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PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissible evidence in court.

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Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice

KENINGAU, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Native Courts (MAN) system in Sabah is still relevant and applicable to date, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd v SIA Engineering Co Ltd and Another

Civil Procedure - Offer to settle

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 56; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - As one of the several judicial reforms implemented under her term in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has ordered an increase in the salary of first-level court judges nationwide.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - A Makati judge has ordered the transfer of businessman Arnold Padilla from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to the Makati City Jail while awaiting trial.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Dato’ Haji Muhammad Bin Hamzah v RHB Bank Berhad

Litigation & court procedure – Limitation – Whether the plaintiff is barred from proceeding with the auction under section 21(1) of the Limitation Act

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 291; Source: Federal Court Registry

International Construction & Civil Engineering Sdn Bhd v Jittra Sdn Bhd and 2 Others

Litigation & court procedure – Notice of motion seeking to stay a civil suit pending the disposal of a winding-up petition which was subsequently filed after the civil suit under section 44 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 as well as the inherent jurisdiction of the court

Corporate law – Winding up – Whether the ...

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 290; Source: Federal Court Registry

Jaya Sudhir A/L Jayaram v Nautical Supreme Sdn Bhd

Litigation & court procedure – Consolidation of suits – Conditions – Order 4 rule 1 of Rules of Court 2012

Date: 09 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 285; Source: Federal Court Registry

Milton Lum Siew Wah v Malaysian Medical Council

Litigation & court procedure – Intervention by a non-party in a civil proceeding – Order 15 rule 6(2)(b)(ii) of the Rules of Court 2012

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 277; Source: Federal Court Registry

Reebok (M) Sdn Bhd v CIMB Bank Berhad

Litigation & court procedure – Notice of motion to strike out an appeal by a wound-up company on the ground that there was no sanction by the official liquidator to file the appeal – Whether the appeal should be struck out – Section 236(2)(a) of the Companies Act 1965

Date: 14 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 276; Source: Federal Court Registry

Public Bank Berhad v National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd and 4 Others, and Another Appeal

Litigation & court procedure – Amendment to Statement of Claim – Introduction of further documents for the purposes of trial – Whether the respondents have given a cogent and reasonable explanation for their delay – Whether the proposed new claim lacks particulars – Whether there are real prospects of success in ...

Date: 04 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 220; Source: Federal Court Registry

Voon Choi @ Voon Chai and 11 Others v Abdul Kadir Bin Basri

Litigation & court procedure – Application for an order to strike out amended defence and counterclaim – Whether the defence bona fide – Whether the defence frivolous or vexatious and delaying the process

Land law – Native customary rights – Sections 6 and 209 of the Sarawak Land Code

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 266; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tan Wei Hong and 4 Others v Malaysia Airlines Berhad and 2 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Striking out application under Order 18 rule 19 of the Rules of Court 2012 – Test for striking out

Date: 28 March 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 18; Source: Federal Court Registry

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author

A court in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, on Monday dropped a charge of unlawful association against a politician and an author but maintained a high treason charge against them for allegedly inciting people to oppose the government.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bintai Kindenko Pte Ltd v Samsung C&T Corp and Another

Injunctions - Interlocutory Injunction

Date: 03 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 191; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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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Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice

KENINGAU, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Native Courts (MAN) system in Sabah is still relevant and applicable to date, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.

Dato’ Haji Muhammad Bin Hamzah v RHB Bank Berhad International Construction & Civil Engineering Sdn Bhd v Jittra Sdn Bhd and 2 Others Jaya Sudhir A/L Jayaram v Nautical Supreme Sdn Bhd more

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author

A court in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, on Monday dropped a charge of unlawful association against a politician and an author but maintained a high treason charge against them for allegedly inciting people to oppose t ...

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win more

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissi ...

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail Court Martial will wait for SC Ruling on Trillanes Amnesty 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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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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