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Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

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Cabinet's Nod to Digital Laws

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet on Tuesday approved two digital laws concerning the prevention of cybercrime and the use of personal information without consent.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says

A Cyberlaw will be drafted to take action against those who insult the country and people and commit crimes over any communications network, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Thar Oo.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops

MANILA, Dec 12 (PNA) - Online motorcycle backride service provider Angkas will have to suspend operations following a temporary restraining order (TRO) handed down by the Supreme Court (SC).
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s new National Automotive Policy (NAP) which will be unveiled by year-end is expected to focus on next-generation vehicles which are smart and connected, as well as utilising green technology.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NPC to intensify monitoring of Data Privacy Act compliance

MANILA, Dec 11 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is reminding privacy-minded organizations that it has intensified its monitoring efforts to ensure strict compliance to Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Act to ensure Information obtained from credible, valid Sources - Hanipa

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 (Bernama) - The country needs the Freedom of Information Act to ensure that the information disseminated to the public are from credible and valid sources, the Dewan Negara was told today. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said with the existence of the act, the public could obta ...
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CA asks NTC to comment on Third Telco Bidding

MANILA, Nov 30 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to comment on a petition asking to stop the bidding and awarding for the country’s third telecommunications operator.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 5) Order 2018

Prohibition on printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications likely to be prejudicial to public order and alarm public opinion.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 302 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Anti-wiretapping Bill hurdles House

MANILA, Nov 26 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill, which seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act to exclude cases of coups, drugs, robbery, money laundering, and other crimes.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Plenary ratifies Bicam Report on Mobile Number Portability

On 20 November 2018, the House of Representatives formally ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee Report consolidating the House of Representatives’ and the Senate’s version of measures providing for Mobile Number Portability service in the country. Earlier, on 13 November 2018, the joint panel of the House of Representatives and t ...
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bicam approves Bill for Mobile Number Portability

Filipinos can soon keep their phone numbers even as they shift network providers or subscription plans once the Mobile Number Portability becomes a law.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

PRRD signs Law granting Franchise to Villar-Owned Telco System

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting Streamtech System Technologies Inc. a franchise to construct, operate and maintain telecommunications systems throughout the country.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill

BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted a proposal from the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) asking the lawmakers to review the draft cybersecurity act.
Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change

BANGKOK, 17 October 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs has spoken in an attempt to allay public concerns about the draft cyber security law, saying it is yet to be finalized.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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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New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s new National Automotive Policy (NAP) which will be unveiled by year-end is expected to focus on next-generation vehicles which are smart and connected, as well as utilisi ...

New Act to ensure Information obtained from credible, valid Sources - Hanipa Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 5) Order 2018 Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind more

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism Tatmadaw Chief banned from Facebook more

SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops

MANILA, Dec 12 (PNA) - Online motorcycle backride service provider Angkas will have to suspend operations following a temporary restraining order (TRO) handed down by the Supreme Court (SC).

NPC to intensify monitoring of Data Privacy Act compliance CA asks NTC to comment on Third Telco Bidding Anti-wiretapping Bill hurdles House more

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules are deemed to have come into operation on 3 January 2016.

Films (Amendment) Act 2018 more

Cabinet's Nod to Digital Laws

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet on Tuesday approved two digital laws concerning the prevention of cybercrime and the use of personal information without consent.

NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet more

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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