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Transport Safety Investigations Act 2018

This Act seeks to establish proper procedures to investigate transport occurrences and other matters affecting transport safety and for related purposes, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

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Lorry Driver caught driving against Traffic Flow fined RM10,200

SHAH ALAM, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who drove against traffic flow, resulting in an accident at the North South (PLUS) Expressway was fined by RM10,200, in default 102 days jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for various traffic offences committed in Shah Alam since 2008.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Section 41, Road Transport Act 1987 faces Review

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 8 (Bernama) - Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 will be reviewed to allow for greater punishments imposed on guilty drivers causing deaths including introducing a life-long driving ban. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the maximum imprisonment of 10 years imposed currently was too lax and had no major impac ...
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Land Transport Authority of Singapore Act.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 41/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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

Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend certain Acts to strengthen enforcement capacity and measures across certain Acts relating to land transport management and regulation. Sections 47 and 67 are deemed to have come into operation on 8 July and 1 May 2018 respectively. The rest of the Act comes into operation on a date that the Minister appoints by notification ...
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 33; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Driving Licences) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 586; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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

Public Consultation on the Land Transport Master Plan 2040

Land Transport Authority consults public on how to improve the quality of living through land transport system and how to shape the future of land transport to 2040 through the Land Transport Master Plan (LTMP).
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Press Release; Source: Land Transport Authority

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act"

Commuters may soon enjoy a greener and more efficient Philippine transportation system, as the House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved on Wednesday a draft substitute bill promoting sustainable and alternative modes of transportation.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill

MANILA, Sept 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to rescind the passage of a bill seeking the abolition of the Road Board.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Sep 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of Taxis, Tourist Car Transport Service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Active Mobility (FORMULA 1® 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix) (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that electrically operated four-wheeled lightweight vehicle is exempted from the Active Mobility Act 2017, from 12 September 2018 to 17 September 2018 when driven on any footpath located on or in the vicinity of the blue-coloured lines set out in the Schedule, in connection with the specified event, if certain conditions are ...
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 554; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Restriction of Speed on Roads) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 8 September 2018.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 545; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Online Taxi Safety Standards deemed Weak

Jakarta, Mar 23 (ANTARA News) - Online taxi safety standards are viewed as being weak due to rampant crimes by drivers of such services as was experienced by 29-year-old Yun Siska Rohani.

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Most Youths don’t understand Traffic Regulations: Police

Most young people aged between 15 and 20 still lack knowledge of the traffic regulations and this is contributing to road accidents, according to traffic police.

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

Lorry Driver caught driving against Traffic Flow fined RM10,200

SHAH ALAM, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who drove against traffic flow, resulting in an accident at the North South (PLUS) Expressway was fined by RM10,200, in default 102 days jail, by the Magistrate’s Court ...

Section 41, Road Transport Act 1987 faces Review Transport Ministry to provide Clearer Guidelines for Vehicle Convoy Activities Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 8) Order 2018 more

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October

The much-touted Yangon Vehicle Quota Certificate (YVQC) system for car importers will start in Yangon in October, said U Phyo Min Thein, the region’s chief minister, during a press conference on August 24.

Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City more

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act" House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading more

Transport Safety Investigations Act 2018

This Act seeks to establish proper procedures to investigate transport occurrences and other matters affecting transport safety and for related purposes, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other ...

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Act 2018 Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Driving Licences) (Amendment) Rules 2018 more

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.

Wearing Helmets Mandatory for Both Drivers and Passengers Government: Law to raise Driver's License Penalties still being considered Cabinet agrees to Legal Changes tightening Regulations on Big Bikes more

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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