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Congress seeks Removal of System Loss Charges

The House committee on energy chaired by Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco (Lone District, Marinduque) on Tuesday gathered comments from various sectors affected by proposals to stop private electric utilities from collecting system loss charges from consumers and reduce the cap of recoverable system loss of rural electric cooperatives to a maximum of five percent.

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Government-Appointed Committee in charge of Draft Eastern Special Economic Zone Law confirms Principle of Development

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The government-appointed committee tasked to work on the draft law related to the Eastern Special Economic Zone has confirmed its adherence to the principle of sustainable development.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Business Licence of Companies displaying Illegal Advertisements to be revoked

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action to revoke the business licence of companies that are still displaying advertisements on lamp posts and traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur, starting early next year.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Notification on Mandatory Lodgment of ‘Notification of Change in the Registered Address’

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (“SSM”) would like to announce the implementation of the lodgment of the ‘Notification of Change In The Registered Address’ (“CRA”) under section 46(3) of the Companies Act 2016 through the MyCoID 2016 Portal.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Companies Commission

DTI issues New Cement Testing Rules

MANILA - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has amended a Department Administrative Order (DAO) on cement products, which now harmonizes testing process for importers and producers.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to revoke Permits of Companies not complying with Plastic Wastes Importation

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 18 (Bernama) - The government will immediately cancel the approved permits (AP) of companies which failed to comply with regulations on the importation of plastic wastes said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar.
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sandiganbayan upholds Estrada Bail

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has upheld its resolution granting bail for the temporary liberty of former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for his plunder case in connection with his alleged involvement in the multi-billion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” anomaly.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Singapore prohibits all Commercial Trades with North Korea

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Bernama) - Singapore has prohibited all commercially traded goods, including exchanged for money or barter traded from North Korea, whether they are imported, exported, transshipped or brought in transit through the republic from Nov 8.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pengarah Syarikat Didakwa Buat Pernyataan Palsu

Selasa, Nov 14 - Abdul Malek Bin Mansor @ Hussein, 48 tahun, pengarah syarikat Mandaq Tours And Car Rental Sdn Bhd telah didakwa di Mahkamah Sesyen Jenayah 5, Alor Setar, Kedah atas kesalahan membuat pernyataan palsu kepada SSM di bawah Seksyen 364(2) Akta Syarikat 1965 yang membawa hukuman penjara tidak melebihi 10 tahun atau denda tidak melebihi ...
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Companies Commission

Ministry submits Proposed Amendments to Cooperative Societies Act to AGC

PETALING JAYA, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism has submitted the proposed amendments to the Cooperative Societies Act 1993 (Amendment 2007) (Act 502) to the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) to be scrutinised.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Housewife staves off Bankruptcy over Husband's $16m Debt

A housewife has successfully staved off bankruptcy over her husband's debt after the High Court set aside a statutory demand by the bank.  
Date: 11 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

ASEAN Econ Ministers seek to complete RCEP Negotiations by Year End

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - Economic ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have committed to complete the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of the year.
Date: 12 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

IRB: 10 Companies, Six Individuals declared Bankrupt

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Ten companies and six individuals were declared bankrupt after failing to settle RM7 million in arrears to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

TPP Talk not collapsing - PM Najib

DA NANG (Vietnam), Nov 11 (Bernama) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement among the remaining 11 countries is not collapsing despite a few hitches faced by the multilateral pact to reach a consensus here, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Date: 11 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd v Gayathri Steels Pte Ltd and Others

Credit and security - Guarantees and indemnities - Guarantor; Sale of goods - Breach of contract
Date: 09 November 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 284; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Business Licence of Companies displaying Illegal Advertisements to be revoked

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will take action to revoke the business licence of companies that are still displaying advertisements on lamp posts and traffic lights in Kuala Lumpur, start ...

Notification on Mandatory Lodgment of ‘Notification of Change in the Registered Address’ Government to revoke Permits of Companies not complying with Plastic Wastes Importation Pengarah Syarikat Didakwa Buat Pernyataan Palsu more

Groups shaping Stronger Consumer Protection Bill

Consumer organisations were preparing to present a report aimed at enhancing a draft bill for the protection of consumers against unscrupulous traders selling substandard goods and services.

Draft Foreigner Laws reincarnated as DICA Announcement Government eyes Tougher Consumer Protection Law Gemstones Bill needs More Changes: Panel more

Congress seeks Removal of System Loss Charges

The House committee on energy chaired by Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco (Lone District, Marinduque) on Tuesday gathered comments from various sectors affected by proposals to stop private electric utilities from collecting ...

DTI issues New Cement Testing Rules Sandiganbayan upholds Estrada Bail DOTr terminates BURI Maintenance Contract with MRT more

Singapore prohibits all Commercial Trades with North Korea

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Bernama) - Singapore has prohibited all commercially traded goods, including exchanged for money or barter traded from North Korea, whether they are imported, exported, transshipped or brought in trans ...

Housewife staves off Bankruptcy over Husband's $16m Debt HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd v Gayathri Steels Pte Ltd and Others Talks on FTA between Asean and 6 Partners at Critical Stage Now more

Government-Appointed Committee in charge of Draft Eastern Special Economic Zone Law confirms Principle of Development

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The government-appointed committee tasked to work on the draft law related to the Eastern Special Economic Zone has confirmed its adherence to the principle of sustainable development.

Beer Gardens warned not to violate Law Thai Cooperatives proposes New Cooperatives Act to NLA Government pushes for Revisions to Civil and Commerce Code on Startup more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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