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Senate Bill seeks to address Urban Poor's Housing Needs

MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) - Senator "JV" Ejercito has filed a bill seeking the creation of a National Commission for the Urban Poor, an agency that will act as the focal facilitator in addressing socialized housing problems.

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Glaziers Engineering Pte Ltd v WCS Engineering Construction Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution - Adjudication - Setting aside of adjudication determination - Breach of natural justice

Date: 22 October 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 66; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dewan Rakyat passes Amendment to Street, Drainage and Building Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 will provide for a fine of RM100,000 to be imposed on anyone who causes damage to any public road and not just the streets belonging to the local authorities, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said t ...
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Building Control (Buildability and Productivity) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 25 September 2018.
Date: 24 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 583; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd v Like Building Materials (S) Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution - Adjudication; Contract - Contractual terms

Date: 10 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 200; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Housing and Development (Precincts for Upgrading Works) (Home Improvement Programme) (No. 5) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 564; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Millenia Pte Ltd v Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd and Others

Building and Construction Law - Contractors’ duties; Building and Construction Law - Construction torts

Date: 11 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 193; Source: Singapore Law Watch

GPE Pte Ltd v Siemens Pte Ltd

Building and Construction Law - Damages - Damages for defects; Building and Construction Law - Damages - Delay in completion

Date: 06 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 194; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BCA Super Low Energy Challenge for New and Existing Non-Residential Buildings

This is to notify that the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) has developed a Green Mark (GM) for Super Low Energy (SLE) buildings supplementary criteria. The SLE Challenge assures developers or building owners who are able to commit towards achieving at least one GM SLE project within the next 5 years to be given the GM SLE certification ...
Date: 05 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 38/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendments to Act 133 will regulate Premises on Slopes - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 6 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133) will enable local authorities (PBT) to periodically regulate buildings and premises located in sloping areas.
Date: 06 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Building and Construction Authority (Registration of Construction Personnel) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 31 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 521; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Construction Board to be formed under New Law

A law is being drafted to establish a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which will set standards for the construction industry, U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Construction told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on August 20.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Clarification on Date of Constitution of Management Corporation

This Circular clarifies the date on which a Management Corporation (MCST) is constituted.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Feedback Sought on Proposed Key Amendments to the Building Control Act

The Ministry of National Development and the Building and Construction Authority seeks feedback on the proposed amendments to the Building Control Act from 7 Aug 2018 to 28 Aug 2018 (12 noon).
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Dewan Rakyat passes Amendment to Street, Drainage and Building Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) - Amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 will provide for a fine of RM100,000 to be imposed on anyone who causes damage to any public road and not just the streets belongi ...

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Construction Board to be formed under New Law

A law is being drafted to establish a Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) which will set standards for the construction industry, U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of the Ministry of Construction told the Pyidaungsu ...

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Senate Bill seeks to address Urban Poor's Housing Needs

MANILA, Oct 31 (PNA) - Senator "JV" Ejercito has filed a bill seeking the creation of a National Commission for the Urban Poor, an agency that will act as the focal facilitator in addressing socialized housing problems.

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Thailand imposes Strict Ban on Imports of Cassava Blocks

BANGKOK, June 3 (NNT) - The Thai government is putting a strict ban on the imports of cassava blocks after reports of mosaic virus spread in Cambodia.

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Indonesia urges US to strengthen Economic Cooperation with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (PNA) (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged the United States of America to strengthen its economic cooperation with the ASEAN member countries based on a win-win solution instead of a zero sum game.

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APEC Ministers prioritize tackling Barriers to ensure Prosperity for All

JAKARTA, Nov 15 (ANTARA News) - Ministers from the 21 APEC economies have convened to align their ideas for improving Asia-Pacific connectivity and deepening economic integration for stronger economic growth that benefits all people in the region.

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Finance Ministry to launch Portal for Auction

JAKARTA, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Finance will launch a website named lelang.go.id to facilitate people to participate in the auction process as well as make this activity more informative and accessible.

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Corruption: Court allows Tengku Adnan Bail of RM1 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who was charged in the Sessions Court here today with two counts of corruption and an alternative charge with accepting bribes of RM3 million in connection with an approval given to a company to raise the ratio plot for development at Jalan Semarak here in 2013 was allowed bail of RM1 million.

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64,632 Malaysians declared Bankrupt over last Five Years

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Department of Insolvency says 64,632 Malaysians aged between 18 and 44 have been declared bankrupt over the last five years.

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SMEs should use funding from Cooperatives for Adoption of Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can use funding from cooperatives to scale up their business in adopting the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) technology, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said.

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92,682 Businesses have registered under SST - Lim

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) - A total of 92,682 businesses have registered under the Sales and Services Tax (SST) regime as of Oct 23, the Dewan Rakyat heard today.

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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