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ConCom proposed Charter strengthens PH claim on WPS

MANILA, Apr 19 (PNA) - A sub-committee of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has approved proposed revisions to the article on the National Territory which will strengthen the Philippines' rightful claim on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zones and extended continental shelf including Benham Rise.

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DOJ to comply with SC Decision voiding Travel Ban Circular

MANILA, Apr 18 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Wednesday it would abide by the Supreme Court (SC) decision declaring as unconstitutional the circular it has earlier issued for being violative of the right to travel under Article III, Section 6 of the 1987 Constitution.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC: 2011 DOJ Order barring GMA from leaving PH unconstitutional

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) declared unconstitutional the Department of Justice (DOJ) circular issued by then Justice Secretary and now detained Senator Leila de Lima to prevent former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from leaving the country in 2011 to seek medical treatment.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

President revises National Action Plan for Human Rights

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a presidential regulation amending presidential regulation number 75 of 2015 concerning national action plan for human rights for the 2015-2019 term.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ConCom votes to raise CHR as Constitutional Body

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted to raise the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the status of an independent constitutional commission sans prosecutorial powers. Sixteen ConCom members voted in favor of raising the proposal with o ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Constitutional Court reviews International Agreement Law

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - The Constitutional Court here on Monday continued the hearing to review Law No. 24 of 2000 on International Law that had been sued by a group of civil society organizations in Indonesia.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Constitutional Court accepts Request for Review of NCPO Order

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has accepted a case, in which judges have been asked to review an order of the National Council for Peace and Order that has an impact on the Political Party Act. The Office of the Constitutional Court, issued a press release on Wednesday, saying that the court had decided to accept a request fr ...
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - judicial review; Constitutional Law - Constitution - interpretation; Constitutional Law - Parliament - by-election; Elections - voting - right to vote

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 80; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This is to notify that from 1 April 2018, the Prime Minister amends the Schedule to the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)) Notification 2015.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 175; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

President revises National Action Plan for Human Rights

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a presidential regulation amending presidential regulation number 75 of 2015 concerning national action plan for human rights for the 2015-2019 te ...

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ConCom proposed Charter strengthens PH claim on WPS

MANILA, Apr 19 (PNA) - A sub-committee of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has approved proposed revisions to the article on the National Territor ...

DOJ to comply with SC Decision voiding Travel Ban Circular SC: 2011 DOJ Order barring GMA from leaving PH unconstitutional ConCom votes to raise CHR as Constitutional Body more

Wong Souk Yee v Attorney-General

Administrative Law - judicial review; Constitutional Law - Constitution - interpretation; Constitutional Law - Parliament - by-election; Elections - voting - right to vote

Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)) (Amendment) Notification 2018 more

Constitutional Court accepts Request for Review of NCPO Order

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has accepted a case, in which judges have been asked to review an order of the National Council for Peace and Order that has an impact on the Political Party Act. The ...

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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