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Entertainment Clubs in Federal Territories not above the Law

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 21 (Bernama) - Entertainment clubs in the Federal Territories are not above the law, said Azman Mahmood, chief coordinator of Fight Illegal Activities Integrated Operation or Ops BAH, in dismissing claims that some entertainment outlets were granted immunity from prosecution. "In the Federal Territories there are about 1,800 ...
Date: 21 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House Panel okays Bill on Marine Resources Preservation

MANILA, Apr 20 (PNA) - As the government gears up for the temporary closure of Boracay to rehabilitate the popular tourist destination, the House of Representatives' appropriations committee has approved a measure seeking the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in all coastal municipalities and cities in the country. According to a ...
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ConCom proposed Charter strengthens PH claim on WPS

MANILA, Apr 19 (PNA) - A sub-committee of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution has approved proposed revisions to the article on the National Territory which will strengthen the Philippines' rightful claim on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and sovereign rights over its ...
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Special Court on Sexual Crimes against Children set to dispose off Cases within Six Months

KUCHING, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Special Court on Sexual crimes Against Children has set a target to dispose off cases within six months after they are registered with the court. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the factor on urgency was crucial to safeguard the victims' welfare and int ...
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House Panels approve Palace-backed BBL

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Two House of Representatives' panels have approved the Palace-endorsed version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). In an executive session on Monday, the House committee on Muslim affairs, voting 5-3, and special committee on peace, unity and reconciliation, voting 6-4, approved Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema's m ...
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ConCom votes to raise CHR as Constitutional Body

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted to raise the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to the status of an independent constitutional commission sans prosecutorial powers. Sixteen ConCom members voted in favor of raising the proposal with o ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Chief Justice to release Malaysian Judgments Portal today

Chief Justice Tun Raus Sharif will release the beta version of the Malaysian Judgments Portal (“the Portal”) on Monday, 16 April at an event hosted by the University of Malaya at their Faculty of Law. The Portal, proposed as the official repository of Malaysian judgments and rulings, aims to develop a centralised and consistent approach ...
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Asean LIP Reporter

Duterte approves Six-Year MSME Development Plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Anti-Fake News 2018 is a deterrence law to give a clear message that each individual is responsible for sharing correct, healthy and valid news and information. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said in a statement today said the law was also the first of its kind in the ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Anti-Fake News Act gazetted Today

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) - The Anti-Fake News Act 2018 which was passed by the Dewan Rakyat and Dewan Negara earlier this month, was gazetted today. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Act had received the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V. In his speech at the launch of the National Journalists' Da ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

No Evidence of Anti-Competitive Behaviour in Pharmaceutical, Building Material Sectors - MyCC

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) said there was no conclusive evidence of anti-competitive behaviour between industry players in the pharmaceutical and building material sectors in Malaysia based on its two market review reports. The findings of the two market reviews - 'Market Review on Pharmaceutica ...
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Court rules No Proof on US$3.657 Billion Loss by 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ruled that there was no evidence that showed 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) suffered losses of US$3.657 billion, as well as proof of misconduct by members of the company's board of directors. Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad said the Attorney-General and the Malaysian Anti-Corrup ...
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

US wants Code of Conduct on West PH Sea Negotiations 'Transparent'

MANILA, Apr 6 (PNA) - As an "interested party" in the achievement of peace in the Pacific region, the United States is encouraging transparency in the negotiations for the crafting of the Code of Conduct (COC) on the West Philippine Sea. In a conference call with the press on Thursday, Patrick Murphy, US State Department's Principal Deputy Ass ...
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Pulau Batu Puteh: ICJ to hear Malaysia's judgment Revision Application on June 18

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 (Bernama) - The International Court of Justice (ICJ), in The Hague will hold public hearings of Malaysia's request for interpretation of the ICJ judgment concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca or Pulau Batu Puteh, from June 18 to June 22 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The ICJ, in a press release on its website yesterda ...
Date: 06 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dewan Negara passes Amendments on Limitation, Sports Development Bills

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 4 (Bernama) - The Dewan Negara today passed the Limitation (Amendment) Bill 2018 to give fair opportunity to plaintiffs who wished to pursue legal action on latent damages incurred in construction cases. Dewan Negara president Tan Sri S. A. Vigneswaran announced that the bill was passed with a majority voice vote after six se ...
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tax Amnesty Law under Review, will be “Fair,” Minister says

The authorities will closely supervise the drafting of the tax amnesty law, ensuring that it is fair and discourages tax avoidance and money laundering, Union Minister of Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win said Monday during a meeting with the Vice President at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office.  ...
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Tax News; Source: Myanmar Times

Dewan Rakyat passes Anti- Fake News Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 aimed at suppressing the spread of false news as well as creating preventive measures. The bill was passed through a majority vote at the committee level with an amendment to Clause four to replace the word 'knowingly' with the word 'maliciously'. A ...
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Senate passes Supplementary Supply Bill (2017) 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The Senate today passed the Supplementary Supply Bill (2017) 2018, totaling RM7.12 billion, with a majority voice vote after the third reading. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the annual budget was made based on the needs and commitment submitted by ministries or departments. However, the governme ...
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NLA approves Principles of Petroleum Income Tax Act

BANGKOK, Mar 29 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the principles of the Petroleum Income Tax Act which the government says is in line with international standards of petroleum income tax. The bill was proposed by the Cabinet where Deputy Minister of Finance Wisudhi Srisuphan said the bill is an amendment of its 1971 ...
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Anti-Fake News Bill: Jail amended to Six years from Ten Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 29 (Bernama) - The proposed 10 years jail sentence provided for under the Anti-Fake News Bill 2018 will be amended to six years. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the amendment for offences under Clause 4 and 5 of the bill was made by the government after considering the views of ...
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Employers can screen Job Candidates through Child Registry

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 28 (Bernama) - Employers can check on whether an individual has been involved in child-related crime through the Child Registry issued by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, said its Deputy Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun. She said the check would ensure that individuals employed in institutions involving ...
Date: 28 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama


CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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