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Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M

An Australian, who suffered serious head injuries in a traffic accident in Orchard Road settled the claim for damages for for $1.07 million, significantly lower than his initial claim for $6.7 million.

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More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ

NILAI, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi has suggested that the federal and state governments sit together to discuss the jurisdiction of Syariah and Civil courts and make the necessary amendments if needed.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

S'pore urged to take Lead in Ethics Code for Arbitration

A former attorney general has urged Singapore to take the lead in forging an international ethics code for arbitration practice, a move which he said would cement the country's standing as Asia's top venue for dispute resolution.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SembMarine settles Contractual Spat with Marco Polo

The legal dispute between Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) and Marco Polo Marine has been settled amicably, without admission of fault.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court dismisses Perennial's Appeal in Capitol Case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Perennial Real Estate Holdings's appeal against the High Court's dismissal declining its application to wind up the three joint entities.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia must uphold legal certainty for effective dispute resolution in order to remain as a leading Islamic financial hub, said Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) and six others succeeded in their application to strike out a lawsuit filed by Pemangkin (Orphans/Poor Children Development Foundation) for alleged misconduct and attempting to close down the foundation.
Date: 10 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NEA, Buseco agree to end Dispute

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - Following a consultative meeting called by the Senate Committees on Energy and on Cooperatives chaired by Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri, respectively, on Tuesday, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Buseco) reached a "win-win" solution to se ...
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Zuraida, Jamal settle Defamation Suit through Mediation

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin against Sungai Besar UMNO division head Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos was today settled through mediation at the High Court here.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk (PT GMTD Tbk) v Prof Dr Ir H Muin Liwa MS DKK

Date: 19 June 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 253 PK/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ny Yuliana DK v Hj Asih Sinarsih

Date: 19 June 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 259 PK/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Thu Aung Zaw v Ku Swee Boon

Civil procedure - Summary judgment - Setting aside; Civil procedure - Amendments
Date: 27 October 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 265; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dr Mahathir loses Bid To Challenge Appointment Of Two Judges

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (Bernama) - Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today failed in his application to obtain leave for judicial review to challenge the appointment of Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif and Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Pua fails to obtain Leave to Appeal over his Travel Ban Challenge

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 6 (Bernama) - Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua has failed to obtain leave from the Federal Court to appeal against the Immigration director-general's order to bar him from travelling overseas.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Government settles Dispute with Chinese Firm over Northrail Project

MANILA, Nov 6 (PNA) - The government has struck an out of court settlement agreement over its dispute with China National Machinery & Equipment Corp. Group (currently China National Machinery Industry Corporation or Sinomach), the former contractor of the 80-kilometer Caloocan to Malolos segment of the Northrail project.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ

NILAI, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi has suggested that the federal and state governments sit together to discuss the jurisdiction of Syariah and Civil courts and make the necessary amendments ...

Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit Zuraida, Jamal settle Defamation Suit through Mediation more

Parliament query OMI on ‘Amendments’ Comments

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on Thursday demanded that the Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI) explain within seven days its comments questioning why the amendments to the Constitutional Tribunal Law was not published in the parliam ...

District Court refuses to accept Civil Suit against State to abolish ‘08 Constitution No settlement in Maha Thanti Thuka Monastery Dispute Five Groups to sue Government over 2008 Constitution more

NEA, Buseco agree to end Dispute

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - Following a consultative meeting called by the Senate Committees on Energy and on Cooperatives chaired by Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri, respectively, on Tuesday, the National E ...

Government settles Dispute with Chinese Firm over Northrail Project CA junks Makati Plea on Claim over Fort Bonifacio Comelec to obey PET Ruling on Payment of Ballot Storage Fees more

Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M

An Australian, who suffered serious head injuries in a traffic accident in Orchard Road settled the claim for damages for for $1.07 million, significantly lower than his initial claim for $6.7 million.

