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Participating Countries agree to conclude RCEP Negotiations Next Year

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Heads of State of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participants-ASEAN Member States and ASEAN`s free trade agreement partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand -- agreed to conclude RCEP negotiations in 2019.

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ASEAN agreed on a Single Negotiating draft to resolve SCS Dispute

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed on a single negotiating text draft of the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS), as an effort to resolve dispute in the region. The statement was made by Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi after attending the 18th ASEAN Pol ...
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Cabinet yet to discuss ICERD Ratification - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Cabinet has yet to discuss the move to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia's Judicial Mechanism in UN Security Council to take Rohingya Crisis to Next Level

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Bernama) - Malaysia is taking the plight of the Rohingyas to the next level following its proposal to the United Nations (UN) Security Council to establish an international judicial mechanism against those responsible for the atrocities in Myanmar, says a scholar.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes

London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues to promote technical cooperation programs developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

PH accedes to Apostille Convention

MANILA, Sept 16 (PNA) - The Philippine government acceded to an international convention that allows the country to issue a security certificate called "Apostille", which simplifies the authentication of public documents to be used abroad.
Date: 16 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Tokyo Convention Act and to make related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 32; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Tokyo Convention (Amendment) Act 2018, except sections 6 and 7, comes into operation on 15 September 2018.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 562; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The government has sought parliament’s approval for the country to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Judges rule ICC has Jurisdiction over alleged Muslim Deportations

Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that the court has jurisdiction to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven thousands of Muslims from their homes in northern Rakhine State.
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Implementation of the Revised Rules of Origin and Operational Certification Procedures under the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

This Circular outlines the changes and new requirements in the revised Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) Revised Rules of Origin (ROO) and Operational Certification Procedures (OCP) for exports to India, which will take effect from 14 Sep 2018. Circular No. 09/2018
Date: 07 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

PRRD remains Firm on Position in WPS: Palace

MANILA, Aug 23 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has never changed his position to settle the West Philippine Sea (WPS) dispute through diplomatic means without giving up an inch of the Philippine territory, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement in response to Duterte’s previous rem ...
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Suhakam wants Malaysia to ratify Six Human Rights Conventions - Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) wants Malaysia to ratify six United Nations treaties pertaining to human rights, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator P. Waytha Moorthy. He said this was expressed by Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail and commissioners Datuk Lok Yim Pheng a ...
Date: 21 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negotiate COC without Prejudicing 3rd Party States' Rights

MANILA, Aug 17 (PNA) - The Australian government on Friday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China to negotiate the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) without prejudice to the rights and interests of third-party states in the strategic waters.
Date: 17 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case

The government on Thursday said it would not engage with the International Criminal Court (ICC), emphasizing Myanmar is not a party to the Rome Statute that established the tribunal.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Indonesia promotes IAEA's Nuclear Program for Peaceful Purposes

London, Sept 20 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia continues to promote technical cooperation programs developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Cabinet yet to discuss ICERD Ratification - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 5 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says Cabinet has yet to discuss the move to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discriminat ...

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Government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

The government has sought parliament’s approval for the country to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Judges rule ICC has Jurisdiction over alleged Muslim Deportations Government rejects ICC Jurisdiction on Northern Rakhine Case more

PH accedes to Apostille Convention

MANILA, Sept 16 (PNA) - The Philippine government acceded to an international convention that allows the country to issue a security certificate called "Apostille", which simplifies the authentication of public documents ...

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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