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NLA passes Seven Bills

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand endorsed the draft Land Code Amendment Act in its first reading this week and passed into law seven other acts this week.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Voters reminded of Rights under 2017 Constitution

BANGKOK, Feb 5 (NNT) - Pertinent information for voters has been announced by authorities in preparation for the general election.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA endorses Ethical Standards Bill

BANGKOK, Feb 2 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed into law the draft Ethical Standards Bill which provides civil servants, state authorities, and governing bodies with ethical guidelines.
Date: 02 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Rules of conduct and campaigning set by EC

BANGKOK, Feb 1 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has prepared a space on the second floor of its headquarters to register MP candidates and proposed Prime Ministers starting this February 4, while Bangkok authorities have decided which roadways and connecting sois can be used for the placement of campaign posters.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA to pass 100 More Laws before its Dissolution

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - Incumbent lawmakers will pass no fewer than 100 laws before leaving office, according to the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Pornpetch Wichitcholchai.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Medical Supplies, Services Now under Price Control

BANGKOK, Jan 23 (NNT) - The Commerce Minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said the cabinet meeting has approved the Ministry of Commerce’s proposal to include medical supplies and services in this year’s list of price-controlled goods and services.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Draft Municipal Act sails through NLA’s Final Reading

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) unanimously passed the draft Municipal Act into law on Friday.
Date: 26 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Amended Land Traffic Act through NLA’s First Reading

BANGKOK, Nov 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle an amendment of the Land Traffic Act in its first reading, with 157 lawmakers voting in favor, none against, and two abstaining.
Date: 19 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Thailand first in ASEAN to ban Production, Imports, Sales of Products containing Trans Fats

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - The Public Health Minister, Clin. Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said Thailand’s ban on artificial trans fats came into effect last week, making the country the first in the ASEAN to ban the production, imports, and sales of partially hydrogenated oils as well as any food items that contain them.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government establishes Justice Fund to reduce Inequality

BANGKOK, Dec 31, (NNT) - The government has a policy to address inequality and increase opportunities for disadvantaged people by establishing a justice fund in accordance with the Justice Fund Act 2015.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA tables Bills on Municipal Councilors, Bangkok and Pattaya Governors

BANGKOK, Dec 20 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is considering the draft act for the election of municipal councilors and expects to finish deliberations within 2-3 weeks.
Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves NY Gifts and Measures dealing with inequality

BANGKOK, Dec 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved a range of measures to serve as New Year’s gifts to the public, and intended as well to reduce social disparity.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOAC delivers Tax Cut Coupons for Rubber Tire Purchases

BANGKOK, Dec 19 (NNT) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) has delivered tax discount coupons from rubber tire purchases under the Shopping for the Country campaign.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Establishment of Office to address Social Disparity

BANGKOK, Dec 18, (NNT) - The Cabinet this week resolved to establish an office to address social disparity, as suggested by the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Min of Labor's five NY Gifts

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has introduced five measures in support of employers and employees alike, calling them New Year’s gifts to the people.
Date: 17 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Royal Gazette publishes NCPO’s Order to lift Political Ban

BANGKOK, Dec 12 (NNT) - Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has finally lifted political restrictions imposed since 2014, allowing political gatherings and election campaigns ahead of next year’s general election.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA confirms its Adherence to Rule of Law

BANGKOK, Dec 10 (NNT) - The head of the Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, has assured the public of the legislature’s commitment to following the rule of law.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Donations to Political Party now Tax Deductible

BANGKOK, Dec 9 (NNT) - The government has announced that donations to political parties are now tax deductible to encourage people to support the role of political parties.
Date: 09 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

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ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

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Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

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ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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