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Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public transport.
Date: 21 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment to Thai Ship Act

BANGKOK, Apr 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) endorsed the amendment to the Thai Ship Act in bid to promote fishery sector's sustainability and improved management.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Crypto Currency Laws designed to help Thailand Match Global Digital Trend

BANGKOK, Apr 19 (NNT) - Thailand is hoping that new crypto currency laws will help it catch up with the fast-paced global digital trend.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Cabinet approves Amendments to Lottery Law

BANGKOK, Apr 17 (NNT) – Thailand's cabinet has passed a new draft Government Lottery Office (GLO) Act, which contains several changes to existing legislation.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Constitutional Court accepts Request for Review of NCPO Order

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has accepted a case, in which judges have been asked to review an order of the National Council for Peace and Order that has an impact on the Political Party Act. The Office of the Constitutional Court, issued a press release on Wednesday, saying that the court had decided to accept a request fr ...
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM says New Position assigned to Somchai in line with Regulations

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says that transferring Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Somchai Sujjapongse, to a secretary-general position at the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) was in line with standard procedures.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sukhothai Strictly enforcing Traffic Laws during Songkran

SUKHOTHAI, Apr 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Sukhothai province has urged all local agencies to enforce laws strictly to ensure the safety of local residents and tourists.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet acknowledges Budget Expenditure for Fiscal 2019

BANGKOK, Apr 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged budget expenditure in the next fiscal year before it goes to public consultation and the legislature.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA: Court demands Additional Arguments against Draft Senate Election Law on April 18

BANGKOK, Apr 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is to submit additional information in its argument against the draft law on the election of the Senate, after the Songkran holiday.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Equitable Education Fund Bill

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the Equitable Education Fund Bill.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts New Draft Law on Establishment of Administrative Court and Related Procedure

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept a new draft law on the establishment of an Administrative Court and related procedures for deliberation.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Law on Judicial Administration of Court of Justice for Deliberation

BANGKOK, Apr 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has resolved to accept the new draft Act on Judicial Administration of the Courts of Justice to work on.
Date: 05 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, NLA can seek Court Ruling on Constitutionality of Organic MPs Law

BANGKOK, Apr 1 (NNT) - The chairman of the charter drafting organ says the prime minister and the national legislature have the power to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on the constitutionality of the draft organic law governing the election of members of parliament.
Date: 01 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

GSB waives Mobile Banking Transaction Fees

BANGKOK, Apr 2 (NNT) - The Government Savings Bank (GSB) has officially waived transaction fees for its mobile banking services, hoping to attract more customers to use its banking application.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Campaign for Elimination of Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation System

BANGKOK, Apr 21 (NNT) - The Safe Cities for Women network has asked the Managing Director of The Transport Co., Ltd. to join the “Albino Team” to campaign for the elimination of sexual harassment on public tr ...

DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties more

Administrative Court rules in favor of Thai TV Co

BANGKOK, Mar 14 (NNT) - The Administrative Court has allowed Thai TV Co to relinquish its digital licenses due to the National Broadcasting Telecommunication Communication's (NBTC) failure to expedite the transformation ...

Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC Cabinet gives Green Light to Smart Visa Project New Patent Act provides Transparency, supports International Agreement 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

Commerce Ministry to petition US for Tax Exemption

BANGKOK, Mar 25 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is now working with the private sector to petition for tariff exemption after US President Donald Trump invoked Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose ne ...

Finance Ministry clarifies Tax Incentive for Startup Investors TAT to propose Tax Measures for Provincial Cities Tourism Tax Benefits offered for Private Firms participating in Pracharat Campaigns more

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CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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