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SPAD assures Consumer Rights protected in Uber, Grab Merger

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 (Bernama) - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will cooperate with government agencies such as the Malaysia Competition Commission and relevant non-governmental organisations to ensure the rights of consumers are protected following the Uber-Grab merger in Southeast Asia.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

New SME Listing Incentives to boost Bursa's LEAP Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's announcement of new Listing Incentives for SME (LIVE) programme today is set to boost Bursa Malaysia Bhd's Leading Entrepreneur Accelerator Platform (LEAP) Market.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Abolishing GST not an Easy Task - World Bank

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (Bernama) - Abolishing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be an easy task as it will require raising other taxes, reducing expenditure or run on deficit, says World Bank Poverty and Equity Senior Economist Kenneth Simler.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PM announces 11 Incentives Worth RM2.9 Billion for SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced 11 new and additional incentives worth RM2.9 billion for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

BNM foils Unauthorized Fund Transfers

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has not experienced any financial loss in a cybersecurity incident involving attempted unauthorised fund transfers using falsified Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) messages.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MyCC works on Three-Year Plan to instill Self-Compliance

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is directing its advocacy efforts towards encouraging businesses to choose self-compliance over being caught for non-compliance with the law.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

BNM outlines Factors to improve Economic Complexity

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) outlines talent, financing, infrastructure and regulations as four key pillars to increase the country's economic complexity, which allows Malaysia to further diversify product mix and maximise the opportunities for the nation in the highly-dynamic global environment.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Act pre-emptively to address Vulnerabilities, Risks, Imbalances - BNM Governor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - Continued vigilance together with the ability and will to act pre-emptively to address the build-up of vulnerabilities, risks and imbalances are critical to secure Malaysia's growth prospects, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MyCC, SPAD to ensure E-hailing Mart remains Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) and Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will ensure that competition in e-hailing services will not be disrupted by the recent merger between Uber and Grab.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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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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