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Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public transport.

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Public Prosecutor v Chong Chieng Jen and Anor

Date: 06 April 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Criminal Appeal No. KCH-42 AC-11/9-2017; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Government to shut down remaining 43 Red Light Districts

Jakarta, Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - The government has set a target to close down the remaining 43 prostitution centers, in order to make Indonesia free of red light districts by next year, Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham stated here on Thursday.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Penal Code Revision to solve overcrowding in Prisons: Minister

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - Law and Human Rights Minister, Yasonna Laoly, stated here on Thursday that the revision of the penal code bill (RUU KUHAP) would offer an alternative penalty for the prisoners, in order to trim overcrowding in jail.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Two Labourers get 14 Years Jail for Daesh-Related Offences

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 (Bernama) - Two labourers were sentenced to 14 years in jail by the High Court here today after pleading guilty to Daesh-related charges, including planning a bomb attack on a 'Better Beer Festival 2017'.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court orders more than $1.5m to be confiscated

The High Court has issued a confiscation order for a property bought by a convict using money accumulated from the contraband cigarette business, following an additional probe after initially sentencing him to jail.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man gets 12-Month Jail for kicking, intimidating Wife

PETALING JAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - A man who kicked and criminally intimidated his wife over financial woes last Sunday was sentenced to 12 months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of 10 errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age. They were caught via HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities to deter the illegal sale of tobacco products to under-18 minors.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Ombudsman indicts Maguindanao Mayor for SALN Violations

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Montaser Sabal for five counts each of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713) and Section 7 of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) for his untruthf ...
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman

Law Firm MD fined $10K for failing to flag Suspicious Deal

A Singapore law firm director who failed to notify the authorities about a shady nature of money offered by a high net worth client, was fined $10,000, after pleading guilty to the offence.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sandiganbayan junks Solon’s plea to defer Graft Rap Arraignment

MANILA, Apr 18 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has rejected the motion of Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., seeking to defer his scheduled arraignment in the graft case filed against him by House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Unemployed Man gets Ten Years' Jail, Whipping for Armed Robbery

PETALING JAYA, Apr 18 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to 10 years' jail and two strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today for armed gang robbery on an elderly woman four years ago.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Couple pleads Guilty to soliciting Bribe, impersonating Public Servant

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 17 (Bernama) - A married couple pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here today to soliciting a bribe and impersonating a public servant.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anti-Graft Court upholds conviction of ex-Sultan Kudarat Town Execs

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has upheld the conviction of former local officials of Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat for misappropriating the amount of PHP2.6 million in public funds.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

People of the Philippines v Helen C De Castro Et Al

Date: 05 April 2018; Court: Sandiganbayan; Citation: Crim Case No. SB-17-CRM-2416; Source: Sandiganbayan

Government to shut down remaining 43 Red Light Districts

Jakarta, Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - The government has set a target to close down the remaining 43 prostitution centers, in order to make Indonesia free of red light districts by next year, Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marh ...

Penal Code Revision to solve overcrowding in Prisons: Minister Indonesia, Australia agree to intensify Cooperation to handle Transnational Crimes Non-active SE Sulawesi Governor gets 12 Years in Jail for Corruption more

Commission readies Report for Convention on the Rights of the Child

The National Commission for the Advancement of Women and Mother-Child has compiled a draft report on an optional protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict and an optional protocol on the sale of children, ...

Xaysana to face Thai Court, No Extradition sought: Govt Spokesman more

Soldiers get 10 Years for Inn Din Killings

Seven Tatmadaw (military) soldiers have been sentenced to 10 years in civilian prison for their involvement in the summary execution of 10 people suspected of being members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) in ...

Court Sends former Child Soldier to jail Mandalay Court sentences Man to die for Child Rape MOC mulls lifting Temporary Ban on Re-exporting Sugar more

Ombudsman indicts Maguindanao Mayor for SALN Violations

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Montaser Sabal for five counts each of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Em ...

Sandiganbayan junks Solon’s plea to defer Graft Rap Arraignment Anti-Graft Court upholds conviction of ex-Sultan Kudarat Town Execs People of the Philippines v Helen C De Castro Et Al more

Court orders more than $1.5m to be confiscated

The High Court has issued a confiscation order for a property bought by a convict using money accumulated from the contraband cigarette business, following an additional probe after initially sentencing him to jail.

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers Law Firm MD fined $10K for failing to flag Suspicious Deal Judge acquits Man of assaulting Condo Neighbour more

Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public tr ...

DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties more

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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