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Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.

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Road Traffic (Vehicles Used for Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that certain vehicles are exempted under this Order for a specified period for non‑citizen individuals to take part in the series of meetings between representatives of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea taking place in Singapore between 10 June 2018 and 14 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 400; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) (Vehicles Used for Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - Exemption) (No. 2) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 4 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 398; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 3 June 2018.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 389; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (Specified Time Prohibition) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 136 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Speed Limit (Temporary Cessation) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 137 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) Order 2018

This Order is in force for the period between 3 June 2018 and 30 June 2018.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 375; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

No Road Tax Renewal for Owners of Vehicles with Old Takata Airbags

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry has ordered the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to disallow road tax renewal for owners of vehicles with old Takata airbags.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House to enhance CAAP Powers

The House committees on government enterprises and privatization and on transportation jointly approved the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 7407 seeking to strengthen the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Active Mobility (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 367; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 31 May 2018.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 330; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 31 May 2018.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 329; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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

Decision to scrap HSR is final, says PM

PETALING JAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - Malaysia has made a final decision to scrap the High-Speed Rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and will potentially have to pay RM500 million in compensation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "It is a final decision but it will take time because we have an agreement with Singapore.  ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017

The Bill seeks to protect and minimize death and injury of children through vehicular accidents by imposing safety standards for the transportation of children in motor vehicles.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1818 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

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.

Indonesia, Australia sign Maritime Cooperation Plan Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister Transportation Minister to simplify Regulation that hinder Investment more

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

Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, with help from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is drawing up a National Logistics Master Plan to supplement the existing National Transport Master Plan in ...

Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City Government to regulate Ride-Hailing Mobile Apps Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers more

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of pass ...

House to enhance CAAP Powers Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017 Court accepts Lawsuit against Ford over Substandard Vehicles more

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.

NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading NLA approves Amendment to Thai Ship Act Applicants for Driving Licence must show Medical Certificate more

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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