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Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change

BANGKOK, 17 October 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs has spoken in an attempt to allay public concerns about the draft cyber security law, saying it is yet to be finalized.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Thailand’s Accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty

BANGKOK, Oct 17 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposal for Thailand to accede to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Copyright Treaty.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC permits Online Campaigning

BANGKOK, Oct 14 (NNT) - Secretary-General of the Election Commission (EC) Pol.Col.Gen.Charungwit Phumma has confirmed that political parties can campaign on social media but they must not defame other people. He said the EC is finding appropriate methods for displaying campaign banners.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA keen to enact Important Laws before Term ends

BANGKOK, Oct 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is asking the administration to submit all pending bills for deliberation before its term in office comes to an end.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Lawmakers pass NESDB Act in Third Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 13 (NNT) - The third reading of the draft National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) Act saw 186 lawmakers vote in favor and none against.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet backs Animal Registration Law, orders More Review to reduce Inconveniences

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The cabinet has approved in principle the animal registration measure, and ordered related agencies to conduct further studies to avoid unnecessary inconveniences to public members.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Draft Decree before Senate Selections

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given its approval to a draft Royal Decree that would launch the selection of Senators.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Special Budget to help Sugar Cane Growers

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved a special budget to help sugar cane growers and low-income earners.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police to abolish Jurisdiction Limits for Criminal Complaints

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - According to the Royal Thai Police (RTP), crime victims would soon be able to file their complaints at any police station in Thailand.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Police to abolish Jurisdiction Limits for Criminal Complaints

BANGKOK, Oct 11 (NNT) - According to the Royal Thai Police (RTP), crime victims would soon be able to file their complaints at any police station in Thailand.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to pass Backlog of Legislations before End of Term

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will pass legislations before the end of its term, said NLA Vice President Surachai Boonlertchai.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government endorses Draft Sugarcane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The government has endorsed the draft Sugar Cane and Sugar Act to ensure that the Thai sugar industry thrives systematically and benefits the farmers.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to deliberate More Draft Laws during October 11-12

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has scheduled more sessions to deliberate draft laws next week.
Date: 07 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government endorses Draft Sugarcane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The government has endorsed the draft Sugar Cane and Sugar Act to ensure that the Thai sugar industry thrives systematically and benefits the farmers.

Cabinet OKs New Cane and Sugar Bill Cabinet nods to Southern Economic Corridor Project Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises more

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) took another step on Friday to combat graft after passing five anti-corruption bills in their first readings.

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals more

Worker's Death compensated by Ministry of Labour

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labour has compensated the family of a worker killed by the collapse of an old pagoda at Wat Phraya Tham Sut and has promised to provide the best care for the injured.

NLA accepts Draft Labor Protection Bill for Deliberation NLA discusses Amendments to Labor Protection Act Employers in Samut Sakhon reminded to hire Disabled Workers 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 payers with Health Insurance can have Taxes deducted automatically

BANGKOK, Oct 5 (NNT) - Tax payers no longer have to present proof of their health insurance payments to have their income taxes deducted under a move by the Revenue Department to have the Office of Insurance Commission ( ...

Cabinet approves Tax Incentives for Establishment Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Thailand Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders Social Welfare Cardholders to be exempted from VAT more

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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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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