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Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.

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Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon

The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

House finalizes Bill lowering Age of Criminal Liability

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - After months of deliberation, the House Committee on Justice is set to finalize the bill seeking to lower the age of criminality from 15 to nine years old, the panel’s chair said Thursday.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - Citing the excessive delay in the prosecution, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case against former airport executives in Cebu over the alleged illegal purchase of an ultra-high frequency/frequency modulation (UHF/FM) repeater system amounting to PHP161,891 in 2005.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Baguio Registrar of Deeds gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former register of deeds of Baguio City to eight years imprisonment after being found guilty of graft over an illegal land transaction in 2010.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News

QC Court junks Gun Raps vs NDF consultant Baylosis

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) has dismissed the illegal possession of firearms case filed against National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Rafael D. Baylosis and his companion Guillermo Roque.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping

PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi workers were fined RM2,000 each by the Sessions Court here today for pimping.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trader jailed, fined for stealing Perfume worth RM79.20

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A trader was sentenced to seven day’s in prison and fined RM100 by the Magistrate’s Court today for stealing three boxes of perfume, worth RM79.20.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Prosecution withdraws Appeal for Higher Sentence on Fahmi Reza

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The prosecution has withdrawn its appeal for a higher sentence against graphic designer Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin for uploading an offensive caricature image of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his facebook account in 2016.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Incest: Stepfather sentenced to 16 Years Jail, Six Strokes of the Cane

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A man could consider himself lucky when the Court of Appeal today allowed his appeal for the jail sentences imposed on him for incest and committing unnatural sex with his step-daughter to be served concurrently.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court dismisses Appeal by Policeman on Conviction for Corruption, involving RM200

ALOR SETAR, Jan 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed an appeal by a police sergeant against his conviction and sentence for corruption involving RM200 by the Special Sessions Court.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Maguindanao Town Exec gets P30-K Fine for Graft, Ethics Raps

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - For failing to declare his properties in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALNs) for 2011, 2013 and 2014, the Sandiganbayan has slapped a former Maguindanao town mayor with a PHP30,000 fine.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesian Man gets 30 Months Jail, Whipping for robbing Student

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - An Indonesian man was sentenced to 30 months' jail and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a college student of her handbag last year.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Boy pleads Guilty to incest with Older Sister

KAMPAR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - A 14-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to committing incest with his biological sister, who is two years older than him, since two years ago.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Teenager’s Drug Charge reduced by Appeal Court

The Appeal Court on Thursday suspended three years of a 17-year-old girl’s five-year prison term for trafficking 101.9g of methamphetamine.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher Woman receives Nine Months’ Jail for Theft from Residence more

Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon

The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12 ...

Teenager’s Drug Charge reduced by Appeal Court Court rejects Sokha’s plea to drop Treason Charge Case Man who ‘hit’ Official to serve 21 Days in Prison more

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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

'Justice System is regressing’: Court rejects Appeal by Reuters Reporters

Myanmar’s High Court has ruled to keep the two Reuters journalists in jail today, confirming their conviction and seven-year sentences of imprisonment on charges of breaking the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Bago Court allows Former Migrant Worker in Fake Kyat case to post Bail Court sentences Child Rapist to 20 Years in jail in Taunggyi Court sentences Former Village Official for Bribery more

House finalizes Bill lowering Age of Criminal Liability

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - After months of deliberation, the House Committee on Justice is set to finalize the bill seeking to lower the age of criminality from 15 to nine years old, the panel’s chair said Thursday.

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked Ex-Baguio Registrar of Deeds gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft QC Court junks Gun Raps vs NDF consultant Baylosis more

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (NNT) - A former director general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) was found guilty of libeling former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban and sent to jail.

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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