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Developers, Designers will face Lawsuits for Construction Site Accidents - DOSH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Building developers and designers will face lawsuits in the event of an accident at the construction site, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director-general Omar Mat Piah.

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Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan and Another v Ang Ming Lee & 34 Others, and 4 Other Appeals

Construction & engineering – Housing development – Sale and purchase agreement between the developer and the purchasers stipulates the time period for delivery of vacant possession of apartment units – Application by the developer for an extension of time to the Controller of Housing pursuant to Regulation 11 of the Housing ...

Date: 22 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 175; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thailand imposes Strict Ban on Imports of Cassava Blocks

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - The Thai government is putting a strict ban on the imports of cassava blocks after reports of mosaic virus spread in Cambodia.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 30

These Implementing Rules and Regulations rationalize and streamline the process of permitting and licensing of Energy Projects to ensure its timely implementation. Department Circular No. DC2018-04-0013
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Energy

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 18 May 2018.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 288; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mayland Valiant Sdn Bhd v Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya

Construction & engineering – Local authority – Power to approve building plans – Town and Country Planning Act 1976 – Street Drainage and Building Act 1974 – Uniform Building By-Laws 1984

Construction & engineering – Application for planning permission – Grant of planning permission &ndas ...

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 142; Source: Federal Court Registry

Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Sections 5(b) and 14 of the Housing and Development (Amendment) Act 2015 comes into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 236; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 25 April 2018.
Date: 23 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 222; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

FT Plumbing Construction Pte Ltd v Authentic Builder Pte Ltd and Another Matter

Building and construction law - Statutes and regulations - Building and Construction (Security of Payments) Act; Civil procedure - Stay of proceedings - Abuse of process

Date: 09 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 03; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dewan Negara passes Amendments on Limitation, Sports Development Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018 to give fair opportunity to plaintiffs who wished to pursue legal action on latent damages incurred in construction cases. Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran announced that the bill was passed with a majority voice vote after six se ...
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Stronpac Construction Sdn Bhd v Vast Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 20 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. N-02(NCVC)(W)-52-01/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ch’ng Ghee Weng and Another v Lee Khoon Eng T/A Prestige Construction

Date: 07 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. P-02(NCVC)(W)-1240-07/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Court rules House Buyers should be heard before EOT applies

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 30 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today ruled that the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister must give house buyers the opportunity to be heard before the ministry gives developers the Extension of Time (EOT) facility to complete housing projects.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Developers, Designers will face Lawsuits for Construction Site Accidents - DOSH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Building developers and designers will face lawsuits in the event of an accident at the construction site, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director-general Omar ...

Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan and Another v Ang Ming Lee & 34 Others, and 4 Other Appeals Mayland Valiant Sdn Bhd v Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya Dewan Negara passes Amendments on Limitation, Sports Development Bills more

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 30

These Implementing Rules and Regulations rationalize and streamline the process of permitting and licensing of Energy Projects to ensure its timely implementation. Department Circular No. DC2018-04-0013

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Thailand imposes Strict Ban on Imports of Cassava Blocks

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - The Thai government is putting a strict ban on the imports of cassava blocks after reports of mosaic virus spread in Cambodia.

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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