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Court gives Hyflux Six-Month Break from Creditors; Company in search of S$200m Rescue Financing

The High Court has granted struggling water project developer Hyflux a six-month reprieve from creditors so that they can workout a survival plan and reorganise its debt.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Invitation to participate in Survey on Citation of Acts without Chapter Numbers in New Revised Edition

The Law Revision Commission has begun preparations for a Revised Edition of Acts. In the 2020 Revised Edition of Acts, they are proposing to abolish the use of Chapter numbers for Acts. They have also invited people to participate in their survey to give them views on how to refer to Acts if Chapter numbers are removed. The online survey ...
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

SMU Team wins Moot Contest in the Hague

Singapore Management University's (SMU) law students did their school and country proud in trumping some of the top university teams worldwide to win the 2018 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition held at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Cancellation) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 13 June 2018.
Date: 14 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 405; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 11 June 2018.
Date: 11 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 393; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

United Nations (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Exemption) Regulations 2018

These Regulations are in force for the period between 9 June 2018 and 14 June 2018.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 379; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Health Products (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - Exemption for US Delegation) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 3 June 2018.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 388; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Declaration 2018

This Declaration amends the Schedule appended to the Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Declaration 2018 by renumbering the paragraph as paragraph 1.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 376; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This notification amends the Second Schedule to the Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Notification 2018 by renumbering the paragraph as paragraph 1 and further by adding a paragraph as paragraph 2.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 377; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore and Australia sign Arrangement to facilitate Trade for Certified Companies

Companies certified by Singapore Customs as having robust security practices can now look forward to faster customs clearance for their goods exported to Australia.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Customs Department

Public Order (Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Notification 2018

This Notification by the Commissioner of Police is to inform the public that from 10 June 2018 to 14 June 2018 they would be expected to follow the prescribed code of conduct for them to be allowed to enter the special event area of the Summit between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Date: 03 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 370; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Protected Places (No. 3) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 366; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Tariffs for Water) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 361; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Electricity (Electricity Generation Licence) (Exemption) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 340; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Service (Special and Senior Personnel Boards) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2018

The Public Service (Special and Senior Personnel Boards) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2018, except for paragraph 2(b), comes into operation on 1 June 2018 and Paragraph 2(b) comes into operation on 1 July 2018.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 343; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

SUSS gets $200K to set up Law Study Award

Singapore University of Social Sciences has been handed a donation of $200,000 from the estate of former Supreme Court judge Choor Singh to enable a second scholarship for the law students.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Improving Transparency on Short Selling Activities in Singapore

Singapore, May 28 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will require investors to report their short positions and short sell orders in securities listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), with effect from 1 October 2018. This will improve transparency on short selling activities in the securities market and enable investors to make more inform ...
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Woman fined $4,000 for the Illegal Import of a Sugar Glider

Singapore, May 23 (AVA) - 24-year-old Nur Syahirah binte Hussein, was fined $4,000 for the illegal import of a sugar glider into Singapore.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Town Council of Jalan Besar (Conservancy and Service Charges) (Amendment) By-laws 2018

These By-laws come into operation on 1 June 2018.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 317; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Departmental Titles (Alteration) Act (Amendment of Schedule) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 23 May 2018.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 314; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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Panelo on Sereno ouster: ‘The Law may be harsh, but it is the Law’

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - “The law may be harsh, but it is the law.” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo made this remark following the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the quo warranto petition, which ousted Ma. Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice.

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Carpio to decline Nominations as Next CJ

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio on Wednesday said he would decline all nominations for the top judiciary post, stressing that he doesn't want to benefit from the quo warranto petition which ousted Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.

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SC begins Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday started the oral argument on the petition filed last May 2015 challenging the validity of provisions of the Family Code limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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PCC to draft List of Fair Competition Violators

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will soon generate a list of industries within the manufacturing sector that violate laws on fair competition.

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Government announces New MIC Appointments, U Thaung Tun as New Chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

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Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.

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Special Committee to monitor Prices after Zero GST

KOTA KINABALU, June 20 (Bernama) - An activist on human rights and consumerism in Sabah today suggested the setting up of a special committee to ensure traders and wholesalers in Sabah reduce or maintain the low price of their goods following the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last June 1.

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