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Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

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Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will take off in May. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said th ...
Date: 17 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that simplifies the adoption process and grants amnesty to those who tampered records to make it appear an adopted child was born to a person who is not the biological mother.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages

KUANTAN, Mar 10 (Bernama) - The government will propose for stricter standard operating procedure (SOP) involving child marriages and the cases will be heard before Syariah high court judges.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble

KULAI, March 5 (Bernama) - The government today warned that parents who are careless with their children or neglect them can land themselves in trouble with the law.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and RADION International officially agreed on Friday to support capacity building for child protection and development in target communities in the central provinces.
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

PRRD vetoes Bill banning Corporal Punishment for Children

MANILA, Feb 28 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has vetoed a bill banning corporate punishment for children stressing that he does not share “overly sweeping condemnation” of this practice.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

LCY v TWY

Date: 21 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 492; Source: Federal Court Registry

Duterte signs Bill protecting Children in Armed Conflict into Law

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill providing the special protection of children in situations of armed conflict.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New Rules issued for Lao-Foreign Marriages

New guidelines have been issued advising foreign nationals of additional rules they must comply with if they wish to marry a Lao citizen.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Early Childhood Development Centres (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 15 February 2019.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 86; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Leong Yim Ling v Moey Park Moon

Family Law - Maintenance - Assessment; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 08 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 26; Source: Singapore Law Watch

USA v USB

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Maintenance

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCF 5; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Rosliza Binti Ibrahim v Kerajaan Negeri Selangor and Another

Date: 18 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 481; Source: Federal Court Registry

Revised Edition of the Laws (Legitimacy Act) (Rectification) Order 2019

This is to notify the rectification of an error in paragraph 6 of the Schedule to the Legitimacy Act.
Date: 28 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 51; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Stronger Surrogacy Law anticipated

All forms of surrogacy are banned in Cambodia as the government continues to mull draft legislation to further restrict or end the practice entirely by next year.

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Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection New Rules issued for Lao-Foreign Marriages Laos reaffirms continued Support for Children’s Rights more

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - A Special Marriages, Hadhanah (child custody) and Nafkah (maintenance) court which has the authority to confiscate the property of an man who has failed to provide for his ex-wife will ta ...

Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble LCY v TWY more

Women’s Law set for Enactment Next Year

The Prevention of Violence against Women bill drafted in 2013 may be enacted next year, U Soe Aung deputy minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.

Myanmar drafts Hazardous Work List for Children more

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that simplifies the adoption process and grants amnesty to those who tampered records to make it appear an adopted child was born to a person wh ...

PRRD vetoes Bill banning Corporal Punishment for Children Duterte signs Bill protecting Children in Armed Conflict into Law House approves Bill lowering Age of 'Social Responsibility' to 12 more

Government to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th, by organizing a campaign to promote measures that ...

NLA Sports Committee explains Legislation restricting Children under 12 from Boxing more

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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