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New Government Lottery Act increased Legal Penalties for Wrong Doing Lottery Vendors

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The new Government Lottery Act has increased legal penalties for the sales of lottery tickets to buyers aged under 20 years or in schools.

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Casino Control (Conduct of Gaming) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 4 April 2019.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 285; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Casino Operations to be legalized under New Gambling Law

Casinos will soon be able to legally operate in Myanmar after the 2018 Gambling Law is enacted in May, replacing the existing 1986 legislation.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2019

This is to notify that the Health Promotion Board is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 22 March 2019 to 31 March 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 146; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government considers Tax to protect Environment from Industrial Pollution

Industries that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PRRD signs Law Establishing Sarangani Sports Training Center

MANILA, Mar 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law a bill establishing a primary sports development and training center for the province of Sarangani.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2019

This is to notify that the Singapore Sports Council is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 1 March 2019 to 31 March 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 120; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Proposed "National Music Competitions For Young Artists Act" passed on Final Reading

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading with 185 votes, House Bill 8918 which seeks to designate the National Music Competitions For Young Artists (NAMCYA) as the National Youth Development Program for Music.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

PRRD signs Law creating Philippine Sports Training Center

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law establishing a state-of-the-art and highly-scientific sports complex to be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center (PSTC).
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Remote Gambling (Exemption) Order 2019

This is to notify that the Singapore Sports Council is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 1 February 2019 to 28 February 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 58; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

House ratifies Bicam Report on Proposed Creation of Philippine Sports Training Center

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the consolidation of House Bill 5615 and Senate Bill 1716, seeking to establish a modern and highly scientific sports complex to be known as the Philippine Sports Training Center.
Date: 13 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Betting (Singapore Totalisator Board - Exemption) (Amendment) Notification 2019

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 27 December 2010.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 20; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Betting (Singapore Totalisator Board - Exemption) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 7 January 2019.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 22; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore Totalisator Board (Prescribed Lotteries, Betting and Gaming Activities) (Revocation) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 7 January 2019.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 27; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Betting (Casino Operators - Exemption) (Amendment) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 3 January 2019.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 4; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Court overturns Casino Closure Order

On October 5, the Cambodian Court of Appeal issued a ruling in favour of Somboon Sukcharoenkraisri overturning the decision of the Banteay Meanchey Court of First Instance which was obtained by Donaco International Limit ...

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Government considers Tax to protect Environment from Industrial Pollution

Industries that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy.

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Censorship Board to cut LBGT Elements, Scenes from Films, Dramas

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - Any elements or scenes deemed to be promoting inappropriate culture such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) will be not be approved for public viewing, the Dewan Rakyat was ...

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Casino Operations to be legalized under New Gambling Law

Casinos will soon be able to legally operate in Myanmar after the 2018 Gambling Law is enacted in May, replacing the existing 1986 legislation.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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