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Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also involve six other laws is expected to be tabled at the Dewan Rakyat sitting in July. Among the laws are the Industrialisation Act 1967, Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, and the Trade Union Act 1959.

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Trade Laws protecting Local Producers now being drafted: MOC

Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is drafting new trade laws to safeguard local producers while promoting exports of domestically-produced goods, Minister of Commerce U Than Myint said.

BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR

Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released the draft circular providing for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11127 or the National Payment Systems Act (NPSA), a landmark legislation that supports the BSP's mandate relating to the third pillar of central banking -- the maintenance of a safe, efficient, and reliable payment system.

Court reject EC´s Petition on Party-List Calculation

Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BANGKOK, Apr 24 (Bernama) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court today rejected a petition by the country’s Election Commission (EC) to determine the party-list seat allocation formula in the March 24 General Election.
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Supreme Court quashes Hopes for Early Release of Journalists

Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and seven-year prison terms of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for the illegal possession of classified documents in violation of the Official Secrets Act.

Judge refuses Bail for Performers accused of insulting Tatmadaw

Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Five members of the Peacock Generation thangyat troupe were sent to prison on Monday after the judge refused to grant them bail as they face charges of causing public mischief.

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KANGAR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who was accused of molesting an underage girl in his car, six months ago.

Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others

Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - A Manila court has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the smuggling of shabu shipments inside magnetic lifters last year.

Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin

Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Complaints pertaining to the Internet and social media abuses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) lodged during the moratorium period have been investigated under other existing laws.

Longer Suspension for Doc who gave Worker Insufficient Sick Leave

Date: 24 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
An appeal by an orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Yip Man Hing against the conviction of professional misconduct by giving insufficient sick leave to a worker have been dismissed by the Court of Three Judges, and also allowed an appeal by the Singapore Medical Council and increased his suspension by three months to eight months.

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
An Indian national was extradited to the United States for his role in a call centre scam, which targeted more than 15,000 people in the US. Victims were cheated of at least US$230 million (S$312 million).

Farmers’ Organization (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 115 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2019.

Yeo Ting Hui v Upeca Technologies Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1251 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Selvarajoo A/L Munisamy v Prominview Sdn Bhd

Date: 19 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1250 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Kesatuan Eksekutif Resort World Bhd v Genting Malaysia Berhad

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1236 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Muhammad Azmi David Bin Abdullah v Hotel Furama Bukit Bintang (Grace Hub Sdn Bhd)

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1231 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Roslan Bin Hanapiah v UDA Holdings Berhad

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1228 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Suhaimi Bin Alias @ Mohamad v Mybazar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Date: 16 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1218 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Thomas A/L Anthony Samy and 3 Others v Altera Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1215 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Liong Yung Fung v Dremel Hardware Sdn Bhd

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1208 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Norazri Bin Abdul Rahman v Malaysian Airline System Berhad

Date: 15 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1201 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

GST: Transfer of Business as a Going Concern and Other Excluded Transactions (Third Edition)

Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Guide; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
This e-Tax Guide explains and provides examples of transactions that are regarded as neither a supply of goods nor services and hence are not subject to GST.

Indonesian jailed for Illegal Possession of Bullet, Knife at KLIA2

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, Apr 19 (Bernama) -- An Indonesian construction worker was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today for being in possession of a bullet, two bullet shells and a folding knife at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on Sunday.

Poisons (Amendment of Third Schedule) Order 2019

Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 112 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the Third Schedule to the Poisons Act 1952 is amended.

Ho Kok Leong v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Criminal Appeal Nos. A-05(M)-130-03/2017 & A-05(M)-132-03/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Minimum Retirement Age (Exemption) Order 2019

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 113 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the Minister exempts Prokhas Sdn. Bhd. from all provisions of the Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 in respect of Mohd Fazlan bin Annuar and Juhaida binti Ismail for the positions specified in the Schedule.

Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 12) Order 2019

Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 114 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette
This is to notify that the maximum retail price for petrol and diesel shall be as specified in the Schedule.

Clariant Masterbatches (M) Sdn Bhd v Prestige Dynamics Industries Sdn Bhd

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. 02(f)-70-06/2017(P); Source: Federal Court Registry

Ex-Keppel Shipyard Employee jailed for accepting Bribes

Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A Keppel Shipyard senior procurement officer has been sentenced to a year and nine months' jail for collecting more than $740,000 in bribes from some of the firm's suppliers after telling them the prices of products quoted by their competitors.
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BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released the draft circular providing for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11127 or the National Payment Systems Act (NPSA), a land ...

Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC Enactment of 2019 National Budget to spur Economic Growth BSP extends Transitory Period for Banks' Amended Reports more

Failure to amend Constitution will not obstruct Sabah from Claiming Rights

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 15 (Bernama) - The failure to amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution will not prevent the government from continuing to pursue the rights of Sabah which have long been neglected, said Sabah Chi ...

Constitutional Amendment Bill fails to get Two-Thirds Majority Support Amendments to NSC Act will give Power to King to declare 'Security Zones' New SOP on granting Citizenship to be announced soon more

Adib's Inquest: Court Rejects Application to Recall Two Expert Witnesses

SHAH ALAM, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today dismissed the application by the prosecution to recall two expert witnesses in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam Filmmaker sent to Prison for Criticizing Military CA junks Celebrity Doctor's Plea vs Jail Term over Unpaid SSS Dues more

Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry will amend the Employment Act 1955 to further safeguard the welfare of workers. Its minister M.Kulasegaran said the proposed amendments which would also ...

Yeo Ting Hui v Upeca Technologies Sdn Bhd Selvarajoo A/L Munisamy v Prominview Sdn Bhd Kesatuan Eksekutif Resort World Bhd v Genting Malaysia Berhad more

Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) will adopt a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to address toxicological pollution. Its Deputy M ...

Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations more

Muhyiddin: No Plan to reinstate Clause 88A in Marriage and Divorce Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The government is not proposing that Clause 88A concerning the religious conversion of child as mentioned in an amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 (Act 164), be re ...

UQP v UQQ Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May more

Longer Suspension for Doc who gave Worker Insufficient Sick Leave

An appeal by an orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Yip Man Hing against the conviction of professional misconduct by giving insufficient sick leave to a worker have been dismissed by the Court of Three Judges, and& ...

Lawyers who put own Interests above Clients' could be struck off Majlis Peguam v Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham Teo Lay Gek and Another v Hoang Trong Binh and Others more

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case

KANGAR, Apr 24 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today gave a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) to Arau MP Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim who was accused of molesting an underage girl in his car, six months ago.

Lawyer Arun Kasi gets 30 days' Jail, RM40,000 Fine for Contempt of Court Najib's Defence Team fail to disqualify Sixth Prosecution Witness Disciplinary Board's Decision clearing Lawyer of Misconduct upheld by the Federal Court 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.

Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months more

Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Complaints pertaining to the Internet and social media abuses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) lodged during the moratorium period have been inves ...

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah Gardener pleads Guilty to insulting King on Facebook National Cyber Security Strategy to be implemented Middle of this Year - DPM more

Supreme Court quashes Hopes for Early Release of Journalists

The Myanmar Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and seven-year prison terms of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for the illegal possession of classified documents in violation of the Official Secret ...

Judge refuses Bail for Performers accused of insulting Tatmadaw Court reject EC´s Petition on Party-List Calculation Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others 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

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.

Asean Payment Connectivity a Major Step towards cutting Transaction Costs Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law more

Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK

Date: 23 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 197 PK/Pdt.Sus-HKI/2018; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16 Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking 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.

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention more

Court reject EC´s Petition on Party-List Calculation

BANGKOK, Apr 24 (Bernama) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court today rejected a petition by the country’s Election Commission (EC) to determine the party-list seat allocation formula in the March 24 General Elec ...

Shahidan Kassim given DNAA in Alleged Molest Case Amendment to Employment Act to safeguard Workers' Welfare Ministry to Adopt SOP to Handle Toxic Chemical Pollution Incidents more

Supreme Court quashes Hopes for Early Release of Journalists

The Myanmar Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the conviction and seven-year prison terms of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for the illegal possession of classified documents in violation of the Official Secret ...

Judge refuses Bail for Performers accused of insulting Tatmadaw Trade Laws protecting Local Producers now being drafted: MOC Filmmaker sent to Prison for Criticizing Military more

SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec BSP releases First Tranche of National Payment Systems Act IRR more

Longer Suspension for Doc who gave Worker Insufficient Sick Leave

An appeal by an orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Yip Man Hing against the conviction of professional misconduct by giving insufficient sick leave to a worker have been dismissed by the Court of Three Judges, and& ...

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam GST: Transfer of Business as a Going Concern and Other Excluded Transactions (Third Edition) Ex-Keppel Shipyard Employee jailed for accepting Bribes more

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding factual accounts on trials before the military courts of persons accused of committing offences from the early administration o ...

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies more
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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - A Manila court has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the smuggling of shabu shipments inside magnetic lifters last year.

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SC orders Inspection of Court Houses in Quake-Affected Areas

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Tuesday ordered an inspection of all court houses in areas affected by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon on Monday afternoon.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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