thailand - General & Misc

350 Major Firms to act as Mentors for SMEs under DIP's Campaign

BANGKOK, 11 July 2018 (NNT) - Some 350 major firms have agreed to perform as mentors for Thai SMEs under the Department of Industrial Promotion's (DIP) campaign and to introduce some 20,000 SMEs in international markets.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Court rejects Trial of 14 Myanmar Workers

A Thai court dismissed the criminal defamation case brought against Myanmar migrant workers by Thammakaset Co Ltd on Wednesday. The employees were charged with defamation after accusing the company of committing serious labour rights violations since 2016.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Thai Court to rule in Defamation Trial of 14 Myanmar Workers

A court in Bangkok is to rule today on 14 Myanmar migrant workers who have been charged with defaming their employer after accusing the company of serious labour rights violations.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Royal Thai Police Bill 80% complete

BANGKOK, July 8 (NNT) - Drafting of the Royal Thai Police Bill is 80% complete according to the chairman of the drafting committee.
Date: 08 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Animal Protection Act in First Reading

BANGKOK, July 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animals Act by unanimous consent. The NLA’s weekly meeting on Friday chaired by First Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai, passed the draft law in its first reading and agreed to form a vetting commi ...
Date: 07 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Justice Minister opens 'GENDER MATTERS'

BANGKOK, July 7 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister/Justice Minister Prajin Jantong opened GENDER MATTERS in bid to push for legislation on life partnership registrations.
Date: 07 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA appoints Screening Team for Election of New Ombudsman

BANGKOK, July 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has appointed a new committee tasked with performing background-checks on the country’s new ombudsman candidates.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Buddhist Group calls on NLA to stop Amendment of Sangha Act

BANGKOK, July 5 (NNT) - A network of Buddhism protection groups has urged the National Legislative Assembly to stop the process to amend the Sangha Act due to worries about possible conflicts among Buddhist monks.
Date: 05 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

OSMEP to merge Two SMEs Supporting Funds

BANGKOK, June 28 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) plans to merge two supporting funds for Thai Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), to merge two SMEs supporting funds into one, continuing to offer 1.8 billion baht loan for SMEs throughout this year.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Office of SME Promotion adjusting its Plan to help SMEs

BANGKOK, June 28 (NNT) - The Office of SME Promotion is creating a new action plan in keeping with the national reform project. The plan will focus on helping SMEs and community enterprises nationwide to access financial assistance and knowledge.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand eyes FTAs with Three Nations in Second Half of 2018

BANGKOK, June 26 (Bernama) - The Thai Ministry of Commerce is keen to finalise free trade agreements (FTAs) with three more countries in the second half of 2018, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Justice Fund spends about 14 Million Baht Monthly on Bails for Poor People

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice disclosed that Justice Fund spends an average amount of 14 million baht monthly on bail.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Political Restrictions to be reduced after Enforcement of Organic Laws

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order’s ban on political activities will be lifted once the remaining organic acts come into force.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Chitralada Technology Institute Act

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to endorse an act to establish the Chitralada Technology Institute by unanimous consent.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree lifted in Seven Southern Districts

PATTANI, June 17 (NNT) - The government has declared the lifting of the emergency decree in seven southern border districts following a decline in violence in the far South.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Legal 'Stalwart' Senior Counsel Jeffrey Chan retires after 45 Years

Jeffrey Chan, the longest-serving legal service officer have retired as a principal senior consultant at the Attorney-General's Chambers last week after completing 45 years of service.

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350 Major Firms to act as Mentors for SMEs under DIP's Campaign

BANGKOK, 11 July 2018 (NNT) - Some 350 major firms have agreed to perform as mentors for Thai SMEs under the Department of Industrial Promotion's (DIP) campaign and to introduce some 20,000 SMEs in international markets.

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Comelec Lawyers to handle Poll Body’s Defense in VP Recount Case

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The law department of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will take charge of the poll body's defense in the ongoing electoral protest case for the May 2016 vice presidential race at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

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Judges Group endorses Marquez for SC Post

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Philippine Judges Association (PJA) expressed its support for the nomination of Court Administrator Midas Marquez as Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice.

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SEC sets up Online Kiosks for Business Registration

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday announced the availability of on-line kiosks that allow faster and trouble-free registration of new corporations, partnerships and associations, to enhance ease of doing business in the country.

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President Jokowi to familiarize Public with PPPh Policy for MSMEs

Jakarta, July 12 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will disseminate information on a policy in which the Final Income Tax (PPh) for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is set at 0.5 percent during the 71st National Cooperatives Day 2018.

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New Chief Justice proposes Panel of Nine Judges in Constitutional Cases

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed that court cases involving constitutional issues be heard by a panel of nine judges of the Federal Court including the top four judges.

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Government to follow Rule of Law in Zakir Naik's Case - Gobind Singh

SHAH ALAM, July 12 (Bernama) - The government will act accordingly and by always applying the 'follow the rule of law' policy in any case and not only with regard to the controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

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New Chief Justice proposes Balloting Selection of Federal Court Judges Panel

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed selection by balloting of the panel of Federal Court judges to hear cases in the Federal Court.

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ASEAN should relook Policies in Transformative Digital Economy

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) - ASEAN needs to relook at its various policy initiatives, including trade and investment policies, in response to the transformative digital economy, said CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI).

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Bank Negara Malaysia maintains OPR at 3.25 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.25 per cent after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which ended today.

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Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2018 (Asean LIP News): Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. He replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif as the top judge of Malaysia. Richard Malanjum was the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. He was elevated to the Federal Court in June 2005 and was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak in 2006.

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Pioneer Batch of 24 Lawyers receive Professional Certification in Building and Construction Law

24 lawyers have received professional certification in building and construction law from the Singapore Academy of Law under the ' Specialist Accreditation Scheme'.

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DOLE warns PLDT: Regularize 7K Workers or face Sanctions

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned anew telecommunications firm Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to comply with its order on the regularization of more than 7,000 workers from its contractors.

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Four New DOJ Officials named

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday confirmed that Malacañang has appointed three new undersecretaries and one assistant secretary to the agency.

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House receives ConCom's Draft Federal Charter

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday formally received the draft federal constitution prepared by the 22-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change.

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Indonesia promotes Strategic Industries in Central, South America

Jakarta, July 10 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted Indonesia's strategic industry in Central and South American countries to encourage penetration into non-traditional markets.

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Thai Court to rule in Defamation Trial of 14 Myanmar Workers

A court in Bangkok is to rule today on 14 Myanmar migrant workers who have been charged with defaming their employer after accusing the company of serious labour rights violations.

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