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Bad Debt handling to be audited

Hanoi, Apr 13 (VNS/VNA) - The handling of bad debt among credit institutions would be audited this year in order to formulate recommendations for effectively implementing a National Assembly resolution, according to the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Cabinet Members discuss Matters Related to BT projects, Zoning Law

Hanoi, Apr 11 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on April 11 to discuss controversial issues of a draft decree on the use of public property to pay investors in build-transfer (BT) projects.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNS/VNA) - Regulations on personal unsecured lending by consumer finance companies will be tightened if a draft circular of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) takes effect.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - a deal experts see as hugely important to the country.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

New University Recruitment Regulation raises Concerns

Hanoi, Mar 31 (VNS/VNA) - A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Vietnam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs

Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs
Hanoi, Mar 29 (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Finance has proposed cutting corporate income tax (CIT) rates on small and micro businesses from the current 20 percent to 15-17 percent.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Experience in enforcing Law on Access to Information shared

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNA) – Oxfam Vietnam, in collaboration with its partners, held a workshop in Hanoi on March 27 to share experience in enforcing the Law on Access to Information.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam to launch First Crytocurrency Exchange

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam will soon launch a new cryptocurrency exchange – the first of its kind in the country.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention on Employment for Disabled Workers

Hanoi, Mar 26 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam has made an important step in the development of its labour market by ratifying ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons, further proving the country’s commitment to eliminating employment discrimination against people with disabilities. Under the convention, co ...
Date: 26 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNS/VNA) - The Transport Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam under the Ministry of Transport have agreed to share a driving licence management database.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vnews launches New Programme to support SMEs

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNA) - The Vietnam News Agency’s Television Centre (Vnews), in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), introduced a new programme to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a recent ceremony.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Amendments to enterprise, Investment Laws must promote SOE Efficiency

Hanoi, Mar 19 (VNS/VNA) - The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger solutions to thoroughly and comprehensively reform State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency, according to the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNS/VNA) - Regulations on personal unsecured lending by consumer finance companies will be tightened if a draft circular of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) takes effect.

Vietnam to launch First Crytocurrency Exchange Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners VIB allowed to apply Basel II more

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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Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of ...

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident more

Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention on Employment for Disabled Workers

Hanoi, Mar 26 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam has made an important step in the development of its labour market by ratifying ILO Convention 159 on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Disabled Persons, further proving the c ...

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July more

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

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Apr 9 (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is working to align Vietnam’s legal regulations with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - a deal e ...

Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs more

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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