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DSI holds Cyber Crime Seminar, proposes Cyber Security Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has organized a seminar on cyber security, while proposing a national cyber security bill.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously agreed to amend the law to remove a fugitive’s right to make legal complaints against other people to ensure justice for all sides.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading

BANGKOK, Nov 24, (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2522, which would allow cannabis to be used for medical purposes in Thailand.
Date: 24 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week

BANGKOK, Nov 17, (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is looking into an application to obtain a patent for cannabis extract while the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) is slated to review the amended Narcotics Act next week.
Date: 17 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA leads Seminar on Prevention of Digital Child Abuse

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has led a seminar on the prevention of digital child abuse.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 06 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is planning to amend the country’s juvenile crime law under the Penal Code.
Date: 07 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - Invoking Article 44 of the interim constitution to legalize medical marijuana is merely an idea raised by the academic sector, says Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act

BANGKOK, Sept 5, (NNT) - The Minister of Public Health has underlined that the ministry is willing to listen to feedback from all sides on the draft drug act, in order to make adjustments crucial to the development of the nation’s drug management system.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges

BANGKOK, Aug 23 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Army has disciplined its personnel involved in a sexual harassment case. The personnel will also face criminal prosecution.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiangmai Court hands Suspended Sentence to Malaysian for filing False Police Report

BANGKOK, Aug 20 (Bernama) - A 20 year-old Malaysian was given a four-month suspended sentence by a court in Chiangmai in northern Thailand after pleading guilty to filing a false police report about being robbed by a "westerner."
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Anti-Corruption Law Now in effect

BANGKOK, 22 July (NNT) - Thailand’s new anti-corruption law has officially been brought into force.
Date: 22 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence in Spaniard's Murder Case

BAGNKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spaniard male for murdering a fellow countryman and dumping the dismembered body in Chao Phraya River two years ago.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

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

Thailand's Crime Prevention Role read out at CCPCJ

VIENNA, May 15 (NNT) - Thailand's justice minister delivered a speech at the 27th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) where he stressed on the country's commitment and accomplishments in crime prevention.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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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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