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NMP Selection to Push Through as Court Junks NOW’s TRO Petition

There will be no delay for the New Major Player (NMP) selection process as the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 42 denied NOW Telecom’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).

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Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet

BANGKOK, Oct 2 (NNT) - The cabinet approved the Digital Government Act which will upgrade the government's work in the course of becoming a digital one, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Final Public Hearing organized on Draft Law on Promotion of Journalistic Ethics

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The Public Relations Department and the committee for the urgent implementation of reform plans have jointly held a final public hearing in the central region on a draft law concerning the promotion of media ethics before submitting feedback to the Cabinet and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the pro ...
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Comply with CCTVs Ordinance, QCPD reminds Business Owners

MANILA, Sept 27 (PNA) - The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday reminded owners of business establishments to strictly comply with the ordinance requiring them to install Closed-Circuit TeleVision (CCTV) cameras in their premises.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tech Giants may be compelled by Law to act

Technology companies may have to come under laws compelling them to act against false information online, with the Government accepting in principle recommendations by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court orders Protection for DTAC Users under 850MHz Network

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The Administrative Court has granted a temporary protection for DTAC customers whose cellphone numbers are on the 850 MHz frequency, preventing the termination of cellphone services until 15 December 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Senate rejects Anti-fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara sitting today rejected the Anti-Fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018. This was announced by Senate President Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran, after the block voting saw 28 members of the Senate not supporting as while 21 supported and three others abstained. The motion for block voting was presented ...
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House okays Mobile Number Portability Bill

MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) - A measure allowing mobile phone users to retain their numbers even when switching network providers hurdled third and final reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules are deemed to have come into operation on 3 January 2016.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 546; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism

A Yangon court’s verdict sentencing two Myanmar journalists to 7 years in prison was a blow to press freedom in the country, with observers and local and foreign journalists alike expressing disappointment with the ruling.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Communications and Multimedia Act will be amended - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) will be amended to tighten some of the legal provisions which are often deemed to be very broad. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the CMA extends beyond the Sections 233 and 211 as it deals with a lot of other things.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tatmadaw Chief banned from Facebook

Tatmadaw Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, together with 19 other individuals and organisations in Myanmar, has been banned from using Facebook and Instagram. Their accounts and Pages on the social media platform have been removed to "prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions," the Califor ...
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC sets Rules on Issuance of Warrants for Cybercrime Law

MANILA, Aug 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has laid the rules in the issuance of warrants and related orders in connection with the enforcement of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In a 28-page resolution dated July 3 unanimously approved by the SC magistrates, the High Court stated that the rules on warrants and orders involve “ ...
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Extension of E-Commerce Consumers Survey 2018 Period

This is to notify that the duration of e-Commerce Consumer Survey 2018 will be extended to 30 November 2018.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Ministry of Communications and Multimedia

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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Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the M ...

Senate rejects Anti-fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018 Communications and Multimedia Act will be amended - Gobind Extension of E-Commerce Consumers Survey 2018 Period more

Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism

A Yangon court’s verdict sentencing two Myanmar journalists to 7 years in prison was a blow to press freedom in the country, with observers and local and foreign journalists alike expressing disappointment with the ...

Tatmadaw Chief banned from Facebook Ministry to monitor Students' Social Media PTD launches Consultation on Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees more

NMP Selection to Push Through as Court Junks NOW’s TRO Petition

There will be no delay for the New Major Player (NMP) selection process as the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 42 denied NOW Telecom’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).

Comply with CCTVs Ordinance, QCPD reminds Business Owners House okays Mobile Number Portability Bill SC sets Rules on Issuance of Warrants for Cybercrime Law more

Tech Giants may be compelled by Law to act

Technology companies may have to come under laws compelling them to act against false information online, with the Government accepting in principle recommendations by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods ...

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018 Films (Amendment) Act 2018 more

Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet

BANGKOK, Oct 2 (NNT) - The cabinet approved the Digital Government Act which will upgrade the government's work in the course of becoming a digital one, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

Final Public Hearing organized on Draft Law on Promotion of Journalistic Ethics Court orders Protection for DTAC Users under 850MHz Network Thai Government Monitoring Online Information more

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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