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House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.

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Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22

MANILA, Nov 12 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday announced that the PHP25 increase in the minimum wage for workers in Metro Manila will take effect on November 22.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Complete screening System to help Child Industry Operators check Employee's Records

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is developing a complete screening system which will allow the public, especially operators dealing with children to check a person’s records before he or she is employed.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tan Tian Hock v Timberion Sdn Bhd

Date: 02 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2849 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Airlines Workers’ Union Sarawak v Maswings Sdn Bhd

Date: 01 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2830 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mohd Arshad Bin Jamil v MEF Academy Sdn Bhd

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2818 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Nurun Novi Saydur Rahman v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal Law - Statutory Offences - Workplace Safety and Health Act; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Penalties - Workplace Safety and Health Act

Date: 02 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 236; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bello bares New Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers

MANILA, Nov 5 (PNA) - Three regional wage boards, including the Regional Tripartite Productivity and Wages Board-National Capital Region (RTPWB-NCR), issued new wage orders ranging from PHP10 to PHP25 across different sectors in the regions, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Shaari Bin Idris v Wira Security Services Sdn Bhd

Date: 30 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2772 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Gunedran A/L G Rajagopal v Kinetics Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 02 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2852 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Goon Fook On v Celestica Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 01 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2834 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mohd Ghazali Bin Mohd Madzlan v Next Logistics Sdn Bhd

Date: 01 November 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2832 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Suziyana Binti Mohd Zin v Malayan Banking Berhad

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2822 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Pemalatha A/P Sinasamy v YKP Building Services Sdn Bhd

Date: 31 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2803 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mulikin Bin Lamsah v Merit Technologies Sdn Bhd

Date: 29 October 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 2727 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

PT Haldin Pacific Semesta v Purbady Jonatan

Date: 13 February 2018; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 17 PK/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase

All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month as of May 1 in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living.

Government approves Minimum Wage Increase Government vows to bolster Workers’ Rights Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic more

Complete screening System to help Child Industry Operators check Employee's Records

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is developing a complete screening system which will allow the public, especially operators dealing with children to check a person ...

Tan Tian Hock v Timberion Sdn Bhd Airlines Workers’ Union Sarawak v Maswings Sdn Bhd Mohd Arshad Bin Jamil v MEF Academy Sdn Bhd more

Cabinet OKs sending Caregivers to Japan

The cabinet’s Education, Health and Human Resources Development Committee has allowed the employment agencies to send caregivers to Japan for its elderly, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said.

Bill Committee rejects Prison Time for Employers who break Labour Law ILO clarifies on Disability Hiring, Minimum Wage and Holidays Garment Workers fired for not signing Employment Contract more

House Panel okays Bill lowering Retirement Age of Government Workers

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - A bill lowering the optional retirement age of government employees from 60 to 56 years old hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives.

Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers takes effect November 22 Bello bares New Minimum Wage Hike for NCR Workers New NCR Minimum Wage known Monday more

Nurun Novi Saydur Rahman v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

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Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - Former convicts who have undergone training as masseurs while behind bars will get an opportunity to rebuild their careers now that the cabinet has removed a requirement that they wait for at least ...

New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9 Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan Worker's Death compensated by Ministry of Labour more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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