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Ex-Bank Clerk gets 13 and Half Years' Jail over $11.4M Swindle

A former bank clerk who admitted to 21 charges including converting the benefits of his criminal conduct was sentenced to a total of 13 and half years' jail.

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Mentally Ill Man who beat Adoptive Father to Death jailed 15 Years

A mentally ill man was jailed for 15 years after the court found him guilty of charges including beating his adoptive father to death and assaulting his adoptive mother and girlfriend.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House to raise Penalties for Game-Fixing

The House committee on youth and sports development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III on Wednesday created a sub-committee which will finalize a proposal to impose stiffer penalties for game-fixing in Philippine sports.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Activist Monk jailed Three Months for US Embassy Protest

A local court has sentenced a monk, who was among the leaders of a protest at the US Embassy last year, to three months’ jail.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court of Appeal should take Judicial Notice AG decided PM did No Wrong in 1MDB Issue

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal ought to take judicial notice of the fact that the Attorney-General (AG) has made a decision that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had done nothing wrong in the 1MDB issue.
Date: 23 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bogus Dentist gets Jail, RM100,000 Fine for providing Unlicensed Service

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) - An online cosmetics dealer was sentenced to 24 months' jail and fined RM100,000 by the Sessions Court here today after being found guilty of operating an unlicensed dental company and carrying out procedures to install fake braces.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

A-G's Chambers gives go-ahead to inquest into Vasantha Piriya's Death

NIBONG TEBAL, Feb 22 (Bernama) - Police have received approval from the Attorney-General's Chambers to hold an inquest into the death of M. Vasantha Piriya, 14, a female student accused of stealing a teacher's handphone last month.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Rapid Penang COO gets Jail, Fined RM1.05 Million for Bribery

KUANTAN, Feb 22 (Bernama) - Former Rapid Penang Chief Operating Officer (COO) was fined RM1.05 million and ordered to serve 14 days in jail by the Sessions Court here today after he pleaded guilty to three counts of accepting bribe totalling RM210,000 between 2014 and 2016.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Anti-Graft Court orders Arrest of Davao del Norte Solon

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Davao del Norte (2nd District) Rep. Antonio Floirendo, Jr. in connection with the graft case filed against him by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for the alleged anomalous lease of land at the Davao Penal Colony.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

NIA Executive penalized for ignoring Complaint Letter

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Office of the Ombudsman has found National Irrigation Administration (NIA) 12 (Soccsksargen) regional manager Ali Satol guilty of violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and simple neglect of duty.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Jailed Reporters’ Lawyer doubts Testimony of Prosecution Witnesses

Defence lawyers on Wednesday noted discrepancies in the testimonies of prosecution witnesses in the trial of two Reuters journalists on charges of possession classified documents that carries a penalty of up to 14 years’ imprisonment.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Appeals Court acquits Adam Adli of Sedition Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 22 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today acquitted activist Adam Adli Abdul Halim on a charge of giving an allegedly seditious speech at a public rally in 2013.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man jailed 80 Years, given 24 Strokes for raping Daughter

KUCHING, Feb 22 (Bernama) - A general worker was sentenced to 80 years' jail and 24 strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here Wednesday, when he pleaded guilty to four counts of raping his daughter about three years ago.
Date: 22 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Child Exploitation : Married Couple get Jail, fined RM28,000

IPOH, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A husband and wife were each sentenced to 15 months' jail and fined RM28,000 by the Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to 28 counts of exploiting 19 children and teenagers into becoming beggars since 2016.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Former Genneva Sdn Bhd Directors jailed Eight Years, fined RM1 Million

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - Four former directors of gold investment firm, Genneva Sdn Bhd (GSB) were each sentenced to eight years' imprisonment by the Court of Appeal today, after being found guilty of 154 counts of money-laundering and four counts of receiving unlicensed deposits involving transactions worth more than RM200 million.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia renews Commitment to end Violence against Children

London, Feb 18 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has renewed its commitment to continue to halt all forms of violence against children during an international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb 14 and 15.

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

Suspected Lao drug lord Xaysana Keophimpha, who was arrested in Thailand last month, will be subject to Thai law and the Lao government is unlikely to ask for his extradition, the government spokesman has said.

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Court of Appeal should take Judicial Notice AG decided PM did No Wrong in 1MDB Issue

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal ought to take judicial notice of the fact that the Attorney-General (AG) has made a decision that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had done nothing wrong in the ...

Bogus Dentist gets Jail, RM100,000 Fine for providing Unlicensed Service A-G's Chambers gives go-ahead to inquest into Vasantha Piriya's Death Former Rapid Penang COO gets Jail, Fined RM1.05 Million for Bribery more

House to raise Penalties for Game-Fixing

The House committee on youth and sports development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III on Wednesday created a sub-committee which will finalize a proposal to impose stiffer penalties for game-fixing in Philippine sport ...

Anti-Graft Court orders Arrest of Davao del Norte Solon NIA Executive penalized for ignoring Complaint Letter Human Trafficking Prevention Youth Program pushed more

Ex-Bank Clerk gets 13 and Half Years' Jail over $11.4M Swindle

A former bank clerk who admitted to 21 charges including converting the benefits of his criminal conduct was sentenced to a total of 13 and half years' jail.

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DDG Pascua represents IPOPHL at HIPOC and WIPO High-Level Forum

Tokyo, Japan. Deputy Director General Teodoro C. Pascua presented the developments in the intellectual property system and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in response to global trends. DDG Pascua represented Director General Josephine R. Santiago and the IPOPHL at the Heads of Intellectual Property Office Conference (HIPOC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) High-Level Forum 2018 held on February 19-23 in Tokyo, Japan. The HIPOC and the High Level Forum were co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

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NLA approves 14 Administrative Court judges

BANGKOK, 23 February 2018 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the proposed nominees for 14 Administrative Court judges.

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IBP creates Task Force to probe Attacks Vs Lawyers

MANILA, Feb 24 (PNA) - After the attack on the lawyer of a self-confessed drug lord and the recent ambush of lawyer in Quezon City, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has created a task force to investigate and prosecute those behind the killings of lawyers.

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President nominates Warjiyo as Central Bank Governor

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has proposed Perry Warjiyo as the sole candidate of Bank Indonesia (BI/the central bank) governor for 2018-2023 period, a legislator said.

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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More Support for Firms to innovate and go International Companies

The government will provide more support to firms that buy solutions and for those that develop their own innovations or team up with partners, in the form of tax reliefs.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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