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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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Date of Coming into Operation of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018

The Anti-Fake News Act 2018, comes into operation on 11 April 2018.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 174 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Anti-Fake News Act 2018

An Act to deal with fake news and related matters.  
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: Act 803 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Anti-Fake News Act gazetted Today

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) - The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara earlier this month, was gazetted today. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Act had received the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V. In his speech at the launch of the National Journalists' Da ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House approves on Second Reading proposed ‘No Call and No Text Registration Act’

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7321 seeking to establish the ‘No Call and No Text Registration System” and penalize its violators.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House nears Passage of SIM Card Registration Bill

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7233 which seeks to require the registration of all users of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.
Date: 01 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

ICT Committee approves Mobile Number Portability Bill

The House Committee on Information and Communications Technology recently approved a bill seeking to institutionalize Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Dewan Rakyat passes Anti- Fake News Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 aimed at suppressing the spread of false news as well as creating preventive measures. The bill was passed through a majority vote at the committee level with an amendment to Clause four to replace the word 'knowingly' with the word 'maliciously'. A ...
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anti-Fake News Bill: no such thing as Selective Prosecution - Azalina

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said that offences under the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 are determined fully by the courts and not by the government.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anti-Fake News Bill Part of Government's Effort to maintain Peace and Security

SEREMBAN, Mar 31 (Bernama) - The Anti-Fake News Bill (2018) is an effort undertaken by the government to control the dissemination and spread of fake news by irresponsible parties which can jeopardise the peace and security of the country.
Date: 31 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018

The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 seeks to deal with fake news by providing for certain offenses and measures to curb the dissemination of fake news and to provide for related matters.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 6 of 2018; Source: Parliament

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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House approves on Second Reading proposed ‘No Call and No Text Registration Act’

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7321 seeking to establish the ‘No Call and No Text Registration System” and penalize its violators.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

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DILG has New Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of two retired Philippine National Police (PNP) officials as the department’s new undersecretary and assistant secretary.

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Indonesia calls on UNESCO to legitimize 19 Cultural Properties

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is striving for its 19 cultural properties in the temporary list of World Heritage Center of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be recognized soon.

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Sri Mulyani named Best Finance Minister in Asia Pacific

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, was named the best Finance Minister in Asia and the Pacific for 2018 by Hong Kong-based financial magazine FinanceAsia for the second time in a row.

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