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Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana sticks at the Laoag City International Airport.

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Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an application by the widow of the late Karpal Singh to include fresh evidence in a sedition appeal.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed three of four appeals by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his interlocutory matters in his criminal charges involving SRC International Sdn Bhd funds amounting to RM42 million.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director

IPOH, March 20 (Bernama) - A former director of a scrap metal company was jailed two weeks and fined RM24,000 by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to six charges of falsifying weighing slips.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Decision to amend or repeal Sedition Act in the Near Future - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The decision whether the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will repeal or amend the Sedition Act 1948 will be made soon, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. He said the matter was under review and in essence, the government was in the process of considering the Sedition Act with ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has allowed former senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and convicted plunderer Janet Lim Napoles to file their respective motion to dismiss their plunder case without presenting any counter-evidence.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

CA junks Trillanes Plea to stop Trial on Rebellion Raps

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - The trial of opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV before a Makati Court will proceed as the Court of Appeals (CA) turned down his plea to stop his indictment for rebellion.
Date: 20 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay

The High Court has denied a bid by a doctor to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him alleging substantial prejudice from the "inordinate delay" it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal by a complaints committee.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sittwe Court jails Aye Maung for 22 Years

The ex-Arakan National Party chair U Aye Maung, who have resigned from the party, and author Wai Hin Aung have been sentenced to prison for 22 years each by the Sittwe district court in Rakhine State. The two will serve their sentences concurrently. The government charged the duo for high treason and public mischief after their public summon in Mra ...
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Businesswoman jailed 30 Months, fined for Property Investment Fraud

KUCHING, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The Magistrate's Court today sentenced a businesswoman to two and half years in jail plus fines for property investment fraud involving losses of RM192,000.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Two Men escape the gallows for Drug Trafficking

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 19 (Bernama) - A Romanian national was one of two men who escaped the gallows today for drug trafficking.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Lim Koon Eng Jeremiah

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 14 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 71; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal

The daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass lost her appeal in the High Court against 22 months' jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for more than two years, and will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization

HCM City, Mar 18 (VNA) - The High-Level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 upheld imprisonment penalties given to five defendants for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration”.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Ex-Yayasan Budi Penyayang Executive jailed Five Years for CBT

PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A former senior executive of Yayasan Budi Penyayang was sentenced to a five-year jail-term by the Sessions Court here today on four counts of abetting criminal breach of trust by misusing the foundation's property amounting to RM972,936.35, nine years ago.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Man’s Jail Sentence for Rape upheld Appeal Court decreases Brothel Owner Sentence more

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Date: 30 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 35 PK/Pid/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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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

Federal Court dismisses bid by Karpal Singh's Widow to include Fresh Evidence

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 21 (Bernama) - A five-man bench of the Federal Court today dismissed an application by the widow of the late Karpal Singh to include fresh evidence in a sedition appeal.

Appeals Court dismisses Three of Four Appeals by Najib Falsifying Weighing Slips: Two-Week Jail, RM24,000 fine for Ex-director Decision to amend or repeal Sedition Act in the Near Future - Liew more

Sittwe Court jails Aye Maung for 22 Years

The ex-Arakan National Party chair U Aye Maung, who have resigned from the party, and author Wai Hin Aung have been sentenced to prison for 22 years each by the Sittwe district court in Rakhine State. The two will serve ...

Four sentenced in Robbery, Death of University Student Seven Mandalay students get Five Months in Jail Amended Land Law could criminalize Millions, Obstruct Peace Talks more

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana stic ...

Court allows Estrada, Napoles to seek dismissal of Plunder Raps CA junks Trillanes Plea to stop Trial on Rebellion Raps Court junks Raps vs Ex-Bohol Mayor over Cockfight Permits more

Court rejects Doc's Bid to halt Probe; urges against Undue Delay

The High Court has denied a bid by a doctor to stop a disciplinary tribunal probe against him alleging substantial prejudice from the "inordinate delay" it had taken for his case to be referred to the tribunal ...

Public Prosecutor v Lim Koon Eng Jeremiah Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal Public Prosecutor v BND 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.

NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading NLA to table amended Narcotics Act Next Week more

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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