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Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 26 December 2018.

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Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 6 December 2018.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 790; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

MAVCOM fines AirAsia, AirAsia x for advertising misleading Ticket Prices

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has imposed a financial penalty on AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd, amounting to RM160,000 each, for advertising misleading air ticket prices.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Assignment of Function) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 15 November 2018.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 772; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Malaysia, Indonesia achieve Breakthrough in Territorial Disputes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - After 13 years of negotiations, Malaysia and Indonesia have finally achieved a breakthrough with regard to the two maritime territorial disputes in Sulawesi Sea and the southern part of Melaka Straits.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 and the Merchant Shipping Act to implement the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 and amendments to other maritime conventions, to make miscellaneous amendments relating to merchant shipping, and to make related amendments to the Maritime Conventions Ac ...
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 49/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - While no specific distinctions were given, freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea was reaffirmed in general by the Philippines and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia tightens Aviation Safety Standards

Jakarta, Nov 1 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation will tighten aviation safety standards by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the regulations for low-cost carriers and full service airlines.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 9 October 2018.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 683; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government to urgently issue Policies on Maritime Resource Protection and Conservation

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The government is urgently working on policies on maritime resource protection and conservation, as evidence shows rising man-made maritime damage. The administration is also calling on all citizens to help protect the maritime ecosystem.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MARINA implements Policies compliant with Maritime Safety Audit

MANILA, Sept 28 (PNA) - The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) is implementing policies that will address various concerns on the maritime sector that were raised by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) during its audit last year, an official said Friday.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (Seletar Airport) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 589; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Duterte strengthens MARINA to comply with International Convention

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) further strengthening the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to ensure the country’s strict and full compliance with the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla sa ...

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PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.

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Government to urgently issue Policies on Maritime Resource Protection and Conservation

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The government is urgently working on policies on maritime resource protection and conservation, as evidence shows rising man-made maritime damage. The administration is also calling on all citi ...

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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