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Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour standards division director Mohd Asri Abd Wahab said the department was seriously concerned about the issue and had received complaints of misappropriation of employees' salaries without clear consent or reason.

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Law establishing Community-Based Monitoring System inked

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) as part of the government’s effort to lift Filipinos out of poverty.

Government drafts Regulations on use of Unmanned Aircraft

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, Jul 17 (ANTARA) - ​​​​The government is drafting regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jul 17 (Bernama) - After six years in prison, a Malawian woman was set free by the Federal Court today on a charge of trafficking 1775.4 grammes of methamphetamine. A five-member bench chaired by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri David Wong Dak Wah allowed Vania Osman's appeal to set aside her conviction and sentence.
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Customs Department clarifies Customs Procedure for Air Passengers

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - The Customs Department has issued a document clarifying the customs procedure for air passengers arriving in Thailand.

CA junks NUPL Protection Order Plea in Amparo Writ Case

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a plea for a temporary protection order (TPO) sought by the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) in its writ of amparo suit against the government.

PRRD signs Law expanding Benefits of Scientists, Engineers

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing and institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance for Local Government Units (LGUs).

IRR of Ease of Doing Business Law signed

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - The business sector and even ordinary Filipinos can finally benefit from easier and faster transactions with government with the signing on Wednesday of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the ease of doing business law.

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.

Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit

Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew their application to obtain several documents that have been referred to in a suit filed by Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director J.R. Deepak Jaikishan.

Duterte signs Law Strengthening PH National Museum

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jul 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill renaming the “National Museum” to “National Museum of the Philippines” and strengthening its duties and functions.

SC rules in Favor of Koko Faction in PDP Leadership row

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jul 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) to recognize the group, led by Senator Koko Pimentel, as the "legitimate" officers of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

SC gives IBP More Time to resolve Row on Authority in WPS Suit

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jul 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday it has given the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) until Friday this week to meet with their supposed clients who are fisherfolk who petitioned the tribunal for unspecified government action on the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Vietnamese Masseuse fined for forged Immigration Security Stamp

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Vietnamese masseuse was fined RM800, in default one month jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for a forged immigration security stamp on her passport.

18 Voting Age: 21-Year-Old to be registered Automatically

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The automatic registration of 18-year-old citizens following the Amendment of the Federal Constitution will also cover 21-year-old youths who have not registered as voters.

Bangladeshi fined for trespassing at KLIA2

Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, Jul 16 (Bernama) - A Bangladeshi businessman was today fined RM1500, in default three months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for trespassing onto the departure hall area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) here last week.

Law creating Office for Social Welfare Attaché for OFWs signed

Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jul 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law creating the Office for Social Welfare Attache for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Ministry orders Registration of Social Media news Platforms

Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
Authorities have told the administrators of social media news platforms to register their accounts or pages, or they could face legal action.

AGC rejects Fafarizam's Representation for Review of Money Laundering Charges

Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has rejected a representation by UMNO legal adviser Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun for a review of money laundering charges, involving RM15 million, framed against him, the Sessions Court was told today.

State Government to legitimize Johor Jetties

Date: 15 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BATU PAHAT, Jul 15 (Bernama) - The Johor state government plans to legitimise jetties in the state especially those operating without licences and are involved in import and export activities.

Factory manager, Driver Fined RM1,500 for causing Injury to Plant Owner

Date: 14 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SUNGAI PETANI, Jul 14 (Bernama) - A factory manager and his driver were fined RM1,500 each by the Magistrate's Court here today for deliberately injuring a factory owner who had exposed the illegal activities of a plastic recycling plant here.

Amendment to Constitution tabled in Dewan Rakyat

Date: 11 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 11 (Bernama) - The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2019 was retabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, a day after it was withdrawn. It was tabled by the Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. Syed Saddiq said that the second and third reading of the bill would be made at the current Dewan R ...

UNHCR Card Holder gets Three Months' Jail for bribing Cop

Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEREMBAN, Jul 10 (Bernama) - A Myanmar national was sentenced to three months’ jail and fined RM10,000 in default five months’ jail by the Sessions Court here today for offering a RM85 bribe to a policeman in January.

E-hailing Driver gets 292 Months Jail, Whipping for Nine Armed Robberies

Date: 10 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUANTAN, Jul 10 (Bernama) - A 30-year-old e-hailing driver was sentenced to 292 months and nine strokes of the rotan by the Sessions Court here for robbing nine business premises in the district.

Myanmar Man fined for trespassing on LRT Track

Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 9 (Bernama) - A Myanmar construction worker was fined RM700, in default a month’s jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for trespassing onto the track area of the Hang Tuah Light Rail Transit (LRT) station.

Ceiling Assembler fined RM4,000 for hurting and obstructing Cops

Date: 08 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - A ceiling assembler was fined RM4,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here after he pleaded guilty to causing hurt to two police officers and obstructing them in the discharge of their duties.

Sea Reclamation: Federal Government have not finalized Decision

Date: 07 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
GEORGE TOWN, Jul 7 (Bernama) - The federal government have not made any decision on a sea reclamation project on the southern tip of the island, said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. He said that the federal government, currently, was still waiting for reports and feedback from several related quarters on t ...

