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Fears over Computer Crime Act changes

Latest changes to the Computer Crime Act have not been officially completed, but they have already gained considerable momentum. Many people are looking forward to moves by the National Legislative Assembly review panel that is responsible for revamping the law. But the reason for this does ...

Amended investment law offers tax incentives, shortens concession period

Amendments to the Investment Promotion Law offer more tax incentives and shorter investment concession periods in a bid to attract more investors while ensuring closer scrutiny of their operations. A draft amendment to the law, which was passed by the National Assembly last week, shortens ...

Radical reform of ‘outdated’ environmental laws urged

Academics and legal experts on November 9 called for radical reforms of decades-old environmental laws, with public participation to ensure the rights of all citizens to live in healthy surroundings. The call was issued as the Law Reform Commission and the Good Governance for Social Development ...

NA approves draft-amended Law on Government

The National Assembly approved a draft-amended Law on Government on November 8 that revises the mandates of the prime minister, ministers and some state departments. The amendments came after the Government Office was renamed the Prime Minister’s Office following the assumption of office of the new ...

Authorities meet on proposed Law of Treaties

Authorities from eight northern provinces met in Bokeo province recently to discuss a proposed draft law of treaties and international agreements. The draft law would be the first law issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and would set the principles, regulations and procedures for ...

Media law approved, but needs more changes: Assembly

National Assembly members have called for media outlets, individuals and entities that operate within the industry to be more clearly defined by law to ensure the media contributes positively to national protection and development. Members highlighted these points when debating a draft amendment to the ...

Foreigners flouting draft law could face immigration trouble

Foreign workers in breach of a law awaiting passage could face penalties, immigration officials say. The labour ministry is finalising a draft law for submission to the Office of the President that seeks to more tightly regulate foreign workers in the country. The draft incorporates ...

Tobacco law loophole under review

The Excise Department may ask the government to allow the legal import of electronic cigarettes and baraku, which would be taxed like cigarettes, says director-general Somchai Poolsavasdi. He said the department has noticed a loophole in the current tobacco law, which does not define these products ...

Law on bad debt settlement necessary: experts

The Government must create a law on bad debts settlement to tackle difficulties during the process, experts said at a recent conference held by the State Bank of Việt Nam. Nguyễn Quốc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Asset Management Company, said on October 26 the ...

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