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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.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Cambodia Daily

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.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN to create Joint Regulation on OTT Company

Ubud, Bali,  Dec 7 (ANTARA News) - The 2018 ASEAN Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) taking place in Ubud, Bali on December 3-6 has agreed on several issues. One of which is how ASEAN acts to over-the-top (OTT) companies.
Date: 07 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Need for effective framework in ASEAN to fight Cybercrimes - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 6 (Bernama) - Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has stressed the need to set up an effective framework at the ASEAN level which can act as a body capable of taking action should there be threats or cybercrimes that transcend the borders of a country.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia wants joint ASEAN Cybersecurity Regulation

Ubud, Bali, Dec 6 (ANTARA News) - Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara assessed that ASEAN cybersecurity was among important issues to be discussed at the Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) and ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN).
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesian hosts ASEAN Telecommunication Ministerial Meeting

Ubud, Bali, Dec 6 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is hosting the 19th Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) and the 18th ASEAN Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministers Meeting (TELMIN) in Ubud, Bali.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Cabinet reviews Draft Statement on Third Thailand-Laos Cabinet Retreat

BANGKOK, Dec 5 (NNT) - The Thai cabinet has endorsed a draft statement for the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat between Thailand and the Lao PDR to be held next week.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PCOO, Other Agencies recognized for 2017 ASEAN hosting

MANILA, Dec 4 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday recognized the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and other agencies and officials for their contribution to the successful chairmanship of the Philippines for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in 2017.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH Ambassador to Vietnam proposes improving Research on Harmonization of Legal Systems of ASEAN Countries

HANOI, Nov 23 - In his message at the 45th anniversary celebration of the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Hanoi on 14 November 2018, Ambassador to Vietnam Noel Servigon proposed that there should be more efforts to harmonize the legal systems of the Southeast Asian countries in order to ensure more efficient economic interaction in the reg ...
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN urged to promote Self Reliance to cope with Challenges

HÀ NỘI, Dec 1 - Over the past five decades since its foundation, ASEAN has made contributions to shaping peace, stability for development and promoting co-operation in the region.
Date: 01 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Viet Nam News

Asean and South Korea discuss Investment

SEOUL, Nov 29 (VIETNAM NEWS/ANN) - The sixth Asean Connectivity Forum, the only forum on investment in Asean countries, opened on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

ASEAN Labour Ministers' Meeting adopts Three Resolutions - Kula Segaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) - The 25th ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Meeting which concluded today adopted three resolutions - the Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity, Inclusive Growth of the ASEAN Community and the main agenda of the ASEAN Labour Sector’s deliberations for 2018-2020.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Vietnam attends workshop on ASEAN in Algeria

ALGIERS, Nov 28 (VNA) - Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru has highlighted the importance of joining ASEAN to the socio-economic development of Vietnam, as well as the country’s role in ASEAN at present at a workshop in Algiers on November 27.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Indonesia encourages Respect for Democracy, Human Rights in ASEAN

JAKARTA, Nov 28 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government continues to encourage the promotion of democracy and human rights in the Southeast Asian region, Foreign Ministry Director General of ASEAN Cooperation, Jose Tavares, said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia seeks to build Asean-China Mutual Trust in Negotiation

JAKARTA, Nov 28 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government seeks to build mutual trust between ASEAN and China to encourage progress in the Code of Conduct (CoC) negotiations in the South China Sea dispute region.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Committee in Rome delivers Talk on ASEAN at Scuola di Politche

ROME Nov 23 - The ASEAN Committee in Rome (ACR), in cooperation with the Scuola di Politiche (SdP) and the Italy-ASEAN Association, held the first ASEAN Ambassadors’ Talk with the students and alumni of SdP on 15 November 2018.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN will start Negotiations on COC in January 2019 - Foreign Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) - ASEAN will start negotiations on the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea with China in January 2019, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bursa Malaysia bags Awards at Second ASEAN Corporate Governance 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has bagged three regional awards for good governance practices at the 2nd ASEAN Corporate Governance Awards Ceremony 2018 held yesterday.
Date: 22 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

New ASEAN Chair, Thailand urged to play Role on Myanmar Issue

BANGKOK, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Thailand which will be assuming the chairmanship of ASEAN next year has been urged to play its role to resolve the ethnic Rohingya problem in Myanmar.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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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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New e-Payment Taxation to facilitate Online Retailers: RD

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - The new e-payment taxation is designed to support the growth of electronic transactions and to help online retailers pay the tax more conveniently, said Revenue Department's (RD) Spokesman Pinsai Suraswadi.

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Education minister stresses the Importance of “Rule of Law”

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has attended a conference with education related officials, stressing the importance of the “rule of law” when introducing policies.

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Go hails Silay City for Fair implementation of Law

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday commended Silay City for its fair implementation of laws and ordinances even if it resulted in the removal of a tarpaulin bearing his name at the city plaza.

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JBC opens Application for SC, LEB Vacancies

MANILA, Dec 7 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Friday opened the application for the vacancy in the 15-man Supreme Court (SC).

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Supreme Court suspends Judge over alleged Graft Case

Jakarta, Dec 8 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court has decided to temporarily suspend a Semarang district court judge after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him a suspect in a graft case.

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