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Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad v Nora Anak Karu

Date: 28 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Civil Appeal No. SRA-12A-1/11-2017; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

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Government irons out Logistics Issues at DFTZ to spur Cargo Clearance

SEPANG, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The government has ironed out issues related to logistics procedures at the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) to speed up cargo clearance and make Malaysia more attractive in the global e-commerce segment, said Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Yasmin Mahmood.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Freight forwarded fined $5,000 for causing Untrue Permit Declaration to be made to Singapore Customs

A freight forwarder, Megaton Shipping Pte Ltd, was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 April 2018 to a fine of $5,000 for causing an untrue permit declaration to be made to Singapore Customs.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Committee approves Bill providing for PhilHealth Coverage of PWDs

The House committee on appropriations has approved a substitute bill seeking to provide mandatory Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) coverage of all Persons With Disability (PWDs).
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

List of Insurance Licensees

This is to notify the list of Insurance licensees whose licences are valid as at 31 December 2017.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 151 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bill of the Free Index-Based Crop Insurance (FIBC) Act of 2017

This Bill aims to institute measures needed to strengthen the government initiatives and programs to effectively address the weather and climate risks faced by small agricultural producers in the Philippines, and extend crop insurance coverage to crops and agricultural production.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1759 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad v Nora Anak Karu

Date: 28 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Civil Appeal No. SRA-12A-1/11-2017; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

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Committee approves Bill providing for PhilHealth Coverage of PWDs

The House committee on appropriations has approved a substitute bill seeking to provide mandatory Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) coverage of all Persons With Disability (PWDs).

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Freight forwarded fined $5,000 for causing Untrue Permit Declaration to be made to Singapore Customs

A freight forwarder, Megaton Shipping Pte Ltd, was sentenced by the State Courts on 4 April 2018 to a fine of $5,000 for causing an untrue permit declaration to be made to Singapore Customs.

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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