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Man gets 26 Years' Jail and 24 Strokes for raping Daughter

A man who raped his daughter repeatedly when she was 14 was sentenced to 26 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane yesterday.

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Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students in 2006.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Two Chilean Tourists jailed for causing Man's Death

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 ( Bernama) - Two Chilean men were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the High Court here today for causing the death of a Malaysian man at a hotel here last year.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Doctor gets Two Years' Jail for switching Blood Sample of HIV-Positive Boyfriend with his own

A Singaporean doctor who submitted his own blood sample in place of his HIV-positive boyfriend's, to help the American get an employment pass here, has been sentenced to two years in jail.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - Publicly listed Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) has lost its appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a PHP220-million insurance claim in connection with the Oct. 19, 2007 explosion in Glorietta 2, Makati City.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

National Anti-Drug Strategy set to be released Next Month

The country’s plan of action in the fight against illegal drugs will be announced in December, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control said.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Former KKLW Sec-Gen gets jail, fined RM3 Million for aiding Son in taking Bribes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - Former secretary-general of Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) Datuk Mohd Arif Ab Rahman was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined RM3 million by the Sessions Court here today for abetting his son to take SGD$200,000 (RM627,636) in bribes relating to a rural electrification project in Sandakan, ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nutchanad Jongjaroen v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 325; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Kian Seng v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 01 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 310; Source: Federal Court Registry

Joseph Ifeanyi Oba v Pendakwa Raya

Date: 24 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 309; Source: Federal Court Registry

Proposal to ban Ketum Planting to be tabled to Cabinet for Decision - Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The proposal by the Law Enforcement Action Committee (JPU) to ban ketum planting will be submitted to the cabinet for decision, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ex-First Lady guilty of Seven Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Friday convicted former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos of seven counts of graft due to her “financial interests and participation in the management of private foundations in Switzerland” when she served as a Cabinet official during her late husband’s term.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Convict gets Another 30 Months' Jail for Robbery

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A convict currently serving time for a robbery offence was slapped with another 30 months’ jail and fine of RM2,000, in default four months’ jail, by the Sessions Court here today when he pleaded guilty to another robbery charge.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man who puts Nephew in Washing Machine jailed Two Months

KUALA KUBU BHARU, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A salesman who put his three-year-old nephew in a washing machine, which automatically locked itself, at a self-service launderette in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang here, was sentenced to two months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for endangering the child’s life.
Date: 09 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Syahrul Ramadhan bin M Yamin Sulaiman

Date: 28 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 199 K/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

Two Chilean Tourists jailed for causing Man's Death

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 ( Bernama) - Two Chilean men were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the High Court here today for causing the death of a Malaysian man at a hotel here last year.

Former KKLW Sec-Gen gets jail, fined RM3 Million for aiding Son in taking Bribes Nutchanad Jongjaroen v Pendakwa Raya Ng Kian Seng v Pendakwa Raya more

National Anti-Drug Strategy set to be released Next Month

The country’s plan of action in the fight against illegal drugs will be announced in December, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control said.

Man gets Year in Jail for criticizing State Minister Corruption Panel fines Five over withdrawal of Celebrity Murder Case Protester sentenced to 18 Months in Prison more

Court junks Palparan Appeal to reverse Conviction

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan appealing his conviction for the disappearance of two Universit ...

SC junks Ayala's P220-M Insurance Claim over Glorietta Blast Ex-First Lady guilty of Seven Counts of Graft: Sandiganbayan Ex-CDO Solon’s plea to dismiss Graft Raps junked more

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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