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Ministry to monitor Students' Social Media

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister, Mohammad Nasir, has said the ministry will monitor students' social media to check radicalism on campuses.

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PTD launches Consultation on Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees

Yangon, June 4 (MMT) - The draft Telecommunication Tariff Directive 2018, published by the transport ministry’s telecommunications department, is currently in public consultation process until June 30.
Date: 04 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Government vows to bring Online Saboteurs to Justice

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed relevant agencies to make an all out effort to promote a correct understanding of the government's mission and aims.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Violation of Computer Act by sharing Distorted Information

BANGKOK, June 2 (NNT) - The Spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office recently warned that posting and sharing fact-distorting texts and images in online media is against the law.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Rules for New Telco Player up for Review: DICT

MANILA, May 30 (PNA) - The Terms Of Reference (TOR) setting the guidelines for the entry of a new major telecommunications player is yet to be approved by an oversight committee created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Substitute Bill on Number Portability awaits Plenary Action

The House of Representatives is considering the passage of a measure that allows mobile phone subscribers to retain their mobile number, even if they switch from one network to another, or if they change from being a prepaid subscriber to a postpaid one or vice-versa. This service is being commonly referred to as “Mobile Number Portability.&r ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Mobile Number Portability bill up for Plenary Approval

Cellphone users can soon keep their numbers even when switching providers as the House of Representatives gets ready to tackle the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) bill in plenary.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

'Telecommuting' Bill hurdles House

MANILA, May 28 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved on third reading a measure providing employees in the private sector the option to work outside the office through telecommuting.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Proposal to abolish Anti-Fake News Act for June Parliament Session - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - The proposal to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 is expected to be tabled as early as the Dewan Rakyat session in June, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo. He said the ministry was preparing the necessary documents as well as seeking the views of the Attorney-General's Chambers and ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Legal Team to review Anti-Fake News Act - Gobind Singh

PUTRAJAYA, May 22 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will set up a legal team to consider whether to amend or repeal the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 that was passed in April this year, said the new minister, Gobind Singh Deo. Gobind Singh, a lawyer himself, said he would sit together with the team to look into matters related t ...
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House okays Sim Card Registration Bill

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - A bill mandating the registration of all users of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards has hurdled final reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House seeks Ban on Expiry of Pre-Paid Phone Loads

The House committee on information and communications technology is readying a consolidated bill that would prohibit expiration period for pre-paid load.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Facebook vows to take action against Fake News, Hate Speech

Facebook will focus on removing fake news and hate speech and develop users' security, the social media's Myanmar Policy Director Mia Garlick told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 14 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

No Action against Inaccurate News that doesn't disturb Public Order - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government will not restrict or take action against any inaccurate news reports, as long as they do not disturb public order.
Date: 13 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Retiree fined for Uncertified Equipment

IPOH, May 4 (Bernama) - A retiree was fined RM9,000 at the Sessions Court here yesterday for two offences.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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Proposal to abolish Anti-Fake News Act for June Parliament Session - Gobind Singh

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) - The proposal to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 is expected to be tabled as early as the Dewan Rakyat session in June, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.&nb ...

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Ministry to monitor Students' Social Media

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia's Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister, Mohammad Nasir, has said the ministry will monitor students' social media to check radicalism on campuses.

PTD launches Consultation on Draft Directive on Tariffs for Telecom Licensees Facebook vows to take action against Fake News, Hate Speech more

Rules for New Telco Player up for Review: DICT

MANILA, May 30 (PNA) - The Terms Of Reference (TOR) setting the guidelines for the entry of a new major telecommunications player is yet to be approved by an oversight committee created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Substitute Bill on Number Portability awaits Plenary Action Mobile Number Portability bill up for Plenary Approval 'Telecommuting' Bill hurdles House more

Films (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend, amongst others, the Films Act.

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Government vows to bring Online Saboteurs to Justice

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha has instructed relevant agencies to make an all out effort to promote a correct understanding of the government's mission and aims.

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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