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SBH Case: Mary Chia's Costs add up to S$700,000

The appeal filed by Mary Chia Beauty & Slimming Specialist Pte Ltd to set aside the final award in favour of Slim Beauty House Co Ltd (SBH) in a dispute arising from the joint venture was dismissed by the court.  

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Clothing Factory ordered to pay 52 Workers

Yangon Regional Labour Disputes Arbitration Council has ordered the Pearl Garment Factory located in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone 3 to pay compensation to its 52 workers after they were dismissed from their jobs.
Date: 23 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Work Ministry finalizes Compensation to EDL Concessionaire - Fadillah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The Work Ministry is in midst of finalising the compensation to be paid to the concessionaire of the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) in Johor for the loss of revenue when the toll is scrapped from January next year.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M

An Australian, who suffered serious head injuries in a traffic accident in Orchard Road settled the claim for damages for for $1.07 million, significantly lower than his initial claim for $6.7 million.
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ

NILAI, Nov 15 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi has suggested that the federal and state governments sit together to discuss the jurisdiction of Syariah and Civil courts and make the necessary amendments if needed.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Ebony Ritz Sdn Bhd v Sumatec Resources Bhd

Civil Procedure - Summary judgment; Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Amendment; Civil Procedure - Pleadings - Striking Out
Date: 09 November 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 282; Source: Singapore Law Watch

S'pore urged to take Lead in Ethics Code for Arbitration

A former attorney general has urged Singapore to take the lead in forging an international ethics code for arbitration practice, a move which he said would cement the country's standing as Asia's top venue for dispute resolution.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SembMarine settles Contractual Spat with Marco Polo

The legal dispute between Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) and Marco Polo Marine has been settled amicably, without admission of fault.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court dismisses Perennial's Appeal in Capitol Case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Perennial Real Estate Holdings's appeal against the High Court's dismissal declining its application to wind up the three joint entities.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia must uphold legal certainty for effective dispute resolution in order to remain as a leading Islamic financial hub, said Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapeim) and six others succeeded in their application to strike out a lawsuit filed by Pemangkin (Orphans/Poor Children Development Foundation) for alleged misconduct and attempting to close down the foundation.
Date: 10 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

NEA, Buseco agree to end Dispute

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - Following a consultative meeting called by the Senate Committees on Energy and on Cooperatives chaired by Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri, respectively, on Tuesday, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Buseco) reached a "win-win" solution to se ...
Date: 09 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Zuraida, Jamal settle Defamation Suit through Mediation

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 (Bernama) - A defamation suit filed by Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin against Sungai Besar UMNO division head Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos was today settled through mediation at the High Court here.
Date: 07 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PT Gowa Makassar Tourism Development Tbk (PT GMTD Tbk) v Prof Dr Ir H Muin Liwa MS DKK

Date: 19 June 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 253 PK/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Ny Yuliana DK v Hj Asih Sinarsih

Date: 19 June 2017; Court: Supreme Court of Indonesia; Citation: SC No. 259 PK/Pdt/2017; Source: Supreme Court of Indonesia

Land Use Right Holders on 450 Year Road still reject Compensation

Owners of land use rights for the remaining 167 plots along the 450 Year Road in Vientiane are still refusing to accept the compensation offered in return for the land they lost to the US$104 million highway, an official ...

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Work Ministry finalizes Compensation to EDL Concessionaire - Fadillah

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) - The Work Ministry is in midst of finalising the compensation to be paid to the concessionaire of the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) in Johor for the loss of revenue when the toll is scrappe ...

More Clarity needed on Jurisdiction of Civil, Syariah Courts - former CJ Uphold Legal Certainty for effective Dispute Resolution - BNM Yapeim, Six Others succeed in striking out Pemangkin Lawsuit more

Clothing Factory ordered to pay 52 Workers

Yangon Regional Labour Disputes Arbitration Council has ordered the Pearl Garment Factory located in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone 3 to pay compensation to its 52 workers after they were dismissed from their jobs.

