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Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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UHC Bill Passage to improve Health Service Delivery: DOH

MANILA, Sept 6 (PNA) - The passage of the universal health care (UHC) bill would correct the inefficiencies in the current health system as it will empower community health units in the provision of quality health care to every Filipino, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Correct to jail Freelance Beautician under Medical Registration Act: High Court

The High Court has affirmed that the sentencing of the freelance home-based beautician who injected fillers into her clients’ faces was right under the Medical Registration Act, although she never claimed to be a doctor.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Approved Institutions) (Amendment No. 5) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 526; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 7) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 31 August 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 525; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

FDA is open to opinions, concerns over New Drug Bill

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Wanchai Sattayawuthipong, said the FDA is open to all sectors' opinions and concerns over the new drug bill.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 3) Order 2018

This is to notify the amendment of the Second Schedule to the Medical Act 1971.
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 197 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bill seeks stiffer Fines vs Hospitals that detain Patients, Deceased

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - To put a stop to the practice of detaining patients and the deceased who fail to settle their hospital bills, hospital administrators may soon face a fine of PHP1 million and imprisonment of up to six years if Senate Bill No. 1937 is approved.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Tan Poh Lee and 2 Others v Tan Kim Choo @ Tan Kim Choon and Another

Mental health – Originating Summons for an inquiry into the mental condition of a person to determine whether that person is capable of managing himself and his affairs under section 52 of the Mental Health Act 2001 – Test to be applied in examining the application for such an inquiry – Whether a prima facie case, an allegation ...

Date: 13 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 272; Source: Federal Court Registry

Dental (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify the exemption of MERS Dental Specialist Clinic of UKM Kesihatan Sdn Bhd from section 28 of the Dental Act 1971.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 190 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Registration of Pharmacists (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 January 2022.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 182 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

House okays Bill vs Privatization of Public Hospitals

MANILA, July 31 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a measure prohibiting the privatization of all public hospitals in the country.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Approved Institutions) (Amendment No. 4) Notification 2018

Paragraph 2(b) of this Notification comes into operation only on 20 August 2018, and the rest of the provisions of come into operation on 30 July 2018.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 474; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 6) Order 2018

Paragraph 2(b) of this Order comes into operation only on 20 August 2018, and the rest of the provisions come into operation on 30 July 2018.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 473; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Bill of the Health Facilities Regulation Act of 2018

This Bill seeks to strengthen the regulation of health facilities in the Philippines.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1837 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Vaccination Law Safeguards, Accountability sought by Legislators

Potential side effects from vaccinations and responsibility for same was a topic of attention by National Assembly members at a debate on the newly drafted Law on Vaccination yesterday.

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Minister to table Review on Consultation Fees of Private Medical Practitioners in Due Course - Health DG

SHAH ALAM, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad is expected to table a review on the consultation fees of medical practitioners at private clinics and hospitals at the Cabinet meeting in a week or two, sai ...

Medical (Amendment of Second Schedule) (No. 3) Order 2018 Tan Poh Lee and 2 Others v Tan Kim Choo @ Tan Kim Choon and Another Dental (Exemption) Order 2018 more

Government will enforce Rule to provide Instructions for Products

The Consumer Protection Central Committee of Myanmar has said all businesses must have a product usage guide describing how products such as medicines should be consumed and goods like electronics used. The announcement ...

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UHC Bill Passage to improve Health Service Delivery: DOH

MANILA, Sept 6 (PNA) - The passage of the universal health care (UHC) bill would correct the inefficiencies in the current health system as it will empower community health units in the provision of quality health care t ...

Bill seeks stiffer Fines vs Hospitals that detain Patients, Deceased House okays Bill vs Privatization of Public Hospitals Bill of the Health Facilities Regulation Act of 2018 more

FDA is open to opinions, concerns over New Drug Bill

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Wanchai Sattayawuthipong, said the FDA is open to all sectors' opinions and concerns over the new drug bill.

FDA Ban on Trans Fat meant to prevent Cardiovascular Diseases Oral Care Company to face Legal Action for False Advertisement New Law to allow Cannabis Research, Medical Use 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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