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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.

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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

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

Casino Control (Casino Layout) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 3 January 2019.
Date: 02 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 5; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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 told today. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said this was based on the guidelines set by the Film Censorship Boar ...
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ex Police Chiefs jailed for running Online Gambling Ring

PHÚ THỌ, Nov 30 - Two former police chiefs who backed a nationwide online gambling ring worth trillions have been sentenced to years in prison for abusing their power.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Judgments announced for 92 Defendants in Huge Online Gambling Case

Phu Tho, Nov 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the northern province of Phu Tho announced its judgments on November 30 for the 92 defendants involved in the major online gambling ring.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 48) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 1 December 2018 to 15 December 2018, subject to the compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 776; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 8) Order 2018

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 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 777; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Casino Control (Casino Licence and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 December 2018.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 779; 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 Limited and its affiliated company DNA Star Vegas Co Ltd, which had previously ordered the temporary closure of the Star Paradise and S ...
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 46) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 15 November 2018 to 5 February 2019, subject to the compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 749; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 47) Notification 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs exempts Resorts World at Sentosa Pte. Ltd. from the provisions of the Common Gaming Houses Act from 15 November 2018 to 9 February 2019, subject to the compliance with the conditions specified in the Schedule.  
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 750; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Pool Betting Act 1967

An Act to provide for the issue of a licence or the establishment of a Board for the operation or promotion of pool betting and for incidental matters.
Date: 12 November 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: Act 809 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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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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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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 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 ...

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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 t ...

AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act Anti-Gambling Messages will be screened during World Cup 2018 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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