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Mohan A/L Lachumanan v Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review against the decision of the Criminal Prevention Board – Whether there was non-compliance of procedures under section 9 and section 6 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Whether there was a contravention of the provisions of section 7 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 – Whether non-compliance of procedures raised in the affidavit of the applicant

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P Maradeveran A/L Periasamy and 2 Others v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and Another

Administrative law – Judicial review – Limitation – Whether the application for judicial review filed after the expiry of the time prescribed by Order 53 rule 3(6) of the Rules of Court 2012 – Whether an extension of time should be granted

Date: 03 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 287; Source: Federal Court Registry

Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chin Chee Kow

Administrative law – Judicial review – Refusal by the Attorney General to give consent under section 9 of the Government Proceedings Act 1956 to initiate a proceeding for appointing an additional trustee or a new trustee in a public charitable trust – Application for leave to commence judicial review proceedings under Order 53 ...

Date: 27 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 286; Source: Federal Court Registry

Vijayarao A/L Sepermaniam v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia

Administrative law – Judicial review – Whether the appellant has the constitutional right to appeal to the Appeal Board against the decision of the Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia under Article 144(5B)(ii) of the Federal Constitution – Whether in view of Article 132(1)(c) of the Federal Constitution, the appellant ought ...

Date: 16 August 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 20; Source: Federal Court Registry

DOJ Chief designated as OIC while Duterte visits Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been designated as officer-in-charge while President Rodrigo R. Duterte visits Israel and Jordan from Sept. 2 to 9.
Date: 02 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cabinet approves One Stop Service center to facilitate Public Queries

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the proposed setting up of a new One Stop Service center to facilitate public queries and business transactions.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kerajaan Negeri Selangor v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review – Section 4 Notice containing the proposed recommendations of the Election Commission’s review of the division of the Federal and State constituencies in Selangor – Judicial review application by Selangor state government to impugn the Section 4 Notice

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Date: 23 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 241; Source: Federal Court Registry

PET orders Comelec to Comment on VP Appeal

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) - The Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to file a comment on the motion for reconsideration filed by Vice President Leni Robredo, which seeks the use of the 25-percent threshold in the ongoing ballot recount for the May 2016 vice presidential race.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Venerando C Olandria v Eugenio E Fuentes Jr

Date: 27 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-18-3848; Source: Supreme Court

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.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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

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

Mohan A/L Lachumanan v Timbalan Pengerusi Lembaga Pencegahan Jenayah and 2 Others

Administrative law – Judicial review against the decision of the Criminal Prevention Board – Whether there was non-compliance of procedures under section 9 and section 6 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 ...

P Maradeveran A/L Periasamy and 2 Others v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya and Another Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chin Chee Kow Vijayarao A/L Sepermaniam v Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia more

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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DOJ Chief designated as OIC while Duterte visits Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Sept 2 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been designated as officer-in-charge while President Rodrigo R. Duterte visits Israel and Jordan from Sept. 2 to 9.

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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