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The “Mount Apo” and the “Hanjin Ras Laffan”

Admiralty and Shipping - Collision - Regulations; Evidence - Admissibility of evidence; Evidence - Documentary evidence - Proof of contents

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Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019

This Act seeks to amend the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 and the Merchant Shipping Act to implement the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 and amendments to other maritime conventions, to make miscellaneous amendments relating to merchant shipping, and to make related amendments to the Maritime Conventions Act ...
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 11; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Consultation Paper on Guidelines on Fit and Proper Person

The Guidelines aim to set out the Commission’s approach to the fit and proper assessment of key responsible persons in an aviation service company. The Guidelines are intended to assist licence and permit applicants and holders to assess whether key responsible persons in an aviation service company are fit and proper to provide eff ...
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Aviation Commission

Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 904; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 26 December 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 861; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 6 December 2018.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 790; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

MAVCOM fines AirAsia, AirAsia x for advertising misleading Ticket Prices

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has imposed a financial penalty on AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd, amounting to RM160,000 each, for advertising misleading air ticket prices.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Assignment of Function) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 15 November 2018.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 772; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Malaysia, Indonesia achieve Breakthrough in Territorial Disputes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - After 13 years of negotiations, Malaysia and Indonesia have finally achieved a breakthrough with regard to the two maritime territorial disputes in Sulawesi Sea and the southern part of Melaka Straits.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 and the Merchant Shipping Act to implement the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 and amendments to other maritime conventions, to make miscellaneous amendments relating to merchant shipping, and to make related amendments to the Maritime Conventions Ac ...
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 49/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - While no specific distinctions were given, freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea was reaffirmed in general by the Philippines and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia tightens Aviation Safety Standards

Jakarta, Nov 1 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation will tighten aviation safety standards by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the regulations for low-cost carriers and full service airlines.
Date: 01 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 9 October 2018.
Date: 08 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 683; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla sa ...

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PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.

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Government to urgently issue Policies on Maritime Resource Protection and Conservation

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The government is urgently working on policies on maritime resource protection and conservation, as evidence shows rising man-made maritime damage. The administration is also calling on all citi ...

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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SC launches New Public-Friendly Website

BAGUIO CITY, Apr 11 (PNA) - Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday launched the High Court's new and improved website, which includes a court locator directory for lower courts and an e-library of the tribunal's decisions and resolutions.

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Appointment of Suhakam Commissioner for Children to be announced this Month

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11 (Bernama) - The Legal Affairs Division in the Prime Minister's Department is expected to announce the appointment of a Suhakam (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) commissioner for the portfolio of children this month.

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Proposed Amendment to Constitution not done in haste - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today brushed off claims that the proposed amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution was done in haste, saying the MPs from Sabah and Sarawak were given ample time to deliberate the matter.

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Re-tabling of Amendment Bill depends on Needs - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 10 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said re-tabling of the bill to amend the Federal Constitution to give Sabah and Sarawak equal status with Peninsular Malaysia, which failed to get two-thirds majority support in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, would depend on needs.

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Hearing of Najib's Appeal to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as Prosecutor Rescheduled to April 23

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 10 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal has rescheduled to April 23 to hear Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to disqualify former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the prosecution team in his 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) cases.

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