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Marriage Law Amendments ease processes for Foreigners, Citizens

Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.

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Family Justice (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 20 June 2018.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 409; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court rejects Caregiver's Bid for Child Custody

A district judge rejected a woman's rare bid to obtain custody of a child whom she had looked after for three years, making clear she had no standing to make the move.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children

The government has finished drafting the list of occupations in which children are not allowed to engage due to safety reasons, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Tuesday.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kids in armed Conflict get protection

The House of Representatives, voting 232-7, has approved on third and final reading House Bill 7442, which seeks to provide ample protection to children caught in the midst of armed conflict.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Gabriela reviews Implementation of Violence vs Women, Children Law

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - Gabriela party-list representative Arlene Brosas said the women's group is conducting a review of how the violence against women and children (VAWC) act is being carried out.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House OKs SPED Centers for Deaf-Mute and Blind Children

The House committee on higher and technical education has created a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune a proposal to create municipal special education centers for deaf-mute and blind children.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Thanaletchimy A/P Batamallai v Vijaya Kumar A/L Kassinathan

Family & child law – Care, custody and control of a child – Power of court to make an order for custody – Presumption in favour of mother under section 88 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 – Whether presumption rebuttable

Family & child law – Whether the High Court erred in deciding t ...

Date: 26 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 139; Source: Federal Court Registry

UDA v UDB and Another

Family law - Ancillary powers of court; Family law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 20; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House seeks Simpler Adoption Process

The House of Representatives is seeking to facilitate the process of adoption or foster care of orphans, abandoned or neglected children. For this purpose, the House committee on the welfare of children has created a technical working group (TWG) to harmonize several measures seeking to consolidate all existing laws on alternative child care i ...
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Divorce obtained vs Foreign Spouse Abroad also valid in PH

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday upheld the validity of a divorce case filed by a Filipina in another country against her foreign husband. SC spokesman Theodore Te announced the decision during magistrates’ summer session in Baguio City on Tuesday. “The Court, voting 10-3-1, ruled that a foreign divorce ...
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Chieng Lee Ying (F) v Lai Yun Loi

Date: 23 March 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Divorce Petition No. 33-46-2007(MR); Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Alex Raul B Blay v Cynthia B Bana

Date: 07 March 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 232189; Source: Supreme Court

Government plans to draft Bill on Women's Rights

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The government plans to draft a legislation relating to women's rights such as the Gender Equality Bill to balance the role of men and women in the nation's development, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Marriage Law Amendments ease processes for Foreigners, Citizens

Amendments to the Law on Family Registration passed by the National Assembly (NA) recently will ease and regulate marriage between Lao and foreign nationals as well as family registration affairs in general.

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Thanaletchimy A/P Batamallai v Vijaya Kumar A/L Kassinathan

Family & child law – Care, custody and control of a child – Power of court to make an order for custody – Presumption in favour of mother under section 88 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) ...

Chieng Lee Ying (F) v Lai Yun Loi Government plans to draft Bill on Women's Rights Gurbachan Singh A/L Wazir Singh v Amarjit Kaur A/P Atma Singh and Another Appeal more

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children

The government has finished drafting the list of occupations in which children are not allowed to engage due to safety reasons, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population said on Tuesday.

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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

Kids in armed Conflict get protection Gabriela reviews Implementation of Violence vs Women, Children Law House OKs SPED Centers for Deaf-Mute and Blind Children 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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