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Prime Minister orders Major National Land Use Review

Hanoi, Jun 20 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, people’s committees at all levels and other relevant agencies to review their land use starting on August 1, 2019.

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Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Residential Tenancy Act to be enforced in Two Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The proposed Residential Tenancy Act is targeted for implementation in two years’ time to boost the rental market.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ministry reviewing Laws to regulate Airbnb Operators

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 1 (Bernama) - The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry is reviewing its policies and laws to regulate the accommodation premises industry, especially unregistered hotel operators and online vacation home rental services.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will approve a real estate service law within three months, said U Tin Maung Win, chair of Transport, Communication and Construction Committee at Myanmar Real Estate Services Association annual meeting on March 23.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Mohd Isa withdraws Application to obtain Condo Purchase Documents

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Former FGV Holdings Berhad chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad today withdrew his application to obtain documents relating to the minutes of the company's Board of Directors’ meeting and the approval for the purchase of a luxury condominium in Troika, at Persiaran KLCC which was allegedly bought at above ma ...
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 149; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Syarikat Hing Lee Fishing (Sabah) Sdn Bhd v Lin Yun Thai and 6 Others

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. S-01(NCVC)(W)-511-12//2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Government to study Proposal to give Compassionate Money of RM500 to Felda settlers

ALOR SETAR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - The government will study the Felda Settlers Consultation Committee’s proposal for compassionate money of RM500 be given to each of the 30,000 Felda settlers despite the fact that the federal government is facing financial constraints.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

R Sivabalan A/L A Ramiah and Another v Zamberi Bin Md Isa and Another Appeal

Date: 29 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil Nos. P-02(NCVC)(W)-134-01/2017 & P-02(NCVC)(W)-135-01/2017; Source: Federal Court Registry

Licensed Land Surveyors Regulations (Amendment) 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 May 2019.
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 66 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) stopped the Quezon City government from auctioning off the properties of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to settle unpaid taxes in excess of PHP237 million.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Real Estate Services Bill submitted to Parliament

The Real Estate Services Bill aiming to increase tax revenues and to build confidence in the industry has been submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News

After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up

The Ministry of Construction has announced the formation of a management committee to oversee the implementation of regulations under the Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ministry institutes New Permanent Secretariat to prevent Forest Crimes

A forestry administration spokesman on Thursday said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries had recently created a new permanent secretariat to prevent all types of forestry crimes, with a particular focus o ...

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Legislation Officials build Skills in assessing the Impact of Regulations

he Ministry of Justice is rolling out a major training programme to professionalise policymakers at the local level to put in place regulatory environments that foster the development of Lao businesses and communities.

NA defers approval of amended Land Law Land Use Master plan gets NA Approval Govt mulls Fairer Compensation Policy for People affected by Development Projects more

Myanmar Real Estate Service Law to be enacted within Three Months

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will approve a real estate service law within three months, said U Tin Maung Win, chair of Transport, Communication and Construction Committee at Myanmar Real Estate Services Association annual mee ...

Real Estate Services Bill submitted to Parliament After Three Years, Regulations under Condominium Law firm up Mandalay revokes Permits for 57 Apartments over Nonpayment more

Prime Minister orders Major National Land Use Review

Hanoi, Jun 20 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, people’s committees at all levels and other relevant agencies to review their land use starting on ...

SC affirms Real Estate Tax Exemption for MWSS Idle Government-Owned Lands Disposition Bill approved on Final Reading House approves Bill on Idle Government-owned Lands Disposition more

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman more

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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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