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Child's Welfare must come First: High Court

When a court makes an order on the care and control of a child whose parents are splitting up, it does not presume that shared care and control are always in the child's welfare.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-RSAF Engineer’s Friend and Accomplice convicted for Cheating Government of over S$632K

An Ex-RSAF engineer’s friend has been convicted of cheating the Government of over S$632,000 worth of contracts, after he admitted to five counts of cheating.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

TAU v TAT

Family Law - Custody - Care and control; Family Law - Custody - Access

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

UNE v UNF

Family Law - Matrimonial assets - Division; Family Law - Ancillary powers of court - Third party claims - Case management

Date: 08 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCF 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Financial Advisers (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 493; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Business Trusts (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 492; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

National Library Board (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the National Library Board Act and to make consequential and related amendments to the Copyright Act.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 28; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Deputy Senior State Counsel fined, gets Ban for Drink Driving

A deputy senior state counsel was fined $1,600 and disqualified from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dentist behind Bogus Medisave Claims Scam jailed Two and a Half Years

A dentist who has pleaded guilty to have acted as the main man behind the bogus claims scam involving his patients' Medisave accounts was sentenced to two and a half years in jail yesterday.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Small Claims Tribunals Act and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 27; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mustafa Centre Boss fails to strike out Lawsuit

The founder of the iconic Mustafa Centre has failed in his appeal to strike out his step-sibling's high-stakes lawsuit against him, an outcome that takes the case closer to the prospect of a full trial.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High-roller fails to void $6m Casino Debt

A Malaysian businessman who blew $10 million in credit within three days at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino and settled nearly half the debt has failed in his court bid to void the outstanding $5.9 million.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Permit Requirements for the Import Export Transhipment and Bringing-in-Transit of Goods Originating from or Destined for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

This is to notify that the import, export, transhipment, and transit of any goods that are for the purposes of trade with any person in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is strictly prohibited under the Seventh Schedule of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Regulations. Notice No. 14/2018
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (Amendment No. 3) Notification 2018

This is to notify the amendments of paragraph 2 and the Schedule of the Common Gaming Houses (Exemption) (No. 32) Notification 2018.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 491; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

CCCS ends Assessment of Maritime Products Merger after Parties abandon Merger

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has ended its assessment of the proposed acquisition by Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (“WMS”) of sole control over Drew Marine&rsquo ...

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Changes to Stamp Duties Act

The Ministry of Finance has introduced the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill 2018 in Parliament, with key amendments providing for stamp duty to be levied on electronic records that enable a transfer of interest in prop ...

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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