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Transport Safety Investigations Act 2018

This Act seeks to establish proper procedures to investigate transport occurrences and other matters affecting transport safety and for related purposes, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 37; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Marty Ltd v Hualon Corp (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Arbitration - Arbitral tribunal - Jurisdiction; Arbitration - Agreement - Repudiation; Arbitration - Agreement - Waiver

Date: 10 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 63; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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".
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Prosecution's Appeal dismissed in Case against Metro Scion

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the prosecution and upheld a district court decision that Metro family scion Ong Jenn was not guilty of abetment to traffic in drugs.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SGX plans to Hard-Code Due Diligence Banking Guidelines into Listing Rules

Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) plans to incorporate the due diligence guidelines issued by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) under its Listing Rules, following a public consultation that will take place by the year-end.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal

A yoga instructor who repeatedly molested his student had his jail sentence increased from nine months to a year and was also given three strokes of the cane yesterday after the High Court allowed an appeal by the prosecution.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tharman tweaks MAS Prohibition Orders upon Appeal

Orders barring two men from doing some kinds of financial work were tweaked upon appeal to Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, minister in charge of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), said the regulator on Wednesday.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Daughter of Hour Glass Founders jailed

The daughter of founders of The Hour Glass watch retailer was sentenced to jail for 22 months by the District Judge for repeatedly abusing drugs.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Updates on Advance Ruling System for GST

This is to notify that it is the responsibility of the supplier to ask for an advance ruling on the taxability of his supply of goods or services. The supplier and his customer may also submit a joint application.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Regulation; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

IRAS e-Tax Guide on GST: Advance Ruling System (Third Edition)

This e-Tax Guide explains the GST advance ruling system and the application procedures.
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Attorney-General v Wham Kwok Han Jolovan and Another Matter

Constitutional Law - Fundamental liberties - Freedom of speech; Contempt of Court - Scandalising the court

Date: 09 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 222; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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

Lau Cheng Kai and Others v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law - Prevention of corruption act - Criminal conspiracy; Statutory interpretation - Penal statutes

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 218; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Nur Jihad bin Rosli v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Offences - Property - Criminal Trespass; Criminal Law - Offences - Property - Theft

Date: 05 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 220; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore fines Grab and Uber S$13 Million for Merger that harms Competition

SINGAPORE, Sept 24 (Bernama) - The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) has imposed financial penalties of S$6,419,647 (S$1=RM2.99) on Grab and S$6,582,055 on Uber, respectively, to deter completed, ir ...

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Prosecution's Appeal dismissed in Case against Metro Scion

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the prosecution and upheld a district court decision that Metro family scion Ong Jenn was not guilty of abetment to traffic in drugs.

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Developers (Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act and the Sale of Commercial Properties Act to give effect to certain recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force.

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Updates on Advance Ruling System for GST

This is to notify that it is the responsibility of the supplier to ask for an advance ruling on the taxability of his supply of goods or services. The supplier and his customer may also submit a joint application.

IRAS e-Tax Guide on GST: Advance Ruling System (Third Edition) Boss of Interior Design Firm to pay Penalty of more than $400,000 for under-declaring Income IRAS e-Tax Guide on Tax Treatment Arising from Adoption of FRS 116 or SFRS(I) 16 more

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House absent at Court during Advocates' Law Judicial Review Session

Jakarta, Oct 18 (ANTARA News) - The House of Representatives (DPR) did not attend the Constitutional Court (MK) session on the judicial review of Article 16 Law No.18/2003 regarding advocates immunity rights.

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Solon files Bill on Overtaking Cyclists

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - A party-list lawmaker at the House of Representatives is pushing for a measure requiring a minimum distance of 1.5 meters for motorists overtaking cyclists.

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Hontiveros optimistic PRRD will sign Pet Bills into Law

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday said she is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte would sign several bills that she authored and sponsored into law.

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JBC interviews Two Bets for Supreme Court Justice

MANILA, Oct 18 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday conducted its public interview for two aspirants for the Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice vacancy following the retirement of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro.

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PM tables Mid-Term Review of 11th Malaysia Plan in Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today tabled the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP - 2016-2020) in the Dewan Rakyat.

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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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