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Foreigners departing Singapore no longer have to stamp Passport beginning Monday

SINGAPORE, Apr 17 (Bernama) - Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their travel document.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Delivery Driver gets Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking

A delivery driver who was convicted of drug trafficiking was sentenced to death penalty after he failed to convince the High Court that he was unaware of what he was delivering.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man gets 22 Years' Jail, 18 Strokes for Sex with Girl, 12

A man who had pleaded guilty to three charges of statutory rape was  sentenced to 22 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane by the High Court.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apex Court dismisses Bid for By-Election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

An appeal for remaining MPs in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC to vacate their seats, and for a by-election to be called in the constituency was dismissed by the Singapore's apex court, saying government is not duty-bound to call a by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

GP Clinic suspended from Chas for Non-Compliant Claims

The Ministry of Health has suspended a private general practitioner clinic from participating in the Community Health Assist Scheme for making severe non-compliant claims.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

MAS issues Lengthy Prohibition orders against Three Individuals for Fraud, Dishonesty

Three individuals who worked separately for HSBC, UOB and NTUC Income have been sanctioned with lengthy prohibition orders by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, following their convictions in court for offences involving fraud and dishonesty.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lawyers who put own Interests above Clients' could be struck off

Unless there are exceptional reasons, errant lawyers who put their personal interests above those of their clients to be struck off from practice, ruled the Court of Three Judges, who has setout new three-tier structure of sanctions to deal with misconduct.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Appeals Court found CGH Doctor breached Duty of Care but SMC dismisses Complaint against him

Although the Court of Appeal has found a specialist to be "in breach of his duty of care" to a patient, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has said there is no professional misconduct on the part of the doctor.
Date: 10 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Businessman, Firm cleared of importing Logs without Permit

The Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of a Singaporean businessman and his trading firm for importing the logs without a permit, as the court hinged on the interpretation of the term "transit" in the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, which regulates the trade of specified species of animals and plants, including r ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rejects Bid by Motorist to pursue Personal Injury Claim

An injured motorist's bid to pursue a personal injury claim against a car insurer was rejected  by the High Court pointing out that the discharge voucher signed by him made it clear that the settlement has been accepted.
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Employment Claims (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 15 April 2019.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 298; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Financial Advisers (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2019

This is to notify that except for Regulation 5(c), the rest is deemed to have come into operation on 8 October 2018 and Regulation 5(c) is deemed to have come into operation on 8 January 2019.
Date: 05 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 294; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Goods and Services Tax Act (Amendment of Fifth Schedule) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 May 2019.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 289; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Income Tax Act (Amendment of Seventh Schedule) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 May 2019.
Date: 04 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 290; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Financial Advisers (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2019

This is to notify that except for Regulation 5(c), the rest is deemed to have come into operation on 8 October 2018 and Regulation 5(c) is deemed to have come into operation on 8 January 2019.

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Man gets 22 Years' Jail, 18 Strokes for Sex with Girl, 12

A man who had pleaded guilty to three charges of statutory rape was  sentenced to 22 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane by the High Court.

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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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