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Ministry to monitor Students' Social Media

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister, Mohammad Nasir, has said the ministry will monitor students' social media to check radicalism on campuses.

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PTD launches Consultation on Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees

Yangon, June 4 (MMT) - The draft Telecommunication Tariff Directive 2018, published by the transport ministry’s telecommunications department, is currently in public consultation process until June 30.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government vows to bring Online Saboteurs to Justice

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed relevant agencies to make an all out effort to promote a correct understanding of the government's mission and aims.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Violation of Computer Act by sharing Distorted Information

BANGKOK, June 2 (NNT) - The Spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office recently warned that posting and sharing fact-distorting texts and images in online media is against the law.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Rules for New Telco Player up for Review: DICT

MANILA, May 30 (PNA) - The Terms Of Reference (TOR) setting the guidelines for the entry of a new major telecommunications player is yet to be approved by an oversight committee created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Substitute Bill on Number Portability awaits Plenary Action

The House of Representatives is considering the passage of a measure that allows mobile phone subscribers to retain their mobile number, even if they switch from one network to another, or if they change from being a prepaid subscriber to a postpaid one or vice-versa. This service is being commonly referred to as “Mobile Number Portability.&r ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Mobile Number Portability bill up for Plenary Approval

Cellphone users can soon keep their numbers even when switching providers as the House of Representatives gets ready to tackle the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) bill in plenary.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

'Telecommuting' Bill hurdles House

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third reading a measure providing employees in the private sector the option to work outside the office through telecommuting.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposal to abolish Anti-Fake News Act for June Parliament Session - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - The proposal to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 is expected to be tabled as early as the Dewan Rakyat session in June, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. He said the ministry was preparing the necessary documents as well as seeking the views of the Attorney-General's Chambers and ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Legal Team to review Anti-Fake News Act - Gobind Singh

PUTRAJAYA, May 22 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will set up a legal team to consider whether to amend or repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 that was passed in April this year, said the new minister, Gobind Singh Deo. Gobind Singh, a lawyer himself, said he would sit together with the team to look into matters related t ...
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House okays Sim Card Registration Bill

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - A bill mandating the registration of all users of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards has hurdled final reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House seeks Ban on Expiry of Pre-Paid Phone Loads

The House committee on information and communications technology is readying a consolidated bill that would prohibit expiration period for pre-paid load.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Facebook vows to take action against Fake News, Hate Speech

Facebook will focus on removing fake news and hate speech and develop users' security, the social media's Myanmar Policy Director Mia Garlick told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No Action against Inaccurate News that doesn't disturb Public Order - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will not restrict or take action against any inaccurate news reports, as long as they do not disturb public order.
Date: 13 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Retiree fined for Uncertified Equipment

IPOH, May 4 (Bernama) - A retiree was fined RM9,000 at the Sessions Court here yesterday for two offences.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament launches Public Hearing with Facebook over Data Leak Scandal

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - House of Representatives launches a public hearing with Facebook representatives to clarify the data leak scandal of one million users from Indonesia, an official said here on Tuesday.

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Proposal to abolish Anti-Fake News Act for June Parliament Session - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - The proposal to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 is expected to be tabled as early as the Dewan Rakyat session in June, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.&nb ...

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Ministry to monitor Students' Social Media

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister, Mohammad Nasir, has said the ministry will monitor students' social media to check radicalism on campuses.

PTD launches Consultation on Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees Facebook vows to take action against Fake News, Hate Speech more

Rules for New Telco Player up for Review: DICT

MANILA, May 30 (PNA) - The Terms Of Reference (TOR) setting the guidelines for the entry of a new major telecommunications player is yet to be approved by an oversight committee created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Substitute Bill on Number Portability awaits Plenary Action Mobile Number Portability bill up for Plenary Approval 'Telecommuting' Bill hurdles House more

Films (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend, amongst others, the Films Act.

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Government vows to bring Online Saboteurs to Justice

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed relevant agencies to make an all out effort to promote a correct understanding of the government's mission and aims.

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Invitation to participate in Survey on Citation of Acts without Chapter Numbers in New Revised Edition

The Law Revision Commission has begun preparations for a Revised Edition of Acts. In the 2020 Revised Edition of Acts, they are proposing to abolish the use of Chapter numbers for Acts. They have also invited people to participate in their survey to give them views on how to refer to Acts if Chapter numbers are removed. The online survey remains open until 6 July 2018.

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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

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House LIYAB Forum for Youth returns

The House of Representatives held on Thursday last week the second installment of its LIYAB Leadership Forum series meant to empower the youth.

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Emergency Decree lifted in Seven Southern Districts

PATTANI, June 17 (NNT) - The government has declared the lifting of the emergency decree in seven southern border districts following a decline in violence in the far South.

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Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020

The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN Economy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The President of Bangkok Bank spoke today at the AEC Business Forum 2018, expressing confidence in the ASEAN economy despite the escalating trade war between the United States and China.

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Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.

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No Nationwide Martial Law amid Anti-Tambay Drive, Palace assures

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday allayed fears that the anti-tambay (bystander) drive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would be a prelude to nationwide martial law noting that President Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier said that it was not an option.

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Hotels Ministry threatens Hotelier with Legal Action

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Monday said it will take sue a hotelier for defaming the Union minister and department heads.

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States Constitutions crucial to aiding Peace Process: Expert

States and regions acquiring legal agreements concerning their right to draft their own constitutions will play a crucial role to move forward the peace negotiations that have been in a deadlock, political experts and reform advocates said.

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Laos, Vietnam vow to cement ties

Vice President Phankham Viphavanh and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh yesterday agreed to work together to deepen the friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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SMU Team wins Moot Contest in the Hague

Singapore Management University's (SMU) law students did their school and country proud in trumping some of the top university teams worldwide to win the 2018 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition held at The Hague in the Netherlands.

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Thailand PM urges ASEAN to become Community Focusing on People

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha discussed with ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi the development of ASEAN as a community which primarily focuses on the people.

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