23 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 227388; Source: Supreme Court

Supreme Tribute Sdn Bhd v Dato’ Haji Mohd Amin Bin Ahmad Yahya and 3 Others

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 232; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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 year.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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.

Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work Illegal Land Titles emerge as Outstanding Issue in Vientiane more

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub

Land law – Land acquisition – Compensation – Sections 40D(3) and section 49(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1963 – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat & Another case

Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another Norkasumahasanati Bt Ustaz Abdul Wahab v Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur more

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 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.

Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements Carmen Aledro-Runa v Lead Export and Agro-Development Corporation Republic of the Philippines v Maria Theresa Manahan-Jazmines more

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.

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 4) Order 2018 Teo Mei Ling Karen and Others v Low Kwang Tong and Another more

EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman

BANGKOK, Mar 10 (NNT) - A 99-year-old lease on land in the Eastern Economic Corridor will be provided under strict official regulations to protect national interests, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

Government: Thailand has a Law Governing Property Leases in EEC Provinces Seminar held to ensure understanding on New Land and Building Tax Act Songkhla Officials seize Forest from Law-Breaking Venture more

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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