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Tan Cheng Fueng v BHP Billiton Shared Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1337 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

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Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit for two years.”
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Azaharudin Bin Mohammad Mashudrdin v Rayani Air Sdn Bhd

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1327 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mohd Nazry Bin Aripin v Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 13 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1374 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Elias Bin Md Kadir Baba v Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1338 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Thai government has reminded foreign laborers to verify their nationality and complete the authorization process for working in Thailand by June 30, reiterating that employees and employers will face legal action if they miss the deadline.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Tee Soon Hin v Perbadanan Pengurusan Pantai Panorama Condominum

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1347 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Danny Tan Wei Keong v Hanjin Shipping Line (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1330 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Norhayati Binti Sulaiman v Shell Malaysia Limited

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1320 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Maria Hastuti Binti Bachtiar v Malaysian Airline System Berhad

Date: 07 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1314 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Wedding Company fined $100,000 for Worker's Death

A wedding services company was fined $100,000 for the lapses that led to the death of a worker who fell from the top of a wedding dais after fixing some linen cloth to the ceiling.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hamdan Bin A Rahman v AmGeneral Insurance Berhad

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1334 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Quek Yean Nee v Hannover Rueck Se Malaysian Branch

Date: 07 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1311 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Mohd Shafiq Helmi Bin Sohari v Next Logistics Sdn Bhd

Date: 06 June 2018; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1298 of 2018; Source: Industrial Court

Well Prepared Regulation needed before recruiting Foreign Lecturers: Lawmaker

Jambi, Apr 30 (ANTARA News) - A leading lawmaker has asked the government to carry out a study and issue a well prepared regulation before recruiting foreign lecturers for Indonesian universities.

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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

Workers call for Passage of New Occupational Safety Law

Workers and labour advocacy groups are calling for the immediate passage of the new Occupational Safety and Health Law, which has been under discussion in parliament committee for over six years now.

House okays Higher Pension for Veterans Government makes it Official: Basic wage is K4800 Government drafting Policy on exporting Maids more

DOLE to Employers: observe Pay Rules for Eid'l Fitr Holiday

MANILA, June 13 (PNA) - Private sector workers who will report to work on Friday, June 15, Eid’l Fitr or end of Ramadan, a regular holiday, will receive 200 percent of their regular pay, the Department of Labor and ...

Proclamation declaring 22 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Pagadian Proclamation declaring 29 June 2018 as a Special (Non-Working) Day in the City of Koronadal CA reinstates 2 PNP Executives linked to Courier Deal more

Wedding Company fined $100,000 for Worker's Death

A wedding services company was fined $100,000 for the lapses that led to the death of a worker who fell from the top of a wedding dais after fixing some linen cloth to the ceiling.

Jurong Shipyard fined S$230,000 for Safety Lapses resulting in Worker's Death Bangladeshi Worker entitled to Overtime Pay Government accepts National Wages Council Recommendations for 2018/2019 more

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit ...

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline MOL to allow Migrant Workers to work in 12 Occupations currently reserved for Thais Cabinet approves Legislation on Forced Labor Prevention more

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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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