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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 ...
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Customs Department clarifies Customs Procedure for Air Passengers

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - The Customs Department has issued a document clarifying the customs procedure for air passengers arriving in Thailand.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

CA junks NUPL Protection Order Plea in Amparo Writ Case

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has turned down a plea for a temporary protection order (TPO) sought by the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) in its writ of amparo suit against the government.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Law expanding Benefits of Scientists, Engineers

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Law establishing Community-Based Monitoring System inked

MANILA, July 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing a community-based monitoring system (CBMS) as part of the government’s effort to lift Filipinos out of poverty.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law an act establishing and institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance for Local Government Units (LGUs).
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

IRR of Ease of Doing Business Law signed

MANILA, Jul 17 (PNA) - The business sector and even ordinary Filipinos can finally benefit from easier and faster transactions with government with the signing on Wednesday of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the ease of doing business law.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government drafts Regulations on use of Unmanned Aircraft

Jakarta, Jul 17 (ANTARA) - ​​​​The government is drafting regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Two Men get Three Years Jail for robbing Woman using Rambo Knife

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Two jobless men were sentenced to three years jail by the Sessions Court here today for robbing a woman by using a Rambo knife, last month.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Najib, Rosmah withdraw Application for Transaction Documents in Deepak Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today withdrew their application to obtain several documents that have been referred to in a suit filed by Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd director J.R. Deepak Jaikishan.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Wages cannot be cut without Employees' Consent or Knowledge - JTKSM

KUANTAN, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Employers are reminded not to impose salary deductions without the employee's knowledge or without the approval of the Labour Department of Peninsular Malaysia (JTKSM). JTKSM's labour standards division director Mohd Asri Abd Wahab said the department was seriously concerned about the issue and had received complain ...
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court sets Malawian Woman Free on Drug Trafficking Charge

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 17 (Bernama) - After six years in prison, a Malawian woman was set free by the Federal Court today on a charge of trafficking 1775.4 grammes of methamphetamine. A five-member bench chaired by Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Seri David Wong Dak Wah allowed Vania Osman's appeal to set aside her conviction and sentence.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Duterte signs Law Strengthening PH National Museum

MANILA, Jul 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill renaming the “National Museum” to “National Museum of the Philippines” and strengthening its duties and functions.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC rules in Favor of Koko Faction in PDP Leadership row

MANILA, Jul 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) to recognize the group, led by Senator Koko Pimentel, as the "legitimate" officers of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

SC gives IBP More Time to resolve Row on Authority in WPS Suit

MANILA, Jul 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday it has given the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) until Friday this week to meet with their supposed clients who are fisherfolk who petitioned the tribunal for unspecified government action on the West Philippine Sea (WPS).
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PRRD signs Philippine Innovation Act

MANILA, Jul 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law which would harness innovation efforts to help the poor and the marginalized and enable Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to be part of the domestic and global supply chain.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

The House approves Science and Technology Bill

Jakarta, Jul 16 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) passed a science and technology national system bill into law at its plenary session here on Tuesday.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

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.
Date: 16 July 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

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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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