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NLA organizes Seminar on Online Football Gambling Prevention

BANGKOK, Nov 2 (NNT) - The Committee on Social, Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has held a seminar on online football gambling to prevent children from developing a gambling addiction.

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House Approves Proposed Framework for National Performing Arts Companies

The House of Representatives approved House Bill 7785 which seeks to create a framework for the selection of National Performing Arts Companies of the following genres: National Ballet/ Contemporary Dance Company; National Theater Company; National Orchestra; National Choral Company; and National String Ensemble.
Date: 27 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

DOJ upholds Palace Ban on Casino Operations in Boracay

MANILA, Oct 25 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday upheld the validity of Malacanang's decision to ban casino operations in Boracay after completion of the tourist spot's rehabilitation.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House oks Bill on Film Industry Incentives

Members of the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 7823 or the “Film Industry Incentives Act" which seeks to grant incentives to Filipino filmmakers who were granted honors in notable international film festivals.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Amendment to Sports Development Act will safeguard Interests of Participants

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The enforcement of the Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 will not affect the development of sports in the country, but instead seeks to safeguard the interests of the participants of sporting events, said the Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. Acknowledging the concern of sport activists ...
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House approves Anti-Game Fixing Bill

The House of Representatives this week approved on second reading House Bill 8204 which seeks to redefine the crime of game-fixing and prescribe stiffer penalties.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

House pushes Incentives for Award-Winning Filmmakers

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - A measure seeking to grant incentives to Filipino filmmakers, who have received honors in notable international film festivals, has hurdled second reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bill criminalizing Live Streaming of Cockfighting approved

The House Committee on Games and Amusements chaired by Rep. Gus Tambunting (2nd District, Parañaque City) on Monday approved House Bill 7528 which seeks to prohibit and criminalize the live streaming and broadcasting of cockfighting for purposes of betting and gambling.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 5) Order 2018

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 8 October 2018 to 31 October 2018, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 676; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 41) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 24 September 2018 to 1 January 2019, subject to the compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 582; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 40) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 21 September 2018 to 21 October 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 581; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 39) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the organisers from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 20 September 2018 to 7 October 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 579; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Committee works on Bill promoting Athletes' Right to be part of National Team

Members of the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono) yesterday agreed to draft a substitute bill to House Bill 7470 which seeks to protect the right of athletes to serve the Philippines as part of the national team.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Committee approves Bill preserving Indigenous Games

The House Committee on Youth and Sports Development, chaired by Rep. Conrado Estrella III (Party list, Abono), today approved House Bill 6420 or the “Philippine Indigenous Games Preservation Act of 2017” which seeks to preserve the country’s indigenous games and ensure that these shall still be enjoyed by future generations of Fil ...
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 38) Notification 2018

The Minister exempts the Japanese Association, Singapore which is a society registered under the Societies Act, from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 13 September 2018 to 24 November 2018 subject to compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 561; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendment to Sports Development Act will safeguard Interests of Participants

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 22 (Bernama) - The enforcement of the Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 will not affect the development of sports in the country, but instead seeks to safeguard the interests of the participants of s ...

Entertainment Outlets Operating Hours studied Sports Development (Amendment) Act 2018 Entertainment Clubs in Federal Territories not above the Law more

Bill enabling Casinos to operate submitted

The Public Affairs Management Committee submitted the Gambling Bill 2018 to Pyithu Hluttaw on August 21. If the bill, which includes amendments the 1986 Gambling Act, is accepted by the hluttaw, foreigner-only casinos wi ...

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House Approves Proposed Framework for National Performing Arts Companies

The House of Representatives approved House Bill 7785 which seeks to create a framework for the selection of National Performing Arts Companies of the following genres: National Ballet/ Contemporary Dance Company; Nation ...

DOJ upholds Palace Ban on Casino Operations in Boracay House oks Bill on Film Industry Incentives House approves Anti-Game Fixing Bill more

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 5) Order 2018

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 8 October 2018 to 31 October 2018, subj ...

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 41) Notification 2018 Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 40) Notification 2018 Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 39) Notification 2018 more

NLA organizes Seminar on Online Football Gambling Prevention

BANGKOK, Nov 2 (NNT) - The Committee on Social, Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has held a seminar on online football gambling t ...

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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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