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Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of passengers.

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Road Traffic (Vehicles Used for Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that certain vehicles are exempted under this Order for a specified period for non‑citizen individuals to take part in the series of meetings between representatives of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea taking place in Singapore between 10 June 2018 and 14 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 400; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) (Vehicles Used for Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - Exemption) (No. 2) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 4 June 2018.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 398; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 3 June 2018.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 389; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (Specified Time Prohibition) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 136 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

National Speed Limit (Temporary Cessation) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order has effect from 8 June 2018 to 22 June 2018.
Date: 07 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 137 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Police Use of Armoured Vehicles - Exemption) Order 2018

This Order is in force for the period between 3 June 2018 and 30 June 2018.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 375; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

No Road Tax Renewal for Owners of Vehicles with Old Takata Airbags

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry has ordered the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to disallow road tax renewal for owners of vehicles with old Takata airbags.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House to enhance CAAP Powers

The House committees on government enterprises and privatization and on transportation jointly approved the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will fine-tune House Bill 7407 seeking to strengthen the powers of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Active Mobility (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 367; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 31 May 2018.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 330; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 31 May 2018.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 329; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Police to introduce Traffic Offences Points System

BANGKOK, May 28 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police plans to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety in Thailand.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Decision to scrap HSR is final, says PM

PETALING JAYA, May 28 (Bernama) - Malaysia has made a final decision to scrap the High-Speed Rail project between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and will potentially have to pay RM500 million in compensation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. "It is a final decision but it will take time because we have an agreement with Singapore.  ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017

The Bill seeks to protect and minimize death and injury of children through vehicular accidents by imposing safety standards for the transportation of children in motor vehicles.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1818 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Online Taxi Safety Standards deemed Weak

Jakarta, Mar 23 (ANTARA News) - Online taxi safety standards are viewed as being weak due to rampant crimes by drivers of such services as was experienced by 29-year-old Yun Siska Rohani.

Indonesia, Australia sign Maritime Cooperation Plan Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister Transportation Minister to simplify Regulation that hinder Investment more

Most Youths don’t understand Traffic Regulations: Police

Most young people aged between 15 and 20 still lack knowledge of the traffic regulations and this is contributing to road accidents, according to traffic police.

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, with help from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is drawing up a National Logistics Master Plan to supplement the existing National Transport Master Plan in ...

Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City Government to regulate Ride-Hailing Mobile Apps Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers more

Court of Appeal affirms Marina Transport Ban vs Sulpicio Lines

MANILA, June 18 (PNA) - The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the ruling of Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) issued in 2015 which banned Sulpicio Lines, Inc. (SLI) from engaging in the transport and carriage of pass ...

House to enhance CAAP Powers Bill of the Children in Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2017 Court accepts Lawsuit against Ford over Substandard Vehicles more

Police to introduce Traffic Offences Points System

BANGKOK, May 28 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police plans to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety in Thailand.

NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading NLA approves Amendment to Thai Ship Act Applicants for Driving Licence must show Medical Certificate more

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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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