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MPs, Officials welcome Ban on attending Commercial Events

Members of parliament and government officials on Tuesday welcomed the directive of the President’s Office prohibiting government officials from attending commercial events hosted by businessmen who are not cooperating with the government.

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Limiting Gifts important to ensure Nothing Immoral - Melaka CM

MELAKA, June 7 (Bernama) - The government´s decision to limit gifts handed out to civil servants is necessary to ensure there is nothing immoral, says Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House approves Modified Rank Classification of PNP Uniformed Personnel

The House of Representatives, voting 166-6 without abstention, approved on third and final reading House Bill 5236 seeking to modify the rank classification of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP) by adopting the rank classification used in the military establishment for purposes of clarity of position and responsibility.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Road Board abolition Bill hurdles House Third Reading

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved on third reading a measure seeking the abolition of the Road Board to prevent the misuse of billions of pesos of road users’ tax.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Bill abolishing PCGG

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) to further strengthen the powers of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - Judicial review - Ambit - Ouster of review jurisdiction - Section 33B(4) Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap 185, 2008 Rev Ed); Administrative Law - Judicial review - Application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings - Public Prosecutor’s discretion to certify that person had substantively assisted Central Narcotics B ...

Date: 04 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 112; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Adili Chibuike Ejike v Attorney-General

Administrative law - Judicial review

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 106; Source: Singapore Law Watch

PM says New Position assigned to Somchai in line with Regulations

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says that transferring Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Somchai Sujjapongse, to a secretary-general position at the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) was in line with standard procedures.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Establishment of Administrative Court and Related Procedure

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept a new draft law on the establishment of an Administrative Court and related procedures for deliberation.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Law on Judicial Administration of Court of Justice for Deliberation

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept the new draft Act on Judicial Administration of the Courts of Justice to work on.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

House OKs Bill strengthening OSG

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7376 seeking to strengthen the Office of the Solicitor General to further enable it to fulfill its role of upholding the best interest of the government as the tribune of the people.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bato welcomes Bill on Change in Police Rank Classification

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday welcomed the proposal to change terminology for ranks of police personnel to avoid confusion and more accurately reflect its counterpart ranks in the military.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Limiting Gifts important to ensure Nothing Immoral - Melaka CM

MELAKA, June 7 (Bernama) - The government´s decision to limit gifts handed out to civil servants is necessary to ensure there is nothing immoral, says Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

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MPs, Officials welcome Ban on attending Commercial Events

Members of parliament and government officials on Tuesday welcomed the directive of the President’s Office prohibiting government officials from attending commercial events hosted by businessmen who are not coopera ...

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House approves Modified Rank Classification of PNP Uniformed Personnel

The House of Representatives, voting 166-6 without abstention, approved on third and final reading House Bill 5236 seeking to modify the rank classification of uniformed personnel in the Philippine National Police (PNP) ...

Road Board abolition Bill hurdles House Third Reading House approves Bill abolishing PCGG House OKs Bill strengthening OSG more

Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - Judicial review - Ambit - Ouster of review jurisdiction - Section 33B(4) Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap 185, 2008 Rev Ed); Administrative Law - Judicial review - Application for leave to commence judici ...

Adili Chibuike Ejike v Attorney-General more

PM says New Position assigned to Somchai in line with Regulations

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says that transferring Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Somchai Sujjapongse, to a secretary-general position at the Office of the National Econom ...

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Establishment of Administrative Court and Related Procedure NLA accepts Draft Law on Judicial Administration of Court of Justice for Deliberation more

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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