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Police to push for Forfeiture of Cars used in Illegal Races

The traffic police to push for forfeitures of vehicles used in illegal races as a warning to errant motorists who wilfully disregard the safety of other road users.  

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House moves to harmonize Metro Manila Rules

The House committee on Metro Manila Development chaired by Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) approved a draft substitute bill which seeks to harmonize the rules that will govern the entire Metro Manila to improve effectiveness of delivering services to the public.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to address Present-Day Issues and chart New Paths

SINGAPORE, Nov 13, (Antara) - The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia's most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14 - 16 March next year. The biennial event will expect to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countrie ...
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bus Company loses YBS Licence after Complaints of Poor Service

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) cancelled the licence of a public-private partnership (PPP) company under the Yangon Bus Services (YBS) due to poor service.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Malaysia to develop Logistic Partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific

HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia will focus on developing and expanding its logistics partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific countries, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Express Bus Drivers to be compelled to obtain Driver Card Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - Starting next year, all express bus drivers will be compelled to obtain a driver card, while drivers of other bus classes will be allowed to obtain the card in stages until 2019.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Transocean Oil Pte Ltd’s Bunkering Licences

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Transocean Oil Pte Ltd (“Transocean”), with effect from 6 November 2017. Transocean will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Maritime and Port Authority

Drones or UAV Operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminded all Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) operators and hobbyist that strict implementation of a “no-fly zone” will be implemented in areas where the 31st ASEAN Summit will be held from November 9 to 17, 2017 in Manila and Clark.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister

Bandung, W Java, Nov 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia currently needs to prepare a new maritime map to overcome legal problems in the maritime field, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.
Date: 03 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to compensate Two Highway Concessionaires for Toll Abolishment

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) - The Federal government will compensate PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) for the abolishment of toll collection at Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau along the Federal Highway and, at the Bukit Kayu Hitam toll plaza in Kedah.
Date: 02 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Bukit Kayu Hitam-Jitra Highway) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U.(A) 335 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Federal Roads (West Malaysia) (Amendment) (No. 6) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P. U. (A) 336 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Terms and Conditions of Membership) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations come into operation on 2 November 2017.
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 337 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

No New Regulations yet against Cars parked Illegally Overnight

On October 26, MP U Zaw Win Naing from Latha Township questioned the Yangon Parliament on how the government would manage the cars which have not paid a tax or fee to park overnight.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister

Bandung, W Java, Nov 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia currently needs to prepare a new maritime map to overcome legal problems in the maritime field, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.

Transportation Minister to simplify Regulation that hinder Investment Ministry to follow Supreme Court's Decision on Online Taxi Service Ministry to propose Intermodal Transportation Law more

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees

The organising committee of this year's Vientiane boat racing festival will conduct regular checks to seek out opportunists looking to charge high prices for parking.

Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12.

Bus Company loses YBS Licence after Complaints of Poor Service No New Regulations yet against Cars parked Illegally Overnight How the New Vehicle Import Policy could disrupt the Car Market more

House moves to harmonize Metro Manila Rules

The House committee on Metro Manila Development chaired by Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) approved a draft substitute bill which seeks to harmonize the rules that will govern the entire Metro Manila to ...

Drones or UAV Operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP I-ACT vows Stricter Implementation of Traffic Rules Bill banning Unattended Children in Vehicles OK’d on 2nd Reading more

Police remind New Car Buyers to register their Vehicles within stipulated Time

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Deputy Spokesman for the Royal Thai Police has asserted that drivers of red plated vehicles that are not registered by their buyers within 60 days of purchase will incur a fine of up to 10,000 ...

Vehicles with Temporary License Plates to be registered in 60 Days Drivers of New Vehicles without Proper License Plates to face Fine Traffic Violators given Second Chance more

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New OFB Bank to cover all Overseas Filipinos

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has welcomed Malacanang’s approval of the acquisition by the Land Bank of the Philippines of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB), which, he said, will pave the way for a financial institution that will cater not only to the country’s migrant workers, but to other overseas-based Filipinos as well.

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Singapore's Fintech Dive now delves for Proof beyond Concept

The partnership between Singapore and Hong Kong to build a blockchain-powered trade network may set the standard for other jurisdictions to follow in financial technology.

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Juvenile Council helps Child Offenders through Art

MANILA, Nov 20 (PNA) - The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC) kicked off its 6th JJWC Week on Sunday through an on-the-spot poster painting contest emphasizing the importance of promoting restorative justice and giving youth offenders who have gone astray a "second chance" to correct their mistakes.

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Far-reaching Bill for Cyber Security 'Not uncommon'

The far-reaching Bill to beef up cyber security is justifiable in the light of the potential damage from state-sponsored cyber espionage, says experts.  

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Self-Regulation, Digital Literacy, Best Ways to counter Fake News

MANILA, Nov 18 (PNA) - Self-regulation and digital literacy are the best antidotes to fake news, according to advocates of freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.

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Sereno Camp insists on CJ's Right to Counsel

MANILA  Nov 17 (PNA) - The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday insisted anew that she has the right to have counsel and to cross-examine the witness during the impeachment proceedings against her before the Congress.

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President Jokowi urges Novanto to follow Legal Process

Jakarta Nov 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on House Speaker Setya Novanto to be willing to follow every legal process initiated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

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IPOPHL MOU on Intellectual Property with the Russian Federation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federation (Rospatent). The MOU was signed by IPOPHL Director General Josephine R. Santiago and Rospatent Head Grigory P. Ivlev. The MOU serves as the bilateral framework to improve the administration and effectiveness of the intellectual property systems in the Philippines and the Russian Federation. The signing ceremony was held on 13 November 2017 at the Coconut Palace.

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Supply of Lift Spare Parts for Maintenance of Lifts in HDB Estates: CCS consults on Proposed Voluntary Commitments by Suppliers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) is conducting a public consultation from 15 to 28 November 2017 and invites interested parties to provide feedback on two proposed commitments separately provided by (i) BNF Engineering (S) Pte Ltd (“BNF”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for BNF brand of lifts, and (ii) C&W Services Operations Pte Ltd (“CWO”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for Ulift brand of lifts.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority expands Co-operation in FinTech

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which lays out a framework for co-operation and referrals between the two regulators.

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Singapore and Hong Kong launch a Joint Project on Cross-Border Trade and Trade Finance Platform

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Singapore today to jointly develop the Global Trade Connectivity Network (GTCN), a cross-border infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), to digitalise trade and trade finance between the two cities and potentially with an aim to expanding the network in the region and globally.

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Managing Director of BAC Raja Singham appointed as Pioneer Mentor at the Launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network

Manila, Philippines, Nov 13 - Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was appointed as a Pioneer Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) on Sunday, 12 November. Touted as the largest mentoring programme in the region, AMEN is the flagship programme of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is designed to facilitate the scaling up of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ASEAN region through mentorship. Successful entrepreneurs, business practitioners and academicians from across the 10 ASEAN member states made up the 143 pioneer mentors present at the launch.

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