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Government considers banning e-Waste Import

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The national reform steering commission approved a ban on import of electronic waste for which an ad hoc committee was set up.

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Forest Bill approved on Final Reading

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved House Bill 7496, seeking to delineate the specific limits of forestlands of the public domain for the conservation, protection, and development of forest resources.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Protected Places (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 15 June 2018.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 407; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Public Health (Public Cleansing) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

This is to notify that except for regulations 2(c), (d), (f) and 4, the Environmental Public Health (Public Cleansing) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 come into operation on 1 July 2018. Regulation 2(f) comes into operation on 1 September 2018 and Regulations 2(c) and (d) and 4 come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 394; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Consultation on Draft Mining EIA Guidelines begins

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Comments are invited on the two draft documents intended to guide those undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for the mining sector, including gemstones and jade, before June 15.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

House to impose tighter controls on quarrying

The House committee on good government and public accountability chaired by Rep. Johnny Ty Pimentel terminated its deliberations pursuant to House Resolution 1505, seeking an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into quarrying activities in Nueva Ecija and other parts of the country.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Environmental Protection and Management (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 358; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Protection and Management (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 360; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Protection and Management Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 359; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Guidelines for Businesses to fight against Plastic Pollution issued

Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has joined the grassroots movement Thant Myanmar which is fighting against pollution in the country.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve

Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise situated within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Philippine Sea, north eastern coast of Luzon Island, as a protected area under the category of Resource Reserve to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve. Proclamation No. 489
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Proclamation; Citation: Proclamation No. 489; Source: Official Gazette

Cabinet proposes Amendments to Hazardous Substances Act

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed amendments to the Hazardous Substances Act to reflect modern circumstances and ensure public safety.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet gives Green Light to Community Forest Bill

BANGKOK, May 22 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to pass the draft Community Forest Act in the hope of encouraging public participation in the management of local forests.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PH needs Legal Framework on the use of Nuclear Power

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Thursday said the government has to come out first with a comprehensive legal framework on the use of nuclear power before it pursues any proposal on adding atomic energy as an alternative energy source in the Philippines.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Department of Industrial Works to use Law to control Industrial Waste Disposal on First May

BANGKOK, Apr 28 (NNT) - The Department of Industrial Works is getting ready to apply the law in considering permission to take industrial waste away from factories through electronic systems. The law in question is derived from the improvement of an organic law in the Factory Act B.E. 2535 (1992). It is to be enforced from 1st May onward. It s ...
Date: 28 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Lorry driver fined RM17,000 for Illegal Dumping of Waste

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 25 (Bernama) - A lorry driver was fined RM17,000 in default three months' jail by the Sessions Court here today for dumping construction debris at a residential area.

Lorry emits Black Smoke: Shop Owner fined RM3,000 DOE to formulate Regulation, Guideline to tackle Issue of Abandoned Vehicles Need to enact New Laws on River Protection more

Consultation on Draft Mining EIA Guidelines begins

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Comments are invited on the two draft documents intended to guide those undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans ...

Guidelines for Businesses to fight against Plastic Pollution issued Law drafted to save Underground Water more

Forest Bill approved on Final Reading

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved House Bill 7496, seeking to delineate the specific limits of forestlands of the public domain for the conservation, protection, and development of forest resources.

House to impose tighter controls on quarrying Proclamation declaring a portion of the Philippine Rise to be known as the Philippine Rise Marine Resource Reserve PH needs Legal Framework on the use of Nuclear Power 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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