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Yesi Purwati v Koperasi Simpan Pinjam (KSP) Sahabat Mitra Sejati

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 527 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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PT Sinar Mitra Sepadan Finance v Jainal Abidin

Date: 28 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 568 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Rantauprapat v Muhammad Nur Dalimunthe

Date: 18 September 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1033 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

Consumer law – Meaning and intent of the proviso to regulation 11(2) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990 – Whether a licensee may recover from a consumer any charges due to the licensee in respect of the supply of electricity under regulation 3(1) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990

Date: 21 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 283; Source: Federal Court Registry

House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' Bill on 2nd Reading

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - A measure seeking to establish a "Timbangan ng Bayan Center" in all markets nationwide has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill of the BPA in Baby Products Prohibition Act

This Bill seeks to protect infants and children by regulating the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby food products.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1844 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Financial Consumer Protection Act

This Bill seeks to place a comprehensive financial consumer protection regime wherein financial inclusion, financial education, good governance and effective supervision all come into play given that consumer protection is a shared responsibility among the regulators, consumers, and other stakeholders.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1829 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Bill of the Trans Fat Prohibition Act

This Bill seeks to prohibit the use of artificial trans fats for the purpose of reducing lifestyle related diseases through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and to provide consumers healthier alternatives in food service facilities.
Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1813 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Suwarno v PT Bank Pembangunan Daerah Sumatera Utara Disingkat PT Bank Sumut

Date: 25 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1511 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ubir Ny v PT Bank Perkreditan Rakyat Universal Karya Mandiri

Date: 19 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1241 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Togi Marulak Sinaga v PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Pematang Siantar

Date: 21 November 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1404 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Tiur br Sihombing v PT Bank Danamon Indonesia Tbk

Date: 22 November 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 1497 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Susikasari v PT Verena Multi Finance Tbk Cabang Medan

Date: 16 January 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 10 K/Pdt.Sus-BPSK/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Consumer Protection (Consumer Goods Safety Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 184; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Guidelines on the Recognition of Consumer Organizations

This Order lays down guidelines and procedures for the recognition of the consumer organizations and is applicable whether they are local or national, whether previously accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry or otherwise. Department Administrative Order No. 17-07, Series of 2017
Date: 29 December 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

Tenaga Nasional Berhad v WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd

Consumer law – Meaning and intent of the proviso to regulation 11(2) of the Licensee Supply Regulations 1990 – Whether a licensee may recover from a consumer any charges due to the licensee in respect of t ...

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House okays 'Timbangan ng Bayan Center' Bill on 2nd Reading

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - A measure seeking to establish a "Timbangan ng Bayan Center" in all markets nationwide has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.

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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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