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Law Reform Commission introduces “Thailand: Smart License” Initiative

BANGKOK, Nov 11 (NNT) - The Law Reform Commission of Thailand is set to introduce an initiative to minimize hurdles for people pursuing careers.
Date: 11 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

“Single Account” a Solution to Lack of Trust Between Banks and SMEs

BANGKOK, Nov 3 (NNT) - The Ministry of Finance believes the “single account” approach will boost commercial banks’ trust in small and medium enterprises seeking business loans.
Date: 03 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Court lifts Injunction against BMTA’s NGV Bus Procurement

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (NNT) - The court injunction against the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority's (BMTA) procurement of 489 NGV buses has been revoked, enabling the agency to proceed with its procurement process.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to deliberate Draft Law on Government Welfare Next Week

BANGKOK, Nov 3 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is scheduled to convene two sittings in the coming week, with one matter set to be the deliberation of a draft law on government welfare.
Date: 03 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Graft-exposing Woman gets Anti-Corruption Job

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has congratulated a graft-busting graduate on getting a job at the Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC).
Date: 04 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legislation on Pre-School Children approved

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (NNT) - The cabinet approved legislation to promote the development of pre-school children as part of the effort on education reform.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to organize Seminar on legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

BANGKOK, Oct 28 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has planned a seminar to discuss the suggested legalization of marijuana for medical use.
Date: 28 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOPH withdraws Draft Drug Law to solve Contentious Points

BANGKOK, Oct 28 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said the draft bill sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to replace the 1967 Drug Act has been withdrawn on grounds that it still contains some contentious points that need revision.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC warns Parties adhering to Law

BANGKOK, Oct 25 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has warned all political parties to adhere to the regulations according to the political party law, and declined any action against the Pheu Thai Party alleged to be intervened by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra unless a concrete evidence arises.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Draft Law on Proactive Development of Thai Education

BANGKOK, Oct 25 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved a draft law on the proactive development of Thailand’s education.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Blockchain Seminar explores Law Enforcement Applications

BANGKOK, Oct 24 (NNT) - The application of new digital technologies, which is normally associated with streamlining corporate operations and accounting, has bled into other aspects of society, with blockchain now being used in law enforcement and state administration.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DDC: Alcohol Sales banned on October 24

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) reports that the sale of alcoholic drinks is strictly prohibited on Wednesday (Oct 24), which marks the end of Buddhist Lent this year.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legal Execution Dept sells 147-bn Baht in Disputed Assets in 2018

BANGKOK, Oct 22 (NNT) - The Legal Execution Department has handled about 147 billion baht worth of disputed assets that were seized after litigation in the 2018 fiscal year.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Surachai: Incumbent Lawmakers cannot seek Lower House Seats

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The first vice president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Surachai Liengboonlertchai, said on Saturday that incumbent members of the NLA can no longer vie for seats in the election of Members of Parliament (MPs).
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA determined to enact All Pending Draft Laws before end of term

BANGKOK, Oct 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has assured the public that all draft laws will be passed before the end of the term of the legislature in office.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Govt reviewing Pet Licensing Law

BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is reviewing certain details in the draft bill on cruelty prevention and animal welfare, especially the section to do with pet registration and fees.
Date: 20 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

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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