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'Kept Man' must still pay Ex-wife, Judge rules

A Family Court judge dismissed a kept man's bid to discontinue maintenance payouts to his ex-wife despite his claims that he had no income and lived off a wealthy long-term partner who will dump him on the streets if she tires of him someday.

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House ratifies Report on Expanded Mom, Child Health Care Bill

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed measure expanding the country's nutrition and health programs for mothers and children during the child's first 1,000 days of life.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Selangor passes Bill to raise Minimum Muslim Marriage Age to 18

SHAH ALAM, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The Selangor State Assembly today approved the Islamic Family Enactment (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 (Amendment 2018) which, among others, regulates the minimum age limit of a Muslim marriage from 16 to 18 years in the state. Selangor State Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim announced that the Bill was passed afte ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

From Oct 1, Muslim Marriage Preparation Course a must if either Party is a Minor

According to the new rules passed in the Muslim Law Act, attending a marriage preparation programme before tying the knot will become a mandatory condition f either of the couples is below 21 years of age.
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Johor Government to establish Committee to help Women NGOs

JOHOR BAHRU, Sept 1 (Bernama) - The Johor state government will set up a sepcial committee to coordinate and assist Women NGOs in the state.
Date: 01 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

TSF v TSE

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Fresh evidence on appeal

Date: 16 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 49; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Total ban on Child Marriage not finalized yet - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) - The decision to impose a total ban on child marriage has not been finalised yet, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told the Dewan Negara today.
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SABM Calls on PM, DPM to ban Child Marriage

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 18 (Bernama) - Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) Australia today urged Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to ban child marriage in Malaysia.
Date: 18 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laws on Minimum Marriage Age to be Streamlined - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – Efforts are being made to streamline all legislations in the country to set the minimum marriage age limit at 18 years.
Date: 16 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

DSWD warns Parents that Child neglect is Child Abuse, punishable by Law

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Virginia N. Orogo gave a stern warning to parents and guardians that they are liable for neglecting their children, and are answerable to child abuse charges, especially those who are using their children to earn money on the streets.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Social Welfare and Development

State Exco: Families of Scalded Pupils can take Legal Action

IPOH, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The families of the four Year Two students who were scalded during a practical science session at school in Sitiawan, have the right to take legal action.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

TAU v TAT

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Access

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

UNE v UNF

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division; Family Law - Ancillary powers of court - Third party claims - Case management

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Committee tackles Bill addressing Domestic Violence

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Party-list, Bagong Henerasyon) this week continued its deliberations on a measure seeking to define domestic violence against individuals, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, other than women and children.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Penang Government reviews Minimum Marriage Age Limit

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The minimum age limit for marriage, especially involving children in the state will be reviewed, the state legislative assembly sitting was told.
Date: 09 August 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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Selangor passes Bill to raise Minimum Muslim Marriage Age to 18

SHAH ALAM, Sept 5 (Bernama) - The Selangor State Assembly today approved the Islamic Family Enactment (State of Selangor) Enactment 2003 (Amendment 2018) which, among others, regulates the minimum age limit of a Muslim m ...

Johor Government to establish Committee to help Women NGOs Total ban on Child Marriage not finalized yet - Wan Azizah SABM Calls on PM, DPM to ban Child Marriage 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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House ratifies Report on Expanded Mom, Child Health Care Bill

MANILA, Sept 21 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the proposed measure expanding the country's nutrition and health programs for mothers and children during th ...

DSWD warns Parents that Child neglect is Child Abuse, punishable by Law Committee tackles Bill addressing Domestic Violence Bill of the Teacher Protection Act more

'Kept Man' must still pay Ex-wife, Judge rules

A Family Court judge dismissed a kept man's bid to discontinue maintenance payouts to his ex-wife despite his claims that he had no income and lived off a wealthy long-term partner who will dump him on the streets if she ...

From Oct 1, Muslim Marriage Preparation Course a must if either Party is a Minor TSF v TSE TAU v TAT more

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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