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Lao Drivers given Licence to drive on Asean Roads

Local authorities have clarified that Lao drivers with international driving permits are able to drive freely in other countries around the world, as Laos has signed up to the relevant convention.

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Singapore to follow Malaysia's Lead, abolish Toll for Motorcyclists at Tuas

SINGAPORE, Nov 5 (Bernama) - The republic will do away the 40 Singapore cents toll on motorcyclists at the Tuas checkpoint, in line with Malaysia's decision to abolish it next year at Linkedua (Second Link).
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Compulsory Child Seats by 2020 - Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Child car seats will be made compulsory for all private cars by 2020, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport (Demerit Points) (Amendment) Rules 2018

This is to notify the amendment of Rule 5 of the Road Transport (Demerit Points) Rules 2017.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 271 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Car-Free Weekend) (Exemption) Order 2018

This is to notify that the e‑trishaws and personal mobility device riders are exempted from the Road Traffic Act on 26 October 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m provided certain specified conditions are satisfied.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 700; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving

PETALING JAYA, Oct 24 (Bernama) - A senior citizen was fined RM7,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for driving a tour bus in a reckless manner, resulting it to crash into five vehicles and caused the death of one person three years ago.
Date: 24 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran

IPOH, Oct 21 (Bernama) - E-hailing and taxi drivers are required to register and make contributions under the Self Employment Social Security Scheme through Social Security Organisation (Socso) effective Nov 1, said Human Resources Minister, M. Kula Segaran.
Date: 21 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Transport Safety Investigations Act 2018

This Act seeks to establish proper procedures to investigate transport occurrences and other matters affecting transport safety and for related purposes, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 37; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Authorisation of Use) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 13 October 2018.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 690; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 10) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 12 October 2018.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 257 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Lorry Driver caught driving against Traffic Flow fined RM10,200

SHAH ALAM, Oct 11 (Bernama) - A lorry driver who drove against traffic flow, resulting in an accident at the North South (PLUS) Expressway was fined by RM10,200, in default 102 days jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for various traffic offences committed in Shah Alam since 2008.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Section 41, Road Transport Act 1987 faces Review

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 8 (Bernama) - Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 will be reviewed to allow for greater punishments imposed on guilty drivers causing deaths including introducing a life-long driving ban. Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the maximum imprisonment of 10 years imposed currently was too lax and had no major impac ...
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Traffic (Authorisation of Use) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the vehicle bearing the registration number TRD5397M is authorised for use within the areas specified in the Schedule from 15 October 2018 to 30 November 2018 subject to the compliance of certain specific conditions.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 611; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Land Transport Authority of Singapore Act.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 41/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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.

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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

Compulsory Child Seats by 2020 - Anthony Loke

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) - Child car seats will be made compulsory for all private cars by 2020, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said.

Road Transport (Demerit Points) (Amendment) Rules 2018 Senior Citizen fined RM7,000 for Reckless Driving E-hailing, Taxi Drivers must register with SOCSO - Kula Segaran more

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October

The much-touted Yangon Vehicle Quota Certificate (YVQC) system for car importers will start in Yangon in October, said U Phyo Min Thein, the region’s chief minister, during a press conference on August 24.

Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City more

Taxi Passenger Rights Bill OK’d on Final Reading

MANILA, Oct 9 (PNA) - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill establishing the rights of passengers of taxis, tourist car transport service (TCTS), and other similar vehicles for hire.

Committee oks Proposed "Sustainable Transportation System Act" House cancels Passage of Road Board Abolition Bill House approves Taxi Passenger Rights Bill on Second Reading more

Singapore to follow Malaysia's Lead, abolish Toll for Motorcyclists at Tuas

SINGAPORE, Nov 5 (Bernama) - The republic will do away the 40 Singapore cents toll on motorcyclists at the Tuas checkpoint, in line with Malaysia's decision to abolish it next year at Linkedua (Second Link).

Road Traffic (Car-Free Weekend) (Exemption) Order 2018 Transport Safety Investigations Act 2018 Road Traffic (Authorisation of Use) (Amendment) Notification 2018 more

New Department of Land Transport Mandate on Public Vans takes effect

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is monitoring public van activity at Bangkok’s Victory Monument, after its ban on 10-year-old public vans takes effect.

Wearing Helmets Mandatory for Both Drivers and Passengers Government: Law to raise Driver's License Penalties still being considered Cabinet agrees to Legal Changes tightening Regulations on Big Bikes more

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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