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NLA passes Corruption Prevention Bills in First Reading

BANGKOK, Oct 6 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) took another step on Friday to combat graft after passing five anti-corruption bills in their first readings.
Date: 06 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to amend Penal Code’s juvenile Crime Law

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is planning to amend the country’s juvenile crime law under the Penal Code.
Date: 07 October 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

Government listens to public opinion on Draft Drug Act

BANGKOK, Sept 5, (NNT) - The Minister of Public Health has underlined that the ministry is willing to listen to feedback from all sides on the draft drug act, in order to make adjustments crucial to the development of the nation’s drug management system.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Army disciplined Child Molester, File for Criminal Charges

BANGKOK, Aug 23 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Army has disciplined its personnel involved in a sexual harassment case. The personnel will also face criminal prosecution.
Date: 23 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiangmai Court hands Suspended Sentence to Malaysian for filing False Police Report

BANGKOK, Aug 20 (Bernama) - A 20 year-old Malaysian was given a four-month suspended sentence by a court in Chiangmai in northern Thailand after pleading guilty to filing a false police report about being robbed by a "westerner."
Date: 20 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

New Anti-Corruption Law Now in effect

BANGKOK, 22 July (NNT) - Thailand’s new anti-corruption law has officially been brought into force.
Date: 22 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court upholds Death Sentence in Spaniard's Murder Case

BAGNKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spaniard male for murdering a fellow countryman and dumping the dismembered body in Chao Phraya River two years ago.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

Thai Lawmakers pass Drug Related Bills in First Readings

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle three drug related bills and proposed the invocation of Article 44 of the interim charter to legalize the use of marijuana in healthcare.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand's Crime Prevention Role read out at CCPCJ

VIENNA, May 15 (NNT) - Thailand's justice minister delivered a speech at the 27th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) where he stressed on the country's commitment and accomplishments in crime prevention.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police drafting Guidelines for tackling Human Trafficking

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police is in the process of drafting its first-ever guidelines for law enforcers to handle human trafficking cases, as the government has set human trafficking as an urgent national agenda.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Civil Servants face Legal Charges for embezzling from Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Education is set to take legal action against 25 people in connection with the embezzlement of Sema Pattana Cheevit Fund.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Kanchanaburi Court grants Bail to Construction Tycoon Premchai and Employees

KANCHANABURI, May 3 (NNT) - Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court of Kanchanaburi province has granted bail to president of Italian-Thai Development Pcl Premchai Karnasuta and three company employees accused of poaching at the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary.
Date: 03 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ombudsman Thailand confirms adherence to Good Governance and Code of Law

BANGKOK, Apr 26 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman Thailand, hosted a seminar on Wednesday on its role under the new Constitution, which was attended by some 700 people representing various relevant groups and agencies.
Date: 26 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 transport.
Date: 21 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DSI to proceed with "Victoria Secret" Human Trafficking Case to Court

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will proceed to court with human trafficking charges involving "Victoria Secret" massage parlor.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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