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SC Ops Normal despite Sereno on Indefinite Leave: Carpio

MANILA, Mar 5 (PNA) - Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on Monday said the Supreme Court is normally functioning despite the indefinite leave of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

More Divorces being settled by Mediation

Majority of the divorce cases that went to mediation in last year were resolved through that process, resulting in saving valuable time of the family court.

TRAIN Law ‘Quite Successful’ so far: DOF Exec

MANILA, Mar 1 (PNA) - A Department of Finance executive on Thursday described the government’s implementation of the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) as “quite successful.”

UI targets to rank among Top 200 in World: Minister

Depok, W Java, Mar 1 (ANTARA News) - The University of Indonesia (UI) has set a target to rank among the top 200 campuses in the world in 2019, Technology, Research, and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir stated.

Lawyer asks SC to nullify Sereno Appointment

MANILA, Mar 3 (PNA) - A lawyer on Friday filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Protesters in Bago call for Abolition of 2008 Constitution

More than 100 people in south-central Myanmar’s Bago Region staged a protest on Tuesday calling for the abolition of the country’s 2008 constitution, in a reprise of grassroots demonstrations demanding the scrapping of the military-drafted charter that filled the streets before Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian party came to power.

JPJ receives 143 Applications for Summons Appeal within Two Hours

KUALA NERUS, March 1 (Bernama) - The Terengganu Road Transport Department (RTD) received 143 applications for summons appeal from the public within two hours at the 2018 Terengganu Expo here yesterday.

No Compromise for Military Personnel who flout Laws - Army Chief

PORT DICKSON, March 1 (Bernama) - Army chief Tan Sri Zulkiple Kassim said he would not compromise with any military personnel who had flouted the laws.

Amendment to Securities and Exchange Act to upgrade Capital Market: SEC

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (NNT) - Amendment to the Securities and Exchange Act will upgrade Thailand's capital market on par with international standards, said Assistant Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Secretary-General Sakkarin Ruamrangsri.

Cabinet approves Five-Consecutive Public Holidays during Songkran

BANGKOK, Feb 27 (NNT) - The Cabinet has declared 12th April 2018 a public holiday to create a five-day break during the Songkran festival this year.

Awareness of Consumer Protection Rights gains Momentum

Five years after two consumer protection rights associations were set up, Myanmar consumers are beginning to enjoy some rights supported by the government.

Tax Academy Launch to kick off with Orientation Session for New Employees

The launching of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) on Feb. 27 will start with an orientation workshop for 52 local treasurers and 130 newly hired employees of the Department of Finance (DOF) and its attached agencies to familiarize themselves with the revenue generation functions of the government.

PH explores Possible Anti-Corruption Cooperation with HK

HONG KONG, Feb 27 - The Philippines is looking into the proposal of Hong Kong in forging an anti-corruption partnership together with other parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) following a proposal broached by Hong Kong on the matter.

Tax Academy to raise Professional, Ethical Standards of Revenue Collectors, Administrators

The Philippines’ first-ever tax academy will not only provide the country’s revenue collectors and administrators with continuing training on best practices to hone their competitiveness but will also sharpen their commitment to their profession and raise their ethical standards as well, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.

Government Agencies waive Park Entry Fees for Environmental Protection Volunteers

BANGKOK, Feb 27 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is waiving entry fees for volunteers of the Natural Resources and Village Environment Protection Group, supporting their work and promoting field experience.

Public urged to report Online Smoke Belching, Dilapidated PUVs

MANILA, Feb 27 (PNA) - The public may now report smoke belching and dilapidated public utility vehicles (PUVs) through an online platform launched Tuesday by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT).

Sereno to go on leave from March 1

MANILA, Feb 27 (PNA) - Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno would go on leave of absence beginning March 1.

DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs: Protection of Filipino Migrants as Top Priority

NEW YORK, Feb 26 - Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola highlighted Philippine policies and best practices at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing organized by the International Parliamentary Union and the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 February.

Thammasat University holds Seminar on Fake News

BANGKOK, Feb 26 (NNT) - Thammasat University has held an academic seminar on the issue of so-called Fake News and the moral commitment of the media.

More Chinese Agriculture Firms expected to venture into ASEAN

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Bernama) - The increasingly close cooperation between China and ASEAN will spur more Chinese agricultural enterprises to make their foray into the region moving forward, said Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) President, Tan Yew Sing.

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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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25 Lawsuits filed against Consumer Rights Violators

BANGKOK, Mar 17 (NNT) - The Consumer Protection Committee has decided to file lawsuits against service providers and real estate companies that are violating consumer rights.

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ASEAN-Australia Partnership mutually beneficial: President

Sydney, Mar 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that the partnership between ASEAN and Australia, including in the trade field, is mutually beneficial.

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Bar Council urges Government to set up RCI on Wang Kelian

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar Council today called on the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the existence of human trafficking camps and graves in the hilly area of Wang Kelian in Perlis, three years ago.

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Thailand PM travels to Australia for ASEAN-Australia Summit

BANGKOK, Mar 16 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today traveled to Australia to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, promoting ties between the regional bloc and the Australian nation.

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Sabah Syariah Court Complex to be a State Landmark - CM

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 16 (Bernama) - The Sabah Syariah Court Complex once completed would be a state landmark, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

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