S'pore urged to take Lead in Ethics Code for Arbitration SembMarine settles Contractual Spat with Marco Polo Court dismisses Perennial's Appeal in Capitol Case more

CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has reiterated that an appeal in the 2-year rice trial must be filed by the defendant, Yingluck Shinawatra, herself.

NLA accepts Draft Law on Constitutional Court Procedures for Further Deliberation NACC to appeal Against Supreme Court Decision on 2008 Rally CDC: Yingluck can Appeal against Court’s Decision if found Guilty more

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New OFB Bank to cover all Overseas Filipinos

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has welcomed Malacanang’s approval of the acquisition by the Land Bank of the Philippines of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB), which, he said, will pave the way for a financial institution that will cater not only to the country’s migrant workers, but to other overseas-based Filipinos as well.

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Singapore's Fintech Dive now delves for Proof beyond Concept

The partnership between Singapore and Hong Kong to build a blockchain-powered trade network may set the standard for other jurisdictions to follow in financial technology.

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Juvenile Council helps Child Offenders through Art

MANILA, Nov 20 (PNA) - The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council (JJWC) kicked off its 6th JJWC Week on Sunday through an on-the-spot poster painting contest emphasizing the importance of promoting restorative justice and giving youth offenders who have gone astray a "second chance" to correct their mistakes.

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Far-reaching Bill for Cyber Security 'Not uncommon'

The far-reaching Bill to beef up cyber security is justifiable in the light of the potential damage from state-sponsored cyber espionage, says experts.  

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Self-Regulation, Digital Literacy, Best Ways to counter Fake News

MANILA, Nov 18 (PNA) - Self-regulation and digital literacy are the best antidotes to fake news, according to advocates of freedom of expression in Southeast Asia.

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Sereno Camp insists on CJ's Right to Counsel

MANILA  Nov 17 (PNA) - The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday insisted anew that she has the right to have counsel and to cross-examine the witness during the impeachment proceedings against her before the Congress.

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President Jokowi urges Novanto to follow Legal Process

Jakarta Nov 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on House Speaker Setya Novanto to be willing to follow every legal process initiated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

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IPOPHL MOU on Intellectual Property with the Russian Federation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federation (Rospatent). The MOU was signed by IPOPHL Director General Josephine R. Santiago and Rospatent Head Grigory P. Ivlev. The MOU serves as the bilateral framework to improve the administration and effectiveness of the intellectual property systems in the Philippines and the Russian Federation. The signing ceremony was held on 13 November 2017 at the Coconut Palace.

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Supply of Lift Spare Parts for Maintenance of Lifts in HDB Estates: CCS consults on Proposed Voluntary Commitments by Suppliers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) is conducting a public consultation from 15 to 28 November 2017 and invites interested parties to provide feedback on two proposed commitments separately provided by (i) BNF Engineering (S) Pte Ltd (“BNF”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for BNF brand of lifts, and (ii) C&W Services Operations Pte Ltd (“CWO”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for Ulift brand of lifts.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority expands Co-operation in FinTech

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which lays out a framework for co-operation and referrals between the two regulators.

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Singapore and Hong Kong launch a Joint Project on Cross-Border Trade and Trade Finance Platform

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Singapore today to jointly develop the Global Trade Connectivity Network (GTCN), a cross-border infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), to digitalise trade and trade finance between the two cities and potentially with an aim to expanding the network in the region and globally.

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Managing Director of BAC Raja Singham appointed as Pioneer Mentor at the Launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network

Manila, Philippines, Nov 13 - Managing Director of Brickfields Asia College (BAC) Raja Singham was appointed as a Pioneer Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), which was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2017 (ABIS 2017) on Sunday, 12 November. Touted as the largest mentoring programme in the region, AMEN is the flagship programme of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is designed to facilitate the scaling up of micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the ASEAN region through mentorship. Successful entrepreneurs, business practitioners and academicians from across the 10 ASEAN member states made up the 143 pioneer mentors present at the launch.

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