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E-commerce Legislation forthcoming on the Back of Growth Potential

E-commerce in Myanmar is expected to develop fast over the next five years, when legislation governing the industry is targeted to come into force.

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Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel

MANILA , Nov 13 (PNA)- The House of Representatives’ committee on banks and financial intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing protection to financial consumers.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Mega Mayang M & E Sdn Bhd v Utama Lodge Sdn Bhd and Another Appeal

Contract - Interpretation and application of section 71 of the Contracts Act 1950

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 329; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bill on Fiscal Regime for Mining Industry hurdles House

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to establish a fiscal regime for the mining industry.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Direct Sales (Compounding of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 281 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

New Law spells out Duties of Billboard Makers

Businesses that make signs and billboards will have their operations suspended if they continue to break the regulations regarding content and language.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Government revokes Import Licence Requirement for Steel, Cement

As of next year steel and cement importers in Laos will no longer need an import licence after the government issued an order calling for an end to the licence requirement.
Date: 27 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Vinmar Overseas (Singapore) Pte Ltd v PTT International Trading Pte Ltd

Conflict of Laws - Choice of jurisdiction - Exclusive; Contract - Contractual terms

Date: 22 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 65; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology v Stansfield College Pte Ltd and Another

Civil Procedure - Pleadings; Contract - Discharge - Breach; Contract - Misrepresentation - Statements of intention; Contract - Waiver; Restitution - Mistake - Mistake of law; Restitution - Unjust enrichment - Failure of consideration

Date: 24 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 232; Source: Singapore Law Watch

New Rule requires Imports to have Myanmar Language Labels

Imported goods must have labels and instruction manuals in the Myanmar language within six months or they could be taken off the market, according to the Consumer Affairs Department.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bill of the Hire-Purchase (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Hire-Purchase Act 1967.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 19 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Strategic Trade (Strategic Items) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 31 October 2018.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 263 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Powerdrive Pte Ltd v Loh Kin Yong Philip and Others

Civil Procedure - Striking out; Contract - Illegality and public policy - Restraint of trade

Date: 10 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 224; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bill on Mining Fiscal Regime hurdles Second Reading at House

MANILA, Oct 10 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on second reading a measure seeking to establish a fiscal regime for the mining industry.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Barter System in Sabah to start on January 1 - Mohd Shafie

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 9 (Bernama) - Barter trade between Sabah and the neighbouring countries which was halted due to security reason will resume operation on January 1 2019.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government wants Report from Contractors failing to return Tender Document

Jakarta, July 14 (ANTARA News) - The government will summon seven oil and gas contractors which have failed to return their tender document until the registration deadline of July3 this year was over.

Indonesia signs Four Oil, Gas Contracts under Gross Split Scheme Government to complete Draft Regulation on e-Commerce soon Indonesia, Somalia agree to enhance Trade Ties more

E-commerce Legislation forthcoming on the Back of Growth Potential

E-commerce in Myanmar is expected to develop fast over the next five years, when legislation governing the industry is targeted to come into force.

New Rule requires Imports to have Myanmar Language Labels Retailers hit with Liquor Import Ban Legislation in the Works to regulate Multi-Level Marketing more

Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel

MANILA , Nov 13 (PNA)- The House of Representatives’ committee on banks and financial intermediaries on Tuesday approved a measure providing protection to financial consumers.

Bill on Fiscal Regime for Mining Industry hurdles House Bill on Mining Fiscal Regime hurdles Second Reading at House Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office v Hon Maximo M De Leon and Another more

Government endorses Draft Sugarcane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The government has endorsed the draft Sugar Cane and Sugar Act to ensure that the Thai sugar industry thrives systematically and benefits the farmers.

Cabinet OKs New Cane and Sugar Bill Cabinet nods to Southern Economic Corridor Project Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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