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Dewan Rakyat passes Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018 to improve the cancellation process of vehicle registration and to facilitate local authorities dispose of abandoned vehicles in their respective areas.

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Road Transport Act Amendment Bill tabled for First Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook has tabled the Road Transport Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 for first reading in Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Traffic Crisis Act to improve Traffic in PH

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the recent passage of the Traffic Crisis Act by the House of Representatives as this will help improve the traffic situation in the country.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House Panel okays 20% Student Fare Discount Bill

MANILA, Dec 5 (PNA) - The House of Representatives’ transportation committee approved on Wednesday a substitute bill seeking to institutionalize the grant of a 20-percent student fare discount on land, water, and air transport systems even during weekends and holidays.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Traffic Crisis Bill on Third Reading

MANILA, Dec 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Traffic Crisis Act.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 14) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 30 November 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 307 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House panel OKs Bill on Safe Distance for overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Nov 29 (PNA) - A measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists when overtaking cyclists hurdled the committee level at the House of Representatives.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 13) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 28 November 2018.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 304 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Traffic Crisis Bill hurdles Second Reading at House

MANILA, Nov 27 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on second reading the proposed Traffic Crisis Act.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bigger Number Plate for Motorcycles approved

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a measure that requires motorcycles to use bigger number license plates and identification marks to put an end to the so-called "riding-in-tandem" crimes.
Date: 24 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Lorries may be installed with CCTV Cameras too

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is contemplating requiring heavy vehicles like lorries to be fitted with closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to reduce accidents, Parliament was told today.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House passes Mandatory Automatic Headlights On for Motorcycles Bill

To lessen and prevent road crashes, the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 8322 which seeks to require all motorcycle riders and operators to automatically turn on their vehicles’ headlights while in operation, at all hours of the day and night on all roads.
Date: 18 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Interpretation (Temporary Reduction of Electronic Road Pricing System Charges) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order notifies that from 17 November 2018 to 31 December 2018, the road‑user charges payable under the Road Traffic (Electronic Road Pricing System) Rules 2015, are reduced wholly or in part at the times and on the roads specified in the Schedule.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 751; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Lao Drivers given Licence to drive on Asean Roads

Local authorities have clarified that Lao drivers with international driving permits are able to drive freely in other countries around the world, as Laos has signed up to the relevant convention.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order is in force for the period between 7 November 2018 and 19 November 2018.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 745; 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

Dewan Rakyat passes Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018 to improve the cancellation process of vehicle registration and to facilitate local authorities dispose of abandoned ...

Road Transport Act Amendment Bill tabled for First Reading Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 14) Order 2018 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 13) 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

Traffic Crisis Act to improve Traffic in PH

MANILA, Dec 6 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the recent passage of the Traffic Crisis Act by the House of Representatives as this will help improve the traffic situation in the coun ...

House Panel okays 20% Student Fare Discount Bill House approves Traffic Crisis Bill on Third Reading House panel OKs Bill on Safe Distance for overtaking Cyclists more

Interpretation (Temporary Reduction of Electronic Road Pricing System Charges) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order notifies that from 17 November 2018 to 31 December 2018, the road‑user charges payable under the Road Traffic (Electronic Road Pricing System) Rules 2015, are reduced wholly or in part at the times and on the ...

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018 Road Traffic (Electronic Road Pricing System) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 Singapore to follow Malaysia's Lead, abolish Toll for Motorcyclists at Tuas 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 Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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