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34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand to focus on Regional and International Issues

BANGKOK, Jun 20 (Bernama) - Regional and international issues affecting ASEAN member countries will be discussed by the leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Bangkok, in creating regional economic and political stability. ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat director-general Datuk Ahmad Rozian Abd Ghani said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad and the other leaders of ASEAN member countries who would gather in the Thai capital from June 20 to 23 would discuss issues the trade war between China and the United States, the South China Sea, the Rohingya, the Korean peninsula, terrorism and extremism.

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SC disbars Lawyer for failing to remit Client's Money

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer for refusing to remit the settlement proceeds to his client despite repeated demands.

PCC expedites Review Process for selected mergers

Date: 18 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jun 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has expedited the review process for selected merger and acquisition transactions, in line with government’s efforts to ease the process of doing business in the country.

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.
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PRRD signs Law requiring Clean Restrooms in Transport Hubs

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring clean restrooms, lactation stations, and free internet in all transport terminals, stations and roll-on/roll-off terminals.

Stall Operator fined RM16,000 for hiring Illegals

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, Jun 19 (Bernama) - A dessert stall operator was fined RM16,000 in default, three months imprisonment, by the Sepang Sessions Court here today for hiring three Indonesians who are social visit pass holders.

Woman pleads Guilty to Dishonest Concealment of RM60,000

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
MELAKA, Jun 19 (Bernama) - An unemployed woman pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to dishonest concealment of money totalling RM60,000 belonging to a woman last year.

CBT : Former BSN Teller gets Three Years' Jail, Three strokes

Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - A former Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) teller was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and three strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here today after he was found guilty of criminal breach of trust involving RM248,050, seven years ago.

Policewoman gets Two Days' Jail, fined RM20,000 for Bribery

Date: 18 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
ALOR SETAR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today sentenced a policewoman with the rank of sergeant, to two days’ jail and a fine of RM20,000 in default eight months jail, for soliciting and receiving a RM2,000 bribe four years ago.

NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted several laws and resolutions on June 14, the last working day of the seventh session.

Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim

Date: 15 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jun 15 (Bernama) - Allocating income from tourism tax to the states will be continued where 50 per cent of the income would be given back to the states as promised by the government, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the allocation for the tourism tax in 2019 was expected to be given to every state in the first quarte ...

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (Bernama) - A man whose act of strangling a cat and then hanging the animal to death went viral on social media, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by the Sessions Court here today.

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Johor Corporation (JCorp) has settled its RM800 million of second series sukuk wakalah payment obligations for principal with coupon amounting to RM49.19 million.

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Three laws were approved by the National Assembly on June 13, the 19th working day of the 14th NA’s 7th session.

National Assembly adopts Law on Architecture

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - With 88.64 percent of approval votes, the National Assembly passed the Law on Architecture at its ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Digital payments using QR codes will be introduced to Myanmar as soon as the framework for such payments are ready.

Man charged with insulting Islam, Prophet Muhammad Changes Plea to guilty

Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 13 (Bernama) - A man who previously claimed trial to two counts of insulting Prophet Muhammad, Islam and PAS president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty, in the Sessions Court here today.

NA adopts Resolution on Law Building Programme in 2020

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Jun 11 (VNA) - The National Assembly on June 11 passed a resolution on the legislature’s programme of building laws and ordinances in 2020 and adjustments to the law and ordinance building plan in 2019.

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and sentenced him to one year in prison without suspension. Mr. Premchai had been arrested in Thungyai Naresua ...

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.

Justice Ministry to upgrade Sentencing Enforcement Officials

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The Ministry of Justice plans to train and supply more legal specialists to assist local authorities in the enforcement of court sentences, according to a senior ministry official.

Cattle Rustler "rustled" off to Jail

Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PARIT, Jun 11 (Bernama) - A man who thought Malaysia is the “Wild, Wild East” will be spending seven days in jail and coughing up RM3,000 to avoid additional jail time.

Court rejects Tatmadaw Defamation Claim

Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Amarapura township court on Thursday dismissed a Tatmadaw (military) official’s complaint against Sayadaw U Thawbita that comments the monk posted on social media had damaged the military’s reputation.

