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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.

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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

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

Government mulls New Law, Parliamentary Committee to curb Social Media Misuse - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The government is looking into the possibility to introduce new legislation or a parliamentary committee to curb misuse of social media which, if left unaddressed, can cause uncontrolled spread of hatred and extremist ideologies. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said it was high time for ...
Date: 21 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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

This is to notify the revocation of the prohibition of printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of publications specified in the Schedule which have been published vide the Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) (No. 2) Order 2015.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 47 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

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.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Bill establishing "On-line Network Policy for the Philippines"

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading with 174 votes, House Bill 3437 which seeks to provide for an on-line network establishment (ONE) policy for the country.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

NTC sets Hearing on Mandatory Unlocking of Mobile Phones

MANILA, Feb 1 (PNA) - The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) will conduct on February 8 a public hearing concerning the mandatory unlocking of mobile phones and devices after the expiration of a subscriber’s lock-in period.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government considering New Cyber Law, Minister says

A Cyberlaw will be drafted to take action against those who insult the country and people and commit crimes over any communications network, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Thar Oo.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

SC halts Motorcycle Ride-Hailing App Angkas Ops

MANILA, Dec 12 (PNA) - Online motorcycle backride service provider Angkas will have to suspend operations following a temporary restraining order (TRO) handed down by the Supreme Court (SC).
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

New National Automotive Policy Focuses on Next-Generation Vehicles

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s new National Automotive Policy (NAP) which will be unveiled by year-end is expected to focus on next-generation vehicles which are smart and connected, as well as utilising green technology.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NPC to intensify monitoring of Data Privacy Act compliance

MANILA, Dec 11 (PNA) - The National Privacy Commission (NPC) is reminding privacy-minded organizations that it has intensified its monitoring efforts to ensure strict compliance to Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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.

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

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

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules are deemed to have come into operation on 3 January 2016.

Films (Amendment) Act 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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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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