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Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal

A yoga instructor who repeatedly molested his student had his jail sentence increased from nine months to a year and was also given three strokes of the cane yesterday after the High Court allowed an appeal by the prosecution.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Daughter of Hour Glass Founders jailed

The daughter of founders of The Hour Glass watch retailer was sentenced to jail for 22 months by the District Judge for repeatedly abusing drugs.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Elderly Man jailed Five Years for trying to kill Sister

Justice Chua Lee Ming took into account the circumstances leading to the slashing, his old age and that his risk of committing such an offence again was assessed to be low.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man who was fined gets Five Weeks' Jail on Appeal for assaulting Fellow Motorist over Parking Space

Justice Chan Seng Onn allowed the appeal, noting that the district judge had relied on the wrong precedents which looked at cases where both parties were guilty of using violence against each other.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Foreman gets Jail for molesting Colleague after High Court Appeal fails

The 38-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the woman, was found guilty in June of one charge of molesting and sentenced to nine months' jail. On Friday (Sept 28), the High Court rejected his lawyers' appeal to overturn the ruling.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apex Court rejects Prosecution's call to Jail, Cane Low-IQ Teen Rapist

A five-judge Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the sentence of reformative training handed down to a teenage rapist in a "difficult" case that has raised the issue of sentencing options for young offenders with intellectual disabilities.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined $12,800 for illegally importing and keeping Tarantulas

34-year-old Tam Jiaming was fined $12,800 by the court for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas in his place of residence. Tarantulas are not approved to be kept as pets in Singapore. Some of the tarantulas are species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman sentenced to Four Weeks Imprisonment for Animal Cruelty

39-year-old Tran Thi Thuy Hang was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment today for animal cruelty.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Sole Proprietor convicted for PIC Sham

Lim Mei Lee (“Lim”), 29, sole proprietor of Wahla Balloon, has been convicted and sentenced for abusing the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme by giving false information to illegally obtain PIC cash payouts and bonuses for Wahla Balloon.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Malaysian jailed Ten-Month for forged Passport Offences

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Bernama) - A Malaysian, Jagathes Kumar Koil Pillai was sentenced to 10 months´ imprisonment on Aug 1, for abetting four Sri Lankans to be in possession of forged Malaysian passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Sri Lankan men jailed for forged Malaysia Visas

SINGAPORE, July 23 (Bernama) - Three Sri Lankan men were convicted and sentenced to eight months' imprisonment on July 20 for possessing forged Malaysia visas in their Sri Lankan passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Director fined $550,000 for conspiring with Two Men to evade Duties and GST on 2,700 Cartons of Beer

A former director of Liquorland Distribution Private Limited was sentenced by the State Courts on 5 July 2018 to a fine of $550,000 for engaging in a conspiracy with two men to evade duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 2,700 cartons of beer.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Man fined $3,500 for Illegal Import of Greek Tortoise

Singapore, June 20 (AVA) - 40-year-old Ong Yi Chao was fined $3,500 by the court for illegally importing a Greek Tortoise into Singapore.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

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

Woman fined $3,600 for Possession of Illegal Wildlife

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - A 22-year old woman, Desiree Lim, was fined $3,600 by the Court for the possession of a civet cat and a red-footed tortoise (which is protected under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES).
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man fined for operating an Illegal Pet Shop and breaching Dog Licensing and Control Rules

Singapore, May 23 (AVA) - 44-year-old Desmond Phua Ju Liang was fined $6,600 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence, keeping unlicensed dogs and exceeding the maximum number of dogs allowed in a non-pet shop/farm premises.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Maid in Singapore jailed for biting Baby

A Singapore court has sentenced a Myanmar domestic worker to 10 weeks in prison after she was found guilty of abusing her infant ward, a migrant activist group said.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of 10 errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age. They were caught via HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities to deter the illegal sale of tobacco products to under-18 minors.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Negligence: Van Driver jailed for causing Death of Two Malaysians

SINGAPORE, Apr 3 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old van driver who rammed into eight stationary motorcyclists along Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) in March last year, killing two Malaysians, was today sentenced to three months imprisonment and banned from driving for five years.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fridae.com Founder jailed for selling Ice

The founder of fridae.com, who was found guilty of drug trafficking, was sentenced to jail for five years and nine months with five strokes of the cane.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Exchange

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MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

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