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MBS fails to make $2M Debtor Bankrupt

A bid by Marina Bay Sands to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino was dismissed by the High Court, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were returned as unclaimed.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.
Date: 18 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

SC clears Division Lawyer of 'Bogus Resolutions' Allegation

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has cleared one of its division clerks of court who was named in a letter-complaint for alleged irregularities in the issuance of minute resolutions.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Court of Appeals (CA) decision stopping the Air Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AMWSLAI) from amending its by-laws to expand its membership base to include 24 additional agencies of the executive department.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia all for Full Implementation of Sendai Framework

GENEVA, May 15 (Bernama) - Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court dismisses Appeal by Tun Ghafar's Ex-Wife over Piece of Land

PUTRAJAYA, May 15 (Bernama) - The ex-wife of the late Tun Ghafar Baba lost her appeal in the Federal Court in her lawsuit she filed against a property developer and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

SC affirms Guilty Verdict vs Suspect in Tacurong Car Bomb Attack

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) convicting the suspect in the car bomb attack in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat four years ago.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

New Bill to strengthen Water Resources Management in States - Dr Xavier

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry has drafted the Water Resources Bill for use by all states to strengthen the management and control of water resources and related enforcement actions throughout the country.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Court rejects Najib's Bid to quash Seven SRC Charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The High Court here today dismissed former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak´s application to quash the seven charges in relation to RM42 million of SRC International Sdn Bhd´s funds. Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali said the argument of the defence that the charges were flawed was without bas ...
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Bill declaring "Sendong Memorial and Disaster Preparedness Day" in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City approved

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 2580 which seeks to declare December 16 of every year as the" Sendong Memorial and Disaster Preparedness Day" in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.
Date: 27 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC clears BSP, PNB of Liability in Sugar Fund Suit

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) cleared the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine National Bank (PNB) of liability in a claim filed by sugar farmers under Republic Act (RA) 7202 or the Sugar Restitution Law.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

FDI needed for Undeveloped Regions but no plans for Tax Incentives

Although more foreign direct investments (FDI) are needed for the undeveloped Regions and States, there are no plans to revise current tax relief scheme as yet, said U Thant Sin Maung, acting director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
Date: 28 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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