Delivery Man fined RM3,200 for having Secret Society Tatoo on Arm

Date: 05 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 5 (Bernama) - A delivery man who had a tatoo symbolising the image of a secret society, was fined RM3,200 by the Magistrate's Court here today.
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Banking reforms taking Shape, Consolidation expected: CBM Vice Governor

Myanmar’s banking and financial services industry is making progress in complying with international-standard regulations, which were imposed in 2017 in a bid to reform the industry, U Soe Thein, vice governor of t ...

Trio fined RM2,200 for putting up 'Ah Long' Ad BNM to establish Financial Threat Intelligence Platform CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon more

Dewan Rakyat creates History Passing Constitution Amendment Bill through Bipartisanship

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat created history today by passing an amendment to the Federal Constitution with more than a two-thirds majority garnered through bipartisanship. All the 211 MPs prese ...

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Draft Law to create Trade Authority, empower Commerce Ministry

The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has drafted a law to establish a trade development body made up entirely of cabinet ministers and empower the new authority and MoC to issue lists of restricted items and non-tariff regulat ...

Commerce Ministry resolves Trading Rights Issue Price Control and Anti-Profiteering (Determination of Maximum Retail Price for Petrol and Diesel) (No. 13) Order 2019 Trade Laws protecting Local Producers now being drafted: MOC more

Dewan Rakyat passes Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 10 (Bernama) - The Companies (Amendment) Bill 2019 aimed at clarifying several provisions in the Companies Act 2016 (Act 777) was passed by the Dewan Rakyat with amendments today. Deputy Domestic T ...

New Law to aid PH’s Bid for Top Competitive Economies Two Companies plead Guilty to negligence Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister more

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge Bangladeshi fined for trespassing at KLIA2 Duterte signs Law imposing Heftier Fines for Sexual Harassment more

Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour sta ...

Act 466 Amendment also covers Workers of Other Industries - Lee Bill filed to promote Occupational Safety for Artists Government plans Paternity Leave for Private Sector more

National Forestry Act and Wildlife Conservation Act will impose Heavier Penalties

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (Bernama) - The law on wildlife conservation needs to impose stern penalties on poachers and wildlife trafficking activities to protect the endangered species, according to the Water, Land and Natura ...

Shan Parliament debates Inle Lake Conservation Bill Ban on Disposable Plastics at Selangor Government Buildings effective July 1 Ministry working on Changes to Tobacco Control Law more

Couples required to fulfill Conditions to go through Fast Track Divorce Process - JAKESS

SHAH ALAM, Jul 10 (Bernama) - The fast track divorce process introduced by the Selangor Syariah Judiciary Department (JAKESS) is not merely to end a marriage without steps taken for the couple to reconcile, according to ...

Children’s Rights Law to be enacted soon, despite USDP’s Opposition Service Package launched to prevent Child Labour, Abuse SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse more

Dewan Rakyat passes Trademarks Bill 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - The Trademarks Bill 2019 which would allow individuals or companies to register trademarks such as smell, sound, shape and colour, was passed with amendments by Dewan Rakyat today. Do ...

Irawan Gunawan v J Casanova DK Bill of the Trademarks Act 2019 Request for Comment on the Draft Rules of Procedure for IPOPHIL Mediation Outside Litigation more

Malaysia to resume Maritime Boundary Negotiations with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will resume negotiations on the maritime boundary in the area of Pulau Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca), Batuan Tengah (Middle Rocks) and Tubir Selatan (South Ledge), the D ...

Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries Indonesia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8s to fly during Idul Fitri Season Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee more

Lawyer who ‘bribed’ Court disbarred

MANILA, Jul 4 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer who told his client he could secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) from a lower court in exchange for a PHP150,000 bribe.

SC suspends, fines Lawyer for failing to file Pleadings SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years Majlis Peguam v Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham more

Court rejects Another Postponement, Najib's 1MDB Trial to commence August 19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who is facing 25 corruption and money laundering charges involving RM2.28 billion of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1M ...

Court allows Third-Party Notice on RM6.1 Million allegedly linked to 1MDB NA approves Amendment of Court Fee Law High Court sets aside Contempt Proceedings against Rafizi more

Prime Minister orders Major National Land Use Review

Hanoi, Jun 20 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, people’s committees at all levels and other relevant agencies to review their land use starting on ...

Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators more

CTA orders Issuance of Tax Credit to Car Assembly Firm

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has ruled in favor of a petition filed by a local car assembler and ordered the issuance of a tax credit certificate (TCC) to the company.

Government preparing Tax Incentives for Green Property Developer Government do not intend to impose Inheritance Tax in Budget 2020 Yangon to tax Hostels in biggest Migrant Worker City more

Congress urged to pass Law on Frequency Reallocation

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - An Internet rights advocacy group is urging the incoming 18th Congress to pass a law that will mandate the reallocation of frequency spectrums to new players in the local telco industry, once it st ...

MCMC: Four fined RM70,000 for Undeclared Items Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin 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

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

Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit more

Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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CA junks NUPL Protection Order Plea in Amparo Writ Case

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a plea for a temporary protection order (TPO) sought by the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) in its writ of amparo suit against the government.

PRRD signs Law expanding Benefits of Scientists, Engineers Law establishing Community-Based Monitoring System inked Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed more

Singapore to review Procedure on notifying Petitioner of Clemency Outcome

SINGAPORE, Jul 10 (Bernama) - Singapore is reviewing a procedure, in particular to notify the prisoner and the petitioner of the clemency outcome some time in advance of the notification of the execution date.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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