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Government drafts Regulations on use of Unmanned Aircraft

Jakarta, Jul 17 (ANTARA) - ​​​​The government is drafting regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

The House approves Science and Technology Bill

Jakarta, Jul 16 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) passed a science and technology national system bill into law at its plenary session here on Tuesday.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Finance Ministry proposes Stamp Duty Tariff Change

Jakarta, Jul 4 (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Finance has proposed a change in stamp duty tariffs to maintain the continuity of adequate revenue from stamp duty. "The law on stamp duty of 1985 regulated the increase in stamp duty rates to a maximum of only six times the original tariff," Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said at a working meeting with the H ...
Date: 03 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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 marke ...
Date: 01 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Constitutional Court dismisses Appeal against Jokowi's Re-election

JAKARTA, Jun 27 (Bernama) - Joko Widodo or Jokowi has been confirmed winner of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election, to lead the world's third largest democracy for the second term.
Date: 27 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Police Chief bans Mass Rally outside Constitutional Court Building

Jakarta, Jun 25 (ANTARA) - Police has banned mass rallying outside the Constitutional Court (MK) building during the court's Consultative Meeting of Judges before it gives a ruling on the presidential election dispute, Indonesian Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian emphasized.
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bogor to issue Fines of RP50 Million for littering

Cibinong, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - The local government of Bogor district in West Java will impose a fine of 50 million Rupiah and a maximum imprisonment of three months for people convicted of littering.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Judge awards One-Year Imprisonment to Ahmad Dhani for Defamation

Surabaya, East Java, Jun 11 (ANTARA) - A judiciary panel, led by R. Anton Widyopriono, awarded year-long imprisonment to Indonesian rock singer, song writer, and arranger Ahmad Dhani during a trial on a defamation case at the Surabaya District Court here, Tuesday.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Court fines Meth Trafficker RP1 Billion, hands 11-Year Prison Term

Denpasar, Bali, May 30 (ANTARA) - The Denpasar District Court in Bali Province imposed a 11-year prison term against I Putu Adi Sastrawan on Tuesday for trafficking 63.58 grams of crystal meth and 94 ecstasy pills.
Date: 29 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Constitutional Court received 333 Electoral Dispute-Related Cases

Jakarta, May 25 (ANTARA) - The Constitutional Court (MK) confirmed that until Saturday at 9.00 WIB, it had received 333 registrants for applications over disputes related to election results for the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional House of Representatives (DPRD), and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD).
Date: 25 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 22 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Constitutional Court Ready to accept Election Dispute Cases

Jakarta, May 21 (ANTARA) - The Constitutional Court (MK) is ready to accept cases dealing with disputes regarding the 2019 presidential and legislative elections, following the General Election Commission (KPU) announcing the presidential election results on Monday night (May 20).
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

House calls for Special Law on Oil Palm

Jakarta, Apr 14 (ANTARA) - A member of the House of Representatives' Commission on Economic Affairs, Firman Subagyo, said that oil palm has been designated as a national strategic commodity so it must be protected through a special law. He believes, if Indonesia already has a special law that regulates and protects oil palm, it is difficult fo ...
Date: 14 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia to file Lawsuit over Palm Oil in European Court

Jakarta, Apr 8 (ANTARA) - Indonesia will file a lawsuit with the European Court, if the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II, which will impact palm oil, is finally approved by the EU parliament.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

MK to decide Judicial Review on Election Law

Jakarta, Mar 28 (ANTARA) - The Constitutional Court (MK) will make its verdict on the judicial review of several articles in Law No. 7 of 2017 on general elections, that stipulates electronic identity cards (KTP-el) as among key requirements to cast votes in the 2019 election.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Law and Human Rights, Religion Offices Collaborate to serve Community

Jayapura, Papua, Mar 27 (ANTARA) - The Papua Regional Office (Kanwil) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkum HAM) is collaborating with the Religious Affairs Office of Nabire District to serve the community.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

"Super Deductible Tax" Incentives to be completed in March: Mulyani

Jakarta, Feb 20 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said that fiscal incentives in the form of tax cuts to industries that undertake vocational education and training activities as well as for building research and development centers (RnD) in Indonesia are targeted to be completed in March 2019.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Judge rejects Exception of Musician Ahmad Dhani

Surabaya, E Java, Feb 19 (ANTARA News) - Surabaya District Court's Chief of the Judge Panel R. Anton Widyopriono rejected an exception put forward by prominent musician Ahmad Dhani's lawyer and decided to proceed with witness examination in an alleged defamation case.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.

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PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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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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