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Ministry wants to reduce Tax on Locally Made Auto Parts

Hanoi, Feb 20 (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Finance has asked the Government to amend its laws to eliminate the special consumption tax on locally manufactured auto parts and components, a move which could reduce prices of locally assembled cars.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam asks Countries to respect and implement Law on Territorial Waters

Hanoi, Feb 16 (VNA) - Vietnam has called on countries to continue making active and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability as well as respect and implement relevant international legal obligations on territorial waters and oceans, according to spokesperson of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM issues Plan to implement Law on Amnesty

Hanoi, Feb 13 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a plan to implement the Law on Amnesty, which was approved on November 19, 2018 during the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly and will take effect from July 1, 2019.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM issues Plan on Implementation of Law on Vietnam Coast Guard

Hanoi, Feb 12 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a plan to implement the 2018 Law on Vietnam Coast Guard.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Law System fine-tuned to promote Human rights

Hanoi, Feb 11 (VNA) - Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: VietnamPlus

Laws to be revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Feb 11 (VNA) - Vietnam will revise some laws to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the drafts will be submitted to the National Assembly in May.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident

Hoa Binh, Jan 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Hoa Binh province on January 30 announced sentences to seven defendants implicated in a serious medical incident that killed nine patients at the provincial General Hospital on May 29, 2017.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Enforcement of Grassroots Democracy Regulations reviewed

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) -  The Central Steering Committee for the implementation of grassroots democracy regulations held a conference in Hanoi on January 14 to review the work last year and set out new tasks for 2019.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct for civil servants.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters

Hanoi, Jan 10 (VNA) - The Hanoi People’s Court pronounced the death penalty for two defendants charged with the illegal transportation of drugs at the first instance trial on January 10.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

CPTPP to be effective in Vietnam from January 14

Hanoi, Jan 12 (VNA) - The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will take effect in Vietnam as from January 14, 2019.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Travel Company has Licence revoked for Links to fleeing Tourists in Taiwan

HCM City, Dec 31 (VNA) - The Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to revoke the international travel business licence of International Holidays Travel Co., Ltd which provided visa services for 152 tourists who fled in Taiwan (China).
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Grab set to compensate Taxi Firm Vinasun $210K

The Ho Chi Minh City court on Friday ordered ride-hailing firm Grab to pay 4.8 billion dong ($210,300) worth of compensation to local taxi firm Vinasun.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 26 (VNS/VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam has drafted a regulation which would create favourable conditions for foreign investors to join in the process of State-Owned Enterprises’ (SOEs) privatisation an ...

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Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under th ...

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Vietnam to restrict Imports of Tobacco Material, Egg from Eurasian Economic Union

HANOI, Feb 20 (PNA/Xinhua) - Vietnam will apply import tariffs quotas for tobacco material and poultry eggs from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Indust ...

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Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident

Hoa Binh, Jan 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Hoa Binh province on January 30 announced sentences to seven defendants implicated in a serious medical incident that killed nine patients at the provincial General Ho ...

Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters Twelve Defendants sentenced in biggest Fuel Smuggling Case in Vietnam more

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct ...

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Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners 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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