asean - International Law

Malaysia, Singapore to continue Discussions on 1962 Water Pact

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will continue to discuss the 1962 water agreement with a view of finding amicable solutions to the ongoing dispute, said Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking after meeting his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral issues at Wisma Putra here t ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Water Issue: Talks ongoing, still far from going to ICJ

SEPANG, March 4 (Bernama) - Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore so far have been positive and have not reached the stage of taking the water supply agreement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the closed-door discussions at officers’ level between Malaysia and Singa ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore work out Arrangements for Talks to settle Disputes

SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today agreed for both sides to immediately and simultaneously suspend Malaysia's permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang and Singapore’s implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedure for Seletar Airport. Both the suspensions are for a period of one month in the fir ...
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Participating Countries agree to conclude RCEP Negotiations Next Year

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Heads of State of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participants-ASEAN Member States and ASEAN`s free trade agreement partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand -- agreed to conclude RCEP negotiations in 2019.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN agreed on a Single Negotiating draft to resolve SCS Dispute

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on a single negotiating text draft of the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS), as an effort to resolve dispute in the region. The statement was made by Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi after attending the 18th ASEAN Pol ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

RCEP Ministers put in 'Extra Time and Effort' in Negotiations

SINGAPORE, Aug 30 (Bernama) - The 6th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting which kicked off today is expected to last for “one-and-a-half day” as all ministers involved agreed “to put in extra time and effort” in the negotiations.
Date: 30 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Pedra Branca: Malaysia asking ICJ to go beyond its Mandate: Singapore

Singapore have maintained the stance that Malaysia was calling on the International Court of Justice to go beyond its mandate when it asked the to rule on the sovereignty of waters around Pedra Branca and of the maritime feature South Ledge.
Date: 04 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ASEAN, China hopeful for ‘Substantially Completed’ COC in 2018

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The Philippines, alongside China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), expressed optimism that the negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will be "substantially completed" within 2018.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Foreign Ministers to discuss South China Sea CoC

KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) - Malaysia wants the talks on establishing the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea to be finalised quickly to ensure peace, security and stability in those waters, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the talks on the matter would be discussed at the ASEAN Fore ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore will honour Terms of 1962 Water Pact, hopes Malaysia too

SINGAPORE, July 9 (Bernama) - Singapore will fully honour the terms of the 1962 Water Agreement with Malaysia, including the price of water stipulated in it, and expects Malaysia also to do so, The Straits Times reported today.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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Go Online to partner with 8 Million MSMEs

Jakarta, Jul 1 (ANTARA) - The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program. Involving MSMEs and marketplace in the country, Go Online is a collaborative program between the government, MSMEs, and online shopping platforms to level digital market access and build a digital economy in Indonesia.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Constitution Court taking on 32 MP Media shareholding Cases

BANGKOK, Jun 27(NNT) - Constitutional Court judges have agreed to take on 32 out of a total of 41 cases to do with Members of Parliament allegedly holding media shares, asking that the individuals submit their individual defenses within 15 days.

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