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Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia through the Personal Data Protection Department is in the midst of reviewing the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010 to ensure it is up-to-date in line with the current developments. Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the review would be premised on the needs for effective and efficient implementation of the PDPA, as well as to streamline international requirements on personal data protection, including the many key takeaways of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the leadership of the House of Representatives has agreed to withdraw its own version of the proposed PHP3.757-trillion national budget for 2019.

SC issues TRO vs PhilSAT as Law School Admission Requirement

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday released to newsmen a copy of the temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT) as an admission requirement for law schools.

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the country.
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Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
The daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass lost her appeal in the High Court against 22 months' jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for more than two years, and will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month.

Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
HCM City, Mar 18 (VNA) - The High-Level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 upheld imprisonment penalties given to five defendants for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration”.

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

Date: 16 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on the early voting day.

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reinstated the graft case against embattled Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez in connection with irregularities in the contract for the renovation of the city’s multi-purpose building 10 years ago.

Ex-Yayasan Budi Penyayang Executive jailed Five Years for CBT

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A former senior executive of Yayasan Budi Penyayang was sentenced to a five-year jail-term by the Sessions Court here today on four counts of abetting criminal breach of trust by misusing the foundation's property amounting to RM972,936.35, nine years ago.

Engineering Company fined RM4,000 for using Pirated Software

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - An engineering consulting company was fined RM4,000 by the Sessions Court here today for using pirated software in its business operations.

Possessing illegal Tesco Clubcard Top-ups, Woman jailed for Two Years

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A Prasarana Malaysia Berhad employee was sentenced to a two-year jail term by the Ampang Sessions Court here yesterday with two counts of having two illegal Tesco Clubcard (Touch ‘n Go) worth RM2,048 last month.

Security Guard jailed four months, fined RM1,500 for robbery

Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A security guard was sentenced to four months’ jail and fined RM1,500 by the Magistrate's Court here today for breaking into a house and stealing electronic goods two years ago.

SC junks Complaint vs de Castro

Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed for lack of basis an administrative complaint against retired chief justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

EVOSS Law to attract More Energy Investors, reduce Power Rates

Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 15 (PNA) - Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco on Friday welcomed the signing of Republic Act 11234 or the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, saying the new law would lure more energy firms to invest in the country and help reduce power rates.

Ex-photographer of Production Company pleads Guilty to insulting Hinduism

Date: 15 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - A former photographer of a production company pleaded guilty today in the Sessions Court to two charges of insulting Hinduism on his Facebook account.

High Court dismisses Blogger's bid to strike out PM's Libel Suit

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Blogger Leong Sze's application to strike out Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's claim against him for defamation has been dismissed by the High Court, and as a result, the case is set to go to trial.

Duterte signs Law requiring Bigger Motorcycle Number Plates

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable number plates for motorcycle in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes.

Manila Court okays Ressa Travel Plea, resets Arraignment

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) on Thursday reset the arraignment of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa and writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. on cyber libel charges, from April 12 to April 16.

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
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.

PRRD signs Law on Free Access to Tech-Voc Education

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law mandating free access to technical-vocational education to address unemployment and job mismatch in the country.

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility that the Environmental Quality Act 1974 would be reviewed in light of the serious pollution caused by the dumping of chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang. This follows an outcry from the public that the punishment for those foun ...

Ex-cop pleads Guilty to accepting Bribes

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEREMBAN, March 14 (Bernama) - A former police constable today pleaded guilty in the Sessions Court here, to three counts of accepting bribes totalling RM10,000 four years ago.

71-Year-Old Prisoner gets another 26 Months' Jail for Money Laundering

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, March 14 (Bernama) - A 71-year-old man, currently serving a five-year jail sentence, which ends in May 2021, for cheating, will remain in prison for another 26 months after that for two counts of money-laundering.

Unemployed Man sent to gallows for Friend's Death

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering a friend six years ago.

Government can't implement Night 'Curfew' on Children yet - Dr Wan Azizah

Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The government feels the proposed night ‘curfew’ on children under the age of 18 cannot be implemented yet due to various reasons, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Yap Gin Leong v Hotel Grand Paragon Sdn Bhd

Date: 27 February 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 798 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Airod Sdn Bhd v Airod Sdn Bhd

Date: 27 February 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 808 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Customs (Prohibition of Exports) (Amendment) Order 2019

Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 72 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This Order comes into operation on 15 March 2019.

Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019

Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 73 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This Order comes into operation on 15 March 2019.
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House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the leadership of the House of Representatives has agreed to withdraw its own version of the proposed PHP3.757-trillion national budget for 2019.

Dissolution of the Financial Reporting Standards Implementation Committee BSP starts formulating Roadmap for Securities Issuance Myanmar launches First Ever Municipal Citizen’s Budget more

Anwar can refer Constitutional Questions over NSC to Federal Court

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed Port Dickson Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to refer constitutional questions on his challenge over the implementation of the National S ...

