Asia & International Law

The Bubble Tea Battle between Chatime and Tealive (Part I) : “Franchise Dispute in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Malaysia”

Written by Ni Made Anggre Astari, S.H. Member of Asian Society of International Law Associate Lawyer at Law Office Ramly and Associates Bali, Indonesia.   On June 27, 2018 The Kuala Lumpur High Court Malaysia has granted an interim injunction against Tealive from continuing its business operations after rival Chatime filed an appeal saying that…

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The new Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018: “What does it rule? Does it simplify the licensing procedure of expatriates’ employment?”

By Ni Made Anggre Astari, SH. Indonesian Member of ASIAN Society of International Law; & Associate at Ramly & Associates Law Office ©May 2018  ———————————————————  The Indonesian Government just issued a new Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 concerning Utilization of Expatriates on March 26, 2018. This regulation is changing the previous Presidential Regulation No.72…

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Deal reached on Timor Sea marks breakthrough in dispute but unknowns remain (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017)

Deal reached on Timor Sea marks breakthrough in dispute but unknowns remain  (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017) The announcement by the Timor Sea Conciliation Commission is the first indication that Australia and Timor-Leste are making real progress towards resolving their maritime boundary dispute. If this process reaches a successful outcome, a permanent maritime boundary…

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denounces terrorists, silent on Rohingya exodus (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denounces terrorists, silent on Rohingya exodus (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017) Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Sep 6 blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of the nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled over the border to Bangladesh…

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Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis (Fox News, 6 September 2017)

Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis (Fox News, 6 September 2017) Speaking after the talks with the visiting South Korean president, Putin in televised remarks urged North Korea’s neighbors to support the Russian-Chinese roadmap. He said it “offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement.” “We should not…

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China made a mistake by including Pakistan terror outfits in BRICS declaration: experts (The International News, 6 September 2017)

China made a mistake by including Pakistan terror outfits in BRICS declaration: experts (The International News, 6 September 2017) Chinese experts have opined that China has made a mistake by including militants groups based in Pakistan and Afghanistan in BRICS declaration. The experts are of the view that the move could prove costly for its…

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Asians are in the dark about the region’s water pollution crisis (Eco-Business, 6 September 2017)

Asians are in the dark about the region’s water pollution crisis (Eco-Business, 6 September 2017) Asia is home to a worsening water pollution crisis thanks to an accelerating but weakly regulated industrial boom, but its most vulnerable citizens are kept in the dark about whether the water they use for drinking, farming and fishing is safe,…

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New approaches to achieving ASEAN regionalism (East Asia Forum, 2 September 2017)

New approaches to achieving ASEAN regionalism (East Asia Forum, 2 September 2017) Throughout its 50-year history of regional cooperation, legalisation and institutionalisation have not featured all that prominently in ASEAN’s diplomatic repertoire. Especially in its formative years, ASEAN relied on political flexibility and institutional informality, eschewing binding legal relations. Even as laws and institutions were…

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ASEAN MPs Warn of Rights Deterioration in Cambodia Amid NGO, Media Crackdown (Radio Free Asia, 31 August 2017)

ASEAN MPs Warn of Rights Deterioration in Cambodia Amid NGO, Media Crackdown (Radio Free Asia, 31 August 2017) Southeast Asian members of parliament expressed “grave concerns” over what they called a “worsening human rights situation” in Cambodia, where the government has launched a crackdown on NGOs and independent media outlets ahead of general elections next…

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Asia & International Law

The Bubble Tea Battle between Chatime and Tealive (Part I) : “Franchise Dispute in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, Malaysia”

Written by Ni Made Anggre Astari, S.H. Member of Asian Society of International Law Associate Lawyer at Law Office Ramly and Associates Bali, Indonesia.   On June 27, 2018 The Kuala Lumpur High Court Malaysia has granted an interim injunction against Tealive from continuing its business operations after rival Chatime filed an appeal saying that…

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The new Presidential Regulation No. 20/2018: “What does it rule? Does it simplify the licensing procedure of expatriates’ employment?”

By Ni Made Anggre Astari, SH. Indonesian Member of ASIAN Society of International Law; & Associate at Ramly & Associates Law Office ©May 2018  ———————————————————  The Indonesian Government just issued a new Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 concerning Utilization of Expatriates on March 26, 2018. This regulation is changing the previous Presidential Regulation No.72…

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Deal reached on Timor Sea marks breakthrough in dispute but unknowns remain (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017)

Deal reached on Timor Sea marks breakthrough in dispute but unknowns remain  (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017) The announcement by the Timor Sea Conciliation Commission is the first indication that Australia and Timor-Leste are making real progress towards resolving their maritime boundary dispute. If this process reaches a successful outcome, a permanent maritime boundary…

Read More

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denounces terrorists, silent on Rohingya exodus (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denounces terrorists, silent on Rohingya exodus (Channel News Asia, 6 September 2017) Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Sep 6 blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” on the violence in Rakhine state but made no mention of the nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled over the border to Bangladesh…

Read More

Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis (Fox News, 6 September 2017)

Putin sells Russian-Chinese plan to diffuse North Korea crisis (Fox News, 6 September 2017) Speaking after the talks with the visiting South Korean president, Putin in televised remarks urged North Korea’s neighbors to support the Russian-Chinese roadmap. He said it “offers a genuine way to defuse the tensions and a step-by-step settlement.” “We should not…

Read More

China made a mistake by including Pakistan terror outfits in BRICS declaration: experts (The International News, 6 September 2017)

China made a mistake by including Pakistan terror outfits in BRICS declaration: experts (The International News, 6 September 2017) Chinese experts have opined that China has made a mistake by including militants groups based in Pakistan and Afghanistan in BRICS declaration. The experts are of the view that the move could prove costly for its…

Read More

Asians are in the dark about the region’s water pollution crisis (Eco-Business, 6 September 2017)

Asians are in the dark about the region’s water pollution crisis (Eco-Business, 6 September 2017) Asia is home to a worsening water pollution crisis thanks to an accelerating but weakly regulated industrial boom, but its most vulnerable citizens are kept in the dark about whether the water they use for drinking, farming and fishing is safe,…

Read More

New approaches to achieving ASEAN regionalism (East Asia Forum, 2 September 2017)

New approaches to achieving ASEAN regionalism (East Asia Forum, 2 September 2017) Throughout its 50-year history of regional cooperation, legalisation and institutionalisation have not featured all that prominently in ASEAN’s diplomatic repertoire. Especially in its formative years, ASEAN relied on political flexibility and institutional informality, eschewing binding legal relations. Even as laws and institutions were…

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ASEAN MPs Warn of Rights Deterioration in Cambodia Amid NGO, Media Crackdown (Radio Free Asia, 31 August 2017)

ASEAN MPs Warn of Rights Deterioration in Cambodia Amid NGO, Media Crackdown (Radio Free Asia, 31 August 2017) Southeast Asian members of parliament expressed “grave concerns” over what they called a “worsening human rights situation” in Cambodia, where the government has launched a crackdown on NGOs and independent media outlets ahead of general elections next…

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