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Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators

NONTHABURI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport plans to introduce licenses for electric train operators.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Court rejects Injunction Request against DLT’s Order to stop Use of Old Vans

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) – The Central Administrative Court has turned down van operators’ demand for an injunction against an order issued by the Department of Land Transport (DLT) to decommission vans that have been in service for over ten years.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Department of Land Transport Mandate on Public Vans takes effect

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is monitoring public van activity at Bangkok’s Victory Monument, after its ban on 10-year-old public vans takes effect.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wearing Helmets Mandatory for Both Drivers and Passengers

BANGKOK, Sept 27 (NNT) - Traffic police have been instructed to enforce traffic regulations rigorously across Bangkok to ensure motorcycle drivers and their passengers wear helmets while on the road.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government: Law to raise Driver's License Penalties still being considered

BANGKOK, Aug 28 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has confirmed that no law has been passed to increase penalties on failure to display a driver's license. However, the department said the matter will be carefully considered.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet agrees to Legal Changes tightening Regulations on Big Bikes

CHUMPHON, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given its approval to a draft law mandating training and testing of big bike riders, intended to reduce the number of accidents among motorcyclists and improve road safety.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Police: THB10,000-50,000 Fines maximum penalty

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police have clarified the controversy about driver’s license-relate fines, saying fines ranging from 10,000 - 50,000 baht are the maximum penalty.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BMA takes Legal Action against Vehicles traveling on Walkways

BANGKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up 115 checkpoints to prevent illegal car parking, and motorcyclists driving on walkways.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police to introduce Traffic Offences Points System

BANGKOK, May 28 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police plans to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety in Thailand.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading

BANGKOK, May 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft Protection of National Maritime Interests Act in its first reading.
Date: 19 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.
Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment to Thai Ship Act

BANGKOK, Apr 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) endorsed the amendment to the Thai Ship Act in bid to promote fishery sector's sustainability and improved management.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Motorists urged to observe Safety Laws, or face Legal Action

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Apr 14 (NNT) - Highway Police have cautioned motorists against speeding and drinking while driving, saying irresponsible drivers are subject to legal action.
Date: 14 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Applicants for Driving Licence must show Medical Certificate

BANGKOK, Mar 4 (NNT) - The new transport regulation requiring applicants for driving licence to show medical certificate has taken effect since March 1.
Date: 04 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Draft Regulation on Motorway Toll Collection

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The Cabinet has granted approval to a draft regulation concerning the collection of tolls on the Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya Motorway. After this week’s Cabinet meeting, Advisor to the Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Nattaporn Jatusripitak revealed that a green light was given to a draft minis ...
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police Reminder that Law Violating Cabs will be punished

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - Tourist Police are maintaining stringent safety measures for citizens returning to Bangkok from New Year celebrations, reminding all that taxis that deny passengers or refuse to turn on their meter are violating the law.
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Violators to join Community Service to promote Road Safety

BANGKOK, Dec 28 (NNT) - The Department of Probation (DOP) is encouraging those placed on probation for breaking traffic laws, to join a community service project to promote road safety during the New Year holidays.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police at Checkpoints may be punished over Road Accidents

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (NNT) - The Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police has made known he is considering punitive measures against officers operating in areas where a high rate of accidents take place during the New Year holidays, while indicating more checkpoints will be set up along minor roads.
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Ministry to enforce Strict Laws to ensure Safe Roads

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - The Interior Minister, Gen. Anupong Paojinda, said his ministry will cooperate with various agencies, such as the Ministry of Public Health, the Royal Thai Police and the Royal Thai Army, to strictly enforce the law to improve road safety and minimize casualties from traffic accidents during the New Year holidays.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Barcoded Traffic Tickets to be used starting on Sunday

BANGKOK, Dec 11 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police says barcode traffic tickets will be issued to law breakers starting next Sunday.
Date: 11 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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