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Register Marriage to ensure Citizenship for Children

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Parents are responsible for ensuring that their marriage is registered to ensure that the citizenship status of their children is not affected, the Dewan Rakyat heard today. Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said being born in Malaysia did not automatically guarantee citizenship for an individual, but based on the marriage and citizenship of the parents when the individual was born.

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Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNS/VNA) - The Transport Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam under the Ministry of Transport have agreed to share a driving licence management database.

Expanded Maternity Leave to cut SSS Actuarial Life by One Year

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 25 (PNA) - The Expanded Maternity Leave law is estimated to shorten the Social Security System’s (SSS) fund life by one year if a contribution hike is not imposed to correct this situation.

NLD urged to allow Public Role in Charter Amendment

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times
The public needs to take part in the National League for Democracy-led government’s effort to amend the constitution, social organisations said.
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Committee approves Bill on Commemoration of “West Philippine Sea Victory Day”

Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The country may soon commemorate a historic victory every year as the House Committee on Revision of Laws, chaired by Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan), approved House Bill No. 8966, seeking to declare July 12 of every year a special working holiday to be known as the “West Philippine Sea Victory Day.”

Way Government Data is managed under Review

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
Following several cases of data breaches and information being mishandled, the government is reviewing the way it manages its data, and will be shared the details soon.

Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June 2018.

Vnews launches New Programme to support SMEs

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNA) - The Vietnam News Agency’s Television Centre (Vnews), in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), introduced a new programme to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at a recent ceremony.

Ex-aides of Former Selangor MB get Leave to Appeal

Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
PUTRAJAYA, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Two ex-aides of former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim can appeal to the Federal Court against the appellate court's decision that ordered them to return to Selangor Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) the RM2.7 million paid to them as compensation.

SC committed to facilitating Sustainable Financing, Investment Ecosystem

Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) will continue to facilitate the development of Malaysia’s sustainable financing and investment ecosystem by leveraging on the country's position as a leader in the Islamic capital market.

Discussion Paper on Data Portability

Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
This paper provides a frame for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact and issues in implementing a data portability requirement. Such discussions will generate useful feedback for future consultations to determine an optimal approach to implementing a data portability requirement that will reap maximum benefits from data portabi ...

Rajakumar A/L Kuppusamy v One World Hotel Sdn Bhd

Date: 22 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1022 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Peter James William Dyer v Yayasan UEM

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 1014 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Low Lay Koon v MMC Tepat Teknik Sdn Bhd

Date: 21 March 2019; Court: Industrial Court; Citation: Award No. 998 of 2019; Source: Industrial Court

Committee oks bill requiring first aid training for tourism sector workers

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives
The House Committee on Tourism chaired by Rep. Corazon Malanyaon approved a bill seeking to require personnel of tourism enterprises to undergo first aid training.

New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A comprehensive set of guidelines for commercial fund-raisers to bring about a "more trustworthy and safer giving environment" was put forward by the Commissioner of Charities.

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency
Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.

Ex-Maguindanao Governor gets 40-Year Jail Term for Fund Misuse

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 22 (PNA) - Former Maguindanao Gov. Sajid Islam Ampatuan is facing a 40-year imprisonment after the Sandiganbayan on Friday found him guilty of graft, falsification and malversation in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of PHP35.7-million worth of construction materials in 2009.

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ meeting and the approval for the purchase of a luxury condominium in Troika, at Persiaran KLCC which was allegedly bought at above ma ...

Labour Ministry, Partners weigh up Rural Employment boosting Efforts

Date: 24 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times
Representatives from development partners, line departments of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the provinces met on Thursday in Vientiane to review efforts on increasing employment opportunities in rural areas.

Banking (Exemption from Sections 15A and 15B) (Amendment) Order 2019

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 145; Source: Singapore Statutes Online
This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 October 2018.

Remote Gambling (Exemption) (No. 3) Order 2019

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 146; Source: Singapore Statutes Online
This is to notify that the Health Promotion Board is exempted from Sections 11, 13, 15 and 17 of the Remote Gambling Act 2014, with regard to the promotion and the draw from 22 March 2019 to 31 March 2019, subject to compliance of certain conditions specified in the Schedule.

Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh v Public Prosecutor

Date: 19 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 75; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Taking additional evidence

Re CNA Group Ltd

Date: 19 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 78; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Companies - Receiver and manager - Judicial management order - Extension of judicial management order

Public Prosecutor v Sinniah a/l Sundram Pillai

Date: 20 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 79; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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Court boots out Claims of Trafficker against Lawyers

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch
A convicted drug trafficker whose claim that three defence lawyers had failed to present his case according to his instructions during his trial was dismissed by the High Court for want of merit.

