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SGX's Nifty gets Trading Extension beyond August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.

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Indonesia supports Maritime Labour Convention Amendment

Jakarta, June 11 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has expressed its support for the ratification of the amendment of Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) governing the guarantee of financial rights for seafarers who are victims of pirate hostage or crimes at sea.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Malaysia, Japan agree to keep Melaka Strait, South China Sea for Navigation for All Countries

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan have agreed to keep the Strait of Melaka and the South China Sea free for navigation for all countries. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Indo-Pacific (region), including the South China Sea, should be free and open based on the rule of law and to be maintained as a global public rout ...
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Declaration 2018

This is to declare the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea taking place in Singapore as a special event which is to be held on 10 June 2018 and 14 June 2018. It consists of a series of meetings between representatives of both the nations and includes any lead‑in activit ...
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 369; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

No Surrender of WPS Ruling - DFA

Any joint oil exploration of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) by the Philippines and China does not mean the government is giving up the United Nations arbitration ruling favoring Filipinos' sovereign rights over the disputed sea, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told House members on Wednesday.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Indonesia calls on UN to uphold International Law

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi conveyed to the UN member states in New York, Thursday, the importance of upholding international law to maintain international peace and security.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Goldilocks Investment Co Ltd v Noble Group Ltd

Civil procedure - Injunctions; Companies - Members; Conflict of laws - Choice of law - Forum mandatory statute

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 108; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC already ruled on Comfort Women's Plea : Roque

MANILA, Apr 30 (PNA) - Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday told Filipino comfort women that the Supreme Court (SC) has already made a decision, denying their call to compel the Philippine government to have the Japanese government apologize and compensate them for the sexual abuses they suffered during World War II.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

US wants Code of Conduct on West PH Sea Negotiations 'Transparent'

MANILA, Apr 6 (PNA) - As an "interested party" in the achievement of peace in the Pacific region, the United States is encouraging transparency in the negotiations for the crafting of the Code of Conduct (COC) on the West Philippine Sea. In a conference call with the press on Thursday, Patrick Murphy, US State Department's Principal Deputy Ass ...
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia supports Maritime Labour Convention Amendment

Jakarta, June 11 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has expressed its support for the ratification of the amendment of Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) governing the guarantee of financial rights for seafarers who are victims of p ...

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Malaysia, Japan agree to keep Melaka Strait, South China Sea for Navigation for All Countries

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Japan have agreed to keep the Strait of Melaka and the South China Sea free for navigation for all countries. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Indo-Pacific (reg ...

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No Surrender of WPS Ruling - DFA

Any joint oil exploration of the West Philippine Sea (WPS) by the Philippines and China does not mean the government is giving up the United Nations arbitration ruling favoring Filipinos' sovereign rights over the disput ...

SC already ruled on Comfort Women's Plea : Roque US wants Code of Conduct on West PH Sea Negotiations 'Transparent' more

SGX's Nifty gets Trading Extension beyond August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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