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Immigration (Immigration Anchorage) Notification 2019

This Notification is in force for the period starting at 5 am and ending at 9 am on 16 February 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 103; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Poisons (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 100; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Drug Trafficker found to be a mere Courier, but Apex Court upholds Death Penalty

A Singaporean's death sentence was upheld by the three-judge Court of Appeal, despite the convict was found to be a mere courier, as he failed to obtain a certificate of substantive assistance from the public prosecutor.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Parliament: New Bill to better protect Minors from Exploitative Sexual Relationship

The Criminal Law Reform Bill have provisions that will better protect minors by making it an offence to engage in sexual activity with those between 16 and 18 years of age in the context of an exploitative relationship.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Suit against Dead Woman's Estate dismissed by Court

The High Court has dismissed the bid by a marine consultancy to sue the estate of its late company secretary after claiming she cheated it out of $1.6 million.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore Top Court upholds order for Commerzbank to pay Long Well S$41M for breaching Agreements

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of High Court ordering a Commerzbank-owned unit to pay Long Well Group $41 million over a soured investment.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High Roller can now contest Casino's $10M Suit

A default $10 million judgment against an Australian-Chinese tycoon for alleged casino debts was set aside by the High Court, and allowed his appeal to enter his defence and contest the case in a court trial.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apex Court: Yacht Dealer can keep $774K Deposit

A pre-contract deposit paid by a late Indonesian tycoon for keeping two boats off market can be kept by the yacht dealer ruled the Singapore's top court, as the former failed to buy the boats, reversing the High Court judgment to refund the money.
Date: 07 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-Georgian PM's Suit to have Case Heard in Singapore Court dismissed

Former Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who tried to have a lawsuit filed in Singapore instead of Geneva, against a Swiss bank has failed in his attempt.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

President appoints New Judicial Commissioner

The current Supreme Court registrar Mr. Vincent Hoonghas been appointed as a judicial commissioner by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister, and will serve for a year starting from April 10.
Date: 04 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Parliamentary Elections (Prescribed Date) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 78; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Planning (Exemption under Section 53) Notification 2019

This Notification comes into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 79; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Civil Defence and Other Matters Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that except for Sections 11, 13 to 17, 22, 26, 29 and 31, of the Civil Defence and Other Matters Act 2018, the rest comes into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 63; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Food (Amendment) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 February 2019.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 59; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Ex-City Harvest Leader gets 13 Months' Jail over Escape Attempt

Chew Eng Han, former City Harvest Church leader was sentenced to 13 months in jail after attempting to leave Singapore unlawfully, and will serve the term after completing his earlier sentence of three years and four months in jail for his role in the misuse of church funds.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

National Library Board (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

The National Library Board (Amendment) Act 2018 comes into operation on 31 January 2019.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 52; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

National Library Board (Revocation) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 31 January 2019.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 53; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Immigration (Exemption from Singapore Visa) (Amendment) Order 2019

This Order comes into operation on 22 January 2019.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 49; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Requisition of Resources Order 2019

This is to notify that the provisions of Part III of the Act are to come into and remain in operation on 15 January 2019.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 34; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

National Parks Board (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the National Parks Board Act and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 15 January 2019; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 4/2019; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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