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ASEAN Labour Ministers convene Special Session on OSH in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Bernama) - ASEAN labour ministers today convened a special session on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in conjunction with the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.

Transport Ministry willing to study Need of Airlines to offer Additional Insurance

BUKIT KAYU HITAM, Sept 3 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry is willing to study the need of airline companies in the country to offer additional insurance coverage to their passengers to protect them in case of any untoward incidents abroad.

Tony Tan ends Term as Singapore's 7th President

SINGAPORE, Aug 31 (Bernama) - Singapore's seventh President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam leaves office today after completing his six-year tenure as the republic's head of state.

BoT introduces Central QR Code System

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has collaborated with Thai and foreign agencies to develop a central QR code system for national payments.

Customs, IRB to conduct Joint Audit on Companies

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 30 (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs Department and the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will jointly undertake an audit on all companies in the country, in an effort to effectively plug leakages in the system which has resulted in the government being shortchanged in revenue collection.

Public Consultation on Singapore's 4th And 5th Periodic Report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

The Ministry of Social and Family Development invites the public to provide feedback on the draft 4th and 5th Periodic Report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The consultation documents are hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH from 28 August 2017 to 15 September 2017.

SGX announces Change to Listings Advisory Committee

Singapore Exchange (“SGX”) announced that Mr Lim Chin Hu will cease to be a member of its Listings Advisory Committee (“LAC”) with effect from 20 September 2017. Mr Lim will be standing for election to be appointed as a non-executive and non-independent director of SGX, at SGX’s Eighteenth Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2017.

Senior Lawyers to provide a listening Ear to Juniors

The Law Society of Singapore to roll out a mentorship initiative within the next two months.

SGX Regco needs Backing from Better Enforcement

The Singapore Exchange's new regulatory unit SGX Regco (Singapore Exchange Regulation Pte Ltd) to commence operations in about a month's time.

IPOS, Deloitte to help 100 Firms grow Intellectual Assets and go Global

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and Deloitte Southeast Asia Financial Advisory Services have teamed up to help 100 growth-stage enterprises boost their IP strategies and compete globally.

Help Lawyers to cope with Work Stress: CJ Menon

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged law firms to prioritize the mental health of their lawyers who may be struggling to cope with the volume and pace of their work.

Payments Council sets up Taskforce to develop Common QR Code for Singapore

Singapore, 29 August 2017 - Establishing interoperable electronic payments and developing a common QR code for Singapore were two key topics that the Payments Council discussed at its inaugural meeting on 11 August 2017.

Online Program for ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs launched

MANILA - An online program for women entrepreneurs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regional bloc was launched Monday afternoon at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

IRB to launch Tax Audit Operation on Professionals Soon

CYBERJAYA, Aug 29 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will soon launch an income tax audit operation on professionals involving architects, lawyers and engineers, says IRB chief executive officer Datuk Sabin Samitah.

Bursa Malaysia implements GLP Incentive to top 30 Listed Companies

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Bernama) - Bursa Malaysia Bhd has implemented the Green Lane Policy (GLP) incentive to the top 30 companies listed on the local bourse based on their good standard of corporate governance conduct and disclosure practices.

SC Joint Action Plan increases Number of Financial Planners

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Industry Three-Year Joint Action Plan, launched in 2015, has started to bear fruit as evident by the 23 per cent increase in the number of financial planners over the past three years.

Coming for Lawyers soon: Digital Disruption

Law firms will have to embrace technology to survive digital disruption, says Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah call

Ozamiz Judge inhibits from Parojinog Cases

MANILA - One of the two judges of the Ozamiz City Regional Trial Court (RTC) inhibited from handling the criminal cases filed against Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her brother Reynaldo Jr., due to her compulsory retirement this month.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Indonesia, Croatia agree to strengthen Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Croatia have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

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Indonesia, Namibia agree to enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has held a bilateral meeting with her Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndiatwah, and the two ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost bilateral trade.

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High Taxes, Competition choke Cheroot-Makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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