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72 Summonses issued during Chinese New Year Operations in Perlis - JPJ

KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 72 summonses for various offences in conjunction with a 2018 Chinese New Year Special Operation last night.

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DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law

To ensure the safety and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in all places, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with other implementing agencies will conduct anew access audit on both private and public establishments.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Public Works and Highways

Johor mulls imposing Surcharge for reloading Touch N Go at CIQ

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The state government is considering a proposal to impose a SGD10 (RM40) surcharge to Touch n Go card holders who reload the card at the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) and at the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex.
Date: 12 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board

The House Committees on Government Reorganization and Public Works and Highways approved the substitute bill abolishing the Road Board, paving the way for a more transparent and proactive utilization of funds collected through the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

More Foreign Competition will help Logistics Sector Grow: PIDS

MANILA, Feb 12 (PNA) - The Philippines should implement reforms aimed at introducing more foreign competition into transport and logistics industry in a bid to boost export competitiveness, according to a study by state think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Rapid Transit Systems (Creation of Rights) Notification 2018

This is to notify that an Authority or any person authorised by the Authority may, at any reasonable time, enter upon the railway area and exercise such rights as are described in the Schedule in, under or over the railway area for the purpose of inspection.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 78; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Chingay Parade 2018) (Exemption) Order 2018

The Minister for Transport notifies the exemption of certain vehicles during certain hours for a specific period from the part of the road specified in the Schedule in the event of Chingay Parade 2018.
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 79; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore concludes Open Skies Agreement with Guyana

Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement with Guyana on 4 February 2018. Under the Agreement, the airlines of Singapore and Guyana will be able to fly any number of services between both countries as well as beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. In addition, cargo carriers will b ...
Date: 04 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Transport

House approves Child Car Seat Bill on Final Reading

MANILA, Feb 6 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to provide special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 06 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Road Transport (Slow Moving Vehicles) (Prohibition on Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 7 February 2018.  
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: PU (A) 21 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Singapore Airshow 2018) (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order is made by the Minister for Transport to inform of the Exempt Category of vehicles for the Singapore Airshow 2018 event to be held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 6 to 11 February 2018.
Date: 02 February 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 74; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Drivers who cause Harm: Sentencing Framework set out

A new three-tier sentencing framework for those who cause grievous hurt due to negligence on the road was set by the High Court Judge.
Date: 01 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

House approved Proposed “Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act”

The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, approved on Tuesday House Bill 6938 seeking to provide special protection of child passengers in motor vehicles.
Date: 31 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Notice under Section 70 of the Road Transport Act 1987

The Commissioner of the City of Kuala Lumpur makes this Order for the purpose of amending the First Schedule of the Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (City of Kuala Lumpur) Order 2016.
Date: 30 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (B) 59 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Transport (Prohibition of Use of Road) (Federal Roads) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 5 February 2018
Date: 30 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 17 of 2018; 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

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

Yangon Government to issue permits to Vehicles Registered in the City

The Yangon regional government will give a permit to vehicles which are entrusted to smelting factories and which have a Yangon address, Daw Nilar Kyaw, Regional Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport and Communica ...

Government to regulate Ride-Hailing Mobile Apps Yangon Region to take action on Miscreant Taxi Drivers All Yangon Taxis have until Year-End to register their Vehicles more

DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law

To ensure the safety and inclusivity of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in all places, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with other implementing agencies will conduct anew access audit on ...

House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board More Foreign Competition will help Logistics Sector Grow: PIDS House approves Child Car Seat Bill on Final Reading more

Rapid Transit Systems (Creation of Rights) Notification 2018

This is to notify that an Authority or any person authorised by the Authority may, at any reasonable time, enter upon the railway area and exercise such rights as are described in the Schedule in, under or over the ...

Road Traffic (Chingay Parade 2018) (Exemption) Order 2018 Singapore concludes Open Skies Agreement with Guyana Road Traffic (Singapore Airshow 2018) (Exemption) (No. 2) Order 2018 more

Cabinet approves Draft Regulation on Motorway Toll Collection

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The Cabinet has granted approval to a draft regulation concerning the collection of tolls on the Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya Motorway. After this week’s Cabinet meeting, Advisor to the Min ...

Police Reminder that Law Violating Cabs will be punished Traffic Violators to join Community Service to promote Road Safety Police at Checkpoints may be punished over Road Accidents more

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DDG Pascua represents IPOPHL at HIPOC and WIPO High-Level Forum

Tokyo, Japan. Deputy Director General Teodoro C. Pascua presented the developments in the intellectual property system and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) in response to global trends. DDG Pascua represented Director General Josephine R. Santiago and the IPOPHL at the Heads of Intellectual Property Office Conference (HIPOC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) High-Level Forum 2018 held on February 19-23 in Tokyo, Japan. The HIPOC and the High Level Forum were co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO).

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NLA approves 14 Administrative Court judges

BANGKOK, 23 February 2018 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the proposed nominees for 14 Administrative Court judges.

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IBP creates Task Force to probe Attacks Vs Lawyers

MANILA, Feb 24 (PNA) - After the attack on the lawyer of a self-confessed drug lord and the recent ambush of lawyer in Quezon City, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has created a task force to investigate and prosecute those behind the killings of lawyers.

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President nominates Warjiyo as Central Bank Governor

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has proposed Perry Warjiyo as the sole candidate of Bank Indonesia (BI/the central bank) governor for 2018-2023 period, a legislator said.

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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DTI updates MSMES on PH’s Free Trade Pact

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is boosting its Free Trade Arrangements (FTAs) with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEPT) ASEAN plus 6, PH-EU (27 countries) and Asia Pacific (APEC’s 21 member economies).

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Start-ups, SMEs Call for Greater Access to Loans by Foreign Banks

Start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now calling for equal treatment of foreign and local banks as this will give them more options to borrow money for growth.

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More Support for Firms to innovate and go International Companies

The government will provide more support to firms that buy solutions and for those that develop their own innovations or team up with partners, in the form of tax reliefs.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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DCA is now known as CAAM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has been transformed into the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) effective today in line with the government's commitment to spur the nation's aviation industry to greater heights.

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PHL Embassy in Moscow issues Urgent Reminder: no Legal Status for Household Service Workers in Russia

MOSCOW, Feb 19 - In an advisory issued on February 13, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow reminded that “the category of household service worker is an occupation not open to Filipinos.” The Embassy issued the advisory after receiving queries from the public and media if Filipino household service workers could legally work in Russia.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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