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Lawyer who ‘bribed’ Court disbarred

MANILA, Jul 4 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer who told his client he could secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) from a lower court in exchange for a PHP150,000 bribe.

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SC suspends, fines Lawyer for failing to file Pleadings

MANILA, May 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) sanctioned a lawyer who have not filed a pleading despite numerous reminders from his clients to do so.
Date: 17 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

SC disbars Lawyer who snubbed Suspension Order for 11 Years

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - A lawyer who ignored for 11 years the order of the Supreme Court (SC) suspending him from the practice of law has been disbarred by the High Court.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Majlis Peguam v Cecil Wilbert Mohanaraj Abraham

Date: 29 March 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Civil Appeal No. 02(f)-12-03/2018(W); Source: Federal Court Registry

Justice Fernanda Lampas-Peralta and 2 Others v Atty Marie Frances E Ramon

Date: 05 March 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12415; Source: Supreme Court

Exposure Draft on the Revised and Restructured By-Laws (On Professional Ethics Conduct and Practice) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants

This is to notify that the Exposure Draft on the revised and restructured By-Laws (on Professional Ethics, Conduct and Practice) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants ("revised By-Laws") is now available for comment by members, regulatory bodies and other interested parties. These By-Laws will replace Part 1 of the existing By-Laws on Prof ...
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Katamaran: Skipper, Operation Manager get Two Years' Jail for Negligence

KOTA KINABALU, March 1 (Bernama) - The skipper and the operation manager of the company offering the service of the catamaran that capsized near Pulau Mengalum while transporting tourists from China in 2017, were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Song Teik Kim v Lina Anak Dimbad and Another

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 496; Source: Federal Court Registry

Norberto S Collantes v Atty Anselmo B Mabuti

Date: 14 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 9917; Source: Supreme Court

Zenmond D Duque v Cesar C Calpo

Date: 22 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-16-3505; Source: Supreme Court

SC suspends Lawyer for Two Years for scamming Client

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a lawyer for two years for swindling a client of PHP50,000 in legal fees for a case he did not actually file with the courts.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Botched Circumcision: Court allows Government, Four Others' Bid to strike out Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed application filed by the Malaysian Government and four others to strike out a negligence suit filed by 19-year-old youth over a circumcision procedure that went awry when he was 10-year-old that caused him to suffer permanent disability. High Court Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad ...
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lawyer disbarred for 'Sextortion'

MANILA, Jan 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer who abused his authority to get sexual favors from his secretary.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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