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President’s Order on Promulgation of Seven Laws

Hanoi, Jul 5 (VNS/VNA) - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on July 4 to announce the President’s order on the promulgation of seven laws which were adopted at the seventh session of the 14th National Assembly. These laws include the Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention, Law on Architecture, and revised Law on Education, ...
Date: 05 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Service Package launched to prevent Child Labour, Abuse

HCM City, Jun 30 (VNA) - The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on June 28 launched a pilot service package designed to reduce child labour and prevent accident, abuse and violence against children.
Date: 30 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Man gets Eight-Year Jail Term for disrupting Security in HCM City

HCM City, Jun 28 (VNA) – The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on June 28 sentenced a man to eight years in prison for disrupting security according to Article 118 of the Penal Code 2015.
Date: 28 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Man jailed for Eight Years for Subversive Acts

HCM City, Jun 27 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on June 27 handed an eight-year prison sentence to a man for engaging in activities aimed to overthrow the people’s administration.
Date: 27 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam promotes Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law

Hanoi, Jun 25 (VNA) - The Vietnamese Government and people always respect and promote the implementation of International Humanitarian Law, especially the 1949 Geneva Conventions, a Vietnamese official has said.
Date: 25 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA passes Laws, Resolutions on Last Working Day

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The 14th National Assembly adopted several laws and resolutions on June 14, the last working day of the seventh session.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Revised Laws on Criminal Judgment Execution, Education adopted

Hanoi, Jun 14 (VNA) - The revised Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments and the revised Law on Education were adopted on June 14 during the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 14 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Three Laws go through National Assembly on June 13

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Three laws were approved by the National Assembly on June 13, the 19th working day of the 14th NA’s 7th session.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

National Assembly adopts Law on Architecture

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - With 88.64 percent of approval votes, the National Assembly passed the Law on Architecture at its ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Revised Tax Management, Public Investment Laws passed

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Up to 91.32 percent of National Assembly deputies approved the revised Law on Tax Management during their ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Two former officers of the public security sector involved in the case of acquiring public properties and land in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City had their jail sentences reduced at an appeal trial in Hanoi on June 13.
Date: 13 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

NA adopts Resolution on Law Building Programme in 2020

Hanoi, Jun 11 (VNA) - The National Assembly on June 11 passed a resolution on the legislature’s programme of building laws and ordinances in 2020 and adjustments to the law and ordinance building plan in 2019.
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Government to crack down on Trade Fraud with Tough Penalties

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNS/VNA) - The Government will adopt stricter penalties to prevent foreign goods being exported to the other markets under Vietnamese labels to avoid tariffs. Experts forecast that firms exporting goods from countries subject to high tax rates would find ways to illegally transfer the goods to Vietnam and then export them to the ...
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Resolution on Law on the Organization of People’s Courts passed

Hanoi, Jun 10 (VNA) - The resolution amending and supplementing Resolution No. 81/2014/QH13 on the implementation of the Law on the Organisation of People’s Courts sailed through the National Assembly during its seventh session in Hanoi on June 10.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Government Bond futures Contracts to be launched

Hanoi, Jun 8 (VNA) - Government bond futures contract, a new product in the derivatives market, will be traded on the Hanoi Stock Exchange on July 4, the State Securities Commission (SSC) has said. Preparations for ...

Central Bank to continue managing Monetary Policy Central Bank sets to tighten Unsecured Consumer Finance Vietnam to launch First Crytocurrency Exchange more

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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Man gets Eight-Year Jail Term for disrupting Security in HCM City

HCM City, Jun 28 (VNA) – The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on June 28 sentenced a man to eight years in prison for disrupting security according to Article 118 of the Penal Code 2015.

Two Former Public Security Officers have Jail Sentences reduced HCM City Court upholds Jail Sentence for Phan Van Anh Vu Man receives Six-Year Jail Term for Anti-State Activity more

NA Deputies scrutinize Labour Law

Hanoi, May 29 (VNA) - During the ongoing seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA), deputies on May 29 discussed the draft amended Labour Law which has been attracting public concern in recent times.

Vietnam ratifies ILO Convention on Employment for Disabled Workers Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line 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

Revised Tax Management, Public Investment Laws passed

Hanoi, Jun 13 (VNA) - Up to 91.32 percent of National Assembly deputies approved the revised Law on Tax Management during their ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on June 13.

Regulations being revised to implement CPTPP Ministry proposes lowering CIT for SMEs more

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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