thailand - General & Misc

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on the early voting day.
Date: 16 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

EC meets Candidiates on Budget Compliance Law

BANGKOK, Feb 25 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called a meeting to clarify to political parties campaign budgeting regulations.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA puts off Rice Bill until Tomorrow

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly postponed the consideration of legislation on rice seedlings until tomorrow.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

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

Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Voters reminded of Rights under 2017 Constitution

BANGKOK, Feb 5 (NNT) - Pertinent information for voters has been announced by authorities in preparation for the general election.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government establishes Justice Fund to reduce Inequality

BANGKOK, Dec 31, (NNT) - The government has a policy to address inequality and increase opportunities for disadvantaged people by establishing a justice fund in accordance with the Justice Fund Act 2015.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA tables Bills on Municipal Councilors, Bangkok and Pattaya Governors

BANGKOK, Dec 20 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is considering the draft act for the election of municipal councilors and expects to finish deliberations within 2-3 weeks.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves NY Gifts and Measures dealing with inequality

BANGKOK, Dec 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved a range of measures to serve as New Year’s gifts to the public, and intended as well to reduce social disparity.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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