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Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings

IPOH, May 20 (Bernama) - The Perak government will implement a state-wide ban on the construction of telecommunications transmission towers on buildings soon.

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The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Complaints pertaining to the Internet and social media abuses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) lodged during the moratorium period have been investigated under other existing laws.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was decided at the e-Sovereignty Committee meeting today, which also discussed the proposed launch of the National Cyber Security Strategy in July this y ...
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gardener pleads Guilty to insulting King on Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - A gardener, who had pleaded not guilty to a charge with insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty when the case came up for mention at the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Cyber Security Strategy to be implemented Middle of this Year - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The government through the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) will come up with and implement the National Cyber Security Strategy in the middle of this year to tackle cyber security threats in a comprehensive manner, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to be tightened

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 (Bernama) - Updates and improvements will be continuously carried out on the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to ensure it stays relevant, Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister, Eddin Syazlee Shith, told the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Film Censorship (Prohibition) Order 2019

This is to notify that exhibition, display, distribution, possession, circulation or sale of the film described in the Schedule and the film-publicity material for that film which would be contrary to the public interest are prohibited throughout Malaysia.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 84 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNS/VNA) - The Transport Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam under the Ministry of Transport have agreed to share a driving licence management database.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Discussion Paper on Data Portability

This paper provides a frame for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact and issues in implementing a data portability requirement. Such discussions will generate useful feedback for future consultations to determine an optimal approach to implementing a data portability requirement that will reap maximum benefits from data portabi ...
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia (Con't)

Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia Industry for exercise period from 18 March until 17 April 2019.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law

An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) Order 2019

This is to notify that the printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of the publication which is likely to be prejudicial to morality is absolutely prohibited throughout Malaysia.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 67 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Consultation Paper on Proposed Revisions to Technology Risk Management Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Technology Risk Management Guidelines published in 2013 set out technology risk management principles and best practices for the financial sector with an aim to promote the adoption of sound practices for the management of technology risk. MAS invites comments from Financial Institutions (FIs) and ...
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act being reviewed and improved

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) - Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which gave the power to enforce the social media and internet aspects to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is being studied and improved to ensure its scope and usage is not abused. The MCMC said in a statement today among th ...
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law

An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.

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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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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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PRRD signs Law making Mobile Numbers ‘Portable’

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law that will allow mobile users to keep their numbers even after they change service providers or subscription plans.

House approves Bill establishing "On-line Network Policy for the Philippines" NTC sets Hearing on Mandatory Unlocking of Mobile Phones SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops more

Discussion Paper on Data Portability

This paper provides a frame for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact and issues in implementing a data portability requirement. Such discussions will generate useful feedback for future consultations ...

Consultation Paper on Proposed Revisions to Technology Risk Management Guidelines Discussion Paper on Data Portability: Personal Data Protection Commission in collaboration with Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 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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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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