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Police to push for Forfeiture of Cars used in Illegal Races

The traffic police to push for forfeitures of vehicles used in illegal races as a warning to errant motorists who wilfully disregard the safety of other road users.  

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Singapore to raise Taxes as Government Spending increases

  Singapore will be raising its taxes as government spending on investments and social services grows, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

First Six charged under Organised Crime Act

Six persons accused of engaging with illegal gaming activities were the first people to be charged under the new Organised Crime Act.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

MinLaw asks Singapore Legal Practice to clarify Links with UK Barristers’ Chambers

The Law Ministry has instructed the Essex Court Chambers Duxton to clarify the existing “misimpressions”.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M

An Australian, who suffered serious head injuries in a traffic accident in Orchard Road settled the claim for damages for for $1.07 million, significantly lower than his initial claim for $6.7 million.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Financial Controller convicted for failing to pay more than $67,000 in Salaries

A 53-year-old Singaporean woman, Pang Sor Tin (“Pang”) (方素珍), was convicted in the State Courts on 14 November 2017 of three charges under the Employment Act.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

Time to end Overuse of the NRIC

This article by Irene Tham says it's high time to put an end to the overuse of National Registration Identity Card, to safeguard the privacy of each person's NRIC and its data.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Media Article; Author: Irene Tham; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Crowdfunding Websites to get Code on Best Practices

The Commissioner of Charities plans to produce a set of best practices for crowd fund-raising websites, to ensure a high level of trust and integrity in the charity sector.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore prohibits all Commercial Trades with North Korea

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Bernama) - Singapore has prohibited all commercially traded goods, including exchanged for money or barter traded from North Korea, whether they are imported, exported, transshipped or brought in transit through the republic from Nov 8.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

CCS initiates In Depth Review of proposed Merger between Maritime Products Suppliers

CCS received a notification for decision on 10 August 2017 on whether the proposed acquisition by Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (“WMS”) of sole control over Drew Marine’s technical solutions, fire, safety and rescue businesses (“Drew Marine Technical Solutions” or “DMTS”)[1] (the “Proposed Transacti ...
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Competition Commission

Man fined $10,000 for importing Zebra Dove without Licence

Nov 8 - 74-year-old Lian Kin Ting was fined $10,000 for illegally importing a zebra dove, and for subjecting the bird to unnecessary suffering and pain. This is the first time that the maximum penalty of $10,000 is meted out for illegally importing animals or live birds. In 2009, Lian was fined $3,000 for importing seven zebra doves without a licen ...
Date: 08 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

HSA prosecutes Seller who sold Tobacco to a Minor, and suspends Licences of Five Other Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of five errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Gynaecologist suspended for removing Woman's Ovary without her Consent

The Court of Three Judges rebuffed the appeal by a gynaecologist against his eight-month suspension sanctioned by the Singapore Medical Council.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

New Payment Services Bill to exemplify ‘Risk-Specific, Activity-Based’ Approach

The Payment Services Bill which aims to “right-size” regulations to cater to developments in electronic payments will be published by Monetary Authority of Singapore for public consultation.  
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High Court rejects 2 Convicts’ Appeal against their Death Penalties

The High Court rules that low IQ level of a convict alone is not an “evidence of an abnormality of mind”.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore prohibits all Commercial Trades with North Korea

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Bernama) - Singapore has prohibited all commercially traded goods, including exchanged for money or barter traded from North Korea, whether they are imported, exported, transshipped or brought in trans ...

Housewife staves off Bankruptcy over Husband's $16m Debt HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd v Gayathri Steels Pte Ltd and Others Talks on FTA between Asean and 6 Partners at Critical Stage Now more

Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M

An Australian, who suffered serious head injuries in a traffic accident in Orchard Road settled the claim for damages for for $1.07 million, significantly lower than his initial claim for $6.7 million.

S'pore urged to take Lead in Ethics Code for Arbitration SembMarine settles Contractual Spat with Marco Polo Court dismisses Perennial's Appeal in Capitol Case more

Financial Controller convicted for failing to pay more than $67,000 in Salaries

A 53-year-old Singaporean woman, Pang Sor Tin (“Pang”) (方素珍), was convicted in the State Courts on 14 November 2017 of three charges under the Employment Act.

MOM Letter serves as Evidence of Worker's Pay Liu Huaixi v Haniffa Pte Ltd Company fined for failing to implement Workplace Traffic Management Plan more

Time to end Overuse of the NRIC

This article by Irene Tham says it's high time to put an end to the overuse of National Registration Identity Card, to safeguard the privacy of each person's NRIC and its data.

Concerns raised at Dialogue on Proposed Cyber Security Law Watchdog seeks Stricter Protection of NRIC Data New Law on Data Sharing within Government more

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Singapore's Fintech Dive now delves for Proof beyond Concept

The partnership between Singapore and Hong Kong to build a blockchain-powered trade network may set the standard for other jurisdictions to follow in financial technology.

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Far-reaching Bill for Cyber Security 'Not uncommon'

The far-reaching Bill to beef up cyber security is justifiable in the light of the potential damage from state-sponsored cyber espionage, says experts.  

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Supply of Lift Spare Parts for Maintenance of Lifts in HDB Estates: CCS consults on Proposed Voluntary Commitments by Suppliers

The Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) is conducting a public consultation from 15 to 28 November 2017 and invites interested parties to provide feedback on two proposed commitments separately provided by (i) BNF Engineering (S) Pte Ltd (“BNF”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for BNF brand of lifts, and (ii) C&W Services Operations Pte Ltd (“CWO”) in relation to the supply of spare parts for Ulift brand of lifts.

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority expands Co-operation in FinTech

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which lays out a framework for co-operation and referrals between the two regulators.

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Singapore and Hong Kong launch a Joint Project on Cross-Border Trade and Trade Finance Platform

Singapore, Nov 15 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Singapore today to jointly develop the Global Trade Connectivity Network (GTCN), a cross-border infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), to digitalise trade and trade finance between the two cities and potentially with an aim to expanding the network in the region and globally.

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ASEAN pushes enabling Environment for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states will work towards providing an enabling environment for inclusive business imperative for the region’s economic community-building efforts.

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Official Secrets Act covers more than Just Secret Information: Experts

The experts say that the public servants and journalists must be mindful of the “very wide” and “sweeping” ambit cast by the Official Secrets Act.  

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ASEAN, Partners to fast-track RCEP Conclusion in 2018

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - Leaders from the countries participating at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Tuesday have instructed its ministers and negotiators to intensify efforts in 2018 to bring the RCEP negotiations to conclusion.

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ASEAN FTAs gain Ground in 2017, DTI says

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The year 2017 witnessed ASEAN efforts to beef up its free trade agreements (FTAs) with its international stakeholders gaining ground.

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ASEAN Leaders and CEOs push for Inclusive Business

MANILA, Nov 14 - The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), composed of three CEOs/Presidents of private companies per ASEAN Member State, met with ASEAN Leaders led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 13 November 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center. Mr. Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III from the Philippines, the 2017 Chair of ASEAN-BAC and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, led the private sector.

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AICHR promotes Human Rights in ASEAN

Nov 13 - The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has initiated various activities throughout 2017 to promote human rights to the peoples of the region.

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ASEAN reaffirms Cooperation with East Asian Community in 20th ASEAN+3

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed its cooperation with Japan, Korea, and China during the 20th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Commemorative Summit on Tuesday, November 14.

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