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Anti-Dynasty Provisions crucial to Federalism: Ex-CJ Puno

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - Former Chief Justice and Consultative Committee (ConCom) Chairman Reynato Puno said Wednesday the anti-dynasty provisions drafted in the new Constitution are a prerequisite to federalism.

Government Support needed to develop Digital Payment Habits in Myanmar

Government support is badly needed for the local digital payments sector to develop further, U Zaw Lin Htut, CEO of Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) told The Myanmar Times in a recent interview.

US-ASEAN Business Council Discuss Investment Opportunities

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA News) - The US-ASEAN Business Council and President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) discussed here on Tuesday several opportunities to increase US investment in the Southeast Asian region, including Indonesia.

CA confirms COA Commissioner, 19 AFP Officers

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Roland Cafe Pondoc as Commissioner of the Commission on Audit (COA), as well as the ad interim appointments and nominations of 19 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

MIDA organizes Inaugural Industrial Park Forum

Selangor, 8 Mar - “Successful industrial parks can be centres of growth and innovation, support local development and contribute to the advancement of the national economy. Thus, development of industrial parks is an important issue that needs to be addressed accordingly as we step up our game to ensure Malaysia remains among the top destination for investments in the region,” said YB Dato Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Second Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) at the Industrial Park Forum for Central Region held today at the Dorsett Grand Hotel, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

MAVCOM continues Focus on Consumer Protection

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar, 13 - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has released its 3rd issue of the Consumer Report, capturing data on complaints received from consumers throughout the six-month period of July - December 2017. With its emphasis on driving a consumer-oriented and robust aviation industry in Malaysia, the Report provides an in-depth look into common complaints on airlines and airports operating in the sector.

Thailand to host ASEAN Summits Next Year

BANGKOK, Mar 12 (NNT) - The Thai government has held a meeting to prepare for the hosting of two ASEAN Summits next year.

Lagman: Absolute Divorce Bill constitutional

MANILA, Mar 13 (PNA) - A lawmaker in the House of Representatives on Tuesday said there is no provision in the 1987 Constitution which prohibits divorce.

Sofyan Wanandi believes Tax Incentives can boost Investment

Jakarta, Mar 13 (ANTARA News) - A business leader here on Tuesday expressed belief that tax incentives to be offered by the government in April can boost investment in the country.

Myanmar welcomes ASEAN-Australia Pact to combat International Terrorism

Faced with a growing terrorist threat posed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), Myanmar legislators welcomed and approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia to intensify cooperation to combat international terrorism.

The Launching Ceremony of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP)

The Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department organized the Launching of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) at the Perdana Putra Building, Putrajaya on 1 Mac 2018. The NHRAP was launched by the Right Hon. Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.

382 Cases filed at Special Court for Sexual Crimes against Children

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) - A total of 382 cases of sexual crimes against children were filed at the Court for Sexual Crimes Against Children since it was established in June last year.

Some Businesses see Positive Impact from Higher Minimum Wage

The Myanmar daily minimum wage has been set at K4,800, which is a rise of 33 percent from the K3,600 workers were drawing previously. The change was announced by the National Committee for the Minimum Wage on Monday.

MAS sets out New Measures to tackle Mass Movements of Financial Advisers

In order to address large-scale movements of financial advisory representatives from one firm to the other, the Monetary Authority of Singapore has proposed four measures, which are currently open for public consultation.

BIR, BOC to enter Agreement on Info Sharing, Coordination vs Smuggling

The Bureaus of Internal Revenue (BIR) and of Customs (BOC) are set to forge an agreement on information sharing and coordination, among other ways of cooperation, to strengthen their joint ​campaign against smuggling and beef up collections on excise taxes on imports.

Central Bank introduces New King Rama X Banknotes

BANGKOK, March 8 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand has announced official new banknotes, featuring the image of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. They will start circulating from April 6th this year.

Government to speed up Efforts to introduce SMEs 4.0

BANGKOK, Mar 8 (NNT) - The government is strengthening its support of the new generation of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Be wary of Syndicate using Court's Name - Federal Court Chief Registrar

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 (Bernama) - The Federal Court Chief Registrar's Office (PKPMP) has called on the public to be wary of false documents sent by members of a syndicate, claiming to represent the court in relation to summons and property inheritance cases.

IR4.0 will help SMEs boost Revenue

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) - The Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) can boost revenue growth by eight to 12 per cent a year, by shifting their conventional businesses into the realm of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

EPF mulls Legal Action against those spreading Damaging Statements

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has reassured its members that it has a strong and robust governance framework in place to prevent fraud involving their funds and is considering legal action against those spreading damaging statements.

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Philippines starts Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Philippine Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the first leg of “Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence” for the ASEAN Region on 20-23 March 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

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2017 Tax Effort is highest in 10 Years without New Legislation

Revenue from tax collections of P2.251 trillion in 2017, which is 14.25 percent as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), represents the highest tax effort in 10 years without any new legislation introduced to prop up collections, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

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BOC, CCBI tie up to strengthen Trade Facilitation

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday officially inked the Memorandum of Agreement with the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) which strengthens cooperation between the two parties to further secure facilitation of legitimate trade.

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Minister Rini Soemarno encourages SMEs to go Online

Jakarta, Mar 22 (ANTARA News) - State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno has encouraged Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) to go online, to compete in global market.

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Second law firm exits Myanmar, calls Companies Law delay a mistake

The govt has a mentality that, if something has to be done, “all you need to do is to pass a new law and that’s going to solve the problem.” It’s time to focus on communications with the private sector and actual implementation.

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Safe Space for Kids who face Domestic Violence

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has set up a third child protection specialist centre called Safe Space to manage moderate risk cases.

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Laws failing to protect Public: Survey

A survey conducted by non-government group My Justice showed that the current laws and practices of Myanmar and legal organisations fail to fail to protect individuals’ rights and are more concerned with national stability and control.

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Lawyer claims Trial to Money Laundering involving More than RM9 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) - A lawyer who claimed trial to Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM9 million in 2016, was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 90 counts of money laundering involving more than RM9 million, seven years ago.

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Video-recordings of Suspects' Statements to start in Phases

The interviews of those accused of specified rape offences will be the first to be introduced to the video-recording of statements from suspects.

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BNM to launch VBI Scorecard in October

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to launch the Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) scorecard in October this year, in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum.

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SC suspends Work in Courts Monday Afternoon due to Transport Strike

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) announced a suspension of work in all courts effective 2 p.m. Monday due to the nationwide transport strike staged by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON).

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MyIPO works with Education Ministry to ensure Intellectual Property Rights of Schools protected

TUARAN, March 18 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is always working with the Education Ministry to ensure that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of schools are protected.

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