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SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) turned down a suit questioning a Quezon City ordinance passed two years ago that increased the fair market values (FMVs) of land, buildings, and other structures in the city from 100 percent to as much as 500 percent.

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Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - A land officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat province has come out in support of new legislation, saying it will protect landowners from unfair loan agreements.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - The government has separated the property sale agreement law from the civil and commercial code to protect poor land owners by preventing wealthy people from taking advantage of them.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Late Penalty Waiver for Quit Rent Ratepayers who settle Arrears before December 31 - Adly

MELAKA, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Melaka government has offered late penalty waiver for the people who settle their quit rent arrears from now until Dec 31, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House pushes for Property Valuation Reforms

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives approved on second reading a measure seeking to reform the country’s real property valuation and assessment system.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements

MANILA, Oct 8 (PNA)  The Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that would create the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 45/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 636; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub

Land law – Land acquisition – Compensation – Sections 40D(3) and section 49(1) of the Land Acquisition Act 1963 – Semenyih Jaya Sdn Bhd v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Hulu Langat & Another case

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 300; Source: Federal Court Registry

Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu

Land law – Acquisition of land – Semi-permanent structure on the land – Demand for compensation on the value of the structure – Structure allegedly violated the category of use and the real terms of the land – Whether the value of land should take into account the value of the building

Date: 18 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 295; Source: Federal Court Registry

Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another

Land – Title over land – Equitable or beneficial ownership – Whether the disputed land held on trust – Applicability of the limitation laws or the indefeasibility of title

Date: 12 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 298; Source: Federal Court Registry

Norkasumahasanati Bt Ustaz Abdul Wahab v Pentadbir Tanah Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Real estate – Application for an order under section 417 of the National Land Code 1965 for cancellation of transfer of property and return of property

Date: 20 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 284; Source: Federal Court Registry

Fortunato Anzures v Spouses Erlinda Ventanilla and Another

Date: 09 July 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 222297; Source: Supreme Court

Land Bank of the Philippines v Herederos De Ciriaco Chunaco Distileria Inc

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 206992; Source: Supreme Court

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 4) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 7 September 2018.
Date: 03 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 534; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval

The National Assembly has approved a master plan for land allocation across Laos, defining different types of land plots to be allotted from now until 2030.

Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work Illegal Land Titles emerge as Outstanding Issue in Vientiane more

Late Penalty Waiver for Quit Rent Ratepayers who settle Arrears before December 31 - Adly

MELAKA, Oct 23 (Bernama) - The Melaka government has offered late penalty waiver for the people who settle their quit rent arrears from now until Dec 31, said Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

Tahps Group Berhad v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Raub Mohd Abdul Fadhil Bin Abdul Latif v Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Kuala Terengganu Ng Poh Hong v Kek Yok Lan and Another more

Mandalay revokes Permits for 57 Apartments over Nonpayment

The Mandalay government has revoked the permits for the sale of 57 apartments under the government affordable housing programme after those who were given the rights to buy these units failed to make payment after one ye ...

No 100 per cent Foreign Ownership in Real Estate Bill to regulate Real Estate Brokers open to Public Court rules in Favour of MEC, deals a Blow to Farmer Land Rights more

SC junks Petition vs 2016 QC Ordinance on Property Valuation Hike

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) turned down a suit questioning a Quezon City ordinance passed two years ago that increased the fair market values (FMVs) of land, buildings, and other structures in the city ...

House pushes for Property Valuation Reforms Senate passes Bill creating Department of Human Settlements Fortunato Anzures v Spouses Erlinda Ventanilla and Another more

Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.

Estate Agents (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 4) Order 2018 Man convicted and fined $71500 for unregistered Estate Agency Work more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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