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Singapore Budget 2019: Smaller Duty-free Alcohol allowance and GST Relief for Overseas Shopping

From February 19 midnight, returning travellers who spend fewer than 48 hours outside Singapore will have to pay the 7 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on items bought abroad worth above $100, down from $150.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Opposition Politician avoids Bankruptcy over Loan

A Shanghai businessman who filed a bankruptcy application against opposition politician Lim Tean has formally withdrawn in the High Court following the submission of two cheques by Mr Lim last month to repay the debt he owed.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Customs (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Customs Act and to make a related amendment to the Road Traffic Act.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 5; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that Sections 3(a) and (c), 4, 5, 7 to 11, 13 to 17 and 19(4), (5) and (6) of the Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 18 February 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 101; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Cosmetic Products - ASEAN Cosmetic Directive) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 89; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Licensing of Retail Pharmacies) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 93; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Immigration (Immigration Anchorage) Notification 2019

This Notification is in force for the period starting at 5 am and ending at 9 am on 16 February 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 103; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 88; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Poisons (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 100; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Prosecutor v Mohammad Azwan bin Bohari

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 11 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 23; Source: Singapore Law Watch

D Rashpal Singh Sidhu v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 07 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 25; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Leong Yim Ling v Moey Park Moon

Family Law - Maintenance - Assessment; Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division

Date: 08 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 26; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sentencing Guide 'likely needed' for PMD Offences

The High Court has said that it is best to allow a number of personal mobility device (PMD) offenders' cases to be brought before the courts so that a sentencing framework to deal with the issue may be framed in due course.
Date: 14 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes (Medifund Committees) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2019

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 11 February 2019.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 84; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Parliament: Law to tackle Money Laundering passed

The Precious Stones and Precious Metals (Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing) Bill, which is part of efforts to boost Singapore's standards of anti-money laundering and countering the finance ...

Consultation Paper on Outsourcing by Banks and Merchant Banks Singapore to tighten Audit, Valuation Rules MAS revises Takeover Rules for Dual-Class Shares more

Opposition Politician avoids Bankruptcy over Loan

A Shanghai businessman who filed a bankruptcy application against opposition politician Lim Tean has formally withdrawn in the High Court following the submission of two cheques by Mr Lim last month t ...

MSP4GE Asia Pte Ltd and Another v MSP Global Pte Ltd and Others Eastern Resource Management Services Ltd v Chiu Teng Construction Co Pte Ltd Government Contracts (Authorisation) Notification 2019 more

Changes to work Injury Law to improve Insurance Cover

New measures are in the works to improve insurance coverage for employees and give those injured on the job greater assurance of compensation - and much sooner after an accident.

Employment (Amendment) Act 2018 Central Provident Fund (New Retirement Sum Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 Central Provident Fund (Public Sector Employees) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018 more

Strata Titles Boards to review Mediation, Arbitration Processes

The Strata Titles Board is going to review the entire process of how mediation and arbitration hearings are conducted, so as to avoid stand-off between parties that may hold up vital repair works.

Lim Hun Joo and Others v Kok Yin Chong and Others Building Maintenance and Strata Management (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018 Conveyancing and Law of Property (Conveyancing) (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2018 more

Singapore Budget 2019: Smaller Duty-free Alcohol allowance and GST Relief for Overseas Shopping

From February 19 midnight, returning travellers who spend fewer than 48 hours outside Singapore will have to pay the 7 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on items bought abroad worth above $100, down from $150.

Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 Customs (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019 Regulation of Imports and Exports (Amendment) Regulations 2019 more

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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