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Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member

A senior police officer, who was found to part of a secret society and the headman of a motorcycle gang, was sentenced to one year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Promissory estoppel; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Courts and Jurisdiction - Court judgments - Declaratory

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 143; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd v Pang Chee Kuan

Contract - Contractual terms - Rules of construction; Contract - Frustration; Contract - Contractual terms - Restraint of trade clause; Contract - Breach; Evidence - Principles - Necessity for best evidence; Tort - Defamation - Defamatory statements

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 139; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ganesh Paulraj v Avantgarde Shipping Pte Ltd

Companies - Striking off defunct companies - Restoration of struck off company

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 140; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Vikneswaren Ramu and Another

Criminal procedure and sentencing - sentencing - importation of diamorphine without authorisation

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 138; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court orders Freeze on $1m of Assets in Dispute over Wills

The High Court has ordered a temporary freeze on $1 million of assets belonging to a businessman whose former close friend had sued him for the return of monies transferred to him.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court gives Hyflux Six-Month Break from Creditors; Company in search of S$200m Rescue Financing

The High Court has granted struggling water project developer Hyflux a six-month reprieve from creditors so that they can workout a survival plan and reorganise its debt.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Mastermind of Motor Insurance Scam jailed Nine Years

A man was jailed nine years yesterday for masterminding an elaborate motor insurance scam involving the largest amount of fraudulent claims to date - almost $1.6 million.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rejects Caregiver's Bid for Child Custody

A district judge rejected a woman's rare bid to obtain custody of a child whom she had looked after for three years, making clear she had no standing to make the move.
Date: 16 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-Banker jailed for Forgery, Cheating involving over $1M

A personal banker, who pleaded guilty to have indulged in financial mismanagement of clients money, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SGX's Nifty gets Trading Extension beyond August

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has been granted a licence extension by a court-appointed arbitrator to continue the listing and trading of SGX Nifty contracts beyond the August deadline.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

IRAS e-Tax Guide on Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements

This e-Tax Guide provides taxpayers with guidance on the interpretation and application of Singapore’s Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and the Mutual Agreement Procedure under Singapore’s DTAs.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Promissory estoppel; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Courts and Jurisdiction - Court judgments - Declaratory

Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd v Pang Chee Kuan Interpretation (Delegation of Powers - Ministry of Trade and Industry) (Economic Expansion Incentives) Notification 2018 Rules of Origin under the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement more

Wedding Company fined $100,000 for Worker's Death

A wedding services company was fined $100,000 for the lapses that led to the death of a worker who fell from the top of a wedding dais after fixing some linen cloth to the ceiling.

Jurong Shipyard fined S$230,000 for Safety Lapses resulting in Worker's Death Bangladeshi Worker entitled to Overtime Pay Government accepts National Wages Council Recommendations for 2018/2019 more

Drink Firm fails to block Tencent's Trademark

Energy drink manufacturer Monster Energy Company (MEC) failed in its bid to stop China's heavyweight Tencent Holdings from registering its Monster Castle trademark in Singapore.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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