singapore - General & Misc

SAL to partner its Members to provide Free Talks to boost Public Awareness of Legal Matters

Singapore, Aug 13 - The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is planning to work with its members to offer public talks on legal issues that will be useful to the man-in-the-street.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Academy of Law

Public Consultation Paper on Proposed Amendments to the Fire Safety Regime

The Ministry of Home Affairs invites the public feedback on the proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Act in order to strengthen fire safety provisions, and enhance SCDF’s regulatory and enforcement powers.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Assets of Two Vibrant Group Units frozen following Court Order

The assets of two subsidiaries of mainboard-listed logistics company Vibrant Group have been frozen following a pre-trial asset preservation court order.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Smoking (Prohibition in Certain Places) Act.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 31/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Requisition of Resources (No. 5) Order 2018

The provisions of Part III of the Act are to come into and remain in operation on 7 August 2018.
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 485; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Five New Large Child Care Centres to open by 2020

Parents in Sengkang and Punggol can look forward to more quality and affordable preschool places, as five new large child care centres are set to open over the next two years. The centres will add 2,600 new child care and infant care places to these estates by 2020. This was announced today by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Developm ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

New Singapore Food Agency to oversee Food Safety and Security, the National Parks Board to oversee Animal and Wildlife Management

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), a new statutory board, will be formed under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) to oversee food safety and security. SFA will bring together food-related functions currently carried out by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the ...
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources

SMU School of Law and SJC to jointly offer Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from August 2019

Singapore, July 26 - Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law and Singapore Judicial College (SJC), Supreme Court, announced today that they will jointly offer a new Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from August 2019. A first of its kind in the region, the new postgraduate degree programme is designed to provide advanced training for se ...
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Students; Source: Singapore Management University

Public Order (National Day Parade 2018) Declaration 2018

This is to notify that the National Day Parade 2018 is to be held at the Float @ Marina Bay on either 9 August 2018 or 11 August 2018 and the special event area coordinates are those that are mentioned within the specified Schedule.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 482; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order (National Day Parade 2018) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the National Day Parade 2018 is to be held at the Float @ Marina Bay on either 9 August 2018 or 11 August 2018 and persons seeking to enter this special event area must comply with certain rules and regulations set out by the Commissioner of Police in this Notification.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 483; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Ex-NUS Student fails to get Master's Degree through Court Order

The High Court has dismissed the petition by Jeanne-Marie Ten, a former NUS student who wanted the University to award her the masters degree and damages. The Court found that the University was justified in refusing her the degree.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

New S'pore Food Agency to oversee Food Safety Regulations

A new statutory board called the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) will oversee food safety and security from April next year, following a reorganisation of three existing agencies under one roof.
Date: 28 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Government of Singapore

51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting from 30 July to 4 August 2018

Singapore will host the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings from 30 July to 4 August 2018. Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will chair the 51st AMM, 19th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM), 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) FMM, and 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), as well as co-cha ...
Date: 29 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Public Service (Special and Senior Personnel Boards) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 476; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

HSA Alert: 'Li Da' and 'Chapter Plus' sold online Found to contain banned substance Sibutramine

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has alerted members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Li Da Weight Loss Capsule (‘Li Da’)’ and ‘Chapter Plus By BackSlim (‘Chapter Plus’)’ as they found to have containing an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses ser ...
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

People’s Association (Community Development Councils) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 23 July 2018.
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 472; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore ratifies the CPATPP

Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPATPP) today, becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan. The CPATPP will enter into force 60 days after six of the 11 signatories ratify the Agreement.
Date: 19 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Co-operative Societies (Exemption under Section 97) (No. 2) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 16 July 2018.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 463; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Interpretation (Delegation of Powers - Ministry of Home Affairs) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 5 July 2018.
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 449; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Planning (Exemption under Section 53) (No. 4) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 3 July 2018.
Date: 02 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 446; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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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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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.

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ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.

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PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.

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DFA lauds Appointment of Career Diplomat as Chief of Presidential Protocol, Foreign Affairs Adviser

Aug 12 - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today lauded the appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte of a career diplomat as one of the senior officials at the Office of the President and said this move would help advance the country’s foreign policy goals.

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ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.

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