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Calida: Sereno misled JBC in applying as SC Justice

MANILA, Mar 27 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida said Tuesday that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has misled the Judicial Bar and Council (JBC) regarding her application as Associate Justice in the Supreme Court in 2010.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-Fake News Law can create Generation with First-Class Mentality

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (Bernama) - The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Monday, is seen capable of producing a generation with first-class mentality.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MyCC conducts First Choral speaking Contest on Competition Law

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) conducted the first choral speaking competition on competition law in Malaysia with the theme, #Bebaskartel, in celebrating its seventh year anniversary.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Do not Postpone Cases unreasonably - Chief Justice

PUTRAJAYA, Mar 30 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif today reminded judges against postponing their cases unreasonable.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Empower Syariah Court, says Tengku Abdullah

MARAN, Mar 30 (Bernama) - The regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, today called for the Syariah Court in the state to be empowered and elevated on par with the civil court.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

MOT to review Issuance of Vehicle Stickers for disabled, Dewan Negara told

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) will be reviewing the issuance of disabled persons (OKU) vehicle stickers to avoid misuse by family members, the Dewan Negara was told today.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Special ATIP Court proof of Governments Commitment to combat Human Trafficking - CJ

KLANG, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Sessions Court established today is proof of the government's commitment to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants into the country, said Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif.
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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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Tax Academy offers Online Courses for BIR, BOC Employees

MANILA, Jul 18 (PNA) - The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) has completed the development of 14 competency-based mandatory online studies required for new hires at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) as well as refresher courses for existing BOC employees, the Department of Finance (DOF) announced in a statement on Thursday.

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PRRD to only face PH Court

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has no intention to face the international tribunal stressing that he would only answer to the Philippine courts.

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Court cautions Najib against posting Statements on his Trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today cautioned Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against posting any more statements in social media pertaining to his SRC trial or risk being cited for contempt of court.

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Bank Muamalat: 'Court did not find us Guilty of Union-Busting'

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 18 (Bernama) - Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd today said it was never found guilty of union-busting or had breached any law.

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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