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Congress urged to pass Law on Frequency Reallocation

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - An Internet rights advocacy group is urging the incoming 18th Congress to pass a law that will mandate the reallocation of frequency spectrums to new players in the local telco industry, once it starts its session next month.

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MCMC: Four fined RM70,000 for Undeclared Items

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 26 (Bernama) - Four individuals were fined a total of RM70,000 under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 for possessing 146 android television sets and selling seven 'AV Sender' units.
Date: 26 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings

IPOH, May 20 (Bernama) - The Perak government will implement a state-wide ban on the construction of telecommunications transmission towers on buildings soon.
Date: 20 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin

KUALA PILAH, May 16 (Bernama) - The proposal on the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) is not aimed at restricting the freedom of the media in the country.
Date: 16 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Complaints pertaining to the Internet and social media abuses under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 588) lodged during the moratorium period have been investigated under other existing laws.
Date: 23 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government mulls introducing Cyber Security Act - Dr Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The government is studying the possibility of introducing an act on cyber security, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said this was decided at the e-Sovereignty Committee meeting today, which also discussed the proposed launch of the National Cyber Security Strategy in July this y ...
Date: 19 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Gardener pleads Guilty to insulting King on Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 8 (Bernama) - A gardener, who had pleaded not guilty to a charge with insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Facebook, changed his plea to guilty when the case came up for mention at the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Cyber Security Strategy to be implemented Middle of this Year - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 (Bernama) - The government through the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) will come up with and implement the National Cyber Security Strategy in the middle of this year to tackle cyber security threats in a comprehensive manner, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 03 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to be tightened

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 27 (Bernama) - Updates and improvements will be continuously carried out on the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 to ensure it stays relevant, Communications and Multimedia Deputy Minister, Eddin Syazlee Shith, told the Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 27 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Film Censorship (Prohibition) Order 2019

This is to notify that exhibition, display, distribution, possession, circulation or sale of the film described in the Schedule and the film-publicity material for that film which would be contrary to the public interest are prohibited throughout Malaysia.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 84 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Agencies work to share Driving Licence Database

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNS/VNA) - The Transport Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security and the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam under the Ministry of Transport have agreed to share a driving licence management database.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Discussion Paper on Data Portability

This paper provides a frame for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact and issues in implementing a data portability requirement. Such discussions will generate useful feedback for future consultations to determine an optimal approach to implementing a data portability requirement that will reap maximum benefits from data portabi ...
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Guideline; Source: Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore

Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia (Con't)

Notification for Public Comment of Draft Technical Codes of the Communications and Multimedia Industry for exercise period from 18 March until 17 April 2019.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Regulation; Source: Communications and Multimedia Commission

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law

An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) Order 2019

This is to notify that the printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of the publication which is likely to be prejudicial to morality is absolutely prohibited throughout Malaysia.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 67 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

First of Nine Chapters agreed on for Draft Information Law

An inter-ministerial meeting to review the draft Access to Information Law led by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Thursday reached an agreement on the first of nine chapters.

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Parliament launches Public Hearing with Facebook over Data Leak Scandal

Jakarta, Apr 17 (ANTARA News) - House of Representatives launches a public hearing with Facebook representatives to clarify the data leak scandal of one million users from Indonesia, an official said here on Tuesday.

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MCMC: Four fined RM70,000 for Undeclared Items

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 26 (Bernama) - Four individuals were fined a total of RM70,000 under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 for possessing 146 android television sets and selling seven ...

Perak to impose Ban on Transmission Towers on Buildings The proposal for MMC is not to restrict the Media - Eddin Complaints on Social Media Abuses investigated under Other Laws - Eddin more

Japan helps Myanmar to enact Cybersecurity Law

THE Japanese government is providing support to Myanmar to come up with a cybersecurity law that will govern internet-related activities, particularly e-commerce.

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism Tatmadaw Chief banned from Facebook more

Congress urged to pass Law on Frequency Reallocation

MANILA, Jun 26 (PNA) - An Internet rights advocacy group is urging the incoming 18th Congress to pass a law that will mandate the reallocation of frequency spectrums to new players in the local telco industry, once it st ...

PRRD signs Law making Mobile Numbers ‘Portable’ House approves Bill establishing "On-line Network Policy for the Philippines" NTC sets Hearing on Mandatory Unlocking of Mobile Phones more

Discussion Paper on Data Portability

This paper provides a frame for stakeholders to understand and further discuss the impact and issues in implementing a data portability requirement. Such discussions will generate useful feedback for future consultations ...

Consultation Paper on Proposed Revisions to Technology Risk Management Guidelines Discussion Paper on Data Portability: Personal Data Protection Commission in collaboration with Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018 more

Cabinet's Nod to Digital Laws

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet on Tuesday approved two digital laws concerning the prevention of cybercrime and the use of personal information without consent.

NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet 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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