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Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and Others

Tort - Defamation - Defamatory Statements

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Minichit Bunhom v Jazali bin Kastari and Another

Damages - Special damages; Tort - Negligence - Medical expenses; Employment law - Employer’s duties - Medical expenses of foreign employee

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 22; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Amm A/L Joy v Chuan Seng Sdn Bhd

Trespass – Damages – Assessment of damages – Legal principles applicable when assessing damages in a claim for trespass

Date: 28 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 134; Source: Federal Court Registry

Koperal Zainal Bin Mohd Ali and 6 Others v Selvi A/P Narayan and Another

Tort – Death in police custody owing to negligence – Exemplary damages – Quantum – Whether the exemplary damages awarded to the plaintiffs fair and reasonable

Date: 23 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 130; Source: Federal Court Registry

Yee Thian Futt and 4 Others v Liew San Kian and 4 Others

Date: 27 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. KCH-22NCVC-58/9-2014; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Tow Kong Liang and 9 Others v FBO Land (Setapak) Sdn Bhd

Date: 12 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Civil Appeal No. W-02-1226-06/2012; Source: Federal Court Registry

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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 remains open until 6 July 2018.

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Alvarez hopes Senators pass Marriage Dissolution Bill

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Saturday he remains hopeful that senators would heed the clamor for the passage of the bill on dissolution of marriage to relieve a lot of couples locked in broken marriages.

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House LIYAB Forum for Youth returns

The House of Representatives held on Thursday last week the second installment of its LIYAB Leadership Forum series meant to empower the youth.

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Emergency Decree lifted in Seven Southern Districts

PATTANI, June 17 (NNT) - The government has declared the lifting of the emergency decree in seven southern border districts following a decline in violence in the far South.

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Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020

The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.

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London Documents to be used as Evidence against Petronas' Application

KUCHING, June 17 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government would use Malaysia Agreement 1963-related documents found in London last year as a reference in its fight for rights to oil and gas produced in its territory.

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Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN Economy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The President of Bangkok Bank spoke today at the AEC Business Forum 2018, expressing confidence in the ASEAN economy despite the escalating trade war between the United States and China.

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Activists want Appeals Court Region Five Officials to leave Housing Units

CHIANG MAI, June 19 (NNT) - Environmental activists have asked civil servants living in the Appeals Court Region 5 housing units allegedly built in a protected forest in Chiang Mai to leave, as the case has yet to be resolved.

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No Nationwide Martial Law amid Anti-Tambay Drive, Palace assures

MANILA, June 19 (PNA) - Malacañang on Tuesday allayed fears that the anti-tambay (bystander) drive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would be a prelude to nationwide martial law noting that President Rodrigo R. Duterte earlier said that it was not an option.

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Hotels Ministry threatens Hotelier with Legal Action

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Monday said it will take sue a hotelier for defaming the Union minister and department heads.

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States Constitutions crucial to aiding Peace Process: Expert

States and regions acquiring legal agreements concerning their right to draft their own constitutions will play a crucial role to move forward the peace negotiations that have been in a deadlock, political experts and reform advocates said.

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Laos, Vietnam vow to cement ties

Vice President Phankham Viphavanh and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh yesterday agreed to work together to deepen the friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours.

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CEP gets Seven Immediate Recommendations on Institutional Reform

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 (Bernama) - The Committee on Institutional Reforms submitted to the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) today seven immediate recommendations on the reform of key institutions in the country.

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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.

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Thailand PM urges ASEAN to become Community Focusing on People

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha discussed with ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi the development of ASEAN as a community which primarily focuses on the people.

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