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Dewan Rakyat passes Amendment to Street, Drainage and Building Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 will provide for a fine of RM100,000 to be imposed on anyone who causes damage to any public road and not just the streets belonging to the local authorities, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said that though the Act, particularly Section 39, only provided for the offences on the streets of the local authorities, the state government can have it gazetted for use on streets that come under the purview of the Public Works Department (JKR) as well as rural and state roads.

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Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 25 September 2018.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 583; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd v Like Building Materials (S) Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution - Adjudication; Contract - Contractual terms

Date: 10 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 200; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 5) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 564; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Millenia Pte Ltd v Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd and Others

Building and Construction Law - Contractors’ duties; Building and Construction Law - Construction torts

Date: 11 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 193; Source: Singapore Law Watch

GPE Pte Ltd v Siemens Pte Ltd

Building and Construction Law - Damages - Damages for defects; Building and Construction Law - Damages - Delay in completion

Date: 06 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 194; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BCA Super Low Energy Challenge for New and Existing Non-Residential Buildings

This is to notify that the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) has developed a Green Mark (GM) for Super Low Energy (SLE) buildings supplementary criteria. The SLE Challenge assures developers or building owners who are able to commit towards achieving at least one GM SLE project within the next 5 years to be given the GM SLE certification ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 38/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendments to Act 133 will regulate Premises on Slopes - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 6 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) will enable local authorities (PBT) to periodically regulate buildings and premises located in sloping areas.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Building and Construction Authority (Registration of Construction Personnel) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 521; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Wei Siang Design Construction Pte Ltd v Euro Assets Holding (S) Pte Ltd

Building and Construction Law - Architects, Engineers and Surveyors - Duties and Liabilities; Building and Construction Law - Architects, Engineers and Surveyors - Statutory Obligations; Building and Construction Law - Construction Torts - Negligence; Building and Construction Law - Construction Torts - Economic Loss; Building and Construction L ...

Date: 23 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 182; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Construction Board to be formed under New Law

A law is being drafted to establish a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which will set standards for the construction industry, U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Construction told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on August 20.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Clarification on Date of Constitution of Management Corporation

This Circular clarifies the date on which a Management Corporation (MCST) is constituted.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Feedback Sought on Proposed Key Amendments to the Building Control Act

The Ministry of National Development and the Building and Construction Authority seeks feedback on the proposed amendments to the Building Control Act from 7 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018 (12 noon).
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

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

This Order comes into operation on 8 August 2018.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 489; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Dewan Rakyat passes Amendment to Street, Drainage and Building Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 will provide for a fine of RM100,000 to be imposed on anyone who causes damage to any public road and not just the streets belongi ...

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Construction Board to be formed under New Law

A law is being drafted to establish a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which will set standards for the construction industry, U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Construction told the Pyidaungsu ...

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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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SC allows Media Coverage of de Lima Drug Case Trials

MANILA, Oct 17 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) allowed news coverage of Senator Leila de Lima’s trials for alleged drug trading activities before the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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House supports Placement of Migrant Workers through One Channel

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - Chairman of the House of Representatives` (DPR`s) Commission IX Dede Yusuf supported the placement of Indonesian migrant workers through the One Channel Placement System (SPSK) agreed upon by Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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Industry 4.0 to put Indonesia among Top 10 Economies

Jakarta, Oct 17 (ANTARA News) - The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is expected to make Indonesia one of the top 10 economies in the world in 2030, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.

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Government encourages SMEs to go Digital

Jakarta, Oct 16 (ANTARA News) - The government encourages national small and medium enterprises or SMEs to take advantage of the digitalization era by using online networks to expand their businesses.

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WIPO Director General Conferred the Order of Sikatuna

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Dr. Francis Gurry has received the highest Presidential honour of diplomatic merit in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to sustain and strengthen WIPO’s relations with the Philippine government, through the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

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PH Ambassador Promotes ASEAN Trade, Tourism in Spain

MADRID, Oct 16 (DFA) - To raise awareness about ASEAN and promote ASEAN trade and tourism in Spain, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier and the other ASEAN Ambassadors in Madrid paid a courtesy call on the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade, and Tourism Maria Reyes Maroto Illera.

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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PH Showcases Best Practice on Anti-Poverty

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (DFA) - The Philippines underscored the crucial need to use the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as an alternative measure of poverty during the High-level side-event on “Using the Multidimensional Poverty Index to guide innovative policies in all its dimensions” held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Week held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2018

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21 Law Firms vow to create more chances for Young Lawyers

Twenty-one law firms, including Drew & Napier and Tan Rajah & Cheah, have pledged to provide more opportunities for young lawyers to represent their clients in court.

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Thailand hosts ASEAN Disaster Assessment and Mitigation Training Course

BANGKOK, Oct 16 (NNT) - Thailand is hosting the latest ASEAN training course on regional disaster assessment and mitigation to ensure timely assistance, and enhance the reach and capability of the region’s relief efforts.

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Del Castillo to head JBC Search for Next CJ

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo will sit at the helm of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) in screening aspirants for the vacancy in the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, JBC ex-officio member and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Tuesday.

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SC reorganizes Three Divisions as Hernando assumes Post

MANILA, Oct 16 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC), under Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, has reorganized the membership in its three divisions following the entry of its newest member, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando.

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Non-infra Programs face Cancellation if Oil Excise Tax suspended

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Some of the Duterte administration's non-infrastructure expenditures scheduled for 2019 face possible cancellation if the implementation the oil excise tax's second tranch is put on hold due to soaring world crude prices, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

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SIAC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method of dispute resolution for resolving international disputes.

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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