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New Law on Urban Renewal to be proposed to Parliament - Khalid Samad

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - The Federal Territories Ministry will propose a new law on urban renewal to Parliament to facilitate the redevelopment of old buildings by the private sector, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend Implementation of overlapping Port Limits

SINGAPORE, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PRRD will honor Law at all times: DOJ

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte will honor the rule of law and the Constitution.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Banks issue Advisories for April Holidays

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - Several banks will close most of their branches nationwide on Tuesday for the commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor).
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Privacy Commission probes April hacking incidents

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is conducting an investigation into the incidents of hacking of various websites in the country that occurred from April 1 to 3.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Nothing Wrong in drafting of Article 1 (2) of Federal Constitution - Chong

KUCHING, Apr 6 (Bernama) - There is nothing wrong in the drafting of Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution as proposed by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, said Sarawak PH chairman Chong Chieng Jen.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government cannot ban Smoking in Private Cars

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Azmin to meet Sarawak State Government on Petroleum Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Apr (Bernama) - Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali will meet with the Sarawak state government at the end of the month for a discussion on how the state’s proposed five per cent tax on petroleum products can be implemented with affecting the federal government’s revenue.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

GLCs should be made accountable to Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The big government-linked companies (GLCs) should be made accountable to Parliament to answer about any progress and development they have made, said former Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

No Law says Foreign Donations not taxable: Tax Expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - There is no law that says that foreign donations are exempted from taxes, says tax expert Dr Veerinderjeet Singh.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Harassment-Free Workplaces make Good Business Sense

Companies and employers in Myanmar can improve their labour productivity by up to 14 percent if they addressed bullying and sexual harassment, according to a latest study.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

SC orders SolGen to release Drug War Papers

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered state lawyers to provide police reports in connection with the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC to probe judges on 'Narco-List'

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said it will act on reports about judges who are on the government's list of protectors of the illegal drug trade.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

KK Court ICS System, a Boon for all - Mohd Shafie

KOTA KINABALU, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Integrated Court System (ICS) installed at the new Kota Kinabalu Court can cut down red tape and facilitate various processes as well as improve case management and hearing, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Bilateral Disputes not seen affecting ASEAN Integration

SINGAPORE, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The on-going bilateral disputes between Malaysia and Singapore, the two main economies within Asean, will not slow down the overall integration of the grouping, said Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

IBM appoints New Managing Director for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - IBM has appointed Catherine Lian as managing director of IBM Malaysia, effective today.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Vietnam attends 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue

Washington, Mar 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister and head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung led a Vietnamese delegation to the 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue held in Washington DC from March 27-28.
Date: 30 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

IRR on Bigger Motorcycle Plates to undergo Consultation: LTO

MANILA, Mar 31 (PNA) - A transport official has reassured motorcycle riders that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of a law requiring bigger motorcycle number plates will undergo public consultation.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Singapore and Malaysia need further Discussions to solve Water Issue - Saifuddin

KUBANG PASU, Mar 31 (Bernama) - Negotiations on the sale of water to Singapore through the 1962 Water Agreement will require continuous efforts from both parties to find a mutually beneficial solution.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

UEC Recognition for Eligibility for Certificate of Legal Practice Exam

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) qualification at Senior Middle 3 level is acceptable to fulfill the requirement of being equivalent to the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) level for the purposes of eligibility to sit for the Certificate in Legal Practice Examination (CLPE), said chairman of the Le ...
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Information on Malaysia's labour market is now available at the fingertips with the launch of a new mobile application, Labour Market Information Gateway or LMI Gateway today.

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - A Manila court has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the smuggling of shabu shipments inside magnetic lifters last year.

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SC orders Inspection of Court Houses in Quake-Affected Areas

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Tuesday ordered an inspection of all court houses in areas affected by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon on Monday afternoon.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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