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Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd v Sulaiman & Taye

Date: 08 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 444; Source: Federal Court Registry

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Law Society of Singapore v Kangatharan s/o Ramoo Kandavellu

Legal Profession - Disciplinary procedures - Direct application to Court of Three Judges - Section 94A(1) Legal Profession Act

Date: 28 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 265; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Wong Meng Hang v Singapore Medical Council and Other Matters

Professions - Medical profession and practice - Professional misconduct

Date: 23 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 253; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Office of the Court Administrator v Judge Juliana Adalim-White

Date: 04 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. RTJ-15-2440; Source: Supreme Court

Judge Ariel Florentino R Dumlao Jr v Atty Manuel N Camacho

Date: 04 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 10498; Source: Supreme Court

Vicente Ferrer A Billanes v Atty Leo S Latido

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12066; Source: Supreme Court

Kenneth R Mariano v Atty Jose N Laki

Date: 25 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 11978; Source: Supreme Court

Carlos Gaudencio M Manalac v Hon Pepito B Gellada

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. RTJ-18-2535; Source: Supreme Court

Josie Castillo-Co v Honorable Sandiganbayan (Second Division) and Another

Date: 15 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 184766; Source: Supreme Court

Carlos Gaudencio M Manalac v Hernan E Bidan

Date: 03 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-18-3875; Source: Supreme Court

Re: Habitual Tardiness of Clerk III John B Benedito Office of the Clerk of Court Regional Trial Court Olongapo City Zambales

Date: 19 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-17-3740; Source: Supreme Court

Maria Theresa B Bonot v Eunice G Prila

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 219525; Source: Supreme Court

Buenavista Properties Inc v Atty Amado B Deloria

Date: 14 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12160; Source: Supreme Court

Fernando A Flora III v Atty Giovanni A Luna

Date: 17 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 11486; Source: Supreme Court

Re: Report on the Judicial Audit Conducted in the Regional Trial Court Branch 24 Cebu City

Date: 17 October 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. 13-8-185-RTC; Source: Supreme Court

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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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