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Political Restrictions to be reduced after Enforcement of Organic Laws

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order’s ban on political activities will be lifted once the remaining organic acts come into force.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Chitralada Technology Institute Act

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to endorse an act to establish the Chitralada Technology Institute by unanimous consent.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 22 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Gen Prawit says Article 44 could be used to end Electronic Waste Imports

BANGKOK, June 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, has voiced his agreement with the cancellation of electronic waste imports and said Article 44 of the Constitution may be deployed if a satisfactory resolution to the problem cannot be found.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Tax Measures approved to promote setting up of International Firms' Headquarters in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a draft decree on tax discounts and waivers to promote the establishment of international companies' headquarters in Thailand, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government considers banning e-Waste Import

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The national reform steering commission approved a ban on import of electronic waste for which an ad hoc committee was set up.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Foreign Minister sentenced to Two Years behind Bars

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - A former foreign minister has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for aiding a fugitive to legally stay abroad.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Tax Incentives for Research Investment by MNCs

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved tax incentives for multi-national corporations’ investment in research and development to promote innovations and technology in Thailand. The spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd said on Tuesday that the weekly Cabinet meeting approved in principle ...
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit for two years.”
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Thai government has reminded foreign laborers to verify their nationality and complete the authorization process for working in Thailand by June 30, reiterating that employees and employers will face legal action if they miss the deadline.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

AMLO expands Enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering Act

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) has held discussions with the police and financial institutions on using the Anti-Money Laundering Act to seize the assets of online gambling and call center rings.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Party Meetings and Election Campaign to be allowed after Promulgation of Election Laws

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will revoke its ban on political activities after the enforcement of the last two organic election bills.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee to consider Key Principles of Fiscal 2019 Budget Expenditure Bill

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has assured the Thai public that consideration of the fiscal 2019 budget expenditure bill will focus on a number of key principles.

NLA modernizes EXIM Bank Act Cabinet OKs Child Subsidy Budget, Consumer Protection Bill NLA to deliberate Draft Fiscal 2019 Budget Expenditure Bill on June 7 more

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit ...

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline MOL to allow Migrant Workers to work in 12 Occupations currently reserved for Thais Cabinet approves Legislation on Forced Labor Prevention more

Six Major Infrastructure Categories named for Extra Cybersecurity Protection

BANGKOK, May 9 (NNT) - The National Cybersecurity Committee listed six major infrastructure categories for extra cybersecurity protection and planned to deploy 1,000-strong personnel for national cybersecurity measures.

Digital Entrepreneurs urged to get Copyrights Administrative Court rules in favor of Thai TV Co Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC more

EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman

BANGKOK, Mar 10 (NNT) - A 99-year-old lease on land in the Eastern Economic Corridor will be provided under strict official regulations to protect national interests, said Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.

Government: Thailand has a Law Governing Property Leases in EEC Provinces Seminar held to ensure understanding on New Land and Building Tax Act Songkhla Officials seize Forest from Law-Breaking Venture more

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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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