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Constitutional Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart Party

BANGKOK, Mar 7 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has dissolved Thai Raksa Chart Party after naming a member of the Royal Family as candidate for premier.
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Constitutional Court accepts EC’s Petition to rule on Thai Raksa Chart Party

BANGKOK, Feb 14, (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has accepted the Election Commission’s (EC) petition to rule on the proposed dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet OKs Amendment of Civil Procedure Code

BANGKOK, Sept 11 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given a green light to the draft Civil Procedure Code Amendment Act in the hope of reducing the number of cases in court. Following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesperson Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkumnerd made known that approval has been granted in principle to the draft Civil Procedure Code Amen ...
Date: 11 September 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

Constitutional Court: NCPO Order No. 53/2560 not against Charter

BANGKOK, June 6(NNT) - The Constitutional Court has confirmed an order of the National Council for Peace and Order to limit political activities.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Constitutional Court finds no Problem with Parts of Draft MP Election Law

BANGKOK, May 31 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has so far found at least two provisions in the draft law on the election of the Members of Parliament are not in violation of the charter.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu concerned over Newly-Registered Party’s Charter Amendment Plan

BANGKOK, May 29 (NNT) - A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has expressed concerns over a newly-registered party’s plan to amend the Constitution if elected to office.
Date: 29 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Constitutional Court to review Two Draft Election Laws

BANGKOK, May 23 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court is scheduled to resume the review of the remaining two organic laws governing the election of the Members of Parliament and the Senate.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC ready to amend Senator Bill if ruled Unconstitutional

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) is prepared to make changes to the draft Organic Election of Senators Act if the Constitutional Court says the bill contradicts the permanent charter.
Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Seminar organized on Constitutional Freedom and Executive Powers

BANGKOK, May 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and academies organized a seminar on constitutional freedom and powers of the executive branch.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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

Supreme Patriarch chairs Ceremony to mark 20th Anniversary of Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT) - The Supreme Patriarch has chaired a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Constitutional Court.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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CJ stresses Importance of beefing up Legal Education

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin emphasized the commitment of his administration to leave no stone unturned in reforming the country's legal education system.

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - Private sector workers, who will report to duty on Wednesday, June 5, will be paid twice their regular daily wages, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday.

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) - More than 200 notices have been issued by the Road Transport Department (RTD) as result of consumer complaints via the Whatsapp application during the three days enforcement operation, in conjunction with Adilfitri, which began on May 29.

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Online Trader benefits from Industrial Revolution 4.0

KOTA BHARU, Jun 2 (Bernama) - The Industry Revolution 4.0, which is occurring all over the world, has given huge benefit to online traders in marketing their products to consumers.

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Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

MANILA, May 31 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has released the schedule of the public panel interview of hopefuls vying for a Supreme Court (SC) post, to be vacated by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo who will compulsorily retire on July 29.

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) - Bukit Aman's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has a new Intelligence/Operations deputy director.

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Give Mandatory Counselling, Community Service Sessions to Road Bullies - MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) has suggested that compulsory counselling and community service sessions be meted out to individuals detained for dangerous driving and road rage.

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