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Bill designating a "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families" passed

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9069, which seeks to designate the third Sunday of November every year as the "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families."

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Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Sentencing Guide 'likely needed' for PMD Offences

The High Court has said that it is best to allow a number of personal mobility device (PMD) offenders' cases to be brought before the courts so that a sentencing framework to deal with the issue may be framed in due course.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Federal Roads (Sarawak) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 25 January 2019.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 18 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House approved Proposed "Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act”

To make cycling safer throughout the country, the House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 178 votes, House Bill 8911 mandating a minimum overtaking distance of 1.5 meters between a motor vehicle and a bicycle or its operator.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House approves Bills on Cheaper Travel for Students, Senior Citizens, and PWDs

The House of Representatives continues to help improve the lives of students, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) as it approved on second reading House Bills 8884 and 8885 that will provide more affordable transportation for them.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify sections 2(b), 3(a), (b), (d), (f) and (i), 4, 5, 12(b), 13 to 16, 17(d) to (h), 18, 19 and 33(a), (b) and (c) of the Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 64; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Bicycle Crossing) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 74; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Bicycles) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 65; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Prohibition on Driving of Goods Vehicles) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 2 February 2019.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 28 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

DOTr stands firm on stiffer penalties vs Traffic Violators

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - Imposing stiffer penalties against traffic violators would instill discipline to all road users and make roads safe, an official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

National Speed Limit (Temporary Cessation) Order 2019

This Order has effect from 29 January 2019 to 12 February 2019.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 22 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Indian National fined RM400 for trespassing LRT Track

PETALING JAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) - An Indian national was fined RM400, in default of one month’s jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for trespassing and crossing the Light Rail Transit (LRT) track because he was late for work.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Consultation Paper on Changes to Regulations for the Point-to-Point Transport Sector

The objective of this new proposed regulatory framework for the point-to-point (P2P) sector is to maintain an open and contestable market by prohibiting driver exclusivity conditions, to provide sufficient regulatory oversight to protect the safety and interests of commuters and drivers, and where appropriate, to streamline regulations to reduce bu ...
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Land Transport Authority

Senate adopts Bill abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Jan 22 (PNA) - The Senate on Tuesday adopted a measure seeking to abolish the Road Board.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in par ...

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed more

Bill designating a "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families" passed

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9069, which seeks to designate the third Sunday of November every year as the "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their F ...

House approved Proposed "Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act” House approves Bills on Cheaper Travel for Students, Senior Citizens, and PWDs DOTr stands firm on stiffer penalties vs Traffic Violators more

Sentencing Guide 'likely needed' for PMD Offences

The High Court has said that it is best to allow a number of personal mobility device (PMD) offenders' cases to be brought before the courts so that a sentencing framework to deal with the issue may b ...

Land Transport (Enforcement Measures) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019 Road Traffic (Bicycle Crossing) (Amendment) Rules 2019 Road Traffic (Bicycles) (Amendment) Rules 2019 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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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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