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Singapore Court refuses Video-Link Testimony from Overseas

The High Court, in a test case, refused to allow a witness to testify via video link from Australia, saying it was not a matter of Mr Tejinder Singh Sekhon being "unable" to come to Singapore, but "merely unwilling".

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BNP Paribas SA v Jacob Agam and Another

Civil Procedure - Appeals - Deemed withdrawal; Civil Procedure - Litigants in person; Civil Procedure - Service

Date: 05 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I)7; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BOI v BOJ

Courts and Jurisdiction - Judges - Recusal

Date: 04 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 61; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Goel Adesh Kumar and Another Appeal

Civil Procedure - Costs - Principles - Third party proceedings; Civil Procedure - Offer to settle - Order 22A r 9(3) Rules of Court

Date: 02 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 58; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lembah Semarak Sdn Bhd v Global Upline Hotels and Resorts Sdn Bhd and 2 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Order – Amendment of a sealed order under slip rule or inherent jurisdiction – Whether the Court functus officio – Whether the High Court plainly wrong to vary, amend and/or correct its order that has been filed, perfected and sealed – Order 20 rule 11 and Order 92 rule 4 of the Ru ...

Date: 29 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 311; Source: Federal Court Registry

Revocation of Ruling 2.07 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council

This is to notify that the Bar Council has revoked Ruling 2.07 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council, which relates to the naming of buildings after law firms with effect from 1 Oct 2018. Circular No. 237/2018
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Terengganu Syariah Judge slams those who questioned Syariah Court's Jurisdiction, Sentencing

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27 (Bernama) - Terengganu Syariah High Court judge Rosdi Harun today hit out at some quarters for questioning the jurisdiction and sentenced handed down against offenders by the Syariah court in the state.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissible evidence in court.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice

KENINGAU, Sept 18 (Bernama) - The Native Courts (MAN) system in Sabah is still relevant and applicable to date, according to Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd v SIA Engineering Co Ltd and Another

Civil Procedure - Offer to settle

Date: 05 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 56; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - As one of the several judicial reforms implemented under her term in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro has ordered an increase in the salary of first-level court judges nationwide.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail

MANILA, Sept 18 (PNA) - A Makati judge has ordered the transfer of businessman Arnold Padilla from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to the Makati City Jail while awaiting trial.
Date: 18 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Wong Kian Wah v Ng Kien Boon

Litigation & court procedure – Admission of facts – Whether the High Court judge correct in refusing to enter judgment based on the admission – Whether this resulted in the miscarriage of justice – Section 17 of the Evidence Act, Order 27 of Rules of Court 2012

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 230; Source: Federal Court Registry

Dato’ Haji Muhammad Bin Hamzah v RHB Bank Berhad

Litigation & court procedure – Limitation – Whether the plaintiff is barred from proceeding with the auction under section 21(1) of the Limitation Act

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 291; Source: Federal Court Registry

International Construction & Civil Engineering Sdn Bhd v Jittra Sdn Bhd and 2 Others

Litigation & court procedure – Notice of motion seeking to stay a civil suit pending the disposal of a winding-up petition which was subsequently filed after the civil suit under section 44 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 as well as the inherent jurisdiction of the court

Corporate law – Winding up – Whether the ...

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 290; Source: Federal Court Registry

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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Lembah Semarak Sdn Bhd v Global Upline Hotels and Resorts Sdn Bhd and 2 Other Appeals

Litigation & court procedure – Order – Amendment of a sealed order under slip rule or inherent jurisdiction – Whether the Court functus officio – Whether the High Court plainly wrong to var ...

Revocation of Ruling 2.07 of the Rules and Rulings of the Bar Council Terengganu Syariah Judge slams those who questioned Syariah Court's Jurisdiction, Sentencing Native Courts System still relevant - Chief Justice more

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author

A court in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, on Monday dropped a charge of unlawful association against a politician and an author but maintained a high treason charge against them for allegedly inciting people to oppose t ...

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win more

PDEA backs Senate Resolution allowing K9 findings as Evidence in Drug Cases

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has expressed support for Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao's proposed resolution seeking to allow the findings of K9s and swabbing of drug samples as admissi ...

Chief Justice orders to hike Local Court Judges' Salary Court orders Transfer of Road Rage suspect to Makati Jail Court Martial will wait for SC Ruling on Trillanes Amnesty more

Singapore Court refuses Video-Link Testimony from Overseas

The High Court, in a test case, refused to allow a witness to testify via video link from Australia, saying it was not a matter of Mr Tejinder Singh Sekhon being "unable" to come to Singapore, but "merely unwilling".

BNP Paribas SA v Jacob Agam and Another BOI v BOJ Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Goel Adesh Kumar and Another Appeal more

Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

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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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