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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

Wildlife Protection Law being amended to carry Harsher Penalties

BANGKOK, Feb 12 (NNT) - The committee of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) in charge of natural resources and the environment is preparing to seek approval for an amended wildlife protection bill that would increase punishments for poaching.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government confirms Legal Action to be taken against High-Profile Poachers

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (NNT) - The government has confirmed its determination to protect the nation's wildlife, saying a case is underway in connection with high-profile suspects charged with illegal hunting in a wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.
Date: 08 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, Environment Minister confirm Legal Action over ItalThai President caught poaching

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, have both confirmed that anyone found to be poaching animals in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary will face legal action.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA still questions New Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is still questioning the new anti-corruption law.
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA continues to deliberate Anti-Corruption Law

BANGKOK, Dec 25 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued to deliberate the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression and is prepared to appoint election commissioners.
Date: 25 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA deliberates Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 22 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has continued its deliberation of the anti-corruption bill.
Date: 22 December 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee adds More Details to new Draft NACC Law to step up Anti-Graft Efforts

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly, which is in charge of the new National Anti-Corruption Commission Act, has proposed additional information to the draft in a bid to step up the fight against corruption.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Committee on Social Affairs hosts Round Table Discussion about New Draft Law on Young Offenders

BANGKOK, Nov 28 (NNT) - A committee of the National Legislative Assembly has hosted a roundtable discussion to collect ideas for the new draft law on the rehabilitation of young offenders.
Date: 28 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Two New Plans to protect against Human Trafficking to be proposed

BANGKOK, 7th November 7 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has prepared two plans to strengthen protection against human trafficking with a focus on protecting employees and matching international practices.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Anti-Corruption Bill

BANGKOK, Nov 3 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved in principle the draft organic law on corruption prevention and suppression. In a meeting with members of the NLA, Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Meechai Ruchupan explained that the bill aims to enhance the credibility and efficiency of the Nati ...
Date: 03 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to submit Draft Law on Anti-Corruption to NLA this Week

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has confirmed its intention to submit a draft law on anti-corruption to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation this week.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Bill in Aid of People involved in Anti-Corruption Work

BANGKOK, Oct 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has endorsed a draft law on the support and protection of people who are engaged in the fight against corruption. After the weekly Cabinet meeting, Government Spokesperson Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkumnerd disclosed that the Cabinet gave the green light to the draft law which was proposed by the Public Sector Anti- ...
Date: 24 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Labor Ministry signs MOU on developing Skilled Workers for EEC

CHONBURI, May 21, (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with educational institutions on developing workers' skills, in preparation for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

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SC Employees call for unity in another 'Red Monday' Action

MANILA, May 21 (PNA) - Supreme Court (SC) officials and employees wore red clothes during Monday’s flag ceremony as they called for unity and for the public to respect the magistrates' ruling on the quo warranto case against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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IPOPHL confers Special Awards to Academic Institutions, Government, and Private Sectors

During the Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) awarded institutions and companies across government, academe, and the private sector who have been the most prolific users of the intellectual property system since 1998.

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CBT: Court rejects Prosecution's Request to recall Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court today dismissed an application by the prosecution in the case of two former Felda senior officers charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetment involving over RM47 million, to recall a rebuttal witness.

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GST, SST, Fuel, Toll among CEP Topics Next Week

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) is expected to further discuss the fuel subsidy, Goods and Services Tax, Sales and Services Tax and the abolition of road tolls in a series of meetings to be held next week, says Tun Daim Zainuddin.

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USIM Faculty of Syariah & Law launches Syarie Legal Aid Clinic

USIM Faculty of Syariah & Law launches Syarie Legal Aid Clinic

Nilai, 19 May 2018: The Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Faculty of Syariah & Law has today launched a Syarie Legal Aid Clinic (the Clinic) to offer legal assistance in Islamic law matters. The launch was officiated by Datuk Dr Mohd Naim Mokhtar, Syariah Court of Appeal judge.

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IPOPHL lauds 11 individuals, Institutions as Intellectual Property Champions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in the recently held Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, recognised 11 outstanding individuals and associations who have been staunch partners of the agency in pushing the intellectual property agenda forward.

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ASEAN Committee in DC holds First Meeting under PH Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship at the Philippine Chancery Annex building on 11 May.

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UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates"

The Institute of Human Rights, in cooperation with the Population Commission, conducted a three-day seminar last April 4 to 6, 2018 entitled “Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates.”

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Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.

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JBC to wait for Final Quo Warranto ruling for CJ Post

MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has not yet opened the position of Chief Justice as it still waits for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the quo warranto case against ousted chief magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Old Commemorative Coins to be demonetized

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) - Commemorative coins minted from 1974 to 1994 are set to be demonetized, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced Friday.

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List of Cabinet Ministers announced

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - Following are the Cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today:

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Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

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Shukri Abdull heads MACC as Chief Commissioner

PETALING JAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull has been named to head the MACC, taking over from Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who resigned from the post last Monday.

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