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Committee passes Bill declaring Barangay Krus na Ligas a Disposable Asset for Housing

The House committee on Housing and Urban Development passed House Bill 165 declaring a portion of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Barangay Krus na Ligas as a disposable asset for housing and urban settlement.

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House includes Building Code in Engineering Courses

The House committee on higher and technical education chaired by Rep. Ann Hofer (2nd District, Zamboanga Sibugay) on Monday created a technical working group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 5908 which seeks to include the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP) among the subjects of engineering courses.
Date: 21 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Court allows Application by Four Amanah Members to strike out Suit by Batu PAS over Property

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed an application by four Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) members to strike out a suit by PAS and its Batu divisional leader Azhar Yahya for the return of two units of shop lots in Batu.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA’s First Vice President receives Petition on Disclosure of Deliberation of Land and Building Tax Act

BANGKOK, Nov 17 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been asked to disclose the details of its deliberation of the Land and Building Tax Act.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Entrepreneurs given 30 Days to move off Encroached Land

PHUKET, Nov 16 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigations (DSI) has directed entrepreneurs who have encroached on Le Phang Beach in Phuket to remove their constructions within 30 days. The area will then be used for public purposes.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Amendment to Land Code on Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau in May 2018 - Uggah

KUCHING, Nov 17 (Bernama) - The amendment to the Land Code relating to Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau (PMPG) should be ready for tabling in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly in May 2018, said Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

LPPSA New Requirements restrict Civil Servants from Buying House

KUANTAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The recent move by the Public Sector Home Financing Board (LPPSA) to tighten housing loan eligibility requirements for civil servants may restrict their chances of owning a house.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Republic of the Philippines v Rosario L Nicolas

Date: 02 October 2017; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: GR No. 181435; Source: Supreme Court

Sarawak Legislative Assembly approves Regional Corridors Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill 2017

KUCHING, Nov 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today passed the Regional Corridors Development Authorities (RECODA) (Amendment) Bill 2017 to allow for the demarcation of the Sarawak Corridors of Renewal Energy (SCORE) into sub regions.
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Special Committee studying Amendments to Trustees Act - Azalina

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 9 (Bernama) - A special committee has been set up to conduct a study on the proposed amendments to strengthen the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1952 (Act 258), said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said.
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Johnny Anak Tumbek and Another v Mambak Anak Medan and 10 Others

Date: 30 August 2017; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. KCH-21-17/7-2013; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Twelve NCR Landowners lose Legal Challenge to claim Ancestral Land

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 7 (Bernama) - Twelve native customary rights land (NCR) owners from Pantu Sri Aman lost their 12-year legal challenge to claim their ancestral land in the Sg Tenggang development area in Sarawak.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The Sail's MC fails in Bid to remove Dentist's Signs

A district judge dismissed an originating summons filed before it in a management corp-dental group dispute, saying a writ action should have been filed instead.  
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Landowners in Perak urged to comply with Land Title Conditions

IPOH, Nov 1 (Bernama) - Landowners in Perak, especially those running livestock breeding activities, have been urged to comply with the express conditions of their land titles to avoid polluting the environment and causing problems for nearby residents.
Date: 01 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls Law to allow House Sale Ads

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) - The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to draw up a law to allow house sale advertisements to prevent buyers from being cheated.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Govt Officials discuss Law on Settlements and Stable Work

Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Central provinces gathered in Vientiane on Thursday for discussions about the draft of the domicile allocation and stable vocation law of Lao people, and to pro ...

Illegal Land Titles emerge as Outstanding Issue in Vientiane Govt orders Action to resolve Illegal Occupation of Land more

Draft Condominium Bylaw to be ready in Two Months

The condominium bylaw which is currently being drafted will be enacted soon, and it will include the right for the buyers to be connected to banks and purchase with an instalment system, said U Min Htein, director genera ...

Speaker warns Ministry about issuing of Land-use Certificates Mandalay targets Rental Agreement Violations Land Rights Major Risk for EU-Myanmar IPA more

Committee passes Bill declaring Barangay Krus na Ligas a Disposable Asset for Housing

The House committee on Housing and Urban Development passed House Bill 165 declaring a portion of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Barangay Krus na Ligas as a disposable asset for housing and ur ...

House includes Building Code in Engineering Courses Republic of the Philippines v Rosario L Nicolas House approves Bill rationalizing DAR Rules for Land Registration more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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