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Government insists on Continuation of Special Law in Southern Border Region

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - The government has insisted that use of the special law remains necessary in the southern border region.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users.
Date: 23 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - Invoking Article 44 of the interim constitution to legalize medical marijuana is merely an idea raised by the academic sector, says Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Law to make Thailand Hub of Global Organizations

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) this week approved the draft Act on Privileges and Immunities for International Organizations and International Conferences in Thailand.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Labor Protection Bill for Deliberation

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has agreed to accept the draft labor protection bill for deliberation.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Court orders Ford to pay Damages to Buyers of Subpar Vehicles

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The Bangkok South Civil Court has ruled in favor of Ford customers who demanded damages from the car company after being sold substandard vehicles.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA discusses Amendments to Labor Protection Act

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has deliberated on amendments to the Labor Protection Act to provide employee protection in accordance with international standards.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders

PHETCHABUN, Sept 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has agreed to help low-income people further by entitling them to a partial rebate of value-added tax (VAT) on purchases made using their state welfare card.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Justice Ministry holds Meeting on Reform of Asian Bankruptcy Laws

BANGKOK, Sept 17 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Justice has held a meeting on reforming bankruptcy laws in Asia seeking to foster exchanges and enhancement of the work of those dealing with bankruptcy both domestically and abroad.
Date: 17 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA urges Government to fast-track Important Laws

BANGKOK, Sept 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is asking the administration to submit all pending bills for deliberation before its term in office comes to an end.
Date: 16 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts New Draft Law on the Management of Pracharat Welfare for Consideration

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has accepted a draft law on the management of the government’s Pracharat welfare for further consideration.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Draft Law on Special Financial Institutions

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been working on a new version of the law governing the country’s Special Financial Institutions (SFIs).
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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

Government proposes Legislation on Welfare Management

BANGKOK, Sept 13 (NNT) - The government has proposed legislation on welfare management, focusing on benefits for low-income citizens to reduce economic inequality and elevate quality of life.
Date: 13 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Draft Law on Special Financial Institutions

BANGKOK, Sept 14 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been working on a new version of the law governing the country’s Special Financial Institutions (SFIs).

SEC launches Financial Advice Program for Investors Budget for Development Projects for Provinces, Groups of Provinces approved NLA approves 2019 Fiscal Budget more

Sibutramine Users to face Jail Terms under Amended Rules

BANGKOK, Sept 23 (NNT) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic subs ...

Legalized Medicinal Cannabis Proposals Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges 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

Cabinet approves VAT Refund for Welfare Card Holders

PHETCHABUN, Sept 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has agreed to help low-income people further by entitling them to a partial rebate of value-added tax (VAT) on purchases made using their state welfare card.

Social Welfare Cardholders to be exempted from VAT NLA passes Tax Break for Parents with Two Children Welfare Card holders to get VAT Rebate during This Year's Fourth Quarter more

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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