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Cabinet endorses Emergency Fund

BANGKOK, Feb 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet on Monday addressed a proposed ministerial regulation to do with emergency security funds.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Thai Courts to have Bailiffs once Law put in Place

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - Thailand will soon have bailiffs who will handle the task of arresting those who violate bail conditions.
Date: 17 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA passes Seven Bills

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand endorsed the draft Land Code Amendment Act in its first reading this week and passed into law seven other acts this week.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Constitutional Court accepts EC’s Petition to rule on Thai Raksa Chart Party

BANGKOK, Feb 14, (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has accepted the Election Commission’s (EC) petition to rule on the proposed dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA endorses Ethical Standards Bill

BANGKOK, Feb 2 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed into law the draft Ethical Standards Bill which provides civil servants, state authorities, and governing bodies with ethical guidelines.
Date: 02 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Rules of conduct and campaigning set by EC

BANGKOK, Feb 1 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has prepared a space on the second floor of its headquarters to register MP candidates and proposed Prime Ministers starting this February 4, while Bangkok authorities have decided which roadways and connecting sois can be used for the placement of campaign posters.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA to pass 100 More Laws before its Dissolution

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - Incumbent lawmakers will pass no fewer than 100 laws before leaving office, according to the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Pornpetch Wichitcholchai.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Committee appointed to review Prices of Medical Services

The Ministry of Commerce has formed a committee tasked with reviewing the prices of medical supplies and services at private hospitals.
Date: 26 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Tax Refunds to only be transferred Electronically

BANGKOK, Jan 25 (PNA) - The Spokesman for the Revenue Department, Pinsai Suraswadi, said the tax refunds in 2018 will only be transferred electronically.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Medical Supplies, Services Now under Price Control

BANGKOK, Jan 23 (NNT) - The Commerce Minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said the cabinet meeting has approved the Ministry of Commerce’s proposal to include medical supplies and services in this year’s list of price-controlled goods and services.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Draft Municipal Act sails through NLA’s Final Reading

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) unanimously passed the draft Municipal Act into law on Friday.
Date: 26 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Amended Land Traffic Act through NLA’s First Reading

BANGKOK, Nov 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle an amendment of the Land Traffic Act in its first reading, with 157 lawmakers voting in favor, none against, and two abstaining.
Date: 19 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News

DPM and Industry Minister outline SME Bank Policy

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Minister of Industry Utama Saowanayon have handed down policies to the SME Development Bank (SME Bank) focused on aiding business operators in 2019 and ...

BoT relaxes Regulations to allow for Easier Loan Approvals Cabinet approves Special Budget to help Sugar Cane Growers Cabinet approves New Debt Moratorium Program for Eligible Farmers more

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t j ...

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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

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week more

Workmen's Compensation Act now covers Three More Groups of Employees

BANGKOK, Nov 16, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the Workmen’s Compensation Act (No.2) B.E 2561 now covers 3 more groups of employees, accounting for 1 million people who will benefit from medical c ...

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9 Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan more

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman more

Tax Refunds to only be transferred Electronically

BANGKOK, Jan 25 (PNA) - The Spokesman for the Revenue Department, Pinsai Suraswadi, said the tax refunds in 2018 will only be transferred electronically.

Cabinet approves Return of VAT to Consumers' Debit Accounts Finance Minister: State Welfare Card Holders given 5% VAT Refund Tax Incentive seeks to help Rubber Farmers more

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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