Irish Nurse nabbed for Marijuana loses SC Appeal

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency
MANILA, Mar 21 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared the decision of the tribunal last December upholding the conviction of a 55-year-old Irish nurse arrested six years ago for possession of two marijuana sticks at the Laoag City International Airport.

Coroner's Court rules Mohamad Thaqif Amin died of Complications from Leptospirosis

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
JOHOR BAHRU, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Coroner's Court here today ruled that the death of a tahfiz religious school pupil in Kota Tinggi, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, on April 26, 2017, was due to complications associated with leptospirosis (rat urine disease).

HRM plans to set up Industrial Appeals Court

Date: 21 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry is planning to set up an Appeals Court for the Industrial Court in line with the amendment to the Industrial Relations Act 1967.
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New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers

A comprehensive set of guidelines for commercial fund-raisers to bring about a "more trustworthy and safer giving environment" was put forward by the Commissioner of Charities.

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Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of ...

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro Ex-Maguindanao Governor gets 40-Year Jail Term for Fund Misuse Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh v Public Prosecutor more

Expanded Maternity Leave to cut SSS Actuarial Life by One Year

MANILA, Mar 25 (PNA) - The Expanded Maternity Leave law is estimated to shorten the Social Security System’s (SSS) fund life by one year if a contribution hike is not imposed to correct this situation.

Rajakumar A/L Kuppusamy v One World Hotel Sdn Bhd Peter James William Dyer v Yayasan UEM Low Lay Koon v MMC Tepat Teknik Sdn Bhd more

Government mulls New Law to make Polluters pay for Clean-ups, Damage

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce a new law to compel polluters of the environment to pay for the cleanup operations and other damages that they have caused.

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM Ministry regulates Wildlife-related operations Law to better regulate Waste to be tabled This Year more

Government concludes Observations on implementing Child Rights’ Convention

Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with authorities holding workshops to discuss concluding observations for all sectors at central and provincial level in order to develop their action plans.

Special Marriage Court begins Operations in May New Law makes Adoption faster, simpler Govt to propose stricter SoP involving Child Marriages more

IPOPHL pushes for Registration of Online Sellers

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

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

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ mee ...

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019 more

Cabinet approves Tax Law changes

The Lao government will propose changes to the Law on Tax as it looks for new ways and mechanisms to collect revenue more effectively.

No More New Tax for this year, but Reforms - PM Director’s Liability IRBM's Media Releases and Statutory Order more

Way Government Data is managed under Review

Following several cases of data breaches and information being mishandled, the government is reviewing the way it manages its data, and will be shared the details soon.

Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database Discussion Paper on Data Portability Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia (Con't) more

Committee approves Bill on Commemoration of “West Philippine Sea Victory Day”

The country may soon commemorate a historic victory every year as the House Committee on Revision of Laws, chaired by Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan), approved House Bill No. 8966, seeking to decl ...

Vnews launches New Programme to support SMEs Ex-aides of Former Selangor MB get Leave to Appeal Register Marriage to ensure Citizenship for Children more

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

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

Four Businesses fined for selling Goods above MRP Man jailed for attempted Theft, Trespassing Public Prosecutor’s Appeal allowed to enhance sentencing against School Teacher more

Appeal Court upholds Conviction of Six over PP Rape and Murder

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

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

ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to t ...

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

Ex-aides of Former Selangor MB get Leave to Appeal

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Two ex-aides of former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim can appeal to the Federal Court against the appellate court's decision that ordered them to return to Selangor Ment ...

Register Marriage to ensure Citizenship for Children New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy SC committed to facilitating Sustainable Financing, Investment Ecosystem more

NLD urged to allow Public Role in Charter Amendment

The public needs to take part in the National League for Democracy-led government’s effort to amend the constitution, social organisations said.

Legislature beefs up Consumer Protections Sittwe Court jails Aye Maung for 22 Years Consumer Protection Law also applies to Public Sector: Official more

Committee approves Bill on Commemoration of “West Philippine Sea Victory Day”

The country may soon commemorate a historic victory every year as the House Committee on Revision of Laws, chaired by Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas (6th District, Pangasinan), approved House Bill No. 8966, seeking to decl ...

Expanded Maternity Leave to cut SSS Actuarial Life by One Year Committee oks bill requiring first aid training for tourism sector workers Ex-Maguindanao Governor gets 40-Year Jail Term for Fund Misuse more

Way Government Data is managed under Review

Following several cases of data breaches and information being mishandled, the government is reviewing the way it manages its data, and will be shared the details soon.

Discussion Paper on Data Portability New Code lays down Guidelines for Commercial Fund-Raisers Banking (Exemption from Sections 15A and 15B) (Amendment) Order 2019 more
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New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy

LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

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DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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