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Sabah Development Bank Berhad v Petron Oil (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 02 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 441; Source: Federal Court Registry

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Lee Boon Keong and 3 Others v Yew Kok Chooi and Another

Date: 03 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 442; Source: Federal Court Registry

Seraya Energy Pte Ltd v Denka Advantech Pte Ltd and Another Suit (YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd, third party)

Contract - Breach; Contract - Formation; Contract - Discharge - Breach; Contract - Remedies - Damages; Contract - Remedies - Liquidated damages; Contract - Remedies - Mitigation of damage

Date: 02 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 2; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant (PJSS2) Sdn Bhd and 2 Others v SSTwo Mall Sdn Bhd

Date: 27 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 439; Source: Federal Court Registry

Juwanas Sdn Bhd v Ong Ah Nya @ Ong Ah Tuan and 6 Others

Date: 10 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 438; Source: Federal Court Registry

RJC Resource Pte Ltd and Another v Koh Lee Hoo

Contract - Fraudulent Misrepresentation - Contractual Construction - Total Failure of Consideration

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 278; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP

Three companies were issued compound fines of BND500 each and one with BND700 by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Ministry of Finance and Economy through the Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs, for offences under the Price Control Act, Chapter 142.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

Tan Li Yin Michel v Avril Rengasamy

Contract - Contractual terms - Interpretation; Contract - Illegality and public policy - common law

Date: 20 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 274; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ABI Construction Sdn Bhd v Janny Puah and 13 Others

Date: 24 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 428; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Ban on Display of Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 854; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 855; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

CIMB Bank Berhad v Anthony Lawrence Bourke and Another

Date: 17 December 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 33; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bill empowering MSMEs gets Final House Nod

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to strengthen, empower, and enhance the financing programs for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA

The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an electronic signature law in place to boost E-commerce and facilitate E-governance.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PM launches Guidelines for Commercial Organizations to minimize Corruption Risk

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - In order to help ensure commercial organisations in any industry employ fundamental measures in minimising the risk of corruption, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched guidelines on this today. They come under the Adequate Procedures Pursuant to Sub-section (5) of Section 17A of the Malaysian A ...
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP

Three companies were issued compound fines of BND500 each and one with BND700 by the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Ministry of Finance and Economy through the Department of Competition and Consu ...

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Electronic Signature Law will boost E-Commerce, Government tells NA

The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an electronic signature law in place to boost E-commerce and facilitate E-governance.

New Law spells out Duties of Billboard Makers Government revokes Import Licence Requirement for Steel, Cement Propose Law to promote Public Private Partnerships, NA instructs 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

Bill empowering MSMEs gets Final House Nod

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has unanimously approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to strengthen, empower, and enhance the financing programs for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ...

House to take up Innovative Startup bill Marcelino E Lopez and 4 Others v The Hon Court of Appeals and Another, and Another Appeal Financial Consumer Protection Bill hurdles House Panel 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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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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