vietnam - General & Misc

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

NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

NA Deputies debate Laws on Government Organization

Hanoi, Jun 10 (VNA) - National Assembly deputies shared the view that the Prime Minister and ministers should be given more power, while discussing the draft law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Organisation of the Government and the Law on Organisation of the Local Governments on June 10.
Date: 10 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Banks may assess Pollution Risks before granting Loans

Hanoi, Jun 9 (VNS/VNA) - Banks will assess environmental pollution risks when granting loans to projects in some industries, according to a State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) draft regulation.
Date: 09 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Three Draft Laws under Discussion on May 28

Hanoi, May 28 (VNA) - The National Assembly (NA) is set to consider the draft revised Law on Public Investment, the draft law on military reserve force, and the draft law on the entry and exit of Vietnamese citizens on May 28.
Date: 28 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Three bills to be tabled for Discussion at NA on May 24

Hanoi, May 24 (VNA) - The National Assembly will examine three bills during May 24, which are the draft revised Law on Tax Management, the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the laws on the organisation of the Government and local administrations, and the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of artic ...
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Legislators mull over Draft Revised Laws

Hanoi, May 23 (VNA) - The draft revised bills on alcohol harm prevention, audit and libraries will top the agenda at the ongoing 14th National Assembly (NA)’s seventh session on May 23.
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.
Date: 26 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Bad Debt handling to be audited

Hanoi, Apr 13 (VNS/VNA) - The handling of bad debt among credit institutions would be audited this year in order to formulate recommendations for effectively implementing a National Assembly resolution, according to the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).
Date: 13 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Cabinet Members discuss Matters Related to BT projects, Zoning Law

Hanoi, Apr 11 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on April 11 to discuss controversial issues of a draft decree on the use of public property to pay investors in build-transfer (BT) projects.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam attends 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue

Washington, Mar 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister and head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM Nguyen Quoc Dung led a Vietnamese delegation to the 32nd ASEAN-US Dialogue held in Washington DC from March 27-28.
Date: 30 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

New University Recruitment Regulation raises Concerns

Hanoi, Mar 31 (VNS/VNA) - A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Vietnam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.
Date: 31 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Experience in enforcing Law on Access to Information shared

Hanoi, Mar 28 (VNA) – Oxfam Vietnam, in collaboration with its partners, held a workshop in Hanoi on March 27 to share experience in enforcing the Law on Access to Information.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Nearly 30,200 Law Violation Cases uncovered in Three Months

Hanoi, Mar 25 (VNA) - The Ministry of Public Security revealed on March 25 that it had handled a total of 30,196 law violation cases from November 16, 2018 to February 15, 2019.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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