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Government to shut down remaining 43 Red Light Districts

Jakarta, Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - The government has set a target to close down the remaining 43 prostitution centers, in order to make Indonesia free of red light districts by next year, Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham stated here on Thursday.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Penal Code Revision to solve overcrowding in Prisons: Minister

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - Law and Human Rights Minister, Yasonna Laoly, stated here on Thursday that the revision of the penal code bill (RUU KUHAP) would offer an alternative penalty for the prisoners, in order to trim overcrowding in jail.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government needs to impose Tax on e-Commerce Industry

Jakarta, Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Transaction trends are currently shifting from the conventional system of direct cash payment to an online cashless system by capitalizing on the latest technology used in online trade or e-commerce activities.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

President revises National Action Plan for Human Rights

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed a presidential regulation amending presidential regulation number 75 of 2015 concerning national action plan for human rights for the 2015-2019 term.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Parliament launches Public Hearing with Facebook over Data Leak Scandal

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - House of Representatives launches a public hearing with Facebook representatives to clarify the data leak scandal of one million users from Indonesia, an official said here on Tuesday.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia calls on UNESCO to legitimize 19 Cultural Properties

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is striving for its 19 cultural properties in the temporary list of World Heritage Center of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be recognized soon.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Constitutional Court reviews International Agreement Law

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - The Constitutional Court here on Monday continued the hearing to review Law No. 24 of 2000 on International Law that had been sued by a group of civil society organizations in Indonesia.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to complete Draft Regulation on e-Commerce soon

Jakarta, Apr 13 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will soon complete a draft regulation on e-commerce, in order to create business equality in the country, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said. E-commerce is inevitable; however, the government wants business equality between e-commerce traders and conventional traders, he stated, wh ...
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Somalia agree to enhance Trade Ties

Nusa Dua, Bali, Apr 10 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Somalia have agreed to intensify trade ties during a bilateral meeting between Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Somalian Vice Foreign Minister Mukhtar Mahat Da'ud here on Wednesday.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Australia agree to intensify Cooperation to handle Transnational Crimes

Jakarta, Apr 10 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian National Police (Polri) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) have agreed to step up cooperation in handling transnational crimes.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Non-active SE Sulawesi Governor gets 12 Years in Jail for Corruption

Jakarta, Mar 29 (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday night sentenced non-active Southeast Sulawesi governor Nur Alam to 12 years' imprisonment and fined him RP1 billion or face another six months in jail for being involved in a corruption case.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to grant 20-Year Tax Holiday to Investment above RP30 Trillion

Jakarta, Mar 29 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is to grant 20-year tax holiday in the form of corporate income tax-free incentives to investment worth more than RP30 trillion in pioneer industry, a Finance Ministry official said.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Supreme Court turn downs Ahok's Judicial Review

Jakarta, Mar 27 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court (MA) has decided to reject the request for a judicial review of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok)'s case. "Yes. It was decided this afternoon by the panel of judges. It was rejected," the court's spokesman Suhadi confirmed ANTARA's inquiry. The panel of judges was chair ...
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Jusuf Ndun v Arbet Modok

Date: 06 September 2016; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 70 PK/Pdt/2016; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

President issues Regulation to eradicate Money Laundering, Terrorism

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has issued a Presidential Regulation No.13 Year 2018 on the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering and Terrorism, the information center of the Cabinet Secret ...

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Supervisory Commission to crack down on International Cartel Networks

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) will be immediately in charge of cracking down on the international cartel networks, chairman of the commission Syarkawi Rauf said at a press con ...

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Government to complete Draft Regulation on e-Commerce soon

Jakarta, Apr 13 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will soon complete a draft regulation on e-commerce, in order to create business equality in the country, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said. E-commerce ...

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Government to shut down remaining 43 Red Light Districts

Jakarta, Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - The government has set a target to close down the remaining 43 prostitution centers, in order to make Indonesia free of red light districts by next year, Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marh ...

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Dra Linda Efiyanti v Isro

Date: 25 August 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 897 K/Pdt.Sus-PHI/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Ministry launches Application to support e-Procurement

Jakarta, Feb 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Finance Ministry has launched a software application to support the procurement of goods and services in a bid to streamline business processes for its users.

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Kartini DK v Ratna DK

Date: 04 December 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 2744 K/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

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Government needs to impose Tax on e-Commerce Industry

Jakarta, Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Transaction trends are currently shifting from the conventional system of direct cash payment to an online cashless system by capitalizing on the latest technology used in online trade or ...

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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