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Kanagasingam A/L Anantham v Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri Malaysia and 3 Others

Date: 13 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. P-01(A)-390-06/2018; Source: Federal Court Registry

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Lee Hsien Loong v Leong Sze Hian

Civil Procedure - Striking out

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 66; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SC disbars 'Influence Peddling' Lawyer

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - A lady lawyer who collected sums of money from a client by promising an acquittal could be secured before the Court of Appeals (CA) through her influence has been disbarred by the Supreme Court.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court-led Mediation Program to be piloted in Four Courts

A mediation programme to help settle civil cases, trade disputes and family problems will be tested in four courts in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region, according to Supreme Court Judge U Myo Tint.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

AG gets Leave to commence Committal Proceedings against Muhammad Shafee

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today obtained leave from the High Court to initiate committal proceedings against lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah over his media statement in relation to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's case.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

SC hikes Coverage for Small Claims Cases to P400-K

MANILA, Feb 27 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday announced an increase in the amount covered in so-called small claims cases filed before the Metropolitan Trial Courts from PHP300,000 to PHP400,000, starting April 1.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

AG gets Court Permission to initiate contempt proceedings against lawyer Arun Kasi

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today granted an ex-parte application for leave by Attorney-General Tommy Thomas to initiate contempt proceedings against a lawyer who had allegedly criticised the proceedings and decision of a court case.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Qroi Ltd v Pascoe, Lan and Another

Civil Procedure - Striking out

Date: 21 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 36; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Attorney-General v Ong Wui Teck

Contempt of Court - Scandalising the court; Contempt of Court - Contempt in the face of the court

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 30; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ahmad Zahid granted Permission to transfer Criminal Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi´s case, comprising 47 charges involving millions of ringgit belonging to Yayasan Akalbudi, will be tried in the High Court.
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Oro Negro Drilling Pte Ltd and Others v Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, SAPI de CV and Others

Civil Procedure - Injunctions; Civil Procedure - Appeals - Leave

Date: 15 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 35; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bicam Report on Bills to strengthen Office of the Solicitor General ratified

The House of Representatives ratified the bicameral conference committee report on House Bill 7376 and Senate Bill 1823, seeking to strengthen the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) by increasing its powers and functions and augmenting its employee benefits.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

PM orders Lawyers for Poor Women

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the establishment of a volunteer group of 30 lawyers to defend poor women who cannot afford to pay for representation, the government’s chief lawyer said on Tuesday.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

New Ruling: Contract Of or For Service between Master and Pupil

This is to notify that the Bar Council has adopted Ruling 10.09, wherein a master shall not, under any circumstance, enter into any contract of or for service, with his/her pupil. This Ruling takes effect on 18 Feb 2019. Circular No. 027/2019
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Court pilots Video 'Tele-hearing' for High Risk, Sickly Inmates

MANILA, Feb 11 (PNA) - New court rules authorizing the use of video-teleconferencing for high risk detainees to be tried without the need to actually stepping into courtrooms will soon be tested, the Supreme Court (SC) said Monday.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

PM orders Lawyers for Poor Women

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the establishment of a volunteer group of 30 lawyers to defend poor women who cannot afford to pay for representation, the government’s chief lawyer said on Tuesday.

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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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Court-led Mediation Program to be piloted in Four Courts

A mediation programme to help settle civil cases, trade disputes and family problems will be tested in four courts in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region, according to Supreme Court Judge U Myo Tint.

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam more

SC disbars 'Influence Peddling' Lawyer

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - A lady lawyer who collected sums of money from a client by promising an acquittal could be secured before the Court of Appeals (CA) through her influence has been disbarred by the Supreme Court.

SC hikes Coverage for Small Claims Cases to P400-K Bicam Report on Bills to strengthen Office of the Solicitor General ratified Court pilots Video 'Tele-hearing' for High Risk, Sickly Inmates 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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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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