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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

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

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

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

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

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

New Judicial Commissioner appointed in Singapore

The President of the Republic of Singapore, on the advice of the Prime Minister has appointed Mr. Dedar Singh Gill as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore under Article 95(4) (a) of the Constitution.
Date: 27 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Prime Minister's Office

Industrial Government Land Sales Programme launch in Second Half of 2018

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has launched its Industrial Government Land Sales (IGLS) programme for the second half of 2018 (2H 2018). There will be 6 sites in the Confirmed List and 7 sites in the Reserve List, with a total site area of 12.59 ha.
Date: 26 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

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

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

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

Prof Lucy Reed appointed Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced the appointment of Prof Lucy Reed as a Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 29 June 2018. Prof Reed succeeds John Savage QC, who previously served as a member of the SIAC Board of Directors from 2009 to 2017, and concurrently served as a Vice President o ...
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Court of Appeal affirms the Authority of the Comptroller of Income Tax in sharing Tax Information under a Tax Treaty

The Court of Appeal has provided its written grounds of decision pertaining to an in camera hearing held on 5 September 2017. At the hearing, the Court affirmed the High Court’s decision to refuse an application made by four foreign individuals (“the Appellants”) that requested to commence a judicial review against the decision of ...
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Appointment of 86 Justices of the Peace

86 Justices of the Peace (JPs) were appointed by President Halimah Yacob on 24 April 2018. Of these, 42 JPs were re-appointed for the second or third term, and 44 were appointed for their first term. There are currently 99 serving JPs. With the appointment/re-appointment of the JPs today, the total number of JPs is now 185.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

SMU Team wins 2018 Jessup National Round, progresses to International Round

Team SMU has won the Singapore National Round of the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and are on their way to represent the country in Washington, D.C.
Date: 15 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Management University

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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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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