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Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 3) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 8 August 2018.

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AES Facade Pte Ltd v Wyse Pte Ltd and Another

Building and Construction Law - building and construction related contracts - guarantees and bonds; Credit and security - performance bond - whether call on performance bond was unconscionable

Date: 20 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 163; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bill to make Compulsory for New Housing to be installed with Internet Facility

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Bernama) - The Communications and Multimedia Ministry plans to formula a bill to make compulsory for all new housing projects to be installed with Internet facility.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Construction Sector to submit Draft Apartment Law to Parliament

The Myanmar Licensed Contractor Association (MLCA) has drafted a proposed Apartment Law to address a regulatory gap in the property sector. Its aim is to generate more demand and create a market for apartments in Myanmar.
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Bintai Kindenko Pte Ltd v Samsung C&T Corp

Building and Construction Law - Dispute resolution - Adjudication - Setting aside of adjudication determination - Breach of natural justice; Civil Procedure - Costs - Principles - Personal liability of solicitor for costs - Order 59 rule 8(1) Rules of Court

Date: 09 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 39; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Housing and Development (Precincts for Lift Upgrading Works) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 9 July 2018.
Date: 06 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 457; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 8 July 2018.
Date: 29 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 428; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

SH Design & Build Pte Ltd v BD Cranetech Pte Ltd

Building and Construction Law - Building and construction related contracts - Guarantees and bonds; Building and Construction Law - Statutes and regulations

Date: 31 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 133; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Developers, Designers will face Lawsuits for Construction Site Accidents - DOSH

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (Bernama) - Building developers and designers will face lawsuits in the event of an accident at the construction site, said Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) director-general Omar Mat Piah.
Date: 12 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan and Another v Ang Ming Lee & 34 Others, and 4 Other Appeals

Construction & engineering – Housing development – Sale and purchase agreement between the developer and the purchasers stipulates the time period for delivery of vacant possession of apartment units – Application by the developer for an extension of time to the Controller of Housing pursuant to Regulation 11 of the Housing ...

Date: 22 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 175; Source: Federal Court Registry

Thailand imposes Strict Ban on Imports of Cassava Blocks

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - The Thai government is putting a strict ban on the imports of cassava blocks after reports of mosaic virus spread in Cambodia.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Bill of the Act amending Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008

This Bill amends the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008, by increasing the size of fire exit signs and to ensure that they are Properly marked and lit exits with provision for emergency lights to adequately illuminate exit ways in case of power failure. 
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1825 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Implementing Rules and Regulations of Executive Order No. 30

These Implementing Rules and Regulations rationalize and streamline the process of permitting and licensing of Energy Projects to ensure its timely implementation. Department Circular No. DC2018-04-0013
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Energy

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 18 May 2018.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 288; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mayland Valiant Sdn Bhd v Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya

Construction & engineering – Local authority – Power to approve building plans – Town and Country Planning Act 1976 – Street Drainage and Building Act 1974 – Uniform Building By-Laws 1984

Construction & engineering – Application for planning permission – Grant of planning permission &ndas ...

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 142; Source: Federal Court Registry

Construction Sector to submit Draft Apartment Law to Parliament

The Myanmar Licensed Contractor Association (MLCA) has drafted a proposed Apartment Law to address a regulatory gap in the property sector. Its aim is to generate more demand and create a market for apartments in Myanmar ...

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Bill of the Act amending Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008

This Bill amends the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines of 2008, by increasing the size of fire exit signs and to ensure that they are Properly marked and lit exits with provision for emergency lights to adequately ill ...

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Thailand imposes Strict Ban on Imports of Cassava Blocks

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - The Thai government is putting a strict ban on the imports of cassava blocks after reports of mosaic virus spread in Cambodia.

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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