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Government considering extending MySalam Coverage Age Limit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - The government will examine extending the eligibility age for the MySalam insurance protection scheme for the B40, Dewan Rakyat was told today.

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Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners' Protection Schemes (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes Act and to make a related amendment to the Insurance Act.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 10; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Duterte signs Law requiring PhilHealth Coverage for all PWDs

MANILA, Mar 4 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law a measure that provides mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Universal Healthcare Care law

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which will automatically enroll all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News

Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Provision of Information on Deposit Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 August 2019.
Date: 25 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 21 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Deposit Insurance and Policy Owners’ Protection Schemes (Deposit Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 December 2018.
Date: 27 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 873; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (Approved Marine, Aviation and Transit Insurance Brokers and Approved Reinsurance Brokers) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 30 December 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 864; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (Approved Marine, Aviation and Transit Insurers) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 30 December 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 865; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (Accounts and Statements) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 844; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (Corporate Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 842; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (Financial Guarantee Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 838; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (General Provisions and Exemptions for Captive Insurers) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 835; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (General Provisions and Exemptions for Marine Mutual Insurers) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 836; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (General Provisions and Exemptions for Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicles) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 837; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Insurance (General Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 841; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Myanma Insurance to cover 60 per cent of CGI-Backed Loans

The Central Bank of Myanmar, in a notice released earlier this month, announced that state-owned Myanma Insurance, under a new Credit Guarantee Insurance (CGI) scheme for banks, will bear 60 percent of a loan in the even ...

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Duterte signs Law requiring PhilHealth Coverage for all PWDs

MANILA, Mar 4 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed into law a measure that provides mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all persons with disabilities (PWDs).

PRRD signs Universal Healthcare Care law Bicam OKs Universal Health Care Bill's Consolidated Version Senate approves Universal Health Care Bill more

NLA accepts New Draft Life Insurance Bill for consideration

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has accepted the new draft of the Life Insurance Act for consideration.

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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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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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