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Political Restrictions to be reduced after Enforcement of Organic Laws

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order’s ban on political activities will be lifted once the remaining organic acts come into force.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.
Date: 24 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Chitralada Technology Institute Act

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to endorse an act to establish the Chitralada Technology Institute by unanimous consent.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.
Date: 23 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree lifted in Seven Southern Districts

PATTANI, June 17 (NNT) - The government has declared the lifting of the emergency decree in seven southern border districts following a decline in violence in the far South.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government seeks Technology and Innovation in Public Administration

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The government's focus on its Thailand 4.0 agenda continues to emphasize the incorporation of technology and innovation in public administration. Government officials must also adapt to these technological upgrades, in order to provide the public with fast and convenient service, according to the Prime Minister’s Offi ...
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Party Meetings and Election Campaign to be allowed after Promulgation of Election Laws

BANGKOK, June 16 (NNT) - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will revoke its ban on political activities after the enforcement of the last two organic election bills.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA sets up Committee to vet National Strategy Bill

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has resolved to establish a vetting committee to consider any adjustments to the draft National Strategy Act before a voting session is held next month.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government continues addressing Conflict Over Judges’ homes on Doi Suthep

CHIANG MAI, June 15 (NNT) - Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana has confirmed the government’s determination to peacefully resolve controversy over the residential project at the foot of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai province.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC urges EC, Political Parties to prepare for Election

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman, Meechai Ruchuphan has called on the Election Commission of Thailand and political parties to make preparations for next year’s election.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu leads Discussion on Legal Obstacles related to General Election

BANGKOK, June 15 (NNT) - The deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has held a meeting to discuss legal obstacles related to the upcoming election.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Prawit: Two Organic Laws must be enacted before Political Activities Ban lifted

BANGKOK, June 14 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister for security affairs Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has asserted that lifting the political activities ban, first requires the completion of another two organic laws.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Registration of People with Low Incomes, Phase Two

YALA, June 16 (NNT) - Officers of Muang Yala District have made haste to get people on low incomes who didn't register for welfare in 2017 to obtain the rights of welfare in phase two of the Sustainable Thai Patriotism Project.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA President: Draft MP Election Law already with PM Prayut

BANGKOK, June 13 (NNT) - The President of the National Legislative Assembly has confirmed that the draft law on the election of the Members of Parliament has already been submitted to the Prime Minister.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Court Rulings end Concerns, enable Roadmap to proceed

BANGKOK, June 10 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court’s verdicts on the draft Organic Election of MPs Act, and the draft Organic Selection of Senators Act have helped “clear the air” for political parties and those concerned about the laws’ constitutionality.
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry to address Unemployment among New Graduates

BANGKOK, June 10 (NNT) - The government has launched a project to supply the labor market with groups of graduates in a move to alleviate unemployment among those in the newly graduated sector.
Date: 10 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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