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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.
Date: 04 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Lawyers for Reuters Journalists file Appeal to Overturn Sentence

Lawyers representing two Reuters’ journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing classified documents filed an appeal against their conviction yesterday.
Date: 06 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

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

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician

Yangon, June 1 (MMT) - Rakhine State’s high court has rejected an appeal to dismiss charges filed against Arakan politician U Aye Maung an allegedly anti-government sermon he gave in Rathedaung township on January 15.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam

Lawyers from around the country are being asked for input on amending the Bar Council Act, U Aung Kyaw Min, Chairman of the Bar Council Act amendment committee, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Court rejects Plea to declare Police Officer a Hostile Witness

A Myanmar court judge on Wednesday rejected the government prosecution plea to declare as hostile witness a police officer who told a court that his senior officer ordered the entrapment of two jailed journalists of the Reuters news agency, raising hopes that his testimony could lead to their acquittal.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Eight Supreme Court Justices to turn Critical Eye on Judiciary

Eight Union-level judges will supervise the work of regional and state high courts in order to strengthen the dispensation of justice, U Zaw Min Aung, director of news and information of the Union Supreme Court, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

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 defence.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Clothing Factory ordered to pay 52 Workers

Yangon Regional Labour Disputes Arbitration Council has ordered the Pearl Garment Factory located in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone 3 to pay compensation to its 52 workers after they were dismissed from their jobs.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Parliament query OMI on ‘Amendments’ Comments

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday demanded that the Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI) explain within seven days its comments questioning why the amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal Law was not published in the parliament’s 2015 gazette.
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

District Court refuses to accept Civil Suit against State to abolish ‘08 Constitution

Dekkhinathiri District Court in Nay Pyi Taw did not accept the lawsuit filed by a group of former MPs against the State to abolish the 2008 constitution, the group’s legal adviser U Aung Thura told the media on Tuesday.
Date: 20 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No settlement in Maha Thanti Thuka Monastery Dispute

The attempt to settle ownership dispute for Maha Thanti Thuka (Maha Santi Sukha) monastery - which has been closed for 3 years - between State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na) and Penan Sayadaw U Pyinnya Wuntha, has failed, Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 07 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Five Groups to sue Government over 2008 Constitution

Five groups that support abolishing the 2008 Constitution drawn up by the Tatmadaw government will sue the State, former MP U David Hla Myint said on Tuesday.
Date: 05 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Land Compensation Issue remains unresolved

Although a verbal promise had been made for compensation to be paid for lands which were seized from a subsidiary of a Chinese firm Wanbao Mining, Myanmar Yang Tse is still operating the Sabetaung and Kyisintaung mines beside Letpadaung.
Date: 13 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Kyaukphyu Farmers threaten to sue Oil Pipeline Company over Compensation Dispute

Nearly two dozen Rakhine State farmers are threatening to sue a Chinese state-owned oil refinery unless they can reach a compromise over compensation for crops allegedly destroyed by the pipeline project.
Date: 10 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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House rejects Four Candidates for Chief Justice

Jakarta, May 22 (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III rejected four candidates proposed by the Judicial Commission for chief justice during a plenary session held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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18 Items listed under Festive Season Price Control Scheme for Aidilfitri, Gawai

KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has listed 18 items under the Festive Season Price Control Scheme (FSPCS) in conjunction with Aidilfitri and 14 items for Gawai Dayak which will be celebrated in June.

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Phone Call not from Officer or Staff of Penang Courts - Chief Registrar's Office

PUTRAJAYA, May 21 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office (PKPMP) has denied an individual’s claim about receiving a phone call from an officer or employee of the Penang courts.

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ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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