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AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas

Contract - Breach; Contract - Consideration - Promissory estoppel; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Courts and Jurisdiction - Court judgments - Declaratory

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Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd v Pang Chee Kuan

Contract - Contractual terms - Rules of construction; Contract - Frustration; Contract - Contractual terms - Restraint of trade clause; Contract - Breach; Evidence - Principles - Necessity for best evidence; Tort - Defamation - Defamatory statements

Date: 18 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 139; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yuanta Asset Management International Limited and Another v Telemedia Pacific Group Limited and Another, and Another Appeal

Contract - Breach; Equity - Fiduciary relationships; Equity - Remedies - Equitable compensation; Tort - Conspiracy; Tort - Inducement of breach of contract; Tort - Conversion; Trusts - Breach of trust

Date: 20 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA(I) 03; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Metro Luxury Sdn Bhd v PKNS Engineering & Construction Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Contract to design, build and complete apartments – Termination of contract – Whether termination wrongful

Contracts & commercial – Construction contract – Performance bond – Call on performance bond – Whether a court obliged to examine the reasons relied on for t ...

Date: 17 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 173; Source: Federal Court Registry

Exporters permitted to register for Customs Relief under GSP

Traders engaged in the export of goods to the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey will be able to apply for customs relief under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) at the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Ong Siew Hwa v UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Whether the contractual relationship between the dealer and the consumer superseded by the Hire Purchase Agreement as stated in the Federal Court case of Ahmad Ismail v Malaya Motor Company [1973] 2 MLJ 66

Consumer law – Whether section 32 of the Consumer Protection Act 1999 and/or section 16 of t ...

Date: 15 May 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 15; Source: Federal Court Registry

Interpretation (Delegation of Powers - Ministry of Trade and Industry) (Economic Expansion Incentives) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 1 May 2018.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 403; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Selvanathan A/L Thiruvengadam and Another v John Varistus Totu @ John Francis Totu and Another

Contracts & commercial – Sale and purchase agreement for transfer of property – Restriction in interest in that transfer of title could only be effected with the consent of the State Authority – Whether the agreement automatically becomes null and void – Whether the agreement not binding on the parties owing to mutual ...

Date: 28 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 185; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bill of the Act prohibiting the Imposition of Interest on Unpaid Hospital Bills and Medical Expenses of Patients

This Bill proposes to prohibit the imposition of any additional interest and penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills and medical expenses for one year from the patient’s discharge. This prohibition shall benefit only those patients who earn minimum wage or less.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: SB No. 1801 of 2018; Source: Senate of The Philippines

Rules of Origin under the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

This circular outlines the salient points of the Rules of Origin requirements and operational procedures for exports of Singapore-originating goods claiming preferential tariff treatment in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Circular No. 05/2018
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted

More than 8,000 acres of jade and gem blocks backed by the State are expected to remain active until 2021, said U Aung Nyunt Thein, managing director of the Myanmar Gems Enterprise under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
Date: 24 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Emas Kiara Sdn Bhd v Michael Joseph Monteiro and 2 Others

Contracts & commercial – Receivers & managers – Letter by receivers & managers – Legal effect of the letter – Whether the letter concludes a contract between the parties – Whether there was certainty of subject matter – Whether there was certainty as to contracting parties – Whether there was ...

Date: 26 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 151; Source: Federal Court Registry

Broadley Construction Pte Ltd v Alacran Design Pte Ltd

Contract - Misrepresentation - Fraudulent; Contract - Unilateral mistake

Date: 16 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 25; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises

BANGKOK, May 16 (NNT) - The government is working on a new draft law designed to help promote community enterprises in Thailand.
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Senate approves Innovative Startup Bill

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a proposed measure that seeks to give business entrepreneurs a better chance of succeeding in the industry by providing them with tax breaks and other forms of assistance. Senate Bill No. 1532, or the “Act Providing Benefits and Programs to Strengthen, Pro ...
Date: 16 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government to complete Draft Regulation on e-Commerce soon

Jakarta, Apr 13 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will soon complete a draft regulation on e-commerce, in order to create business equality in the country, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said. E-commerce ...

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Minister names New Measures to improve ease of doing Business

Procedures have been streamlined in a bid to speed up the approval of investment proposals by businesses and enable them to register more quickly.

