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Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially involving drink driving.

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PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Select Type of News ; Source: Philippines News Agency

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 March 2019.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 77 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Duterte signs Law requiring Bigger Motorcycle Number Plates

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law requiring bigger and more readable number plates for motorcycle in order to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes.
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Trial Period for Jalan TAR as Pedestrian Zone from April 1

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The trial period for Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (TAR) as a pedestrian zone will be held for one month on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from April 1.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PRRD signs Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act

MANILA, Mar 12 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that requires motor vehicle owners to use child restraint systems when traveling with children.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves on Final Reading Motorcycles-for-Hire Bill

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to allow and regulate the use of motorcycles as public utility vehicle.
Date: 10 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Weight Restrictions (Federal Roads) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 7 March 2019.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 68 of 2019; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Road Traffic (Exemption from Section 35) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 March 2019.
Date: 28 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 119; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Tax Fees in Sabah and Sarawak to be standardized from April 1

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (Bernama) - The road tax fees for registered commercial goods vehicles in Sabah and Sarawak will be standardised using the kerb weight (BTM) criteria from April 1, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Big Fines encourage Road Tax Payment, Official says

Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Free Transport of Relief Goods Proposal approved

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill No. 9087 or the proposed “Relief Goods Free Transportation Act” which seeks to provide for free freight services in the transportation of relief goods to calamity-stricken areas.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Bill designating a "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families" passed

The House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 9069, which seeks to designate the third Sunday of November every year as the "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families."
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in parliament.
Date: 18 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Road Traffic (Electronic Road Pricing System) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 18 February 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 87; 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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Big Fines encourage Road Tax Payment, Official says

Large fines meted out by authorities on slow paying vehicle owners are forcing more to pay their road tax on time and helping to fill the government’s coffers, according to a Taxation Department official.

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Amending Road Transport Act: PDRM's Views needed for Decision

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 21 (Bernama) - The Transport Ministry will obtain the views of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) on amending the Road Transport Act 1987 to increase the penalty for causing road fatalities, especially i ...

Road Transport (Compounding of Offences) (Perbadanan Putrajaya) (Amendment) Rules 2019 Trial Period for Jalan TAR as Pedestrian Zone from April 1 Weight Restrictions (Federal Roads) (Amendment) Order 2019 more

Parliament asks Public for Input on Right to Recall Bill

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral legislature) has asked people to read the proposed Right to Recall Bill drafted by the Union Election Commission, which would give voters the power to unseat their representatives in par ...

Yangon’s New Automotive Policy to commence in October Government to issue New Licenses for Commercial Vehicles Strategy to build up Logistics Sector, Boost National Transport Plan Revealed more

PRRD signs Law abolishing Road Board

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed a law abolishing the Road Board and allowing the disposition of funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC).

Duterte signs Law requiring Bigger Motorcycle Number Plates PRRD signs Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act House approves on Final Reading Motorcycles-for-Hire Bill 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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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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