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Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify that sections 2, 4, 19, 22, 23, 24 and 26 to 29 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 1 October 2018.

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Legal Profession - Admission - Ad hoc

Date: 20 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 207; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Muhammad Yassein Bin Zuliskandar v Kerajaan Malaysia and 3 Others

Professional liability – Medical negligence – Liability – Damages – General and special damages – Quantum

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 289; Source: Federal Court Registry

Law Society of Singapore v Wong Sin Yee

Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 196; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Majlis Peguam Malaysia v Lim Yin Yin

Professional liability – Advocate & solicitor – Appeal by Bar Council against the High Court decision which set aside the Disciplinary Board’s order that struck off the respondent from the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya and substituted it with an order that suspended the respondent from practic ...

Date: 30 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 251; Source: Federal Court Registry

Zhang Run Zi v Ascentsia Law Corp

Contract - Breach; Tort - Negligence - Solicitors' duties

Date: 17 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 183; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Section 30 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018, comes into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 479; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Law Practice Entities) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 480; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Group Law Practice: A New Option now available for Small Law Firms

An article by R Jayabalan, Chairperson, Bar Council Small Firm Practice Committee on the Legal Profession (Group Law Practice) Rules 2018.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Media Article; Source: Malaysian Bar

Laws to be tightened to prevent Infant Deaths due to Negligence - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said immediate measures are being taken to tighten laws to prevent deaths of infants due to the negligence of babysitters.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nicanor D Triol v Atty Delfin R Agcaoili Jr

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12011; Source: Supreme Court

Bar Council invites Feedback on the Revamp to the Legal Profession Act 1976

Pursuant to a request by the Attorney General, the Bar Council is working on revamping the Legal Profession Act 1976. The proposal is scheduled to be submitted to the Attorney General later this year.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Malaysian Bar

Hon Dennis Patrick Z Perez v Almira L Roxas

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-16-3595; Source: Supreme Court

Kimeldes Gonzales v Atty Prisco B Santos

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 10178; Source: Supreme Court

United Coconut Planters Bank v Atty Lauro G Noel

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 3951; Source: Supreme Court

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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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