Advertising signs need Permits: Vientiane Authorities Government seeks better Regulation of Associations Tighter Regulation to squeeze Small Business Credit more

Metro Luxury Sdn Bhd v PKNS Engineering & Construction Bhd

Contracts & commercial – Contract to design, build and complete apartments – Termination of contract – Whether termination wrongful

Contracts & commercial – Construction contrac ...

Ong Siew Hwa v UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd Selvanathan A/L Thiruvengadam and Another v John Varistus Totu @ John Francis Totu and Another Emas Kiara Sdn Bhd v Michael Joseph Monteiro and 2 Others more

Exporters permitted to register for Customs Relief under GSP

Traders engaged in the export of goods to the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey will be able to apply for customs relief under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) at the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

License Renewals for Gem Blocks suspended until New Law stipulated, but Small-Scale Work permitted Legislation needed to govern Industrial Zone Development K500,000 Fine for Unlicensed Thaingyan Private Pumps more

Bill of the Act prohibiting the Imposition of Interest on Unpaid Hospital Bills and Medical Expenses of Patients

This Bill proposes to prohibit the imposition of any additional interest and penalty charges on unpaid hospital bills and medical expenses for one year from the patient’s discharge. This prohibition shall benefit o ...

Senate approves Innovative Startup Bill Spouses Larry and Another v Spouses Florencio and Another House Panel okays Two Pro-Entrepreneurship Bills more

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Emergency Decree to be lifted in More Areas

BANGKOK, June 24 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) is considering withdrawing the Emergency Decree in more areas of the restive south after last week’s revocation of the special law in two districts.

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Chiang Mai Justice Office offers Guidance to Youth

CHIANG MAI, June 23 (NNT) - The Chiang Mai Justice Provincial Office is offering guidance to local youth to induce participation in preventing and solving the problem of crime in society.

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EC Member calls for use of Special Law to determine Constituencies

BANGKOK, June 23 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called on the government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to utilize Article 44 of the provisional constitution to speed up preparations for primary elections.

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Excise Department to take Tax Measure to encourage use of B20 Biodiesel

BANGKOK, June 22 (NNT) - The Excise Department is taking a tax measure to encourage the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Duterte appoints new CA Justice

MANILA, June  22 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga as associate justice of the Court of Appeals (CA).

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President to issue Online Licensing System

Denpasar, Bali, June 24 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government will soon issue an integrated licensing system through "online single submission" to speed up the process of business licensing.

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Journalists banned from Trial of Thamrin Bombings' Defendant

Jakarta, June 22 (ANTARA News) - Journalists reporting on the verdict on accused Oman Rahman involved in the Thamrin bombing in 2016 were banned from the main courtroom in the South Jakarta district court where the trial proceedings were ongoing.

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Temporary Work Visit Passes revoked from 11th Year

PUTRAJAYA, June 22 (Bernama) - The Immigration Department has denied a newspaper report that the Home Ministry (KDN) was withdrawing the approval of extending the Visit Pass (Temporary Employment) or PLKS for the second and subsequent years approved by the previous government.

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French Judiciary pursuing Scorpene Corruption Scandal - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) - Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today met French Ambassador Frédéric Laplanche who disclosed that the French judicial system is pursuing the 1 billion-euro Scorpene submarine corruption scandal.

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Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus appointed as the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor

His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong has on 19 June 2018 granted his royal consent to the recommendation of YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to appoint Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus as the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia.

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Actions against Companies in Enforcement Operation targeting Machinery Safety and Amputation Hazards

The Ministry of Manpower mounted a two-month enforcement operation in April and May 2018 targeting machinery safety to address hand and finger injuries at the workplace. 380 inspections were conducted at 350 companies in the manufacturing, construction and marine sectors.

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House unveils New Website

The House of Representatives has unveiled its new website house.gov.ph., in its effort to bring legislation closer to the public. The website is easily navigable and uses simple, easy-to-understand language to engage the public and encourage interest in legislation.

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Agreement on curbing Illegal Drug use through Preventive Education signed in New York

The Philippine Consulate General in New York witnessed the signing of a landmark Memorandum of Agreement between non-profit organization Friends Indeed USA Inc., and Philippine-based non-government organization People’s Volunteer Against Illegal Drugs on 27 May 2018 at Astoria World Manor, Queens, New York City.

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Philippines Champions Small and Medium Entrepreneurs at APEC Senior Officials Meet

The Department of Foreign Affairs championed Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) at the Second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM2) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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