Government can't implement Night 'Curfew' on Children yet - Dr Wan Azizah Peaceful Assembly Act 2012: 10-Day Notice to be amended - Mohd Azis Cabinet agrees to amend Article 1 (2) of the Federal Constitution - Liew more

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) reinstated the graft case against embattled Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez in connection with irregularities in the contract for the renovation of ...

Mitsubishi Corp RTM International Pte Ltd v Kyen Resources Pte Ltd World Fuel Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Xie Sheng Guo Goodluck Garden appeal Dismissed, Sale to go Ahead more

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal

The daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass lost her appeal in the High Court against 22 months' jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for more than two years, and will start her ...

Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization Ex-Yayasan Budi Penyayang Executive jailed Five Years for CBT Engineering Company fined RM4,000 for using Pirated Software more

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility that the Environmental Quality Act 1974 would be reviewed in light of the serious pollution caused by the dumping ...

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations Law to better regulate Waste to be tabled This Year Guidelines seek Responsible Marine Wildlife Tourism 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 ...

New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages Negligence, Neglect of Children can land Parents in Legal Trouble more

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is pushing for the registration of businesses that are selling their products online to protect intellectual property (IP) rights in the ...

Personal Data Protection Law is being reviewed - Gobind Duterte signs Law allowing Simpler Patents for Farmers Call for feedback on IP (Dispute Resolution) Bill more

SC disbars 'Influence Peddling' Lawyer

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - A lady lawyer who collected sums of money from a client by promising an acquittal could be secured before the Court of Appeals (CA) through her influence has been disbarred by the Supreme Court.

Court-led Mediation Program to be piloted in Four Courts AG gets Leave to commence Committal Proceedings against Muhammad Shafee SC hikes Coverage for Small Claims Cases to P400-K more

R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil Nos. P-02(NCVC)(W)-134-01/2017 & P-02(NCVC)(W)-135-01/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019 SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS Real Estate Services Bill submitted to Parliament more

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on ...

SC issues TRO vs PhilSAT as Law School Admission Requirement SC junks Complaint vs de Castro EVOSS Law to attract More Energy Investors, reduce Power Rates more

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

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

The Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the lower court’s verdict against six men who raped and killed a woman then threw her body away in Kakab commune in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district in 2015.

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law Appeal Court slashes Japan Sex Traffickers’ Prison Terms Philippine Rice funding to hit $421M with New Law more

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 t ...

Minister Indrawati to change Luxury Vehicle Sales Tax Scheme PT Anugrah Abadi Multi Usaha v Khairul DKK Dariyono v PT Riung Mitra Lestari more

Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations

A new guideline has been issued to regulate the establishment and operation of zoos, wildlife farms, and the trade of some wild animals and plants.

Government considers Tax to protect Environment from Industrial Pollution New Project aiming to enhance Child Protection Government slaps Heavy Fines on Tobacco Rule Violators more

Ex-Yayasan Budi Penyayang Executive jailed Five Years for CBT

PETALING JAYA, Mar 18 (Bernama) - A former senior executive of Yayasan Budi Penyayang was sentenced to a five-year jail-term by the Sessions Court here today on four counts of abetting criminal breach of trust by misusin ...

Engineering Company fined RM4,000 for using Pirated Software Possessing illegal Tesco Clubcard Top-ups, Woman jailed for Two Years Security Guard jailed four months, fined RM1,500 for robbery more

Consumer Protection Law also applies to Public Sector: Official

The public sector as well as the private sector must follow the Consumer Protection Law, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s Consumer Affairs Department.

Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law Basic Education Bill submitted Hluttaw discusses transferring Charter Change Bill more

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 Mond ...

SC reinstates raps vs Parojinog over Anomalous Building Contract House agrees to recall its Version of 2019 Budget SC issues TRO vs PhilSAT as Law School Admission Requirement more

Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses Appeal

The daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass lost her appeal in the High Court against 22 months' jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for more than two years, and will start her ...

High Court dismisses Blogger's bid to strike out PM's Libel Suit Top Court upholds Reformative Training for low-IQ Teen Rapist CJ warns against allowing Politics to be Judicialized more

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on ...

Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies Constitutional Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart Party EC meets Candidiates on Budget Compliance Law more
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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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CJ warns against allowing Politics to be Judicialized

Courts should not be invited to resolve issues usually addressed through the political process such as matters of national identity and religious freedom, said the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who has also reminded that Court's business is not to formulate policy but to find the facts presented and apply the law.

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ICC violating Own Provisions: Palace

MANILA, Mar 12 (PNA) - If the International Criminal Court (ICC) will force its jurisdiction over the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, this would mean that it would be violating its own provisions, Malacañang said on Monday.

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National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.

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State Courts Towers to offer Co-working Space for Small Law Firms

Clicks @ State Courts, a co-working space for small law firms will be unveiled by the Singapore Academy of Law at the upcoming State Courts Towers along Havelock Road.

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