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BAZ v BBA and Others, and Other matters

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside; Arbitration - Enforcement - Foreign award

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Việt Nam Courts should be more prepared to handle Foreign Investor v State Investment Disputes

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hà Nội yesterday to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

NLA accepts Draft Amended Arbitration Act

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft amended Arbitration Act which would allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Transport Ministry ready to mediate in MAHB-AirAsia Dispute

SEPANG, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is prepared to mediate in the passenger service charge (PSC) dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the AirAsia group to de-escalate tensions, said its minister Anthony Loke.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime Dispute : Singapore-Malaysia Officials to meet in Second Week of January

SINGAPORE, Dec 10 (Bernama) - Singapore welcomes the Malaysian Government’s agreement that officials of both countries meet in the second week of January 2019 to exchange views on resolving the Johor Bahru port limits issue, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement here today. The Ministry said the republic ...
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA passes Mediation Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, Dec 1 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed in principle the draft Mediation Act and the draft Mediation of Criminal Cases Act.
Date: 01 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd and Others v Kingdom of Lesotho

Arbitration - Arbitral tribunal - Jurisdiction; Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside; International Law - International investment law - Investor-State arbitration

Date: 27 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 81; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Vietnam wins Steel Dispute with Indonesia

HANOI, Nov 27 (VNS/VNA) - Vietnam had won a three-year dispute with Indonesia regarding safeguards on certain iron and steel products, according to the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) late last week announced the agreement of Vietnam, Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, on the one hand, and Indonesia, on t ...
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court records Consent Judgment in Neelofa's Suit against Oh My Media

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - The High Court here today recorded the consent judgment in a suit filed by popular TV host and actress Neelofa against the operator of news portal Oh My Media (OMM) after both parties agreed to settle the matter amicably through the mediation process.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PT PLN (Persero) Pembangkit Sumatera Bagian Selatan DK v PT Muba Daya Pratama

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 441 B/Pdt.Sus-Arbt/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority v Global-V Builders Co

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 219708; Source: Supreme Court

PT Bukit Darmo Property Tbk v PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk DKK

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 157 PK/Pdt.Sus-Arbt/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun and Another v Jan De Nul (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal

Arbitration - Application of the Arbitration Act 2005 - Whether section 42 of the Arbitration Act 2005 automatically applies to an arbitration governed by the laws of Malaysia notwithstanding that one or more parties to the arbitration may be foreign

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 27; Source: Federal Court Registry

Malaysia to file legal challenge in London High Court to set aside Consent Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - The Government of Malaysia will be filing an application at the High Court in London to set aside a Consent Award by an Arbitration Tribunal which obliged the government to pay US$5.78 billion to International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). Attorney-General Tommy Thomas in a statement today said the legal ...
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC refers Financial Advisors' Compensation Row Case for Arbitration

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has referred for arbitration a collection suit between local and global financial advisers over payment for services rendered in the liquidation of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC)'s PHP40-billion Unified Home Lending Program (UHLP) portfolio 16 years ago.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Transport Ministry ready to mediate in MAHB-AirAsia Dispute

SEPANG, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is prepared to mediate in the passenger service charge (PSC) dispute between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the AirAsia group to de-escalate tensions, said its ...

Court records Consent Judgment in Neelofa's Suit against Oh My Media Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun and Another v Jan De Nul (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Another, and Another Appeal Malaysia to file legal challenge in London High Court to set aside Consent Award more

BAZ v BBA and Others, and Other matters

Arbitration - Award - Recourse against award - Setting aside; Arbitration - Enforcement - Foreign award

Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd and Others v Kingdom of Lesotho more

NLA accepts Draft Amended Arbitration Act

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft amended Arbitration Act which would allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.

NLA passes Mediation Bills in First Readings more

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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