General & Misc Headlines

Public Utilities (Water Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 164; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Weights and Measures (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 182; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Reservoirs, Catchment Areas and Waterway) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 166; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Street Works (Private Street Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 178; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Regulated Works and WSI Design Works) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 163; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Prescribed Interest Rate for Late Financial Penalty) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 167; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Excluded Works) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 162; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Sewerage and Drainage (Sanitary Works) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 165; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that, except for sections 2(o), 11, 17, 18 and 19, the Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 161; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Charities (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except for sections 10, 12 and 13, the Charities (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 169; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Immigration (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

The Notification comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 156; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Electricity (Contestable Consumers) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 159; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Electricity (Electrical Installations) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 185; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Reform to reduce Social Inequalities: Commission Chairman

BANGKOK, Apr 2 (NNT) - The National Reform Commission for legal systems was committed to creating good legislative protocols to reduce social inequalities and promote public participation, said commission chairman Borwornsak Uwanno.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM, NLA can seek Court Ruling on Constitutionality of Organic MPs Law

BANGKOK, Apr 1 (NNT) - The chairman of the charter drafting organ says the prime minister and the national legislature have the power to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on the constitutionality of the draft organic law governing the election of members of parliament.
Date: 01 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Lorenzana opposed to lifting of Tattoo Ban for AFP Personnel

MANILA, Apr 2 (PNA) - Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana opposed the lifting of the tattoo ban for all military personnel.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

House approves Declaration of February 4 as "Philippine-American War Memorial Day"

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading House Bill 7260, seeking to declare February 4 of every year as a special working holiday to be known as the “Philippine-American War Memorial Day” or “Araw ng Paggunita sa Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano” in commemoration of the sacrifice and bravery of the men and wom ...
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

Amendments to the Immigration Act to take effect from First April 2018

The amendments to the Immigration Act, which were passed in Parliament on 8 January 2018, will take effect from 1 April 2018. These amendments will strengthen the security of our checkpoints.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Thai Legislature voices Support for IPU to protect Refugees’ Rights

BANGKOK, Mar 31 (NNT) - Members of Thai Parliament have assured the 138 Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva of the Thai legislature's adherence to pledges and treaties to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration.
Date: 31 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Motorcycle Taxis to go Green at Thammasat University

BANGKOK, Mar 30 (NNT) - Thammsat University and Star 8 (Thailand) Co., Ltd have jointly launched the "Solaryde" project to replace motorcycles used for public transport with electric bikes to stop air pollution on campus.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

BAGAN DATUK, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The government has given an assurance that the country's Goods and Service Tax (GST) of sic per cent will not be raised, even after the 14th General Election.

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - In a world's first, GoldCrypto will protect and guarantee its cryptocurrency tokens from any theft through hacking.

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DILG has New Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of two retired Philippine National Police (PNP) officials as the department’s new undersecretary and assistant secretary.

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Indonesia calls on UNESCO to legitimize 19 Cultural Properties

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is striving for its 19 cultural properties in the temporary list of World Heritage Center of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be recognized soon.

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Sri Mulyani named Best Finance Minister in Asia Pacific

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, was named the best Finance Minister in Asia and the Pacific for 2018 by Hong Kong-based financial magazine FinanceAsia for the second time in a row.

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