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Asean committed to combating Cross-border Crime - Zahid

MANILA, Sept 21 (Bernama) - The 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) and Related Meetings which ended here Thursday achieved encouraging success on the efforts and actions to tackle cross-border crime, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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House Panel junks Impeach Rap vs Comelec Chief

MANILA - The House of Representatives’ justice committee on Wednesday dismissed the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista due to insufficiency in form.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Two Friends jailed for Robbery, impersonating Immigration Officers

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to eight and seven years' jail by the Sessions Court today after being found guilty of two charges of committing gang robbery and impersonating Immigration officers, last year.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jerantut Forest Officer gets Jail, RM15,000 Fine for Graft

KUANTAN, Sept 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here sentenced a Jerantut district forest officer to three months' jail and a fine of RM15,000 after he pleaded guilty to five alternative charges of accepting bribes amounting to RM340,000 from a logging company since July 2016.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tree Cutter gets Six Years Jail, Whipping for robbing Water Company Worker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A tree cutter was sentenced to six years jail and a stroke of the cane by the Ampang Sessions Court here today after being found guilty of robbing a Myanmar national, who was carrying out water pipe maintenance works.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

11 Indonesian Pirates jailed for hijacking Oil Tanker

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Eleven Indonesian citizens were sentenced to 16 years' jail each, with six of them to be given five strokes of the cane, by two Sessions Court here today after they pleaded guilty to hijacking an oil tanker in the waters off Terengganu early this month.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined RM1,000 for offering Sex to Cop

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A man who was dressed like a lady was fined RM1,000, in default three months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for offering sex service to a policeman, two days ago.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Unemployed Man jailed 25 Months for Theft, disposing off Stolen Item

PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to 25 months' jail by the Magistrate's Court here today after he pleaded guilty to theft and disposing off several units of stolen vehicle components last week.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bank Officer fined for Threatening to lit Petrol Station

PETALING JAYA, Sept 20 (Bernama) - A bank officer was fined RM4,500, in default four months' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for threatening to set fire to a petrol station.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ombudsman suspends Bohol Mayor for Misconduct

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of mayor Necitas Cubrado of Pilar, Bohol, for one month and one day after she was found guilty of Simple Misconduct.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Office of the Ombudsman

ASEAN Ministers, Senior Officials to foster Greater Cooperation vs Transnational Crimes

Ministers, senior officials and delegates from the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will converge from September 18 to 21 at the Conrad Manila for the Eleventh ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crimes (11th AMMTC) to strengthen regional strategies and cooperation to combat transnational crimes.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of the Interior and Local Government

DSWD Exec calls for Stronger Fight against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) once again raised its call to eliminate all forms of child violence, specifically child pornography and online sexual exploitation, during the 3rd International Dialogue on Human Trafficking held at the New World Hotel Makati on September 14.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Social Welfare and Development

CDC deliberates on Draft Organic Anti-corruption Law

BANGKOK, 19th September 2017 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman, Meechai Ruchupan said the CDC has now completed its deliberations on key issues in the draft organic law on the prevention of corruption.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Store Keepers jailed, fined RM10,000 for Bribery

ALOR SETAR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Two former store keepers were sentenced to a day's jail and fined RM10,000 each, in default six months' jail, by the Sessions Court here today for bribing a National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) assistant two years ago.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined $6,600 for Possession and Keeping of Illegal Wildlife

13 Sept 2017: 33-year-old Lim Kok Huat was fined $6,600 by the court today for possession and keeping of illegal wildlife.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man sentenced to death over Shipment of 270 Kilograms of Methamphetamine

Medan, N Sumatra (ANTARA News) - The district court of Medan, North Sumatra, sentenced Irwantoni (38) to death here on Wednesday for his involvement in the shipment of 270 kilograms of methamphetamine from China to Dumai ...

Malaysian Citizen gets Death Sentence for smuggling Narcotic Drugs President Jokowi orders Immediate Settlement of Acid Attack Case Jokowi passes Strong Order to get Tougher on Drug Crime more

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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Two Friends jailed for Robbery, impersonating Immigration Officers

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Two friends were sentenced to eight and seven years' jail by the Sessions Court today after being found guilty of two charges of committing gang robbery and impersonating Immigration off ...

Jerantut Forest Officer gets Jail, RM15,000 Fine for Graft Tree Cutter gets Six Years Jail, Whipping for robbing Water Company Worker 11 Indonesian Pirates jailed for hijacking Oil Tanker more

Man jailed for running amok after hearing that Brother died

A man who went amok in Sanchaung township, yelling and threatening to harm people of other religion, was jailed for eight days in Insein Prison, a police officer told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday.

Hluttaw OKs Action against Terrorists, help for Displaced Villagers Russian Woman sentenced to 6 Months Jail, Hard Labour Urgent Review needed of Drug Policy more

House Panel junks Impeach Rap vs Comelec Chief

MANILA - The House of Representatives’ justice committee on Wednesday dismissed the impeachment complaint against Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista due to insufficiency in form.

Ombudsman suspends Bohol Mayor for Misconduct ASEAN Ministers, Senior Officials to foster Greater Cooperation vs Transnational Crimes DSWD Exec calls for Stronger Fight against Online Sexual Exploitation of Children more

CDC deliberates on Draft Organic Anti-corruption Law

BANGKOK, 19th September 2017 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman, Meechai Ruchupan said the CDC has now completed its deliberations on key issues in the draft organic law on the prevention of corrupti ...

Protective Measures for Women approved GLO takes Action against Gouging, Forgery Former Permanent Secretary of the Interior found Guilty of Dereliction of Duty more

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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