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Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users.

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Mat Rempit jailed for Five Days, fine RM5,000

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A 'mat rempit' was sentenced to five days' jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to riding a motorcycle in a recekless manner, jeopardising other road users last month.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - Invoking Article 44 of the interim constitution to legalize medical marijuana is merely an idea raised by the academic sector, says Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SC affirms Imelda Marcos' Acquittal in Dollar Salting Case

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the 2008 ruling of Court of Appeals on the acquittal of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos over her dollar salting case where she allegedly stashed millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to streamline Syariah Laws

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The government plans to streamline syariah enactments on transgenders in an effort to curb unhealthy activities. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh said the move was necessary to strengthen existing syariah laws. She said to date, there were 20,000 persons in t ...
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man jailed for Housebreaking

PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - An unemployed Indonesian man was sentenced to eight months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today when he pleaded guilty to housebreaking and theft involving RM37,000 in estimated losses.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Apex Court rejects Prosecution's call to Jail, Cane Low-IQ Teen Rapist

A five-judge Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of reformative training handed down to a teenage rapist in a "difficult" case that has raised the issue of sentencing options for young offenders with intellectual disabilities.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Contractor held liable for Temple Volunteer's Fatal Electrocution

A contractor in charge of tentage and electrical installations at an open-air religious event has been ordered to pay damages for negligence resulting in the death of a volunteer electrocuted by exposed wires at the site.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Cabinet discusses Case of a Man sentenced to Death for Having Medicinal Cannabis

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Cabinet today discussed the case of a man who had been sentenced to death for having medicinal cannabis oil, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Security Guard gets Nine Years' Jail, Whipping for Robbery

PETALING JAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment and a stroke of the rotan by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman, when her car broke down by a roadside, last March.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indian National fined RM7,000 for outraging Modesty of Japanese Woman

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - A tourist of Indian nationality was fined RM7,000, in default five months jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for using force to outrage the modesty of a Japanese woman in a hotel lift.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nine "Geng 24" Secret Society Members jailed 16 Months

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Nine out of 27 individuals charged with becoming members of an organised criminal group known as “Geng 24 Pulau Pinang” pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 16 months jail each by the High Court here today.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Ex-CEO's Lawsuit over 'Betrayal'

A lawsuit brought by the former chief executive officer (CEO) of a social media company accusing his colleague of engineering his resignation by betrayal has been dismissed by the High Court.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sandiganbayan junks Graft Rap vs NegOr Guv

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case filed against Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo after state prosecutors failed to prove that he illegally used the PHP10 million cash advance for intelligence operation in 2013,
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Petrol Station Supervisor pleads guilty to CBT

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) - A petrol station supervisor pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM10,000 belonging to his employer.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Saiful Lim Nam Foek Alias Afuk anak dari Lim Dyun Tyin

Date: 23 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 875 K/PID/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Sukarminah alias Mimin binti Kirin Hadi Prayitno Catur Prasetyo St Mt Drs Imran Yakub alias Im more

Finance Officials under Scrutiny as 35 face Disciplinary Measures

At least 35 finance officials have been disciplined for abuses of power, according to an official report. The report was presented at a three-day 6th Plenary Meeting of the Ministry of Finance’s Party Committe ...

12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Mat Rempit jailed for Five Days, fine RM5,000

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 24 (Bernama) - A 'mat rempit' was sentenced to five days' jail and fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate's Court here yesterday after pleading guilty to riding a motorcycle in a recekless manner, jeopardising ...

Government to streamline Syariah Laws Unemployed Man jailed for Housebreaking Cabinet discusses Case of a Man sentenced to Death for Having Medicinal Cannabis more

Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case

The Anti-Corruption Commission Myanmar has fined four officials of the Advocate General’s Office of Yangon Region and a police officer for the withdrawal of the case in July against people suspected of murdering a ...

Protester sentenced to 18 Months in Prison Government ‘hasn’t relaxed Death Penalty’ Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe more

SC affirms Imelda Marcos' Acquittal in Dollar Salting Case

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the 2008 ruling of Court of Appeals on the acquittal of former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos over her dollar salting case where she alleged ...

Sandiganbayan junks Graft Rap vs NegOr Guv Palparan, Two Others guilty of Kidnapping, Serious Illegal Detention Sandiganbayan acquits NegOcc Town Mayor of Graft more

Apex Court rejects Prosecution's call to Jail, Cane Low-IQ Teen Rapist

A five-judge Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of reformative training handed down to a teenage rapist in a "difficult" case that has raised the issue of sentencing options for young offenders with intellectu ...

Contractor held liable for Temple Volunteer's Fatal Electrocution Court dismisses Ex-CEO's Lawsuit over 'Betrayal' A Karthik v Public Prosecutor more

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic subs ...

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges more

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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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