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Amendments to enterprise, Investment Laws must promote SOE Efficiency

Hanoi, Mar 19 (VNS/VNA) - The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger solutions to thoroughly and comprehensively reform State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency, according to the Vietnam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI).
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Government okays debate on Medicinal Marijuana

The government has given a green light to debate and study the possibility of using marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization

HCM City, Mar 18 (VNA) - The High-Level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 upheld imprisonment penalties given to five defendants for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration”.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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.
Date: 12 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: VietnamPlus

Ministry issues Plans for CPTPP Implementation

Hanoi, Mar 8 (VNA) - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has issued a decision on plans for the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Date: 08 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Ministry wants to reduce Tax on Locally Made Auto Parts

Hanoi, Feb 20 (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Finance has asked the Government to amend its laws to eliminate the special consumption tax on locally manufactured auto parts and components, a move which could reduce prices of locally assembled cars.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam asks Countries to respect and implement Law on Territorial Waters

Hanoi, Feb 16 (VNA) - Vietnam has called on countries to continue making active and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability as well as respect and implement relevant international legal obligations on territorial waters and oceans, according to spokesperson of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM issues Plan to implement Law on Amnesty

Hanoi, Feb 13 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a plan to implement the Law on Amnesty, which was approved on November 19, 2018 during the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly and will take effect from July 1, 2019.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM issues Plan on Implementation of Law on Vietnam Coast Guard

Hanoi, Feb 12 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a plan to implement the 2018 Law on Vietnam Coast Guard.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Law System fine-tuned to promote Human rights

Hanoi, Feb 11 (VNA) - Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: VietnamPlus

Laws to be revised to implement CPTPP

Hanoi, Feb 11 (VNA) - Vietnam will revise some laws to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the drafts will be submitted to the National Assembly in May.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident

Hoa Binh, Jan 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Hoa Binh province on January 30 announced sentences to seven defendants implicated in a serious medical incident that killed nine patients at the provincial General Hospital on May 29, 2017.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Enforcement of Grassroots Democracy Regulations reviewed

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) -  The Central Steering Committee for the implementation of grassroots democracy regulations held a conference in Hanoi on January 14 to review the work last year and set out new tasks for 2019.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 26 (VNS/VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam has drafted a regulation which would create favourable conditions for foreign investors to join in the process of State-Owned Enterprises’ (SOEs) privatisation an ...

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Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under th ...

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Vietnam to restrict Imports of Tobacco Material, Egg from Eurasian Economic Union

HANOI, Feb 20 (PNA/Xinhua) - Vietnam will apply import tariffs quotas for tobacco material and poultry eggs from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Indust ...

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Sentences upheld for Five Members of Anti-State Organization

HCM City, Mar 18 (VNA) - The High-Level People’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City on March 18 upheld imprisonment penalties given to five defendants for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration&rdq ...

Jail Sentences announced in Hoa Binh Deadly Medical Incident Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters more

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct ...

Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July more

Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners 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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