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Vietnam promotes Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law

Hanoi, Jun 25 (VNA) - The Vietnamese Government and people always respect and promote the implementation of International Humanitarian Law, especially the 1949 Geneva Conventions, a Vietnamese official has said.

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Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Four Crimes will be governed by Malaysian Laws if Rome Statute ratified - Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - Genocide, war crimes, humanitarian crimes and invasion will come under Malaysian laws if the country ratifies the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Saifuddin said following ratification, the new laws must be included in local legislation eith ...
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia to withdraw from Rome Statute

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 5 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Dr Tun Mahathir Mohamad today announced that Malaysia will withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following confusion arising politically and within the society, stressing that the decision is not because the Statute is harmful to the country. He said Malaysia, which ...
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to continue Discussions on 1962 Water Pact

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will continue to discuss the 1962 water agreement with a view of finding amicable solutions to the ongoing dispute, said Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking after meeting his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral issues at Wisma Putra here t ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Water Issue: Talks ongoing, still far from going to ICJ

SEPANG, March 4 (Bernama) - Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore so far have been positive and have not reached the stage of taking the water supply agreement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the closed-door discussions at officers’ level between Malaysia and Singa ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Foreign Ministry, Supreme Court sign Three International Civil Law Agreements

Jakarta, Feb 20 (ANTARA News) - The Foreign Ministry and Supreme Court have signed three cooperation agreements related to international civil law as part of the efforts to improve public services. Director General of International Law and Agreement of the Foreign Ministry Damos Dumoli Agusman and clerk of the Supreme Court Made Rawa Aryawan s ...
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Vietnam asks Countries to respect and implement Law on Territorial Waters

Hanoi, Feb 16 (VNA) - Vietnam has called on countries to continue making active and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability as well as respect and implement relevant international legal obligations on territorial waters and oceans, according to spokesperson of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

EU lifts Yellow Card for Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 9 (NNT) - The European Union (EU) formally announced the lifting of a yellow card for Thailand in recognition of the substantive progress Thailand has made in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing since 2015.
Date: 09 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Malaysia, Singapore work out Arrangements for Talks to settle Disputes

SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today agreed for both sides to immediately and simultaneously suspend Malaysia's permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang and Singapore’s implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedure for Seletar Airport. Both the suspensions are for a period of one month in the fir ...
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Vietnam becomes Member of UN Commission on International Trade Law

New York, Dec 18 (VNA) - Vietnam has for the first time become a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), singing up for a six-year term.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

VN reviews Legal Framework for Ratification of ILO Convention 98

HCM CITY, Dec 6 - Việt Nam is reviewing the legal framework for the ratification of the ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

NLA approves ILO Convention for Fishing Sector

BANGKOK, Nov 30 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has approved an international convention related to work in the fishing sector.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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

Foreign Ministry, Supreme Court sign Three International Civil Law Agreements

Jakarta, Feb 20 (ANTARA News) - The Foreign Ministry and Supreme Court have signed three cooperation agreements related to international civil law as part of the efforts to improve public services. Director General ...

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Amendments to Basel Convention will help curb Movement of Plastic Wastes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries m ...

Four Crimes will be governed by Malaysian Laws if Rome Statute ratified - Saifuddin Malaysia to withdraw from Rome Statute Cabinet yet to discuss ICERD Ratification - Wan Azizah more

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.

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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 ...

PRRD remains Firm on Position in WPS: Palace Negotiate COC without Prejudicing 3rd Party States' Rights SC sets Rules for Oral Arguments on ICC Withdrawal more

EU lifts Yellow Card for Thailand

BANGKOK, Jan 9 (NNT) - The European Union (EU) formally announced the lifting of a yellow card for Thailand in recognition of the substantive progress Thailand has made in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated (IU ...

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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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