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House Panel okays Bill on Marine Resources Preservation

MANILA, Apr 20 (PNA) - As the government gears up for the temporary closure of Boracay to rehabilitate the popular tourist destination, the House of Representatives' appropriations committee has approved a measure seeking the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in all coastal municipalities and cities in the country. According to a statement issued Friday, the House panel approved an unnumbered substitute bill that consolidated House Bill Nos. 48 and 2126, both known as the Marine and Coastal Resources Protection Act.

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Lorry emits Black Smoke: Shop Owner fined RM3,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - A shop owner was fined RM3,000 by the Sessions Court here today because the smoke emitted by his lorry during a smoke test about seven years ago exceeded the permissible density.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Rosita Yaris-Liwan and 5 Others v Sta Lucia Realty and Development Inc and Another

Date: 06 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 231737; Source: Supreme Court

Lawmaker backs ConCom Proposal on Environmental Rights

MANILA, Apr 11 (PNA)  An administration lawmaker on Wednesday expressed support to the Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) plan to include environmental rights in the Bill of Rights of the proposed federal charter.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Law drafted to save Underground Water

A Law for the conservation of Myanmar’s underground water resources has been drafted and is hoped to be enacted in the near future, said U Ba Shwe, an adviser to the Ministry of Construction and the National Water Resources Committee.
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Duterte okays Closure of Boracay for Six Months starting April 26

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the recommendation to close Boracay for six months starting April 26, his spokesperson said on Wednesday night.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

DOE to formulate Regulation, Guideline to tackle Issue of Abandoned Vehicles

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Department of Environmental (DOE) will formulate a regulation and guideline to tackle the issue of abandoned vehicles in the country.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Need to enact New Laws on River Protection

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry plans to enact new legislation relating to the protection of rivers to ensure river cleanliness is at the highest level, said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Environmental Protection and Management (Exemption) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 154; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations are deemed to have come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 189; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

DOE to formulate Regulation, Guideline to tackle Issue of Abandoned Vehicles

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Department of Environmental (DOE) will formulate a regulation and guideline to tackle the issue of abandoned vehicles in the country.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lorry emits Black Smoke: Shop Owner fined RM3,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - A shop owner was fined RM3,000 by the Sessions Court here today because the smoke emitted by his lorry during a smoke test about seven years ago exceeded the permissible density.

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Law drafted to save Underground Water

A Law for the conservation of Myanmar’s underground water resources has been drafted and is hoped to be enacted in the near future, said U Ba Shwe, an adviser to the Ministry of Construction and the National Water ...

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House Panel okays Bill on Marine Resources Preservation

MANILA, Apr 20 (PNA) - As the government gears up for the temporary closure of Boracay to rehabilitate the popular tourist destination, the House of Representatives' appropriations committee has approved a measure seekin ...

Rosita Yaris-Liwan and 5 Others v Sta Lucia Realty and Development Inc and Another Lawmaker backs ConCom Proposal on Environmental Rights Duterte okays Closure of Boracay for Six Months starting April 26 more

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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