singapore - General & Misc

Appeal in Scammer's Case leads to new Sentencing Structure

A Taiwanese man convicted over his role as a runner in a cash laundering scam was sentenced to 51/2 years in jail on appeal, in a case that produced a sentencing framework for such offences in future.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BOM v BOK and Another Appeal

Deeds and other instruments - Deeds - Misrepresentation; Equity - Mistake - Mistake of law; Equity - Unconscionable transactions; Equity - Undue influence - Actual; Equity - Undue influence - Presumed

Date: 29 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 83; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Re Fan Kow Hin

Insolvency Law - Bankruptcy - Third-party litigation funding

Date: 16 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 257; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Woman's Appeal over $25m Assets rejected

The top court dismissed a woman's appeal against a High Court decision which found she had tricked her husband into signing a deed of trust that would have left him a pauper and their infant son a millionaire.
Date: 03 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Financial Industry shares Good Data Analytics use Cases to Fight Financial Crime

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 - The Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Industry Partnership (ACIP) launched a paper today to encourage greater adoption of Data Analytics (DA) solutions by financial institutions.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Singapore Academy of Law (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 December 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 775; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Town Council of Tampines (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment No. 2) By-laws 2018

These By-laws come into operation on 29 November 2018.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 778; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore hosts 44th ASEAN Ports Association Meeting

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have hosted the 44th ASEAN Ports Association (APA) Meeting on 27 and 28 November 2018. The annual meeting was officially opened by the Chairman of MPA, Mr. Niam Chiang Meng, at the Conrad Centennial Hotel this morning.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Maritime and Port Authority

Court extends Hyflux Debt Moratorium to end of April 2019

Hyflux has convinced a Singapore High Court to extend its debt moratorium by four-and-a-half months to April 30 next year, despite arguments from some bank creditors that the insolvent firm should be kept on a tighter leash.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Goodluck Garden gets Court's nod for Sale despite Missteps by Committee, Advisers

The High Court granted a sale order to Goodluck Garden on Monday, making it the latest property to have its collective sale resolved by the courts, though the court also found several missteps in the sale process.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Bilateral Investment Treaty between Singapore and Kazakhstan to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Kazakhstan strengthened economic ties with the exchange of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) today. The agreement was exchanged by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon and Kazakhstan Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek, in the presence of Prime Minister Lee Hsien L ...
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

MoneySense launches New Initiatives to improve Singaporeans' Financial Health

SINGAPORE, Nov 17 - Singaporeans will be able to take better charge of their financial well-being through new initiatives rolled out today by MoneySense, Singapore’s national financial education programme.
Date: 17 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership enters into Force in December

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December 2018, following the ratification by six Parties - Mexico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. Vietnam is the seventh country to ratify the CPTPP.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Prisons (Appointment of Lock-ups to be Places of Confinement) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 25 November 2018.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 758; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Prisons (Police Lock-ups) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 25 November 2018.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 757; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act in order to regulate the transport within Singapore by road of certain prescribed scheduled chemicals.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 50/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act (Amendment of Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 16 November 2018.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 753; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Winsta Holding Pte Ltd and Another v Sim Poh Ping and Others

Equity - remedies - equitable compensation; Equity - fiduciary relationships - duties; Civil Procedure - costs - principles - investigations

Date: 05 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 239; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Rectification of an Error in the Acts Supplement No. 39

This is to notify that the error in the Acts Supplement No. 39 published on 7 November 2018, is rectified.
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 746; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Duplicate of MOM Website

The Ministry of Manpower has warned that there is a fake MOM website phishing for personal info - http://momgovsg.co.in. They have also urged people to use only the official MOM website at https://www.mom.gov.sg for all info and transactions on MOM matters.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

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Appeal Court hears Case of Couple sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment

The Appeal Court heard on Monday, the case of a couple sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the murder of a woman in June 2016.

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Union leaders Set to Appeal

All six union leaders convicted for their roles in the 2013 Veng Sreng Boulevard protests plan to bring their case to the Appeal Court, spurred on by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s assertion that three of the six men were not involved in the violent protests.

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DSI holds Cyber Crime Seminar, proposes Cyber Security Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has organized a seminar on cyber security, while proposing a national cyber security bill.

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Min of Labor's five NY Gifts

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has introduced five measures in support of employers and employees alike, calling them New Year’s gifts to the people.

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SC to decide on Bangsamoro Law's Constitutionality

MANILA, Dec 18 (PNA) - Malacañang said Tuesday it will let the Supreme Court (SC) decide on the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) after a group of framers of the 1987 Constitution asked the high court to declare it unconstitutional and void.

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Organizations appeal against Withdrawal of Trade Favour by the EU

In a joint statement released yesterday, businesses and trade unions appealed against the withdrawal of the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) currently enjoyed by Myanmar.

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Laos, Luxembourg review Rule of Law and Legal Education Programmes

Government officials met with representatives of the Luxembourg government in Vientiane yesterday to review the progress of the LAO-031-Legal Teaching and Training and Promotion of the Rule of Law Concept project and make plans for the year ahead.

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Najib's Legal Team' fail to get Letter of Appointment of Lead Prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The defence team in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd case has failed to get the letter of authorisation (fiat) on the appointment of lead prosecutor Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah after the High Court here today ruled that there was no legal requirement for the prosecution to do so.

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SMEs are ‘Engine of Economy’

The Ministry of Commerce declared on Saturday that it will solve market issues hindering the development of Cambodia’s Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). But the announcement was met with scepticism by business owners in the Kingdom.

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Land Bank, TFBL ink Deal on Loan Program for Rebel Surrenderers

MANILA, Dec 17 (PNA) - In line with the ongoing efforts to reintegrate former rebels (FRs) and their families to mainstream society, Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last Dec. 13 for the facilitation of loans to the former as part of the government's Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

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Prosecution to apply to Transfer Case of Businessman who offered Bribe to Tengku Adnan to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of a businessman charged with giving bribe of RM1 million to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will file an application to transfer the case, which is at the Sessions Court, to the High Court here.

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Seminar talks Human Rights Promotion

Hanoi, Dec 14 (VNA) - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, remains relevant today, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 14.

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International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Asset Recovery discussed

Hanoi, Dec 13 (VNA) - International judicial cooperation in criminal asset recovery was the main topic of a workshop held in Hanoi on December 13.

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Supreme Courts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia bolster Cooperation

The supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen bonds in the combat against criminals and the settlement of trans-border civil cases.

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Indonesia, Vietnam commemorate 63 Year of Bilateral Relations

Jakarta, Dec 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam are commemorating 63 years of bilateral relations through fashion diplomacy at the 2018 International Fashion Fair in Vietnam, as stated in a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi received by ANTARA here Sunday.

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Complaint against New Chief Justice to be reviewed

The Yangon regional parliament will review a complaint against new Yangon Chief Justice U Hla Aye, whose nomination was confirmed on Wednesday, a regional lawmaker said.

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Police Officer in Court to answer Charges on Unnatural Sex

KANGAR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A senior police officer with the rank of Superintendent today was charged in the Sessions Court here for two counts of molestation and two charges of unnatural sex against two women, last year.

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Pushing SMEs, enhancing Bank's Role, Main Goal of New SME Bank CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) - Pushing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strive further and to enhance SME Bank Malaysia Bhd ’s role in providing financial assistance to targeted SMEs is the main goal of its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Aria Putera Ismail.

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