Union urges Customs Officials to apply Press Law against Reporters

Date: 06 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on Prek Chak customs officials in Kampot province to use the Law on the Press to avoid court action against 1 online reporters.

HCM City Court upholds Jail Sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu

Date: 07 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
HCM City, Jun 7 (VNA) - The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court upheld a 17-year jail sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bac Nam 79 Construction Company, on the charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” during an appeal court on June 7.

Duterte certifies Mandatory ROTC Bill as Urgent

Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill mandating Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools to undergo mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading

Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a proposed bill seeking to establish a special hospital dedicated for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.

Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System

Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
People will soon be able to pay their taxes and service fees to the Mandalay City Development Committee online, the city’s officials say.
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BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 17 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), together with the financial industry, is in the process of establishing a Financial Threat Intelligence Platform. Its governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yun ...

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Two Companies plead Guilty to negligence

IPOH, Jun 3 (Bernama) - Two construction companies were charged at the Sessions Court here today with negligence, which resulted in accidents involving their respective employees last year. Teoh Kim Kuan as the dire ...

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Stall Operator fined RM16,000 for hiring Illegals

SEPANG, Jun 19 (Bernama) - A dessert stall operator was fined RM16,000 in default, three months imprisonment, by the Sepang Sessions Court here today for hiring three Indonesians who are social visit pass holders.

Woman pleads Guilty to Dishonest Concealment of RM60,000 CBT : Former BSN Teller gets Three Years' Jail, Three strokes Policewoman gets Two Days' Jail, fined RM20,000 for Bribery more

MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 9 (Bernama) - A cost of living allowance (COLA) of RM300, 98-day maternity leave, seven-day paternity leave, 30-day paid leave for Muslim workers to perform the Haj and housing allowances based on the c ...

House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading Mandalay City to roll out Online Payment System Foreign Workers Replacement System to be reinstated July 1 more

SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse

MANILA, May 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has called the attention of lawmakers for possible changes on “incongruent” penalties for lascivious acts against minors under a special law.

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Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines and ...

Indonesia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8s to fly during Idul Fitri Season Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019 more

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

Peter Low & Choo LLC v Singapore Air Charter Pte Ltd and Another Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators more

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products

Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.

Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue Tax Court orders P44-M Refund to San Miguel Allocating income from Tourism Tax to the States will continue - Lim more

PRRD signs Law requiring Clean Restrooms in Transport Hubs

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring clean restrooms, lactation stations, and free internet in all transport terminals, stations and roll-on/roll-off terminals.

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Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Union urges Customs Officials to apply Press Law against Reporters

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on Prek Chak customs officials in Kampot province to use the Law on the Press to avoid court action against 1 online reporters.

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder more

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.

Judge awards One-Year Imprisonment to Ahmad Dhani for Defamation Court fines Meth Trafficker RP1 Billion, hands 11-Year Prison Term Constitutional Court received 333 Electoral Dispute-Related Cases more

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products

Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020.

Commerce Ministry resolves Trading Rights Issue Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue NA approves New Law to safeguard Local Products from Unfair Imports more

Stall Operator fined RM16,000 for hiring Illegals

SEPANG, Jun 19 (Bernama) - A dessert stall operator was fined RM16,000 in default, three months imprisonment, by the Sepang Sessions Court here today for hiring three Indonesians who are social visit pass holders.

Woman pleads Guilty to Dishonest Concealment of RM60,000 CBT : Former BSN Teller gets Three Years' Jail, Three strokes MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry more

SC disbars Lawyer for failing to remit Client's Money

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer for refusing to remit the settlement proceeds to his client despite repeated demands.

PRRD signs Law requiring Clean Restrooms in Transport Hubs PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio PCC expedites Review Process for selected mergers more

Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Bernama) - The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted Malaysian Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman's application to stay his execution and enable him to challenge the clemency process. Pannir, 32, who ...

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Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

BANGKOK, Jun 17 (NNT) - The Deputy Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has urged the general public to consider carefully whether amending sections 34, 69, and 81 of the Fisheries Act of 2015 as sugg ...

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials New Government Lottery Act increased Legal Penalties for Wrong Doing Lottery Vendors Government issues Tax Measures to encourage Reading among Thai People more
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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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