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Ban on Sale of Sri Saga Juice Products

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry has ordered an immediate ban on the sale of Al Sunnah Juice, Al Sunnah Gold Juice and Penawar Juice marketed by Sri Saga Marketing S/B company as the products could be detrimental to health.

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Government bans MLM Firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Super Group Ltd v Mysore Nagaraja Kartik

Contract - Breach; Evidence - Presumptions - Electronic records; Evidence - Proof of evidence - Standard of proof for fraud; Limitation of Actions - Extension of limitation period - Acknowledgement

Date: 14 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 192; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Forest Fibers Inc v K K Asia Environmental Pte Ltd and Another, and Another suit

Contract - breach

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 195; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yee Poh Nyen v Raji Bin Kasan and 8 Others

Contracts & commercial – Sale and purchase agreement – Transfer of land – Approval from the State authority for the transfer of land – Whether the first sale and purchase agreement between the appellant and the first respondent valid and enforceable – Whether the sale and purchase agreement between the second re ...

Date: 15 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 279; Source: Federal Court Registry

Naughty G Pte Ltd v Fortune Marketing Pte Ltd

Evidence - Admissibility of evidence; Contract - Contractual terms - Express terms - Oral contract; Contract - Breach; Contract - Discharge

Date: 03 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 190; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Jagdis Singh A/L Banta Singh v Zakaria Bin Yahaya and Another

Contracts & commercial – Breach of trust – Whether the second defendant holds the monies in trust for the appellant – Whether the second defendant had committed a breach of trust/ breach of fiduciary duty – Whether there is a conspiracy to defraud

Administrative law – Judicial review – Whether leav ...

Date: 25 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 262; Source: Federal Court Registry

Man fined RM42,250 for supplying Eyebrow Pencils with False Trade Description

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 (Bernama) - A cosmetics company owner was fined RM42,250, in default six months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for offering to supply Rhomlon eyebrow pencils with false trade description last year.
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List

This is to notify the gazetting of the new Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018, on the 4 September 2018 and will come into effect from 1 November 2018. Circular No. 08/2018
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Strategic Goods (Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 537; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 538; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 536; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

DOJ declares Nayong Pilipino deal void 'ab initio’

MANILA, Aug 31 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) has concluded that the lease contract between Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corp. is void ab initio (from the beginning).
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PT Bayan Resources TBK and Another v BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd and Another

Contract - Breach; Contract - Contractual terms - Interpretation; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Evidence - Proof of Evidence - Onus of proof

Date: 29 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I) 6; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cabinet nods to Southern Economic Corridor Project

BANGKOK, Aug 21 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the Southern Economic Corridor project, which will be piloted in four southern provinces.
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.

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Propose Law to promote Public Private Partnerships, NA instructs

The National Assembly (NA) has told the government to formulate legislation to manage and attract more investment in the form of public-private partnerships (PPP), and Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects to drive devel ...

Minister names New Measures to improve ease of doing Business Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities Government seeks better Regulation of Associations more

Ban on Sale of Sri Saga Juice Products

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Health Ministry has ordered an immediate ban on the sale of Al Sunnah Juice, Al Sunnah Gold Juice and Penawar Juice marketed by Sri Saga Marketing S/B company as the products could b ...

Yee Poh Nyen v Raji Bin Kasan and 8 Others Jagdis Singh A/L Banta Singh v Zakaria Bin Yahaya and Another Man fined RM42,250 for supplying Eyebrow Pencils with False Trade Description more

Government bans MLM Firms

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on September 18 issued notification (46/2018) which prohibits the business of Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) in Myanmar. The ban will take effect immediately.

Traders for 81 Goods allowed to apply for Licences Online Central Rubber Market to open after Legislation Exporters permitted to register for Customs Relief under GSP more

DOJ declares Nayong Pilipino deal void 'ab initio’

MANILA, Aug 31 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) has concluded that the lease contract between Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) and Landing Resorts Philippines Development Corp. is ...

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Super Group Ltd v Mysore Nagaraja Kartik

Contract - Breach; Evidence - Presumptions - Electronic records; Evidence - Proof of evidence - Standard of proof for fraud; Limitation of Actions - Extension of limitation period - Acknowledgement

Forest Fibers Inc v K K Asia Environmental Pte Ltd and Another, and Another suit Naughty G Pte Ltd v Fortune Marketing Pte Ltd Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List more

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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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