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Three New Judicial Commissioners of High Court appointed

Date of Publication: 13 February 2018; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Puay Boon, Mavis Chionh and Ang Cheng Hock have been appointed as the Judicial Commissioners of the High Court by the President Halimah Yacob.

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IRAS releases Consultation Papers on e-Commerce Transactions

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has published two consultation papers on Feb 20 regarding taxing e-commerce transactions for businesses and individuals buying digital services from overseas providers.

Buyer's Stamp Duty Hike a preferred tool to Wealth Taxes Borrowing Plan will help fund Higher Infrastructure Spending IC to complete Study on Insurance Capitalization Cap Next Month more

PCC urged to hike P1-B Notification Threshold

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has received requests to hike the current PHP1-billion notification threshold for merger and acquisition deals.

PCC voids Udenna-KGLI Deal, fines Firms Proposed Decision on Seven Tuition and Day Care Centres for Price Fixing Conduct MyCC proposes Penalty on Seven Tuition and Day-Care Centres more

Court rules against Sale of Beauty World Food Centre

The collective sale of the Beauty World Food Centre has stalled as the High Court found that three trustees had fallen short in their duty to obtain the best price for the stallholders.

Improved Infra, eased Regulations to boost Trade, Investments in ASEAN Partner's Shares in Firm worth $15K, Court rules Appeals Court strikes out Khairy's Notice of Appeal more

Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption Human Trafficking Prevention Youth Program pushed SC acquits Two Men of Rape Charges more

EC wins Appeal to set aside Leave for Judicial Review granted to 28 Segamat Voters

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 (Bernama) - The Court of Appeal today overturned a High Court´s decision which granted leave to 48 Segamat Parliamentary voters to commence their judicial review challenge on the inclusion of the ...

PT Atlantic Permata Hotel v Nurohadi DKK Theresia (Tjia Ming Hoei) v PT Gistec Prima Menteri Perhubungan RI v PT Sari Indo Prima Line more

Employers told to observe Proper Pay Rules on February Holidays

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has reminded employers in the private sector to strictly follow the proper pay rules on February 25, the 32nd Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Public Sector PWRDs to receive Higher Amount of EC Carer’s Allowance upon President’s Approval of Increase ECC increases the Amount of Livelihood Package for PWRDs, Transportation and Meal Allowance Saiful v PT Harindo more

PCOO declares War Vs Disinformation

DAVAO CITY, Feb 20 (PNA) - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday enjoined public information officers and communicators to join the PCOO in waging war against disinforma ...

Graphic Designer gets Jail, fined RM30,000 for Improper Use of Network Facilities ICT Committee impels Telcos to halt All Activities that prey on Subscribers’ Prepaid Load Policy on Government’s Social Media Use undergoes Final Consultation more

Irrigable Lands’ Conversion Ban hurdles House’s Third Reading

MANILA, Feb 20 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure penalizing the conversion of irrigated and irrigable lands for non-agricultural purposes to ensure food security in the countr ...

House okays Bill on Irrigable Lands' Conversion Ban Those using Banned Construction Material risk Legal Action - Noh House OKs Creation of New Government Housing Body more

Tax Neutrality for Islamic Banking hurdles House Panel

MANILA, Feb 21 (PNA) - A bill seeking to organize and regulate Islamic banks in the country has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House committee on ways and means, chaired by Quirino Rep. ...

Issue of Illegally Imported Cars remains unresolved Reit ETFs to enjoy Tax Transparency Reforms open Opportunities for e-Vehicles in PH more

72 Summonses issued during Chinese New Year Operations in Perlis - JPJ

KANGAR, Feb 16 (Bernama) - The Perlis Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 72 summonses for various offences in conjunction with a 2018 Chinese New Year Special Operation last night.

DPWH undertakes Access Audit on Implementation of Accessibility Law Johor mulls imposing Surcharge for reloading Touch N Go at CIQ House Panels approve Abolition of Road Board more

Jurike Paseki DKK v Kepala Kantor Pertanahan Kabupaten Minahasa Utara DKK

Date: 08 August 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 306 K/TUN/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Sarkawi DKK v Bupati Kapuas PT Atlantic Permata Hotel v Nurohadi DKK Saiful v PT Harindo more

Issue of Illegally Imported Cars remains unresolved

The illegal import of cars continues to be a problem in Laos despite orders issued by the government last year to crack down on the issue.

Cabinet approves 10 Draft Laws Minimum Wage Hike still Problematic Enforce Court Verdicts, Justice Ministry told more

Mosaic Layer jailed 18 Years for Girlfriend's Death

MUAR, Feb 21 (Bernama) - A mosaic layer was sentenced to 18 years' jail by the High Court here today for causing the death of his Singaporean girlfriend four years ago.

Bus Owner jailed, Fine RM11,000 for Corruption EC wins Appeal to set aside Leave for Judicial Review granted to 28 Segamat Voters Redelineation: All must concur with Court Decision - DPM more

Court tells Hospital to pay K30 Million for Wrong Diagnosis of HIV

The Mandalay district court on Tuesday ordered the City Hospital Mandalay to pay a patient K30 million (US$22,744) for misdiagnosing him of being afflicted with HIV.

Government urged to draft Mental Health Care Policy Coca-Cola compensates Retrenched Workers Striking Garment Workers return to work after Deal more

House pushes Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases

The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, has approved House Bill 7134, seeking to provide policies and prescribe procedures on surveillance and response to notifiable diseases, epidemics, and health events ...

Employers told to observe Proper Pay Rules on February Holidays Public Sector PWRDs to receive Higher Amount of EC Carer’s Allowance upon President’s Approval of Increase ECC increases the Amount of Livelihood Package for PWRDs, Transportation and Meal Allowance more

IRAS releases Consultation Papers on e-Commerce Transactions

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) has published two consultation papers on Feb 20 regarding taxing e-commerce transactions for businesses and individuals buying digital services from overseas providers.

Buyer's Stamp Duty Hike a preferred tool to Wealth Taxes Court rules against Sale of Beauty World Food Centre Borrowing Plan will help fund Higher Infrastructure Spending more