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PRRD signs Law granting Franchise to Villar-Owned Telco System

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting Streamtech System Technologies Inc. a franchise to construct, operate and maintain telecommunications systems throughout the country.

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NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill

BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted a proposal from the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) asking the lawmakers to review the draft cybersecurity act.
Date: 20 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Deputy PM insists Cyber Security Bill still subject to change

BANGKOK, 17 October 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs has spoken in an attempt to allay public concerns about the draft cyber security law, saying it is yet to be finalized.
Date: 17 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NMP Selection to Push Through as Court Junks NOW’s TRO Petition

There will be no delay for the New Major Player (NMP) selection process as the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 42 denied NOW Telecom’s request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Information and Communication Technology

Digital Government Act approved by Cabinet

BANGKOK, Oct 2 (NNT) - The cabinet approved the Digital Government Act which will upgrade the government's work in the course of becoming a digital one, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Final Public Hearing organized on Draft Law on Promotion of Journalistic Ethics

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The Public Relations Department and the committee for the urgent implementation of reform plans have jointly held a final public hearing in the central region on a draft law concerning the promotion of media ethics before submitting feedback to the Cabinet and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the pro ...
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Comply with CCTVs Ordinance, QCPD reminds Business Owners

MANILA, Sept 27 (PNA) - The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday reminded owners of business establishments to strictly comply with the ordinance requiring them to install Closed-Circuit TeleVision (CCTV) cameras in their premises.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court orders Protection for DTAC Users under 850MHz Network

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The Administrative Court has granted a temporary protection for DTAC customers whose cellphone numbers are on the 850 MHz frequency, preventing the termination of cellphone services until 15 December 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Senate rejects Anti-fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara sitting today rejected the Anti-Fake News (Abolition) Bill 2018. This was announced by Senate President Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran, after the block voting saw 28 members of the Senate not supporting as while 21 supported and three others abstained. The motion for block voting was presented ...
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House okays Mobile Number Portability Bill

MANILA, Sept 10 (PNA) - A measure allowing mobile phone users to retain their numbers even when switching network providers hurdled third and final reading at the House of Representatives.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules are deemed to have come into operation on 3 January 2016.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 546; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism

A Yangon court’s verdict sentencing two Myanmar journalists to 7 years in prison was a blow to press freedom in the country, with observers and local and foreign journalists alike expressing disappointment with the ruling.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Communications and Multimedia Act will be amended - Gobind

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) will be amended to tighten some of the legal provisions which are often deemed to be very broad. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the CMA extends beyond the Sections 233 and 211 as it deals with a lot of other things.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tatmadaw Chief banned from Facebook

Tatmadaw Commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, together with 19 other individuals and organisations in Myanmar, has been banned from using Facebook and Instagram. Their accounts and Pages on the social media platform have been removed to "prevent them from using our service to further inflame ethnic and religious tensions," the Califor ...
Date: 27 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

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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Proposed Amendment to Communications and Multimedia Act would see higher Penalties - Gobind

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The proposed amendment to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA) would see a substantial increase in penalties against the licensees for non-compliance of directions made by the M ...

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Reporters’ Jail Sentence draws Criticism

A Yangon court’s verdict sentencing two Myanmar journalists to 7 years in prison was a blow to press freedom in the country, with observers and local and foreign journalists alike expressing disappointment with the ...

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PRRD signs Law granting Franchise to Villar-Owned Telco System

MANILA, Oct 24 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law granting Streamtech System Technologies Inc. a franchise to construct, operate and maintain telecommunications systems throughout the country.

NMP Selection to Push Through as Court Junks NOW’s TRO Petition Comply with CCTVs Ordinance, QCPD reminds Business Owners House okays Mobile Number Portability Bill more

Cinematograph Film Hire Duty (Amendment) Rules 2018

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

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NLA accepts Proposal on Revision of Cybersecurity Bill

BANGKOK, Oct 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted a proposal from the Thailand Information Security Association (TISA) asking the lawmakers to review the draft cybersecurity act.

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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