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NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News

DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - A land officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat province has come out in support of new legislation, saying it will protect landowners from unfair loan agreements.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - The government has separated the property sale agreement law from the civil and commercial code to protect poor land owners by preventing wealthy people from taking advantage of them.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman

BANGKOK, Mar 10 (NNT) - A 99-year-old lease on land in the Eastern Economic Corridor will be provided under strict official regulations to protect national interests, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 10 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government: Thailand has a Law Governing Property Leases in EEC Provinces

BANGKOK, Mar 11 (NNT) - Properties in the Eastern Economic Corridor are leased to foreign firms under the Act on the Lease of Immovable Property for Commercial and Industrial Purposes B.E. 2542, according to a government spokesperson.
Date: 11 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Seminar held to ensure understanding on New Land and Building Tax Act

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - Relevant agencies have jointly hosted a seminar on Thailand's new Land and Building Tax Act to ensure understanding of its contents before it takes effect in 2019.
Date: 13 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Songkhla Officials seize Forest from Law-Breaking Venture

SONGKHLA, Jan 21 (NNT) - Relevant agencies in the southern province of Songkhla have launched a forest reclamation operation in Saba Yoi District following reports of law-breaking capitalists encroaching on parts of a national park.
Date: 21 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA’s First Vice President receives Petition on Disclosure of Deliberation of Land and Building Tax Act

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been asked to disclose the details of its deliberation of the Land and Building Tax Act.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Entrepreneurs given 30 Days to move off Encroached Land

PHUKET, Nov 16 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) has directed entrepreneurs who have encroached on Le Phang Beach in Phuket to remove their constructions within 30 days. The area will then be used for public purposes.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA extends Deadline for Deliberation of Draft Amendment of Land and Buildings Tax Act

BANGKOK, 22nd September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to deliberate the new draft Land and Building Tax Act later, due to several unresolved issues.
Date: 22 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Ministry promises Action if Fraud found in Khon Kaen Land Use

KHON KAEN, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of the Interior has asserted action will be taken if any forging of documents is discovered in the process that allowed private use of a public area in Pa Huay Mek of Khon Kaen province, with local residents stating they had filed opposition to the approval.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM grants Land Documents to farmers

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 21 August 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister visited Nakhon Ratchasima province to follow up on local government programs and deliver land deeds to farmers for occupational use.
Date: 21 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners

KANCHANABURI, 17th August 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is investigating a claim that Thai and foreign nationals illegally hold two plots of land in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiang Rai to reclaim 5,000 Rai of protected Forest from Illegal Farming

CHIANG RAI, 21 June 2017 (NNT) - Soldiers and police officers have reclaimed more than 5,000 rai of encroached land in Huai Sak National Park of Chiang Rai province.
Date: 21 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA promises to review Land and Building Tax Bill

BANGKOK, 22nd April 2017 (NNT) – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has promised to review the draft Land and Building Tax Act to prevent social inequality.
Date: 22 April 2017; Type: Legal News; 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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