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Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July

HÀ NỘI, Dec 12 - Monthly minimum wage will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$60) to VNĐ1.49 million ($65) at the beginning of July next year, according to the National Assembly’s Resolution 70/2018/QH14.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

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 the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

President’s Order to promulgate Nine Laws announced

Hanoi, Dec 11 (VNA) - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on December 11 to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court reduces Penalty on Former Central Bank Deputy Governor

HCM City, Dec 10 (VNA) - The high-level court in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 reduced sentences for former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dang Thanh Binh and two other defendants involved in the losses of over 15 trillion VND (nearly 645.8 million USD) at the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB).
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Việt Nam to complete Legal Corridor for Remote Sensing Activities

HÀ NỘI, Dec 8 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) recently proposed a draft decree on remote sensing activities.
Date: 08 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

VN reviews Legal Framework for Ratification of ILO Convention 98

HCM CITY, Dec 6 - Việt Nam is reviewing the legal framework for the ratification of the ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Party disciplines Two Former Government Officials

HÀ NỘI, Dec 5 - Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has disciplined two former Government officials for their involvement in violations in the purchase of 95 per cent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 5 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam's real estate market must solve many difficulties to increase the number of foreigners buying property in the country, experts said.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Ex Police Chiefs jailed for running Online Gambling Ring

PHÚ THỌ, Nov 30 - Two former police chiefs who backed a nationwide online gambling ring worth trillions have been sentenced to years in prison for abusing their power.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Nine Drug Traffickers sentenced to Death

HÀ NAM, Nov 30 - The People’s Court in the northern province of Hà Nam on Friday handed down nine death penalties, three life sentences and up to 21 years in prison to members of a drug trafficking ring.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Woman jailed for insulting National flag

Dak Lak, Nov 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Buon Ho town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on November 30 sentenced Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, to 2 years and 9 months in prison for insulting the national flag following Article 276 of the 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009).
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Judgments announced for 92 Defendants in Huge Online Gambling Case

Phu Tho, Nov 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the northern province of Phu Tho announced its judgments on November 30 for the 92 defendants involved in the major online gambling ring.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Transgender Law to be discussed by 2020

HÀ NỘI, Nov 29 - The National Assembly (NA) is expected to discuss a draft law protecting the legal status and rights of transgenader people, both those who have undertaken sex reassignment surgery and who have not, by 2020.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Conference reviews Implementation of Anti-Domestic Violence Law in 10 Years

HANOI, Nov 29 (VNA) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reviewed the 10-year enforcement of the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control at a conference in Hanoi on November 28.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

VIB allowed to apply Basel II

HÀ NỘI, Nov 28 - Vietnam International Bank (SBV) has received approval from the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) to apply capital adequacy ratio following Basel II standards.

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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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Court reduces Penalty on Former Central Bank Deputy Governor

HCM City, Dec 10 (VNA) - The high-level court in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 reduced sentences for former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dang Thanh Binh and two other defendants involved in the lo ...

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Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July

HÀ NỘI, Dec 12 - Monthly minimum wage will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$60) to VNĐ1.49 million ($65) at the beginning of July next year, according to the National Assembly’s Resolution 70/2018/QH14.

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VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 5 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam's real estate market must solve many difficulties to increase the number of foreigners buying property in the country, experts said.

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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