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Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers

The Yangon Regional Government will enforce stricter regulations on taxis waiting for passengers in highway bus terminal compounds and at Yangon International Airport, the regional minister for Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communication said Monday.

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Police to push for Forfeiture of Cars used in Illegal Races

The traffic police to push for forfeitures of vehicles used in illegal races as a warning to errant motorists who wilfully disregard the safety of other road users.  
Date: 18 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House moves to harmonize Metro Manila Rules

The House committee on Metro Manila Development chaired by Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) approved a draft substitute bill which seeks to harmonize the rules that will govern the entire Metro Manila to improve effectiveness of delivering services to the public.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to address Present-Day Issues and chart New Paths

SINGAPORE, Nov 13, (Antara) - The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia's most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14 - 16 March next year. The biennial event will expect to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countrie ...
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Bus Company loses YBS Licence after Complaints of Poor Service

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) cancelled the licence of a public-private partnership (PPP) company under the Yangon Bus Services (YBS) due to poor service.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Malaysia to develop Logistic Partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific

HONG KONG, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia will focus on developing and expanding its logistics partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific countries, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Parliament: Express Bus Drivers to be compelled to obtain Driver Card Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - Starting next year, all express bus drivers will be compelled to obtain a driver card, while drivers of other bus classes will be allowed to obtain the card in stages until 2019.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Amendment) Act 2017

This Bill seeks to amend the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Act 2004.
Date: 05 November 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 37 of 2017; Source: Parliament

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 6) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P. U. (A) 332 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Transocean Oil Pte Ltd’s Bunkering Licences

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Transocean Oil Pte Ltd (“Transocean”), with effect from 6 November 2017. Transocean will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Maritime and Port Authority

Drones or UAV Operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP

MANILA, Nov 8 (PNA) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminded all Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) operators and hobbyist that strict implementation of a “no-fly zone” will be implemented in areas where the 31st ASEAN Summit will be held from November 9 to 17, 2017 in Manila and Clark.
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister

Bandung, W Java, Nov 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia currently needs to prepare a new maritime map to overcome legal problems in the maritime field, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.
Date: 03 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government to compensate Two Highway Concessionaires for Toll Abolishment

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) - The Federal government will compensate PLUS Malaysia Bhd (PLUS) for the abolishment of toll collection at Batu Tiga, Sungai Rasau along the Federal Highway and, at the Bukit Kayu Hitam toll plaza in Kedah.
Date: 02 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Federal Roads (Private Management) (Collection of Tolls) (Bukit Kayu Hitam-Jitra Highway) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 1 November 2017.
Date: 31 October 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U.(A) 335 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister

Bandung, W Java, Nov 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia currently needs to prepare a new maritime map to overcome legal problems in the maritime field, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.

Transportation Minister to simplify Regulation that hinder Investment Ministry to follow Supreme Court's Decision on Online Taxi Service Ministry to propose Intermodal Transportation Law more

Festival Committee to regulate Parking Fees

The organising committee of this year's Vientiane boat racing festival will conduct regular checks to seek out opportunists looking to charge high prices for parking.

Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness Measures revealed to resolve Illegal Car Imports more

Parliament: Express Bus Drivers to be compelled to obtain Driver Card Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) - Starting next year, all express bus drivers will be compelled to obtain a driver card, while drivers of other bus classes will be allowed to obtain the card in stages until 2019.

Bill of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (Amendment) Act 2017 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 6) Order 2017 Government to compensate Two Highway Concessionaires for Toll Abolishment more

Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers

The Yangon Regional Government will enforce stricter regulations on taxis waiting for passengers in highway bus terminal compounds and at Yangon International Airport, the regional minister for Electricity, Industry, Tra ...

All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles Bus Company loses YBS Licence after Complaints of Poor Service No New Regulations yet against Cars parked Illegally Overnight more

House moves to harmonize Metro Manila Rules

The House committee on Metro Manila Development chaired by Rep. Winston Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) approved a draft substitute bill which seeks to harmonize the rules that will govern the entire Metro Manila to ...

Drones or UAV Operations restricted during 31st ASEAN Summit: CAAP I-ACT vows Stricter Implementation of Traffic Rules Bill banning Unattended Children in Vehicles OK’d on 2nd Reading more

Police remind New Car Buyers to register their Vehicles within stipulated Time

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Deputy Spokesman for the Royal Thai Police has asserted that drivers of red plated vehicles that are not registered by their buyers within 60 days of purchase will incur a fine of up to 10,000 ...

Vehicles with Temporary License Plates to be registered in 60 Days Drivers of New Vehicles without Proper License Plates to face Fine Traffic Violators given Second Chance more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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