vietnam - General & Misc

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

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.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

CPTPP to be effective in Vietnam from January 14

Hanoi, Jan 12 (VNA) - The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will take effect in Vietnam as from January 14, 2019.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Justice Ministry should be “Goalkeeper” of Government in Legal Issues: PM

Hanoi, Jan 8 (VNA) - The Ministry of Justice should be the “goalkeeper” of the Government in international legal issues to ensure national rights and interests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference of the sector in Hanoi on January 8.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Travel Company has Licence revoked for Links to fleeing Tourists in Taiwan

HCM City, Dec 31 (VNA) - The Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to revoke the international travel business licence of International Holidays Travel Co., Ltd which provided visa services for 152 tourists who fled in Taiwan (China).
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Draft Resolution for achieving 2019 Socio-Economic Goals announced

Hanoi, Dec 28 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue announced a draft resolution of the Government on key tasks and solutions to achieve socio-economic development goals and State budget estimate for 2019 during a conference on December 28.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

CPTPP Trade Deal officially takes effect

Hanoi (VNA) - The 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially came into force on December 30, creating a free trade area covering more than a tenth of the global economy.
Date: 30 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam strives to enter ASEAN’s Top Four in terms of Competitiveness

Hanoi, Dec 28 (VNA) - Vietnam aims to rank among four leading countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of business environment and national competitiveness.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Seminar talks Human Rights Promotion

Hanoi, Dec 14 (VNA) - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, remains relevant today, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 14.
Date: 14 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Asset Recovery discussed

Hanoi, Dec 13 (VNA) - International judicial cooperation in criminal asset recovery was the main topic of a workshop held in Hanoi on December 13.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

President’s Order to promulgate Nine Laws announced

Hanoi, Dec 11 (VNA) - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on December 11 to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Society Anti-corruption Hotline launched by Ministry of Public Security

HÀ NỘI, Dec 3 - The Ministry of Public Security has opened a hotline to receive complaints relating to corruption and wrongdoings committed by police officers.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Viet Nam News

Cabinet drafts Resolution on Socio-economic Development Tasks for 2019

HANOI, Nov 27 (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a cabinet meeting on November 27 on the drafting of Resolution No.01 on major tasks and solutions to implement the socio-economic development and State budget estimate for 2019.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Hưng Yên revokes Licenses from 14 Delayed Projects

HÀ NỘI, Nov 26 - The northern province of Hưng Yên’s Department of Planning and Investment has asked the provincial People’s Committee to revoke the investment licences from 14 projects due to excessive delays.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Conference looks to improve Vietnam’s Labour Market

HANOI, Nov 26 (VNA) - Creating jobs and improving workers’ skills in the context of international integration are important goals for Vietnam, which holds a large workforce, said Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA) Doan Mau Diep.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.

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ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.

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Thousands of Workers march for stronger Labour Laws

Thousands of workers on Sunday marched in downtown Yangon to demand that the country’s labour laws meet International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards.

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ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.

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New Policies, Incentives needed under EAC to spur Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - New policies and incentives must be formulated to encourage both domestic and foreign private investments for the newly minted Economic Action Council (EAC) to achieve its aim of stimulating sustainable growth.

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SC Chairman elected Vice Chair of International Organisation of Securities Commission

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar has been elected vice-chair of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee.

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Economic Action Council formed

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 (Bernama) - The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today announced the establishment of the Economic Action Council, which is tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs as well as the people's well-being.

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