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Algerian receives NIne - Month Jail Term in Denpasar

Denpasar, Bali, Jul 9 (ANTARA) - The Denpasar state court has sentenced Algerian defendant Mohammed Kherici (34) to nine months in jail for stealing two cameras from a room in a hostel, which he was sharing with a guest.
Date: 09 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Police Officer gets 10 Years in Jail for Drug Trafficking

Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara, Apr 10 (ANTARA) - The Mataram district court in West Nusa Tenggara province has sentenced a police officer to 10 years of imprisonment and imposed on him a fine of Rp1 billion or another three months in jail for being part of a major drug trafficking operation in Mataram city.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Two suspected Drug Couriers sentenced to death

Bengkalis, Riau, Sept 27 (ANTARA News) - The Bengkalis district court in the Indonesian province of Riau handed down death sentence to two suspected drug couriers for carrying 10 kilograms of crystal meth on Wednesday.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Terror Convict Aman Abdurrahman sentenced to Death

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Terror convict Oman Rochman, alias Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death by the South Jakarta District Court on Friday for his involvement in some terrorist attacks in the country.
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Australia discuss Cooperation on Cyber Security

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, had a discussion on Monday with the new Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan AO, about cooperation on cyber security.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Two Indonesians freed from Death Sentence in Saudi

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The Government of Indonesia has secured the release of two Indonesian citizens from death sentence in Saudi Arabia.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Court sentences First Travel Boss to 20 Years in Jail

Depok, W Java, May 31 (ANTARA News) - A court in Depok, West Java, has sentenced two bosses of travel company First Travel, Andika Surachman and Anniesa Hasibuan, to 20 years and 18 years in jail respectively, for defrauding 63,310 Umrah pilgrims of RP905 billion.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

House of Representatives passes into Law the Bill on Terrorism

Jakarta, May 25 (ANTARA News) - A plenary session of the House of Representatives agreed in acclamation to pass into law a bill on terrorism on Friday after being shelved almost two years. "Is the report of chairman of the Special Committee on Terrorism Bill is approved and to be passed into law?" Deputy House Speakers, Agus Hermanto, who chaired t ...
Date: 25 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Eight Taiwanese sentenced to Death for Drug Smuggling

Jakarta, Apr 26 (ANTARA News) - The South Jakarta court has sentenced eight Taiwanese to death for smuggling one ton of methamphetamine to Anyer Beach in Serang, Banten Province.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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

Amnesty International Indonesia calls for Moratorium on Death Penalty

Jakarta, Apr 13 (ANTARA News) - Amnesty International Indonesia has called on the Indonesian government to impose moratorium on execution in 2018, as a start toward abolishing the death penalty.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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

Pangolin Smugglers jailed for Three Years

Bengkalis, Riau, Mar 8 (ANTARA News) - The Bengkalis Class II District Court here on Wednesday sentenced two smugglers of 101 protected pangolins (Manis javanica) for three years and one month subsidiary in prison in addition to a penalty of RP100 million.
Date: 08 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia renews Commitment to end Violence against Children

London, Feb 18 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government has renewed its commitment to continue to halt all forms of violence against children during an international conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb 14 and 15.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Anti-Graft Body disappointed with Constitutional Court's Decision

Jakarta, Feb 9 (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is disappointed with the Constitutional Court (MK)'s decision rejecting a request for a judicial review of the legislative institution law regarding the House of Representatives' right of inquiry into the anti-graft body.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government urged to implement Decree on Corruption Elimination

Jakarta, Feb 5 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) has called on the government to effectively implement the presidential decree on the prevention and elimination of corruption.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Sexual Crime Victims should receive Restitution: Institution

Jakarta, Jan 6 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the Indonesian Child Protection Institution Seto Mulyadi encouraged the restitution, or compensation for loss or injury, to child victims of sexual crimes in Tangerang.
Date: 06 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Three Indonesian Fishermen not guilty of Trespassing: Malaysian Court

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 22 (ANTARA News) - Malaysian court in George Town, Pinang Island, has found that three Indonesian fishermen who originated from Medan, North Sumatra province, were not guilty of trespassing to the former country.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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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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Go Online to partner with 8 Million MSMEs

Jakarta, Jul 1 (ANTARA) - The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program. Involving MSMEs and marketplace in the country, Go Online is a collaborative program between the government, MSMEs, and online shopping platforms to level digital market access and build a digital economy in Indonesia.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Constitution Court taking on 32 MP Media shareholding Cases

BANGKOK, Jun 27(NNT) - Constitutional Court judges have agreed to take on 32 out of a total of 41 cases to do with Members of Parliament allegedly holding media shares, asking that the individuals submit their individual defenses within 15 days.

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