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Sentences upheld for 13 Rioters in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan, Mar 25 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the central province of Binh Thuan upheld the first instance trial sentences of between two and three years imposed on 13 defendants charged with disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court announces Punishments for Ex-Leaders of Vietsovpetro

Hanoi, Mar 22 (VNA) - Two former leaders of the Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro have been given prison sentences for “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”.
Date: 22 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

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

Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters

Hanoi, Jan 10 (VNA) - The Hanoi People’s Court pronounced the death penalty for two defendants charged with the illegal transportation of drugs at the first instance trial on January 10.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Twelve Defendants sentenced in biggest Fuel Smuggling Case in Vietnam

Binh Thuan, Dec 22 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the south central province of Binh Thuan on December 21 handed out prison sentences to 12 defendants, including two customs officials, involved in a multi-trillion VND fuel smuggling case, the biggest unveiled so far in Vietnam.
Date: 22 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Court reduces Penalty on Former Central Bank Deputy Governor

HCM City, Dec 10 (VNA) - The high-level court in Ho Chi Minh City on December 10 reduced sentences for former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Dang Thanh Binh and two other defendants involved in the losses of over 15 trillion VND (nearly 645.8 million USD) at the Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB).
Date: 10 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Party disciplines Two Former Government Officials

HÀ NỘI, Dec 5 - Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has disciplined two former Government officials for their involvement in violations in the purchase of 95 per cent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
Date: 05 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Nine Drug Traffickers sentenced to Death

HÀ NAM, Nov 30 - The People’s Court in the northern province of Hà Nam on Friday handed down nine death penalties, three life sentences and up to 21 years in prison to members of a drug trafficking ring.
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Woman jailed for insulting National flag

Dak Lak, Nov 30 (VNA) - The People’s Court of Buon Ho town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on November 30 sentenced Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, to 2 years and 9 months in prison for insulting the national flag following Article 276 of the 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009).
Date: 30 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Three Men receive Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

QUẢNG NAM, Nov 28 - Quảng Nam People’s Court has sentenced three people to long prison terms on charges of drug trafficking.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Two imprisoned 29, 27 years for fraud

VIENTIANE, Nov 26 (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Vientiane People’s Court last Wednesday sentenced President of PS Lao Enterprise Souknaly Thepsimeuang to 29 years in prison on six charges including fraud - the biggest case of its kind in public memory.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Borneo Bulletin Online

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SC, DOJ Buildings declared Safe

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Work resumed at the Supreme Court (SC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook parts of Luzon including Metro Manila last Monday.

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SC asked to allow Poll Watchers to take Photos

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - Various individuals and groups asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the ban imposed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on digital photo taking by watchers of candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls.

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Makati Court hears Drug Case vs Ex-NBI Exec

MANILA, Apr 24 (PNA) - A prosecution witness positively identified the former acting regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Mindanao as the owner of a 1,000-square meter lot in Virac, Catanduanes, where a shabu laboratory was uncovered three years ago.

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Mobile Application on Labour Market Information Launched

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Former Lawyer Pleads not Guilty to CBT Over Client's House Sale Proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here today to a charge of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM338,000 which was the proceeds from the sale of a house belonging to his client three years ago.

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Manila Court orders Arrest of Acierto, Seven Others

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - A Manila court has ordered the arrest of former police official Eduardo Acierto and seven others implicated in the smuggling of shabu shipments inside magnetic lifters last year.

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SC orders Inspection of Court Houses in Quake-Affected Areas

MANILA, Apr 23 (PNA) - Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Tuesday ordered an inspection of all court houses in areas affected by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Luzon on Monday afternoon.

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Cybersecurity Challenge should be viewed as an Opportunity - Gobind

CYBERJAYA, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A national innovation ecosystem needs to be developed to transform cybersecurity challenges towards forming new opportunities, ideas and solutions, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today.

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Malaysia signs ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Malaysia has signed the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).

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Former Lawyer charged with Criminal Breach of Trust

SEREMBAN, Apr 23 (Bernama) - A former lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving RM198,592.50, nine years ago.

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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