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BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), together with the financial industry, is in the process of establishing a Financial Threat Intelligence Platform. Its governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said the platform would collate, analyse and disseminate real-time information on cyber threats and trends to strengthen the detective capabilities on the industry against such threats.

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Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jun 17 (NNT) - The Deputy Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has urged the general public to consider carefully whether amending sections 34, 69, and 81 of the Fisheries Act of 2015 as suggested by the Future Forward Party leader, Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit, would be beneficial or detrimental to the country’s marine resources and human trafficking problem. On June 15, the Future Forward leader visi ...

Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue

Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The government has highlighted the need to modernise the tax collection system and enhance transparency in the financial sector to boost national revenue, a senior official has said.

Salon Owner fined RM100,000 for running Clinic offering Aesthetic Services

Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - A beauty salon owner who operated a clinic without any valid registration at his premises was slapped with an RM100,000 fine by the Sessions Court here today.
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NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted several laws and resolutions on June 14, the last working day of the seventh session.

Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim

Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jun 15 (Bernama) - Allocating income from tourism tax to the states will be continued where 50 per cent of the income would be given back to the states as promised by the government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the allocation for the tourism tax in 2019 was expected to be given to every state in the first quarte ...

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (Bernama) - A man whose act of strangling a cat and then hanging the animal to death went viral on social media, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sessions Court here today.

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Johor Corporation (JCorp) has settled its RM800 million of second series sukuk wakalah payment obligations for principal with coupon amounting to RM49.19 million.

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Three laws were approved by the National Assembly on June 13, the 19th working day of the 14th NA’s 7th session.

National Assembly adopts Law on Architecture

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - With 88.64 percent of approval votes, the National Assembly passed the Law on Architecture at its ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Digital payments using QR codes will be introduced to Myanmar as soon as the framework for such payments are ready.

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 (Bernama) - A man who previously claimed trial to two counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad, Islam and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty, in the Sessions Court here today.

NA adopts Resolution on Law Building Programme in 2020

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 11 (VNA) - The National Assembly on June 11 passed a resolution on the legislature’s programme of building laws and ordinances in 2020 and adjustments to the law and ordinance building plan in 2019.

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and sentenced him to one year in prison without suspension. Mr. Premchai had been arrested in Thungyai Naresua ...

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.

Justice Ministry to upgrade Sentencing Enforcement Officials

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The Ministry of Justice plans to train and supply more legal specialists to assist local authorities in the enforcement of court sentences, according to a senior ministry official.

Cattle Rustler "rustled" off to Jail

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PARIT, Jun 11 (Bernama) - A man who thought Malaysia is the “Wild, Wild East” will be spending seven days in jail and coughing up RM3,000 to avoid additional jail time.

Court rejects Tatmadaw Defamation Claim

Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Amarapura township court on Thursday dismissed a Tatmadaw (military) official’s complaint against Sayadaw U Thawbita that comments the monk posted on social media had damaged the military’s reputation.

Union urges Customs Officials to apply Press Law against Reporters

Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on Prek Chak customs officials in Kampot province to use the Law on the Press to avoid court action against 1 online reporters.

HCM City Court upholds Jail Sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu

Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
HCM City, Jun 7 (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court upheld a 17-year jail sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bac Nam 79 Construction Company, on the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” during an appeal court on June 7.

Duterte certifies Mandatory ROTC Bill as Urgent

Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill mandating Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools to undergo mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.

Myanmar signs on as Observer for BRI Tax Cooperation Pact

Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Myanmar will sign as an observer an agreement on the establishment of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), said Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.

Tahfiz School Warden gets 228 Years, 42 Strokes for Sodomy, Molest

Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KANGAR, May 30 (Bernama) - A hostel warden was sentenced to 228 years in jail and 42 strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to 25 counts of sodomy and gross indecency against five tahfiz school students last month.

NA Deputies scrutinize Labour Law

Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, May 29 (VNA) - During the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), deputies on May 29 discussed the draft amended Labour Law which has been attracting public concern in recent times.

Court fines Meth Trafficker RP1 Billion, hands 11-Year Prison Term

Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Denpasar, Bali, May 30 (ANTARA) - The Denpasar District Court in Bali Province imposed a 11-year prison term against I Putu Adi Sastrawan on Tuesday for trafficking 63.58 grams of crystal meth and 94 ecstasy pills.

Ministry working on Changes to Tobacco Control Law

Date: 30 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Ministry of Health and Sports is working on a draft amendment to the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law as part of the government’s anti-tobacco effort, a senior official said.
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BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform

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Two Companies plead Guilty to negligence

IPOH, Jun 3 (Bernama) - Two construction companies were charged at the Sessions Court here today with negligence, which resulted in accidents involving their respective employees last year. Teoh Kim Kuan as the dire ...

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Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

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MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the c ...

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SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has called the attention of lawmakers for possible changes on “incongruent” penalties for lascivious acts against minors under a special law.

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Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines and ...

Indonesia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8s to fly during Idul Fitri Season Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019 more

High Court cancels Arrest Warrant against Hasanah

KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 (Bernama) - The warrant of arrest issued against the former director-general of the Malaysia External Intelligence Organisation (MEIO) Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid, who was charged with criminal breach ...

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Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

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Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue

The government has highlighted the need to modernise the tax collection system and enhance transparency in the financial sector to boost national revenue, a senior official has said.

Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim Revised Tax Management, Public Investment Laws passed more

Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

BANGKOK, Jun 17 (NNT) - The Deputy Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has urged the general public to consider carefully whether amending sections 34, 69, and 81 of the Fisheries Act of 2015 as sugg ...

NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day Revised Laws on Criminal Judgment Execution, Education adopted NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports more

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Union urges Customs Officials to apply Press Law against Reporters

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on Prek Chak customs officials in Kampot province to use the Law on the Press to avoid court action against 1 online reporters.

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Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.

Judge awards One-Year Imprisonment to Ahmad Dhani for Defamation Court fines Meth Trafficker RP1 Billion, hands 11-Year Prison Term Constitutional Court received 333 Electoral Dispute-Related Cases more

Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue

The government has highlighted the need to modernise the tax collection system and enhance transparency in the financial sector to boost national revenue, a senior official has said.

NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports Justice Ministry to upgrade Sentencing Enforcement Officials New Service Charter planned to ease Cross-Border Trade more

Salon Owner fined RM100,000 for running Clinic offering Aesthetic Services

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - A beauty salon owner who operated a clinic without any valid registration at his premises was slapped with an RM100,000 fine by the Sessions Court here today.

BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements Cabinet approves Special Committee on Special Court more

Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel

MANILA, Jun 14 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax refund/credit of PHP44.48 million to San Miguel Brewery Inc. over excise taxes imposed on its beer products collected four years ago.

National ID System Law has enough Safeguards PRRD okays EO to formalize Cabinet Secretaries as CORDS Court Workers urged to uphold Judiciary's Integrity more

Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Bernama) - The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted Malaysian Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman's application to stay his execution and enable him to challenge the clemency process. Pannir, 32, who ...

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Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

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