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SC to turn 'Red' Friday

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) will turn into a “sea of red” on Friday for the special en banc session that is expected to tackle the quo warranto petition filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

London School launches ASEAN Creativepreneurship Center

Jakarta, May 9 (ANTARA News) - The London School of Public Relations (LSPR) in Jakarta has launched the Center for ASEAN Creativepreneurship Studies (CACS) that will serve as a learning support institution to prepare students to become creative business players.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Ten Years later, NLD struggles to repeal Myanmar’s 2008 Charter

Exactly a decade ago, on May 10 2008, the country held a constitutional referendum which led to the adoption of its current Constitution.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Legal Aid Board says it will have Office in every Township

The Union Legal Aid Board will establish offices in townships for helping poor people and those who lose legal rights, a member of the board told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Mahathir sworn in as Malaysia's Seventh Prime Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad created history today when he took the oath of office as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for the second time, and at the age of 92.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Prof Lucy Reed appointed Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced the appointment of Prof Lucy Reed as a Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 29 June 2018. Prof Reed succeeds John Savage QC, who previously served as a member of the SIAC Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017, and concurrently served as a Vice President o ...
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Sereno to attend SC Special En Banc Session Friday: Spox

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) - Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno would attend Friday’s Supreme Court (SC) special en banc session, stressing that she is also ready to face the impeachment complaint filed against her after completing her preparations and returning from an indefinite leave from high court.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Stimulus Package intensified to boost SMEs, Ministry says

A number of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have enjoyed financial access and a large amount of in-kind support, thanks to assistance from the government and development partners.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Padang Sanai Settlers overjoyed as Land Issues resolved

KUALA NERANG, May 8 ( Bernama) - A total of 767 settlers in Padang Sanai here were overjoyed to hear that the state government has finally resolved the overlapping land and property issues with a plantation company (Tradewind Corridors Sdn Bhd) after more than 30 years.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MMEA Regions restructured as 16 Maritime Zones, Seven Maritime Posts

PUTRAJAYA, May 7 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) restructured five maritime regions into 16 MMEA maritime zones and seven maritime posts effective today.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Wahid lists Three Options if GST is abolished

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 (Bernama) - The abolition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will leave the government with three options that could hurt the country's economy, said Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PM briefed on Government 4.0 Policy Implementation

BANGKOK, May 5 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has summoned permanent secretaries of all ministries to follow up on the implementation of government 4.0 policy.
Date: 05 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Union Legal Aid Board to provide Help for Poor People in Pilot Project

The Union Legal Aid Board will conduct pilot tests on ways to provide legal aid to poor people, one of its members told The Myanmar Times on Saturday.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Three Years Jail, Whipping for robbing Indian National

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 (Bernama) - An unemployed man was sentenced to three years in jail and one stroke of the cane for robbing an Indian national of a wallet, mobile phone and RM300 cash. R. Maran, 39, pleaded guilty to committing the offence with another person still at large, at the roadside in front of Mydin Hypermarket, Kota Raya, Jalan Tun ...
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution launched

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 (Bernama) - The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) has launched the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) in conjunction with its 40th anniversary.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SME Corp approves RM1.84 Million in Grants to Langkawi Entrepreneurs

LANGKAWI, May 7 (Bernama) - SME Corp Malaysia has approved grants totalling RM1.84 million to 20 local entrepreneurs for them to grow their businesses, says Chairman Tan Sri Mohmed Al Amin Abdul Majib.
Date: 07 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN+3 vows to strengthen Regional Financial Cooperation

MANILA, May 4 (PNA) - The 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined by China, South Korea and Japan (ASEAN Plus Three) have agreed to further strengthen the multilateral currency swap arrangement to enable members overcome crisis more speedily and promote sustained economic growth.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP puts Premium on Consumer Protection amid Fintech Advances

MANILA, May 3 (PNA) - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) considers consumer protection paramount in its regulation of the growing financial technology (fintech) industry in the country.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

51st ADB Meet opens in Manila

MANILA, May 3 (PNA) - The 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Governors has formally opened Thursday at the ADB Headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Kanchanaburi Court grants Bail to Construction Tycoon Premchai and Employees

KANCHANABURI, May 3 (NNT) - Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court of Kanchanaburi province has granted bail to president of Italian-Thai Development Pcl Premchai Karnasuta and three company employees accused of poaching at the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

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ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

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Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

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ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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