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New EC receives Royal Approval to Take Office

BANGKOK, 16th August (NNT) - The newly-appointed members of the Election Commission of Thailand have received royal approval to take office.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA’s 2nd Vice President confirms No Discussion on Amendment of EC Act yet

BANGKOK, 15th August (NNT) - A vice president of the National Legislative Assembly has confirmed that there has not been any discussion on an amendment of the Election Commission Act at this stage.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves One Stop Service center to facilitate Public Queries

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposed setting up of a new One Stop Service center to facilitate public queries and business transactions.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet adjusts Tax Incentives to boost Tourism, MICE in Minor Cities

BANGKOK, Aug 14 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved changes to the tax measure aimed at boosting tourism and MICE, or meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, in secondary provinces.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Urgent Drafting of Two Bills to establish Ed Min

BANGKOK, Aug 11 (NNT) - Dr. Udom Kachintorn the Deputy Education Minister for Education has announced progress in the establishment of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Enactment of New Copyright Act

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has voted to pass a new version of the Copyright Act.
Date: 12 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NCPO maintains Ban on Political Activities

BANGKOK, Aug 9 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order is maintaining its ban on political activities, according to a deputy prime minister.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet exempts Welfare Card Holders from Medical Expenses

BANGKOK, Aug 7 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved an exemption of medical expenses for low-income earners carrying state welfare cards.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Higher Education Act

BANGKOK, Aug 7 (NNT) - The cabinet on Tuesday (Aug 7th) has approved the Higher Education Act.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Minister Kobsak: Social Enterprise Promotion Bill will build Sustainability

BANGKOK, Aug 6 (NNT) - The government is confident that the draft act on the promotion of social enterprise will build sustainability in Thai communities.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to host Seminar on New Draft Scouting Act

BANGKOK, Aug 5 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly is planning a seminar to collect public opinion about the new draft law governing Thailand’s scouts.
Date: 05 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Welfare Card holders to get VAT Rebate during This Year's Fourth Quarter

BANGKOK, Aug 1 (NNT) - Welfare card holders will get a VAT rebate from purchases made at eligible stores in a pilot campaign during the fourth quarter of this year.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criteria for Student Loans to be amended

BANGKOK, Aug 1 (NNT) - The Student Loan Fund (SLF) is set to launch a dispute resolution program to help teachers, who are sometimes obliged to pay off student loans on behalf of their students, deal with the legal issues involved.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Law to improve Police Performances and Services: NLA

BANGKOK, July 29 (NNT) - A member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Kamnoon Sidhisamarn, said on Sunday (July 29th) that the new National Police Act will help ensure the people will be served by competent police officers.
Date: 29 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criteria for Student Loans to be amended

BANGKOK, Aug 1 (NNT) - The Student Loan Fund (SLF) is set to launch a dispute resolution program to help teachers, who are sometimes obliged to pay off student loans on behalf of their students, deal with the legal issue ...

NLA passes Bill to transfer 12.73 Billion Baht Budget to Emergency Funds NLA approves Budget Expenditure Transfer Bill NLA Committee completes 50% of Draft 2019 Fiscal Budget Law more

New Worker's Compensation Act adds Privileges and Coverage

BANGKOK, July 20 (NNT) - The new Workmen’s Compensation Act passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has extended protection to over 10 million workers and added benefits for both employers and employees.& ...

DLPW steps up Enhancement in Labor Relations Services Labor Protection and Welfare Department to extend Maternity Leave by Eight days Civil Servants urge NLA to amend Draft Pension-Related Laws 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

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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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