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Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine

MANILA, June 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Alcoy, Cebu Mayor Nicomedes delos Santos to pay a PHP30,000 fine after the anti-graft court found him guilty of 10 counts for failure to render accounts for three years.

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Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Terror convict Oman Rochman, alias Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death by the South Jakarta District Court on Friday for his involvement in some terrorist attacks in the country.
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Teacher jailed, fined for molesting Five-Year-Old Girl

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Magistrate´s Court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old pupil last year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Code of Crimes to get updated

The House committee on justice took the next step in overhauling the outdated Revised Penal Code as it formed four Technical Working Groups (TWGs) to refine House Bill 6204 or the proposed Philippine Code of Crimes on Tuesday.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member

A senior police officer, who was found to part of a secret society and the headman of a motorcycle gang, was sentenced to one year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Vikneswaren Ramu and Another

Criminal procedure and sentencing - sentencing - importation of diamorphine without authorisation

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 138; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chan Wei Loon and Another v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law – Trafficking in dangerous drugs – Conviction – Death sentence – Appeal

Criminal law – Scope of “manufacturing” drugs – Whether manufacturing of drugs constitute trafficking within section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 – Whether possession of drugs an essential ingred ...

Date: 01 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 181; Source: Federal Court Registry

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - A former assistant engineer with the Terengganu Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIDAM), Syed Ahmad Izzuddin Syed Abdullah, was sentenced to a month's jail and fine RM32,000 by the Sessions Court here today for submitting false claim.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 20 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today imposed a jail sentence totalling 36 months and a total fine of RM30,000 on Datuk Azmi Nordin, a former director of the Terengganu Department of Forestry, after finding him guilty on three counts of corruption in 2013.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man gets Jail for stealing Throat Lozenges, Chocolates at HKL Hospimart

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - An unemployed man who stole a variety of throat lozenges and chocolates from a convenience store at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) was sentenced to three weeks jail by the Magistrate's Court here today. Magistrate Wong Chai Sia meted out the sentence on Nor Zaidi Nong, 45, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 15 p ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex-Banker jailed for Forgery, Cheating involving over $1M

A personal banker, who pleaded guilty to have indulged in financial mismanagement of clients money, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Seven Months' jail for Two who escaped from Police Custody

JOHOR BAHRU, June 18 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to seven months in prison by the Magistrate's Court here today for escaping from police custody last week. Johor Bahru senior assistant registrar R.Salini meted out the punishment to Nolmat Halil Abd Jalil, 34, and Muhammad Firdaus Irwan, 25, after they pleaded guilty. They c ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Terror convict Oman Rochman, alias Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death by the South Jakarta District Court on Friday for his involvement in some terrorist attacks in the country.

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12 Firms’ Executives sentenced for embezzling State Money

Heavy penalties face 13 top executives of 12 companies, a law court in Oudomxay province ruled recently, with the executives imprisoned, fined and ordered to repay multibillions in kip of state money that was embezzled.

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Teacher jailed, fined for molesting Five-Year-Old Girl

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) - The Magistrate´s Court today sentenced a Quran teacher to three months jail and fined him RM6,000 in default six months jail after finding him guilty of molesting his five-year-old ...

Chan Wei Loon and Another v Public Prosecutor Former MAIDAM Asst Engineer jailed, fined for Corruption Former Forestry Director jailed 36 Months, fined for Corruption more

Mandalay City Official sacked for asking for Bribe

An information officer of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) was sacked for asking for a bribe and five other committee staff members and a police officer are under investigation for corruption, a senior city ...

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Ex-Cebu Town Mayor slapped with P30K Fine

MANILA, June 22 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has ordered former Alcoy, Cebu Mayor Nicomedes delos Santos to pay a PHP30,000 fine after the anti-graft court found him guilty of 10 counts for failure to render accounts for th ...

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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