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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.

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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

Consultation Paper on Proposed Revisions to Technology Risk Management Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Technology Risk Management Guidelines published in 2013 set out technology risk management principles and best practices for the financial sector with an aim to promote the adoption of sound practices for the management of technology risk. MAS invites comments from Financial Institutions (FIs) and ...
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act being reviewed and improved

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 (Bernama) - Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988 which gave the power to enforce the social media and internet aspects to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is being studied and improved to ensure its scope and usage is not abused. The MCMC said in a statement today among th ...
Date: 03 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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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.

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PRRD signs Law making Mobile Numbers ‘Portable’

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law that will allow mobile users to keep their numbers even after they change service providers or subscription plans.

House approves Bill establishing "On-line Network Policy for the Philippines" NTC sets Hearing on Mandatory Unlocking of Mobile Phones SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops 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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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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