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Law Reform Commission introduces “Thailand: Smart License” Initiative

BANGKOK, Nov 11 (NNT) - The Law Reform Commission of Thailand is set to introduce an initiative to minimize hurdles for people pursuing careers.
Date: 11 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.
Date: 10 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t jeopardize smaller vendors.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to deliberate Draft Law on Government Welfare Next Week

BANGKOK, Nov 3 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is scheduled to convene two sittings in the coming week, with one matter set to be the deliberation of a draft law on government welfare.
Date: 03 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - Former convicts who have undergone training as masseurs while behind bars will get an opportunity to rebuild their careers now that the cabinet has removed a requirement that they wait for at least a year before taking up jobs in the health industry.
Date: 04 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Farmers calls on Government to amend Public Health Act

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - The Thai Agriculturist Association has called for the amendment of Public Health Act B.E. 2535 which it claims is driving up the cost of rice production.
Date: 04 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA organizes Seminar on Online Football Gambling Prevention

BANGKOK, Nov 2 (NNT) - The Committee on Social, Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has held a seminar on online football gambling to prevent children from developing a gambling addiction.
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (NNT) - The new Compensation Act will take effect from December 9th, 2018, with the aim of benefiting both employees and employers.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legislation on Pre-School Children approved

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (NNT) - The cabinet approved legislation to promote the development of pre-school children as part of the effort on education reform.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Industry Ministry to no longer require Factory License Renewals

BANGKOK, Oct 26 (NNT) - The Industry Ministry will no longer require renewals of factory licenses, with 59,327 factories expected to enjoy such changes. Section 15 of the Factory Act of 1992 requires that factories renew the licenses, also known as Ror Ngor 4, every five years. Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana planned to get rid of the ...
Date: 26 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOPH withdraws Draft Drug Law to solve Contentious Points

BANGKOK, Oct 28 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said the draft bill sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to replace the 1967 Drug Act has been withdrawn on grounds that it still contains some contentious points that need revision.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Draft Law on Proactive Development of Thai Education

BANGKOK, Oct 25 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved a draft law on the proactive development of Thailand’s education.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements

BANGKOK, Oct 23 (NNT) - A land officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat province has come out in support of new legislation, saying it will protect landowners from unfair loan agreements.
Date: 23 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan

NAKHON SAWAN, Oct 22, (NNT) - The Labor Minister has delivered 2019 state policies to related officials in Nakhon Sawan, which is 238 kilometers north of Bangkok. The minister highlighted management and development measures that were urgent and applicable to the offices at the local level.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t j ...

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Government endorses Draft Sugarcane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The government has endorsed the draft Sugar Cane and Sugar Act to ensure that the Thai sugar industry thrives systematically and benefits the farmers.

Cabinet OKs New Cane and Sugar Bill Cabinet nods to Southern Economic Corridor Project Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises more

NLA approves Amendment of Narcotics Act

BANGKOK, Nov 10 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed the amendment of the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2552, and handed it over to the administration for consideration.

NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules more

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - Former convicts who have undergone training as masseurs while behind bars will get an opportunity to rebuild their careers now that the cabinet has removed a requirement that they wait for at least ...

New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9 Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan Worker's Death compensated by Ministry of Labour more

Government proposes New Revenue Code to Parliament

BANGKOK, Oct 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet has proposed a draft revenue code to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). The bill aims to update the revenue code to comply with the country’s strategy on electronic payment ...

Tax payers with Health Insurance can have Taxes deducted automatically Cabinet approves Tax Incentives for Establishment Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Thailand Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders more

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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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