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Graduates need be More Open to choosing Entrepreneurship as Career

KUALA SELANGOR, May 3 (Bernama) - Graduates in this country should be more open to choosing entrepreneurship as a steady career as various forms of assistance, including initial capital of up to RM50,000, are provided by the government.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Replacing GST by relying on Oil Revenue is unwise - MOF Official

PUTRAJAYA, May 3 (Bernama) - Replacing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by relying solely on revenue from a host of commodities such as petroleum is not a wise decision.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SME Corp targets 100,000 SMEs to use Digital Payment by Year-End

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 (Bernama) - SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) is aiming for 100,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to utilise the digital payment method or cashless transactions by year-end.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Singapore launches enhanced Technical Co-Operation and Training Package for IMO and its Member States

Singapore has launched an enhanced 5-year technical co-operation and training package for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and its Member States. Valued at USD 5 million (approximately SGD 6.5 million), the package comprises fellowships, scholarships, workshops, and courses to enhance capacity-building and human resource development. T ...
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Justice hosting Asia's first ever International Congress of Judicial Officers

BANGKOK, May 2 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice is hosting Thailand and Asia’s first ever International Congress of the International Union of Judicial Officers aiming to build confidence in the handling of civil trials and to validate the region’s economic and social status.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Governement to meet with Citizen Groups against Judges' Housing Project in Doi Suthep

BANGKOK, May 2 (NNT) - The government is scheduled to meet with civil groups in Chiang Mai province on May 6th to address the controversy surrounding a housing project for judges in Doi Suthep.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Central Bank issues Gold Coins with Fresh Design

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) will sell new quarter-tical gold coins with national leader Bogyoke Aung San’s portrait, according to State media.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Consumers urged to report Complaints on Unfair Commercial Practices

BANGKOK, Apr 30 (NNT) - The Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office, Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, has urged consumers to help authorities by reporting any unfair commercial practices they have encountered.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Workers urge Government to lift 2015 Regulation on Labor Wages

Jakarta, May 1 (ANTARA News) - Laborers of 35 alliances grouped in the "Labor Movement for the People" have urged the government to lift Regulation PP No.78 of 2015 on Labor Wages during a rally to observe May Day here, Tuesday.
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Postponement creeping back into Judicial System - Chief Justice

KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Bernama) - The 'endemic' habit of postponing cases by judges and counsel have started to creep back in the judicial system, causing delays in the adjudication process, said Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif.
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CIDB to act against Contractors for Document Forgery

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (Bernama) - The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) today warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the certificate of any contractor or construction personnel found to falsify documents when dealing with the board.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

EO Vs Contractualization ‘may or may not be signed’: Palace

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - The Executive Order (EO) seeking to scrap labor contractualization “may or may not be signed” on or before Labor Day (May 1), Malacañang said on Monday.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Link ASEAN e-Payment Networks: Espenilla

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla raised the possibility of linking instant payment networks within member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to enable cross-border payments, following the launch of the country's second Automated Clearing House (ACH) called InstaPay.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to cooperate with ILO on Work Safety, Health for Young

The government, along with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other partner organisations, will focus on programmes that will ensure the safety and health of the country’s young workers, who are considered more vulnerable than adult workers to occupational injuries.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Judges must give Fair Hearing to all Quarters, says Raus

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 30 (Bernama) - Judges must give a fair hearing to all quarters involved in court cases although they have a targeted period to resolve any particular case, said Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

After three Years, GST has saved Billions lost in SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (Bernama) - Three years after its introduction in April 2015, the Goods and Services Tax has plugged the loss of billions of ringgit through the Sales and Services Tax (SST).
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Thammasat University organizes Forum on Child, Women and Elderly Rights

BANGKOK, Apr 27 (NNT) - The Women and Youth Studies Program of Thammasat University has organized a forum on child, women and elderly rights.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

191 New Shari'ah Lawyers take Oath

MANILA, Apr 27 (PNA) - A total of 191 new Shari'ah lawyers took their oath before the Supreme Court (SC) en banc at the En Banc Session Hall on Friday.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Group to New Bar Passers: 'Lawyer for the People'

MANILA, Apr 27 (PNA) - The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) has congratulated the new batch of lawyers and encouraged them to always consider legitimacy in their career as dispensers of justice in the country.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Jokowi wants ASEAN to play Active Role in Indo-Pacific Partnership

Singapore, Apr 29 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo called on ASEAN to maintain active role including in the development of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation concept.
Date: 29 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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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.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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