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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

Indonesia to lead 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Summit

Singapore, Apr 29 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will replace Thailand as chairman of the 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Summit (IMT-GT) to be held on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand in 2019.
Date: 29 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Government seeks to allay Fears about Foreign Workers

Jakarta, Apr 27 (ANTARA News) - The issue of an alleged influx of foreign workers into Indonesia has once again come up in public discourse and media reports.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean asks Indonesia to conclude RCEP Negotiations with Six Partner Countries

Singapore, Apr 28 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has asked Indonesia, as the coordinator of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to conclude the negotiations with six partner countries soon.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Minister believes BI will make Best Decision on Exchange Rate

Jakarta, Apr 27 (ANTARA News) - The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution, believes Bank Indonesia (BI) will make the best decision on adjusting its benchmark interest rate to stem the rupiah's weakening.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean seek to enhance the Bloc’s Resilience and Innovation

The 32nd Asean Summit wrapped up in Singapore on Saturday, highlighting Asean priorities to move towards enhancing the bloc’s resilience and innovation.
Date: 29 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

King presents Letters of Appointment to 14 Judges

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 27 (Bernama) - The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today presented the instruments of appointment to 14 Federal Court, Court of Appeal and High Court judges, at Istana Negara.
Date: 27 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Ex-DA Secretary Alcala to face Trial for Graft over Garlic Cartel

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso Alcala and 23 others for violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019). Included in the indictment are Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) Director Clarito Barron, BPI Division Chiefs Merle Pa ...
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Office of the Ombudsman

Appointment of 86 Justices of the Peace

86 Justices of the Peace (JPs) were appointed by President Halimah Yacob on 24 April 2018. Of these, 42 JPs were re-appointed for the second or third term, and 44 were appointed for their first term. There are currently 99 serving JPs. With the appointment/re-appointment of the JPs today, the total number of JPs is now 185.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

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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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