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Government insists on Continuation of Special Law in Southern Border Region

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - The government has insisted that use of the special law remains necessary in the southern border region.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to work on Five More Draft Laws on September 27-28

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly has scheduled more sessions his week to work on five more draft laws.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SME Bank to expand Mobile App Services

BANGKOK, Sept 24 (NNT) - The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SME Bank) is collaborating with five telecommunications firms to establish the SME D Bank mobile application as a one-stop shop for Thai SMEs.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Law to make Thailand Hub of Global Organizations

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this week approved the draft Act on Privileges and Immunities for International Organizations and International Conferences in Thailand.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand prepares to chair ASEAN

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (NNT) - In preparation for Thailand chairing ASEAN in 2019, government agencies today issued reports on their readiness.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM welcomes EU-ASEAN Business Council Members

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha met EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) representatives at Government House on Thursday to discuss business cooperation.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

OSMEP successfully helping SMEs get Businesses off the Ground

BANGKOK, Sept 18 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) revealed today it has successfully helped new SMEs and community-based state enterprises get their businesses off the ground through a first-time entrepreneur program.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA won't accept New Draft Laws after Issuance of Election Decree

BANGKOK, Sept 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) says it won't accept new draft acts once the election decree has been issued.
Date: 16 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA urges Government to fast-track Important Laws

BANGKOK, Sept 16 (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: 16 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts New Draft Law on the Management of Pracharat Welfare for Consideration

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has accepted a draft law on the management of the government’s Pracharat welfare for further consideration.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government proposes Legislation on Welfare Management

BANGKOK, Sept 13 (NNT) - The government has proposed legislation on welfare management, focusing on benefits for low-income citizens to reduce economic inequality and elevate quality of life.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Laws on Election of MPs and Senate officially in Force

BANGKOK, Sept 13 (NNT) - Draft laws on the election of Members of Parliament and the Senate have officially been put into force.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA: All Draft Laws to be enacted by End of 2018

BANGKOK, Sept 13 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has confirmed that all draft laws currently in hand will be brought into force before the end of the year.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Seminar held to raise Awareness of Official Information Act

BANGKOK, Sept 13 (NNT) - An academic seminar has been held with the aim of raising awareness of the Official Information Act and promoting good governance.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA wants Cyber Law to cover Poll Fraud

BAGNKOK, Sep 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has proposed that the government enforce a new cyber law to monitor election campaigns on social media before the general election tentatively scheduled for next year.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Increase in Paddy Storage Incentives

BANGKOK, Sept 12 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved an increase in the incentive for farmers to store paddy rice in an effort to slow down the sale of this year’s harvest.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA holds Workshop on Media's Role

BANGKOK, Sept 6 (NNT) - Vice President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Surachai Liangbunlertchai has highlighted the importance of the media in the 2016 constitution, saying that the media should help audit the government's work.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Draft Laws on Provincial Elections to be deliberated in Two Weeks

BANGKOK, Sept 6 (NNT) - A vice president of the National Legislative Assembly expects that all draft laws governing provincial and local elections will be presented to the legislature for deliberation in a few weeks’ time.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet gives Approval to Election Laws, Appointments, Funding

BANGKOK, Sept 5 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved six more draft laws concerning local elections, and has forwarded them to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) with the Prime Minister saying that more clarity will be achieved once the laws are put into effect, including clarity on his political future.
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet OKs use of State Welfare Card for Cash Withdrawals

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - The Cabinet has resolved to allow holders of the state welfare card to withdraw the 100 or 200 baht monthly credit in cash from now until the end of the year.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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