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Appeals Court orders Trial of Building Consultant accused of insulting PM to proceed

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 20 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has ordered the trial involving a building consultant who is facing a charge of insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on a social website, to proceed.

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Special Court on Sexual Crimes against Children set to dispose off Cases within Six Months

KUCHING, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Special Court on Sexual crimes Against Children has set a target to dispose off cases within six months after they are registered with the court. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the factor on urgency was crucial to safeguard the victims' welfare and int ...
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Court rejects Anwar's Bid to attend hearing of his Constitutional Challenge

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today dismissed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's request to be present in court next week to follow the proceedings of his application to nullify a provision in the Federal Constitution which allows bills to become law after 30 days without the king's assent.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018

This amendment Act seeks to amend the Legal Profession Act and to make related amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 15; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Court of Appeal dismisses Segamat Voters' Stay Application

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today dismissed an application by 48 voters in the Segamat parliamentary constituency of Johor to stay the gazetted notice of the Fourth Quarter Supplementary Electoral Roll which contained 949 new entries they objected to.
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr Y G Tan Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd v Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Bhd

Date: 05 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. B-02(IM)(C)-1028-05/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Anwar fails in challenging Prison Order over Physical Contact

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his family once again failed in their challenge of a decision by the Sungai Buloh Prison Director disallowing him to have physical contact with family members during their visits to the prison instead of being separated by a glass screen and speaking only through the telephone.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC denies Sereno's Petition Vs Five ‘Biased’ Justices

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday denied Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion for inhibition against her five colleagues in connection with the quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), seeking to nullify her appointment.  
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

BSP introducing 3D Reform agenda

MANILA, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has adopted a three-pronged reform to ensure that domestic banks are ready for technological innovations to fully cater to their clients. BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier said the domestic banking sector is “currently in a position of strength.”
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PPBM fails to challenge RoS' Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) today failed to obtain leave for judicial review of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) director-general's decision to temporarily dissolve the party.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PPBM withdraws Suit against RoS on Party Registration

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has withdrawn its originating summons against the Registrar of Societies (RoS) in regard to the party's registration.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Request for Feedback on Conveyancing Practice Issues

This is to inform members of Penang Bar that the Conveyancing Practice Subcommittee is to meet with the relevant authorities of the Land Office, Stamp Office, and RPGT Department. The members’ are required to give their feedback relating to these authorities in order to raise the same with them. CPC 3/18
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Penang Bar

Anti-Graft Court rejects Ex-DBM Exec Lawyers’ Motion to withdraw

MANILA, Apr 5 (PNA) - The Sandiganbayan has denied the request of the lawyers of former Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Mario Relampagos to withdraw as legal counsel in his various criminal cases before the anti-graft court.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Appointment under Section 19 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964

This is to notify that from 2 April 2018, the trials and hearings of the High Court will be at Mahkamah Klang, Jalan Dato' Hamzah, 41506 Klang, Selangor.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 155 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House approves Bill creating Positions of Judges-at-Large

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7309, seeking to create 150 Judges-at-Large positions to address the shortage of magistrates, which is one of the causes of congested or clogged dockets of the lower courts.
Date: 01 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Supreme Court turn downs Ahok's Judicial Review

Jakarta, Mar 27 (ANTARA News) - The Supreme Court (MA) has decided to reject the request for a judicial review of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok)'s case. "Yes. It was decided this afternoon by ...

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Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Appeals Court orders Trial of Building Consultant accused of insulting PM to proceed

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 20 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has ordered the trial involving a building consultant who is facing a charge of insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on a social website, to proceed.

Special Court on Sexual Crimes against Children set to dispose off Cases within Six Months Federal Court rejects Anwar's Bid to attend hearing of his Constitutional Challenge Court of Appeal dismisses Segamat Voters' Stay Application more

Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win

The trial of Myanmar Now chief editor Ko Swe Win, who has been charged under Telecommunications Law Section 66(d), has been delayed by legal manoeuvres used by both sides, said U Khin Maung Myint, legal counsel for the d ...

Clothing Factory ordered to pay 52 Workers Parliament query OMI on ‘Amendments’ Comments District Court refuses to accept Civil Suit against State to abolish ‘08 Constitution more

SC denies Sereno's Petition Vs Five ‘Biased’ Justices

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 10 (PNA) - The Supreme Court en banc on Tuesday denied Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's motion for inhibition against her five colleagues in connection with the quo warranto petition filed by th ...

BSP introducing 3D Reform agenda Anti-Graft Court rejects Ex-DBM Exec Lawyers’ Motion to withdraw House approves Bill creating Positions of Judges-at-Large more

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018

This amendment Act seeks to amend the Legal Profession Act and to make related amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 Appeals Court refers Drug Trafficker to Trial Judge PT Gunung Madu Plantations v Muhammad Jimmy Goh Mashun more

Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

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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

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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

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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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