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SC suspends, fines Lawyer for failing to file Pleadings

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) sanctioned a lawyer who have not filed a pleading despite numerous reminders from his clients to do so.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Jobless Man who stabbed Imam jailed

BESUT, May 16 (Bernama) - For stabbing an imam who was reciting the Quran, an unemployed man was sentenced to three years and five months' jail by the magistrate's court here today.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - A lawyer who ignored for 11 years the order of the Supreme Court (SC) suspending him from the practice of law has been disbarred by the High Court.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister

Myanmar is aiming to publish a Corporate Governance Code, said U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relation.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

BNM opens up Dynamic Hedging Scheme for Trust Banks, Global Custodians

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is opening up the dynamic hedging programme for trust banks and global custodians on behalf of their clients effective immediately.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC clears Division Lawyer of 'Bogus Resolutions' Allegation

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has cleared one of its division clerks of court who was named in a letter-complaint for alleged irregularities in the issuance of minute resolutions.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework

GENEVA, May 15 (Bernama) - Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land

PUTRAJAYA, May 15 (Bernama) - The ex-wife of the late Tun Ghafar Baba lost her appeal in the Federal Court in her lawsuit she filed against a property developer and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC affirms Guilty Verdict vs Suspect in Tacurong Car Bomb Attack

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) convicting the suspect in the car bomb attack in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat four years ago.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

New Bill to strengthen Water Resources Management in States - Dr Xavier

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all states to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related enforcement actions throughout the country.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC clears BSP, PNB of Liability in Sugar Fund Suit

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) cleared the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) of liability in a claim filed by sugar farmers under Republic Act (RA) 7202 or the Sugar Restitution Law.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Filing of Petitions, Documents only until 4:30 pm, SC to Lawyers

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reminded litigants and lawyers of the official time for accepting petitions, pleadings, and official documents.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment

SEREMBAN, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan State Assembly today passed an amendment to the bill related to the Islamic Family Law Enactment (Negeri Sembilan) (Amendment) 2019.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Revenue Department, Banks come up with Solution to facilitate Saving Account Depositors

BANGKOK, Apr 25 (NNT) - On the requirement for depositors with an interest income of less than 20,000 baht per annum, officials from the Revenue Department, the Thai Bankers’ Association, and the Bank of Thailand held a meeting on Thursday (Apr 25) and have come up with a solution to assist bank customers.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

SC affirms Raps vs Soldiers, Cops in 'Illegal Detention' of Morong 43

MANILA, Apr 25 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the prosecution of military and police officers implicated in the alleged illegal detention of 43 suspected communist rebels in Morong, Rizal, more than nine years ago.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government refines Additional List of Controlled Items

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 25 (Bernama) - The government is refining the additional list of controlled items in the effort to lighten the cost of living of the people, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. Sugar, flour, one kilogramme cooking oil, cooking gas, petrol and diesel were among the items already ...
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Trade Laws protecting Local Producers now being drafted: MOC

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is drafting new trade laws to safeguard local producers while promoting exports of domestically-produced goods, Minister of Commerce U Than Myint said.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released the draft circular providing for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11127 or the National Payment Systems Act (NPSA), a landmark legislation that supports the BSP's mandate relating to the third pillar of central banking -- the maintenance of a safe, eff ...
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court reject EC´s Petition on Party-List Calculation

BANGKOK, Apr 24 (Bernama) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court today rejected a petition by the country’s Election Commission (EC) to determine the party-list seat allocation formula in the March 24 General Election.
Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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