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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 was represented by counsel Too Xing Ji and Lee Ji En of BMS Law LLP, is scheduled to be executed at dawn on 23 May 2019. He filed the stay application from prison pending a challenge upon the rejection of clemency. The letter from the Singapore President refusing clemency and the notification of execution were both dated May 17, 2019, but the letter notifying his family of the execution was posted out on May 16, 2019.

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Legislators mull over Draft Revised Laws

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, May 23 (VNA) - The draft revised bills on alcohol harm prevention, audit and libraries will top the agenda at the ongoing 14th National Assembly (NA)’s seventh session on May 23.

Government issues Tax Measures to encourage Reading among Thai People

Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency
BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - Although a survey conducted by the National Statistical Office in 2018 found that Thai people spend up to 66 minutes per day reading, a decline from 80 minutes a day in 2015, the current length of time is not equivalent to that in more developed countries. The government thinks that using a tax measure to encourage the buying of books will support the economics of the book industry and encourage Thai people to lo ...

PRRD signs Law giving PNP Control over Police Training

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law giving the Philippine National Police (PNP) control and supervision of training police recruits.
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Lawmakers call for tougher Drink-Driving Penalties

Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, May 24 (VNS/VNA) - Lawmakers have mooted making drink-driving a criminal offence, whether they cause an accident or not.

Three bills to be tabled for Discussion at NA on May 24

Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, May 24 (VNA) - The National Assembly will examine three bills during May 24, which are the draft revised Law on Tax Management, the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the laws on the organisation of the Government and local administrations, and the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of artic ...

PRRD signs Law renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency
MANILA, May 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law renaming the province of Compostela Valley as the Province of Davao de Oro.

Court indicts American, two Locals in Mandalay Cannabis Farm Case

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
A Mandalay Region court has indicted an American man and two local workers accused of growing marijuana on an industrial farm where they were supposed to be growing hemp.

Lithuanian fined RM12,000 for Disturbance on Flight

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
SEPANG, May 23 (Bernama) - A Lithuanian man was fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing a disturbance on a flight from Muscat, Oman to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Sabah Cabinet agrees to increase VCMC

Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KOTA KINABALU, May 23 (Bernama) - The state government has agreed to add another 500 Village Community Management Councils (VCMCs) in Sabah to the existing 2,853.

KPK bans Five People from traveling Abroad in Graft Case

Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara
Jakarta, May 21 (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has imposed an overseas travel ban on five people, due to their alleged roles in a corruption case related to the purchase of patrol ships at the Directorate General of Customs and Excise and the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry.

Government plans Three-Month Mining Moratorium in Disaster-Prone Hpakant

Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The government will declare a three-month moratorium on jade mining in Hpakant township, Kachin State, during the rainy season from July to August amid concerns about accidents, U Min Min Oo, permanent secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, said on Tuesday.

Binh Thuan: Two jailed for Destruction of Assets

Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Binh Thuan, May 21 (VNA) – The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan on May 21 handed down sentences ranging from 11-17 years to two defendants involved in disturbances of social order in Phan Ri Thanh commune, Bac Binh district.

New Service Charter planned to ease Cross-Border Trade

Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to introduce a new service charter to reduce the time it takes to authorise imports and exports, as part of efforts to improve the business climate.

Security Guard fined RM2,000 for Possession of Firecrackers

Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PETALING JAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - A security guard was fined RM2,000 in default four months jail by the Magistrate's Court today for possession of 380 fire crackers without a permit last year.

Senate approves Creation of PH Space Agency

Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 20 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the country’s space program with the creation of a Philippine Space Agency.

Central Bank issues Warning against Crypto Currency Trading

Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Local investments in cryptocurrency have been rising, according to experts in the financial sector. But unlike overseas, where exchanges and crypto-news aggregators publish transaction data on a daily basis, the numbers are more difficult to track in Myanmar.

Don’t use Crypto Currencies, Central Bank warns

Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
The Bank of the Lao PDR has warned commercial banks, businesses and members of the public not to buy, sell or use cryptocurrency for money transactions as this practice is illegal.

Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings

Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
IPOH, May 20 (Bernama) - The Perak government will implement a state-wide ban on the construction of telecommunications transmission towers on buildings soon.

MBS fails to make $2M Debtor Bankrupt

Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A bid by Marina Bay Sands to bankrupt a high roller over a $2 million sum he owes the casino was dismissed by the High Court, ruling he was not notified of the debt as the documents posted to him were returned as unclaimed.

Vietnamese jailed, fined for Timber Theft, Encroachment

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
RAUB, May 16 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years in jail and RM13,000 fine or another 16 months for illegal logging and encroaching into the Lentang Forest Reserve in Bentong near here, last March.

Six Inmates and Prison Worker get Jail Terms for Live-Streaming Protest

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
Six inmates were sentenced to six months in prison and a prison employee was sentenced to one year in jail on Monday for live-streaming the protest at Shwebo prison in Sagaing Region, a prison official said.

Elderly Couple convicted of causing Maid's Death seek Review of Jail Sentence

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, May 16 (Bernama) - The elderly couple convicted of causing the death of their Indonesian maid claim that they were wrongly sentenced to 20 years jail by the Federal Court.

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.

SC affirms CA Ruling vs AMWSLAI Membership Expansion

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) upheld a Court of Appeals (CA) decision stopping the Air Materiel Wing Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AMWSLAI) from amending its by-laws to expand its membership base to include 24 additional agencies of the executive department.

Farid Kamil jailed Nine Months for Drug Abuse

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

Apparel Company fined RM40,000 for Possession of Imitation Fipper Slippers

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - An apparel company was fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court here today for the possession of 5,556 imitation Fipper slippers.

Indonesian Man jailed for trespassing into Forest Reserve, operating Mobile Sawmill

Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUANTAN, May 15 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today sentenced an Indonesian man a total of eight months’ jail after he pleaded guilty to encroaching into a forest reserve area and operating a mobile sawmill without a permit.

Jagvinder Singh A/L Maghar Singh v Motordata Research Consortium Sdn Bhd

Date: 26 April 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1292 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court
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KPK bans Five People from traveling Abroad in Graft Case

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Myanmar is aiming to publish a Corporate Governance Code, said U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relation.

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Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

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Government plans Three-Month Mining Moratorium in Disaster-Prone Hpakant

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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.

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Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between bot ...

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019 The “Mount Apo” and the “Hanjin Ras Laffan” Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 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.

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Government issues Tax Measures to encourage Reading among Thai People

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Three bills to be tabled for Discussion at NA on May 24

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Man fined BND3,500 for defaming Former Colleague on Social Media

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered a 25-year-old man to settle a fine of BND3,500, or serve four months’ imprisonment in default, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of defamation.

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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.

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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Lithuanian fined RM12,000 for Disturbance on Flight

SEPANG, May 23 (Bernama) - A Lithuanian man was fined RM12,000 by the Magistrate's Court here today for causing a disturbance on a flight from Muscat, Oman to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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Court indicts American, two Locals in Mandalay Cannabis Farm Case

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PRRD signs Law renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro

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Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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