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House Panel okays Anti-wiretapping Law Amendment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House committee on dangerous drugs has approved a substitute bill seeking to amend Republic Act (RA) 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act to exclude cases of coups, drugs, robbery, and money laundering, and other crimes.

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Dominguez bats for effective Telco Industry Regulations

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said a strong regulatory environment over the telecommunications industry must first be established before government awards frequencies to a third telco player.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill of the Anti-Fake News (Repeal) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 14 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Access to National ID Data either by Court or Owner's Consent only

MANILA, Aug 8 (PNA) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday allayed fears of unauthorized data access to the National ID System, clarifying any retrieval will only be allowed under two circumstances-- the presence of a court order or the owner's consent.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill to repeal Anti-fake News tabled In Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) - A Bill to repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong tabled the Bill which contains two clauses for the first reading. The bill seeks to repeal the Act due to the change in government policy that fake news can be ...
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Thai Government Monitoring Online Information

BANGKOK, July 14 (NNT) - Security agencies are monitoring false, distorted, and fabricated reports online in a bid to maintain national security.
Date: 14 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Draft Public Consultation on the Joint Administrative Order Relating to the Telecommunications Industry

This Circular notifies the time and venue where the Department of Trade and Industry together with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Justice, National Telecommunications Commission and National Privacy Commission, will be conducting the public consultation on the draft relating to the administrative pro ...
Date: 03 July 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Clarification on the Commission Determination on the MS on Access Pricing: FAQ

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)/ Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia has issued Clarification on the Commission Determination on the MS on Access Pricing (Determination No. 1) in the form of an FAQ.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Guideline; Source: Ministry of Communications and Multimedia

MCMC issues Clarification on the Commission Determination on the MS on Access Pricing

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)/ Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia has issued Clarification on the Commission Determination on the MS on Access Pricing (Determination No. 1) in the form of an FAQ.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

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.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

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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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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House Panel okays Anti-wiretapping Law Amendment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House committee on dangerous drugs has approved a substitute bill seeking to amend Republic Act (RA) 4200 or the Anti-Wiretapping Act to exclude cases of coups, drugs, robbery, and money launde ...

Dominguez bats for effective Telco Industry Regulations Access to National ID Data either by Court or Owner's Consent only Draft Public Consultation on the Joint Administrative Order Relating to the Telecommunications Industry more

Films (Amendment) Act 2018

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

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Thai Government Monitoring Online Information

BANGKOK, July 14 (NNT) - Security agencies are monitoring false, distorted, and fabricated reports online in a bid to maintain national security.

Government vows to bring Online Saboteurs to Justice Violation of Computer Act by sharing Distorted Information more

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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