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MMDA to review Solons' Immunity to Minor Traffic Violations

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will review the proposal to grant legislators immunity to minor traffic violations.

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Use of Seatbelt for Kids hurdles House Com

The House committee on transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes), voting 11-2, approved Monday a substitute bill which seeks to provide special protection to child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

'Taxi Stands for Taxis Only' Rule will be reviewed regularly

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that public taxi facilities, which include taxi stands, are provided primarily for passengers to street-hail in a safe and orderly manner. LTA was responding to a letter from the National Private Hire Vehicles Association on opening up taxi stands to private hire cars.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

The “Dream Star”

Admiralty and shipping - Collision - Regulations
Date: 12 September 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 220; Source: Singapore Law Watch

DSA Consultancy (FZC) v The “Eurohope”

Admiralty and shipping - Admiralty jurisdiction and arrest - Action in rem
Date: 31 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 218; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House Leader calls for Passage of Bill on Air Passengers' Rights

MANILA - A lawmaker has called on the House of Representatives to fast-track the approval of a measure seeking to uphold and protect the rights of air passengers.
Date: 02 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

RTD confident of solving Unpaid AES Summonses by taking Court Action

TANAH MERAH, Sept 3 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (RTD) is confident of solving the problem of errant traffic offenders' refusal to pay their summonses imposed through the Automated Enforcement System (AES) by taking court action.
Date: 03 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Bill of the Sustainable Transportation Act of 2017

An Act Promoting a shift towards a safe, cost-effective, efficient, non-congestive, non-pollutive, and healthy locomotion and seamless and inclusive transportation system for the benefit of all citizens, economy, and society.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1568 of 2017; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Uber, Grab to provide Full Insurance Coverage to Passengers

MANILA - Transportation network companies (TNCs) have agreed to provide comprehensive insurance coverage to commuters.
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTFRB lifts Uber's 1-Month Suspension

MANILA - The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has lifted the one-month suspension of transportation network company (TNC) Uber.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

LTO rolls out 5-year Drivers' License Cards

MANILA - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has rolled out Tuesday the drivers’ license cards with five-year validity.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Uber pays P190-M Fine

MANILA - Transportation network company Uber has paid a fine of PHP190 million imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in lieu of its one-month suspension for accrediting drivers into its new system.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Allocation of Expenses, Costs or Losses) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order shall have effect from the assessment year of 2017.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 249 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 4) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 30 August 2017.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 251 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (West Malaysia) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order comes into operation on 30 August 2017.
Date: 29 August 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 248 of 2017; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Ministry to follow Supreme Court's Decision on Online Taxi Service

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Transportation Ministry will abide by the Supreme Courts (MAs) decision regarding the judicial review of the Transportation Ministers Regulation No. 26/2017 on Public Transportation Service Wi ...

Ministry to propose Intermodal Transportation Law Ministry terminates Australia's Tiger Air Charter Flight Operations more

Lower Logistics Costs to boost Business, Competitiveness

Decreasing the logistics costs for exporting and importing goods is a priority for Laos when it comes to business competitiveness in the region and the rest of the world according to a prominent Lao private sector leader ...

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RTD confident of solving Unpaid AES Summonses by taking Court Action

TANAH MERAH, Sept 3 (Bernama) - The Road Transport Department (RTD) is confident of solving the problem of errant traffic offenders' refusal to pay their summonses imposed through the Automated Enforcement System (AES) b ...

Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation (Allocation of Expenses, Costs or Losses) (Amendment) Order 2017 Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 4) Order 2017 Local Speed Limit (Federal Roads) (West Malaysia) (Amendment) Order 2017 more

Car Importation Policy to be issued by Year End

The government will issue a general car importation policy within the year to put an end to the current confusion in the industry, Commerce Minister U Than Myint told The Myanmar Times.

Mandalay set to rein in Speed Violators Buses made before ‘95 being phased out Strict Speed Limit Enforcement begins in Mandalay more

'Taxi Stands for Taxis Only' Rule will be reviewed regularly

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that public taxi facilities, which include taxi stands, are provided primarily for passengers to street-hail in a safe and orderly manner. LTA was responding to a let ...

The “Dream Star” DSA Consultancy (FZC) v The “Eurohope” STB gets Feedback on Travel Agents Act Changes more

BMTA blacklists Bestlin Group, moves Forward with Bus Acquisitions

BANGKOK, 28th August 2017 - The board of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued an order to blacklist Bestlin Group from the new NGV bus acquisition auction while deciding to draft new Terms of Reference (T ...

Traffic Offenders can pay fine at the Bank BMA imposes Punishment for Metro Line Accidents DPM explains Need for Section 44 in Thai-Chinese Rail Project more

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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ASEAN Lawmakers commend Alvarez

The 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) concluded Tuesday with delegates commending House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for his outstanding performance as president of AIPA.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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