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Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Singh in connection with the alleged interference by the judiciary in the outcome of her father’s sedition case and on the religious conversion of three Hindu children. Judge Datuk Mohd Firuz Jaffril made the order when the case came up for mention for the first time at a proceeding which was also attended by senior federal counsel Mazlifah Ayob, representing the Chief Justice, and lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo, on behalf of her father.

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Bicam OKs Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - The Bicameral Conference Committee has approved the reconciled Senate and House of Representatives' versions of a measure institutionalizing a framework to advance energy efficiency and conservation practices in the country.

After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Ministry of Construction has announced the formation of a management committee to oversee the implementation of regulations under the Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017.

Income from Paid Reviews, Brand Endorsement taxable: IRB

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Internet celebrities and other individuals - including minors - who earn income from paid reviews, brand endorsements and businesses conducted via the social media are subject to income tax, if they earn more than RM5,000 a month.
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Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.

Former Chief Bodyguard receives Royal Pardon

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
The former chief bodyguard of late Senate president Chea Sim has received a royal pardon nearly eight years after he was sentenced to 15 years behind bars on several charges, according to a royal decree dated November 12, last year, and obtained by The Post on Wednesday.

Government Offers Massive Tax Break to CSX Firms

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
The government has granted a huge tax incentive to companies listed on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) - a 50 per cent reduction on income tax and eliminating all tax debt if the firms are listed on the CSX within three years from now.

House finalizes Bill lowering Age of Criminal Liability

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - After months of deliberation, the House Committee on Justice is set to finalize the bill seeking to lower the age of criminality from 15 to nine years old, the panel’s chair said Thursday.

DOJ junks Appeal of Maria Ressa, Rappler Over Tax Raps

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and its president Maria Ressa on their indictment for tax evasion.

Local Banks permitted to extend More Mortgages

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Local banks have been permitted to allocated 5 percent of their total loan portfolio towards mortgages not exceeding three years, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Bill on Hallucinogens to be Formulated to address Glue-Sniffing - Dr Wan Azizah

Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 17 (Bernama) - A bill on hallucinogens will be formulated to address glue-sniffing and abuse of psychotropic medicine among teenagers, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Canteen Operator fined for not displaying Price Tags

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The Selangor Office of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry today fined the canteen operator of a secondary school in this district for failing to display price tags on the food and drinks for sale.

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them.

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.

Graft Raps vs Ex- Cebu Airport Execs junked

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - Citing the excessive delay in the prosecution, the Sandiganbayan has dismissed the graft case against former airport executives in Cebu over the alleged illegal purchase of an ultra-high frequency/frequency modulation (UHF/FM) repeater system amounting to PHP161,891 in 2005.

DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the proposed bill at the House of Representatives, which will amend provisions of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code to legalize motorcycle-for-hire services.

Senate transmits Rice Tariffication Bill to Duterte

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - A measure that will allow unimpeded importation of rice, amending the Agricultural Tariffication Act of 1996 and replacing the quantitative restriction on rice imports, is now a President's signature away from becoming a law.

Trade Department Chief fired

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
U Yan Naing Tun, director general of the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Commerce has been removed from duty, according to notification no. 11/2019 from the President's Office.

Central Bank permits Loans without Collateral at 16pc Interest Rate

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Myanmar banks have been permitted to extend loans without the need for collateral at a maximum lending rate of 16 percent, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) announced in a directive issued yesterday. The measures will take effect on February 1.

High Court denies Musa Aman Overseas Medical Treatment trip

Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Bernama) - The High Court today reversed a Sessions Court order allowing former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman to be given his impounded passport to travel abroad for medical treatment.

House Panel approves Bill declaring May 17 as "National Day against Homophobia"

Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Party-list, Bagong Henerasyon) approved the amended substitute bill seeking to declare May 17 of every year as the “National Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.”

Singapore to review Adoption Law and look into Surrogacy Issue

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Singapore is reviewing the adoption law and looking into the issue of surrogacy, following a recent landmark case involving a gay father adopting his biological child who was conceived through a surrogate in the United States.

IHiS fires Two Staff, slaps Penalties on Five Senior Management Figures

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Integrated Health Information Systems, the technology agency pulled up for its lapses in last June's cyber attack on SingHealth, has fired two employees and imposed "significant financial penalty" on five members of its senior management team, including its chief executive.

More Payment services to be regulated by MAS

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The Payment Services Act will also impose limits on how much personal mobile wallets can hold, and how much money can be transferred out to accounts other than the user's designated bank accounts in a year, among others.

Bill to bolster Checks in Gem Deals, Fight Crime and Improve Security

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
All regulated dealers of precious stones and metals, like diamonds, jade, silver and gold, will have to conduct stricter customer due diligence checks when handling transactions.

Two Officers demoted for Misconduct

Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post
Two police officers have been demoted by the National Police chief for misconduct, according to an announcement by the National Police General Commissariat dated January 2 and obtained by The Post on Sunday.

Ex-Baguio Registrar of Deeds gets Eight-Year Jail Term for Graft

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News
MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former register of deeds of Baguio City to eight years imprisonment after being found guilty of graft over an illegal land transaction in 2010.

Two Foreign Men fined RM2,000 Each for pimping

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) - Two Bangladeshi workers were fined RM2,000 each by the Sessions Court here today for pimping.

False Claims for GST Refund: Businessman slapped Additional 224 Charges

Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, Jan 15 (Bernama) - A businessman who is already facing 22 charges of making false claims on Goods and Services Tax refunds amounting to more than RM1 million, was slapped with 224 additional charges of the same in the Sessions Court here today.
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Trade Department Chief fired

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Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

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Globe backs Bill to block Websites facilitating Online Piracy

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - Globe Telecom and the international Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) have come out in support of a Senate bill aiming to deter online piracy in the country by blocking Internet websites that illegall ...

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Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

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Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

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DOJ junks Appeal of Maria Ressa, Rappler Over Tax Raps

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday turned down the motion for reconsideration filed by Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and its president Maria Ressa on their indictment for tax evasion.

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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.

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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House finalizes Bill lowering Age of Criminal Liability

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - After months of deliberation, the House Committee on Justice is set to finalize the bill seeking to lower the age of criminality from 15 to nine years old, the panel’s chair said Thursday.

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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