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ASEAN Leaders adopt Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris

BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Xinhua) - Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in Asean Region here during the 34th Asean Summit. The leaders agree to encourage an integrated land-to-sea approach to prevent and reduce marine debris, and strengthen national laws and regulations as well as enhance regional and international cooperation including on relevant policy dialogue and information sharing, according to the Bangkok Declaration.

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Yangon to tax Hostels in biggest Migrant Worker City

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) will tax hostels in Hlaing Tharyar township, which has the most domestic migrant workers in the city, said U Soe Thein Aung, YCDC chair of the township.

Malaysia urges ASEAN to draft COC together to resolve Dispute

Date: 22 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BANGKOK, Jun 22 Jun (Bernama) - Malaysia has urged ASEAN member countries to come together in drafting a Code of Conduct (COC) so that the South China Sea dispute can be resolved amicably, said Foreign Minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Prime Minister orders Major National Land Use Review

Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
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 August 1, 2019.
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Taguig Court convicts Man in Marawi Siege for Illegal Firearm

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A Taguig court designated to hear cases related to the Maute Group's takeover of Marawi City two years ago has convicted a man with alleged ties to the Islamic State for illegally possessing a gun.

Double Tax Deduction for Training Courses at NIOSH

Date: 22 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entitled to double tax deduction for the year of assessment 2019 to 2023, said NIOSH chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said the deduction could be implemented after NIOSH ...

False Statement: Former Megan Media Executive Chairman gets Reduced Jail Term

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 (Bernama) - The High Court here reduced the jail term of former executive chairman of Megan Media Holdings Berhad who was found guilty of submitting false statements to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on the company's earnings amounting to RM306,150,000, 12 years ago.

Two Pakistani Men escape Gallows, freed of Drug Charges

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SHAH ALAM, Jun 21 (Bernama) - Two Pakistani men escaped the mandatory death sentence after the High Court here today discharged and acquitted them of drug trafficking charges last year.

Man gets Jail, Whipping for causing Hurt, robbing Woman in MRT Station Lift

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 (Bernama) - A man was sentenced to 18 years in jail and five strokes of the cane by the Session Court here today to voluntarily causing hurt to a woman bank manager in robbing her in an MRT Station lift here on Feb 14.

Uniform Fatwa and Syariah Laws Means Fairness for All

Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 (Bernama) - There must be uniform fatwas and syariah laws which would ensure fairness to all parties, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.

Dr Mahathir suggests ASEAN Countries introduce Taxes on Online Businesses

Date: 23 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad today proposed that ASEAN member nations introduce taxes on online businesses to increase their respective revenues. Dr Mahathir said the online businesses had "swallowed" conventional businesses. Citing Amazon.com as an example, he said the online bookstore had caused th ...

SC junks Pleas vs Martial Law Extension with Finality

Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Jun 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) denied for being moot the motions for reconsideration filed by parties in four cases which questioned the validity of a resolution by both houses of Congress approving the extension of the declaration of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.

Court upholds 20-Year Jail Term on Couple for causing Maid's Death

Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Jun 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court here today upheld the 20 years’ jail term imposed on an elderly couple for causing the death of their Indonesian maid in 2011.

PRRD signs Law requiring Clean Restrooms in Transport Hubs

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

Stall Operator fined RM16,000 for hiring Illegals

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

Woman pleads Guilty to Dishonest Concealment of RM60,000

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

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

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

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

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

NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

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

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

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

15 Months in Prison for strangling a Cat

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

JCorp settles Sukuk Payment of RM800 Mln

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

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

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

National Assembly adopts Law on Architecture

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

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

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

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon

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

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

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

NA adopts Resolution on Law Building Programme in 2020

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

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

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

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

CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon Finance Ministry cuts Micro Finance Loan Interest Rates Government Bond futures Contracts to be launched more

Two Companies plead Guilty to negligence

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

Corporate Governance Code to be ready Next Year: minister Wong Kit Kee v KSE Technology (Int’l) Pte Ltd Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019 more

Taguig Court convicts Man in Marawi Siege for Illegal Firearm

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A Taguig court designated to hear cases related to the Maute Group's takeover of Marawi City two years ago has convicted a man with alleged ties to the Islamic State for illegally possessing a gun.

Two Pakistani Men escape Gallows, freed of Drug Charges Man gets Jail, Whipping for causing Hurt, robbing Woman in MRT Station Lift Court upholds 20-Year Jail Term on Couple for causing Maid's Death more

Government plans Paternity Leave for Private Sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 (Bernama) - The Human Resource Ministry plans to introduce a three-day paternity leave for the private sector, in response to requests from NGOs and private sector unions, Deputy Minister Datuk Mahfu ...

MTUC: Get Malaysia to ratify Convention on Right of Association of all Workers MTUC wants Respect and Care for Workers in Malaysia through Labour Law Reform House passes OFW Hospital Bill on Final Reading more

SC asks Solons to review Law on Child Abuse

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

UTS v UTT Amendment to Islamic Family Law Enactment UDG v UDF and Another Matter more

Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries

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

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

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

Yangon to tax Hostels in biggest Migrant Worker City

The Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) will tax hostels in Hlaing Tharyar township, which has the most domestic migrant workers in the city, said U Soe Thein Aung, YCDC chair of the township.

Double Tax Deduction for Training Courses at NIOSH Dr Mahathir suggests ASEAN Countries introduce Taxes on Online Businesses Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products more

ASEAN Leaders adopt Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris

BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Xinhua) - Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in Asean Region here during the 34th Asean Summ ...

Malaysia urges ASEAN to draft COC together to resolve Dispute False Statement: Former Megan Media Executive Chairman gets Reduced Jail Term Uniform Fatwa and Syariah Laws Means Fairness for All 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

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

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

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

Officials banned from circulating Classified Documents

State employees are banned from circulating and distributing or even destroying classified documents of the nation as such acts could result in damaging national security and social order.

Government to levy Higher Excise Tax on Unnecessary Products Commerce Ministry resolves Trading Rights Issue Law Amendment aims to boost National Revenue more

Double Tax Deduction for Training Courses at NIOSH

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - Companies which send their employees to join several training courses at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entitled to double tax deduction for the year ...

False Statement: Former Megan Media Executive Chairman gets Reduced Jail Term Two Pakistani Men escape Gallows, freed of Drug Charges Man gets Jail, Whipping for causing Hurt, robbing Woman in MRT Station Lift more

Yangon to tax Hostels in biggest Migrant Worker City

The Yangon City Development Corporation (YCDC) will tax hostels in Hlaing Tharyar township, which has the most domestic migrant workers in the city, said U Soe Thein Aung, YCDC chair of the township.

Shan Parliament debates Inle Lake Conservation Bill New Competition Commission already under Fire CBM to approve QR Code Payment Transactions soon more

Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday ...

Taguig Court convicts Man in Marawi Siege for Illegal Firearm Prime Minister orders Major National Land Use Review SC junks Pleas vs Martial Law Extension with Finality more

Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

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

EQ Capital Investments Ltd v Sunbreeze Group Investments Ltd and Others Yip Man Hing Kevin v Singapore Medical Council and Another Matter Wan Hoe Keet and Another v LVM Law Chambers LLC more

Smoking at Home may be against the Law

BANGKOK, Jun 21 (NNT) - Those who smoke at home and affect the health of others may be considered to have broken the law as suspected perpetrator domestic abuse.

Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials New Government Lottery Act increased Legal Penalties for Wrong Doing Lottery Vendors more
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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

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

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

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

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

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

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

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

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

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

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

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

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

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

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

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

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

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

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

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

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

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

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

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

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

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

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

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

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

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

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