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IHiS fires Two Staff, slaps Penalties on Five Senior Management Figures

Integrated Health Information Systems, the technology agency pulled up for its lapses in last June's cyber attack on SingHealth, has fired two employees and imposed "significant financial penalty" on five members of its senior management team, including its chief executive.

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Two Officers demoted for Misconduct

Two police officers have been demoted by the National Police chief for misconduct, according to an announcement by the National Police General Commissariat dated January 2 and obtained by The Post on Sunday.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

MPD Official sacked for hitting 3 Cops

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - An official of the Manila Police District was ordered relieved from his post after allegedly hitting three cops for allegedly refusing to follow orders during the feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila on Wednesday.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Duterte signs 'Work from Home' Law

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing the rights of employees in the private sector who work from their homes. Under the Telecommuting Act, employers are required to give online workers the same rights, protection, and compensation as their counterparts who physically go to the office. “I ...
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct for civil servants.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Kalaivanan A/L Mannikam v Malaysian Airlines

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 67 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Tang Chooi Kim v Syn Tai Hung Trading Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 65 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Yeoh Seng Keong v Bircher Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd and Another

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 60 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Employment (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Employment Act and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 2; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Labour Officials mull Foreign Worker Regulations

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and other government bodies yesterday held a brainstorming session on the draft of a labour regulation that addresses the issue of foreign workers in Laos who don’t have legal documentation.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Othamannor Bin Muhamad @ Wahab v Ayamas Food Corporation Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 66 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Mat Sukury Bin Said v Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 59 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Toh May Fook v Menang Development (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 57 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Tan Mong Hock v Kong Brothers Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Date: 04 January 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 50 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Two Officers demoted for Misconduct

Two police officers have been demoted by the National Police chief for misconduct, according to an announcement by the National Police General Commissariat dated January 2 and obtained by The Post on Sunday.

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Authorities urged to expedite Registration of Foreign Workers

Labour officials across the country must expedite the process of registering illegal foreign workers, Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone has said.

Labour Officials mull Foreign Worker Regulations Businesses urged to comply with May 1 Minimum Wage Increase Government approves Minimum Wage Increase 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

MPD Official sacked for hitting 3 Cops

MANILA, Jan 11 (PNA) - An official of the Manila Police District was ordered relieved from his post after allegedly hitting three cops for allegedly refusing to follow orders during the feast of the Black Nazarene in Man ...

Duterte signs 'Work from Home' Law Lingnam Restaurant v Skills & Talent Employment Pool Inc and Another Henry Dionio v Trans-Global Maritime Agency Inc and 2 Others more

IHiS fires Two Staff, slaps Penalties on Five Senior Management Figures

Integrated Health Information Systems, the technology agency pulled up for its lapses in last June's cyber attack on SingHealth, has fired two employees and imposed "significant financial penalty" on five members of its ...

Employment (Amendment) Act 2018 Employment Claims (Amendment) Rules 2018 Employment (Approved Medical Institutions) (Amendment No. 2) Notification 2018 more

Workmen's Compensation Act now covers Three More Groups of Employees

BANGKOK, Nov 16, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the Workmen’s Compensation Act (No.2) B.E 2561 now covers 3 more groups of employees, accounting for 1 million people who will benefit from medical c ...

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9 Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan more

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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