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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.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Lawyer Shafee's Money-laundering Trial to begin on July 8

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - The High Court here today fixed eight days beginning July 8 for the trial of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on two charges of money laundering involving RM9.5 milion he received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and two charges of making false statements to the Inland Revenue B ...
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.
Date: 16 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

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

200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.
Date: 12 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Student Health targeted under New Government Policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

PRRD may ask Congress to amend Double Plates Law: Palace

MANILA, Apr 8 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte may ask Congress to amend the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act if its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) fail to address motorcycle riders’ safety concerns, Malacañang said on Monday.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Five Foreign Insurers granted Myanmar Licences after Two-Year Delay

Five foreign companies have been granted provisional licences to issue life insurance policies through subsidiaries following more than two years of delay in opening up the Myanmar market.
Date: 06 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Amendments to NSC Act because PM cannot have unfettered Powers - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The proposed amendments to the National Security Council (NSC) Act 2016 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today is to prevent the prime minister from using his powers in declaring a certain area as a security zone, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Maximum Two-Year Probation for Judicial Commissioners, says Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The probation period for judicial commissioners (JCs) will now be a maximum of two years and there will be no extension, Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Amendment to Constitution first step to realizing Wishes of People in Sabah, Sarawak - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the Pakatan Harapan government to realising the wishes of the people of Sabah and Sarawak, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Government can handle Fake News even without Anti-Fake News Law - Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 9 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he believes the government can handle the spreading of fake news even after the repeal of the Anti-Fake News Act 2018.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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