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House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.

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DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday welcomed the proposed bill at the House of Representatives, which will amend provisions of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation Code to legalize motorcycle-for-hire services.
Date: 16 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Senate OKs Bicam Report on Child Seatbelt Bill

MANILA, Jan 10 (PNA) - A measure aimed at protecting infants and young children from deaths and serious injuries arising from road crashes and other traffic-related incidents is just a step away from becoming law after the Senate ratified the bill mandating use of seatbelts for children in motor vehicles.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 15 January 2019.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 32; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore to abolish Motorcycle Toll Charges at Second Link from January 21

SINGAPORE, Jan 1 (Bernama) - Singapore will match the removal of motorcycle tolls at the Second Link from Jan 21, 2019, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport today.
Date: 01 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Grab set to compensate Taxi Firm Vinasun $210K

The Ho Chi Minh City court on Friday ordered ride-hailing firm Grab to pay 4.8 billion dong ($210,300) worth of compensation to local taxi firm Vinasun.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Land Transport Authority of Singapore Act.  
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 46; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Registration and Licensing) (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 879; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Road Traffic (Vehicular Emissions Tax) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 881; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

MMDA to impose Higher Fines on Illegal Parking Next Year

MANILA, Dec 19 (PNA) - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing higher fines against illegally parked vehicles starting Jan. 7, 2019.
Date: 19 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Land Public Transport (Amendment) Act 2018

Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: Act A1574 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Speed Limit (Pantai Sentral Interchange) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 13 December 2018.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 313 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Bill of the Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2018

This Bill seeks to amend the Road Transport Act 1987, in order to strengthen the enforcement power under Act 333 by expanding the powers of the traffic warden which are currently assigned to the persons appointed by the Dato Bandar, the Perbadanan Putrajaya, the President of a Municipal Council and the Chairman of a Municipal Council to the persons ...
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: DR 34 of 2018; Source: Parliament

Dewan Rakyat passes Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The Dewan Rakyat today passed the Road Transport (Amendment) Bill 2018 to improve the cancellation process of vehicle registration and to facilitate local authorities dispose of abandoned vehicles in their respective areas.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Road Transport Act Amendment Bill tabled for First Reading

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Minister of Transport Anthony Loke Siew Fook has tabled the Road Transport Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 for first reading in Dewan Rakyat today.
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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.

Indonesia, Australia sign Maritime Cooperation Plan Indonesia should create New Maritime Map: Minister Transportation Minister to simplify Regulation that hinder Investment 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’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

House OKs 'New' Road Board Abolition Bill on Second Reading

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on second reading a new bill that would “genuinely abolish” the graft-ridden Road Board.

DOTr backs Bill legalizing Motorcycles-for-Hire Senate OKs Bicam Report on Child Seatbelt Bill MMDA to impose Higher Fines on Illegal Parking Next Year 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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Judge unconvinced by Rapist’s Excuse

A supreme Court judge labelled a 72-year-old man’s excuse that police threats were the reason he confessed to raping a minor in Kampong Chhnang province in 2013 as “unreasonable”.

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

BANGKOK, Jan 16 (NNT) - Businesses needing to make payments to the Customs Department can now do so through online banking.

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

MANILA, Jan 17 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared Jan. 21, 2019 (Monday), a special non-working day in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Isabela City, and Cotabato City for the plebiscite of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (BERNAMA) - The Ministry of Defence will table a White Paper on Defence which will detail the tasks and roles of the Malaysian Armed Forces, said Defence Deputy Minister Senator Liew Chin Tong.

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 17 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today proposed that the government conduct an audit on the rights of the indigenous people to ensure that they are in line with the United Nations declaration.

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

A man who was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for a 2007 rape asked the Appeal Court on Tuesday to release him on bail as he was suffering from mental illness.

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

MANILA, Jan 16 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge Ronald Moreno as Associate Justice of the Sandiganbayan.

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

THE government said it would not rescind its ban on UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee from entering Myanmar, despite her recent request, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

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Pay the Minimum Wage or face Legal Action, Employers told

Employers in Laos will be subject to legal action if authorities discover they are failing to pay their workers the minimum wage.

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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