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President Jokowi signs Decree on National Wayang Puppet Day

Jakarta, Dec 31 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed Presidential Decree No. 30 of 2018 on National Wayang Puppet Day.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia has Strong Belief in International Law: Ambassador

Jakarta, Dec 19 (ANTARA News) - Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia, Rob Swartbol, stated that Indonesia, Australia, and The Netherlands are middle powers with a strong belief in the rule of the international law from a geo-political perspective.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

President discusses Pesantren Bill with Aceh Ulemas

Banda Aceh, Aceh, Dec 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met with several ulemas and chiefs of Islamic boarding schools (Pesantren) across Aceh Province on Friday to discuss a Pesantren bill.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Supreme Court suspends Judge over alleged Graft Case

Jakarta, Dec 8 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court has decided to temporarily suspend a Semarang district court judge after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named him a suspect in a graft case.
Date: 08 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Law and Regulations need Periodical Evaluation: Expert

Jakarta, Nov 3 (ANTARA News) - Expert in constitutional law said law regulations need to be evaluated periodically to keep them effective in the changing condition.
Date: 03 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, USA strengthen Cooperation in combating Transnational Cyber Crimes

JAKARTA, Nov 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Police Chief General Tito Karnavian met with US Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday for strengthening the two countries` cooperation in combating transnational cyber crimes.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Ministry actively develops Entrepreneurs in Creative Industry

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that his ministry is actively developing startup entrepreneurs in the creative industry sector.
Date: 13 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Pesantren Bill needs to be reviewed: VP

Jakarta, Oct 30 (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla highlighted the need for the House of Representatives (DPR) to pay attention and review the proposed discussion of the bill on Islamic boarding school (pesantren) and religious education.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Morroco want to promote Bilateral Trade

Jakarta, Oct 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Morocco will start negotiation on preferential trade agreement (PTA) in Jakarta next month to expand bilateral trade.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia-Panama agree to promote Economic Cooperation

Jakarta, Oct 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Panamanian counterpart Isabel Saint Malo agreed at a meeting to seek to promote economic cooperation between the two countries.
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Jokowi gives Three Directives for Indonesia-Saudi Bilateral Talks

Bogor, W Java, Oct 23 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has given three directives that Indonesian and Saudi foreign ministers will discuss during their bilateral meeting on Tuesday.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Liquor Maker sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Bandung, W Java, Oct 22 (ANTARA News) - A panel of judges of the Bale Bandung District court, Baleendah, in West Java Province sentenced a liquor maker to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of mixing and selling liquor which caused the death of dozens of people.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Supreme Court officiates Operation of 85 New Courts

Jakarta, Oct 20 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court (MA) will formalize the operation of 85 new courts throughout Indonesia, in a symbolic inauguration carried out in Melounguane, Talaud Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province.
Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.
Date: 18 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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