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Gen Prawit says Article 44 could be used to end Electronic Waste Imports

BANGKOK, June 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, has voiced his agreement with the cancellation of electronic waste imports and said Article 44 of the Constitution may be deployed if a satisfactory resolution to the problem cannot be found.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Tax Measures approved to promote setting up of International Firms' Headquarters in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a draft decree on tax discounts and waivers to promote the establishment of international companies' headquarters in Thailand, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government considers banning e-Waste Import

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The national reform steering commission approved a ban on import of electronic waste for which an ad hoc committee was set up.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Tax Incentives for Research Investment by MNCs

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved tax incentives for multi-national corporations’ investment in research and development to promote innovations and technology in Thailand. The spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd said on Tuesday that the weekly Cabinet meeting approved in principle ...
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit for two years.”
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Thai government has reminded foreign laborers to verify their nationality and complete the authorization process for working in Thailand by June 30, reiterating that employees and employers will face legal action if they miss the deadline.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call center rings.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Party Meetings and Election Campaign to be allowed after Promulgation of Election Laws

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will revoke its ban on political activities after the enforcement of the last two organic election bills.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA sets up Committee to vet National Strategy Bill

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to establish a vetting committee to consider any adjustments to the draft National Strategy Act before a voting session is held next month.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee to consider Key Principles of Fiscal 2019 Budget Expenditure Bill

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has assured the Thai public that consideration of the fiscal 2019 budget expenditure bill will focus on a number of key principles.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee to consider Key Principles of Fiscal 2019 Budget Expenditure Bill

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has assured the Thai public that consideration of the fiscal 2019 budget expenditure bill will focus on a number of key principles.

NLA modernizes EXIM Bank Act Cabinet OKs Child Subsidy Budget, Consumer Protection Bill NLA to deliberate Draft Fiscal 2019 Budget Expenditure Bill on June 7 more

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit ...

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline MOL to allow Migrant Workers to work in 12 Occupations currently reserved for Thais Cabinet approves Legislation on Forced Labor Prevention more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights Administrative Court rules in favor of Thai TV Co Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC more

EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman

BANGKOK, Mar 10 (NNT) - A 99-year-old lease on land in the Eastern Economic Corridor will be provided under strict official regulations to protect national interests, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

Government: Thailand has a Law Governing Property Leases in EEC Provinces Seminar held to ensure understanding on New Land and Building Tax Act Songkhla Officials seize Forest from Law-Breaking Venture more

Tax Measures approved to promote setting up of International Firms' Headquarters in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a draft decree on tax discounts and waivers to promote the establishment of international companies' headquarters in Thailand, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewka ...

Cabinet approves Tax Incentives for Research Investment by MNCs Cabinet extends Measure to promote Registration of Juristic Entities till Year’s End Commerce Ministry to petition US for Tax Exemption more

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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