Parliament query OMI on ‘Amendments’ Comments District Court refuses to accept Civil Suit against State to abolish ‘08 Constitution No settlement in Maha Thanti Thuka Monastery Dispute more

NEA, Buseco agree to end Dispute

MANILA, Nov 9 (PNA) - Following a consultative meeting called by the Senate Committees on Energy and on Cooperatives chaired by Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Juan Miguel Zubiri, respectively, on Tuesday, the National E ...

Government settles Dispute with Chinese Firm over Northrail Project CA junks Makati Plea on Claim over Fort Bonifacio Comelec to obey PET Ruling on Payment of Ballot Storage Fees more

SBH Case: Mary Chia's Costs add up to S$700,000

The appeal filed by Mary Chia Beauty & Slimming Specialist Pte Ltd to set aside the final award in favour of Slim Beauty House Co Ltd (SBH) in a dispute arising from the joint venture was dismissed by the c ...

Australian Crash Victim settles Claim for $1.07M Ebony Ritz Sdn Bhd v Sumatec Resources Bhd S'pore urged to take Lead in Ethics Code for Arbitration more

CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has reiterated that an appeal in the 2-year rice trial must be filed by the defendant, Yingluck Shinawatra, herself.

NLA accepts Draft Law on Constitutional Court Procedures for Further Deliberation NACC to appeal Against Supreme Court Decision on 2008 Rally CDC: Yingluck can Appeal against Court’s Decision if found Guilty more

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Request for Feedback on Issues relating to Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017

The Bar Council Court Liaison Committee ("CLC") is requesting for Members to provide their feedback on issues faced since the coming into effect of Pekeliling Ketua Pendaftar Bil 2 Tahun 2017: Garis Masa (Timeline) Penyelesaian Kes Jenayah dan Sivil Bagi Mahkamah Rendah, pertaining to timelines for the completion of criminal and civil cases heard at the Subordinate Courts across Peninsular Malaysia.

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EC to request Clarity about Next Election from Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission plans to ask the Constitutional Court for clarification about its authority to hold the next general election.

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ETDA to produce 12,000 Cyber Security Experts by 2021

BANGKOK, Nov 23 (NNT) - The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and leading institutions in the country have banded together to develop cyper security personnel for the Thailand 4.0 digital era.

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No Reports of Terrorism Financing using Digital Currency in Malaysia - Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) - No cases have been detected in Malaysia of the use of digital currencies for terrorism financing, said Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement of Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd Rahman Abu Bakar.

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Government winning War against Contractualization - Bello

The labor department is winning the war to eliminate labor-only contacting and other forms of illegal contracting arrangements, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday.

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Attorney General to resurrect Court Cases against Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK, Nov 22 (NNT) - The Office of the Attorney-General is planning to resurrect two cases against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as allowed by the new anti-corruption law.

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Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA, Nov 22 (PNA) - Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights.

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KL Court Director meets Court Reporters to improve Ties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - Kuala Lumpur Court Director Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin today convened a meeting with court reporters from various media organisations to improve ties and discuss issues related to court reporting.

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MIDA to help SMEs Gain Access to Global Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) aims to create opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access the global market and encourage multinational corporations (MNCs) to utilise local products and services.

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House to work on Priority Bills during SC Chief Impeach Proceedings

House leaders today assured that Congress will remain focused on passing its remaining legislative priorities for the year and will not be distracted by the hearings of the committee on justice on the determination of probable cause of the impeachment complaint filed against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Sussing out Weak Links in Cyber Defence

Cyber Security Agency Chief says that the new bill doesn't give agency broad powers to oversee every computer in Singapore, but are only linked to cyber security events.

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BoT allows Five Banks to operate E-Payment QR Codes

BANGKOK, Nov 18 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has allowed five financial institutions to fully operate their National E-Payment services from today.

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