singapore - General & Misc

Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.
Date: 19 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Woman fined for abandoning Five Cats

53-year-old Suriati Misran was fined $2000 in court for pet abandonment. In March 2017, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) was alerted to a case of five cats found abandoned at the void deck of Blk 180A Rivervale Crescent. Suriati’s son was identified via the lift’s CCTV footage, which showed him carrying the c ...
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Singapore ratifies the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption

Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption (AFAVE). The Instrument of Ratification was deposited with the ASEAN Secretary-General by Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN, Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, on 13 April 2018. The ratification of the AFAVE reaffirms Singapore’s commitment to facilitate secure an ...
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

Government Procurement (Application) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 202; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Statistics Act (Amendment of Second Schedule) Order 2018

This Order is deemed to have come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 203; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Sand and Granite Quarries (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 10 April 2018.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 200; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Woman fined for Breach of Pet Farm Licensing Conditions and Dog Licensing Conditions

42-year-old Choo Pui Lee, a licensee of Pretty Pets Kennel, was fined $8,500 by the court for breaching the pet farm licensing conditions and keeping dogs without license.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman sentenced to Jail and fined for Animal Cruelty

In February 2016, Chng Leng Khim was sentenced to 10 days’ imprisonment for animal cruelty. She was also fined $3,100 for failing to comply with order to assist in investigation and for failing to license her pet dogs. After Chng appealed, the High Court set aside her plea of guilt and sent the case for a re-trial.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Public Order (32nd ASEAN Summit) Notification 2018

The Commissioner of Police notifies that persons seeking to enter the special event areas must subject themselves to inspections if required to be made by the police officers. This Notification expires on 29 April 2018.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 199; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore Tourism (Tourist Hotels, Tourist Food Establishments and Tourist Public Houses) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 10 April 2018
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 195; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Order (32nd ASEAN Summit) Declaration 2018

The Minister for Home Affairs declares that the 32nd ASEAN Summit is to be held on 27th and 28th of April 2018 at the Istana and Shangri-La Hotel respectively.
Date: 09 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 198; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Compulsory Education (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 2 January 2019.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 191; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Lim Lee Lee v United Overseas Bank Ltd

Insolvency law - bankruptcy - statutory demand

Date: 03 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 79; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hazwani bte Amin v Chia Heok Meng

Damages - Assessment

Date: 02 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHCR 02; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Immigration (Exemption from Singapore Visa) (Amendment) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 5 April 2018.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 192; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Compulsory Education (National Primary Schools) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 2 January 2019.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 190; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 186; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Arms and Explosives (Government Arms Exhibitions - Exemption from Section 13) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 24 May 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 157; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Assignment of Functions to Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (Cancellation) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 174; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Charities (Accounts and Annual Report) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2018.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 170; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

INDUSTRY UPDATES

CCCS clears Proposed Merger between Essilor and Luxottica

The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) has issued a clearance decision on the proposed merger between Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d’Optique) S.A (“Essilor”) and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. (“Luxottica”) (collectively “Parties”). CCCS has concluded that the merger, if carried into effect, will not infringe the section 54 prohibition of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B).

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House and Senate successfully hold “Sports Dual Meet 2018”

The House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday successfully held their second congressional sports invitational tournament dubbed “Sports Dual Meet 2018” at the House Sports Complex in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.

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Police probes Facebook over Data Privacy Violation

Jakarta, Apr 19 (ANTARA News) - The National Police is currently investigating third-party applications on Facebook that have allegedly violated the data privacy of users, an official stated here on Thursday.

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Lawyer claims Trial to CBT of more than RM100,000

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 20 (Bernama) - A lawyer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to criminal breach of trust involving more than RM100,000.

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IRBM confirms having issued Letters to International Schools

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 19 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) today confirmed that it had recently issued letters to the management of several international schools, here.

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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