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Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Singh in connection with the alleged interference by the judiciary in the outcome of her father’s sedition case and on the religious conversion of three Hindu children. Judge Datuk Mohd Firuz Jaffril made the order when the case came up for mention for the first time at a proceeding which was also attended by senior federal counsel Mazlifah Ayob, representing the Chief Justice, and lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo, on behalf of her father.

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Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes

MANILA, Jan 7 (PNA) - Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV failed to persuade the Makati court to reconsider its earlier ruling to pursue the rebellion charges against the lawmaker.
Date: 07 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippines News Agency

StreetSine Singapore Pte Ltd v Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers and Others

Civil Procedure - Costs - Security

Date: 28 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHCR 1; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Legal Aid and Advice (Amendment) Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Legal Aid and Advice Act and to make consequential amendments to the Legal Profession Act.
Date: 28 December 2018; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 47; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Practising without a Practising Certificate after 31 Dec 2018

This is to remind the members of the Malaysian Bar who wish to continue their practice but have yet to submit their Sijil Annual and Practising Certificate (SAPC) 2019 applications to take immediate steps to submit their applications online. Circular No. 304/2018
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Malaysian Bar

Wong Soon Kion v CIMB Bank Berhad

Date: 18 December 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 431; Source: Federal Court Registry

Griffin Real Estate Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (in liquidation) v ERC Unicampus Pte Ltd

Res Judicata - Issue estoppel; Res Judicata - Doctrine of abuse of court; Equity - Remedies - Account - Third party liability; Equity - Remedies - Account - Expenses

Date: 18 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 273; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Rules of Court (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 850; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 comes into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 848; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Act 2018 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 849; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Amendments to Practice Directions No. 5 of 2018

This is to notify the amendment of the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Practice Direction; Source: Family Justice Courts

Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 901 v Lian Tat Huat Trading Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Striking out; Land - Strata titles - By-laws

Date: 07 December 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 270; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Court rejects Najib's Bid to pay RM500,000 Bail in Installments

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today rejected former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's request to pay in instalments the RM500,000 bail imposed on him in the case over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) final audit report. Najib had pleaded not guilty to a charge of using his position as prime minister to ...
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ARW v Comptroller of Income Tax and Another, and Another Appeal

Civil Procedure - Further arguments; Civil Procedure - Further evidence; Civil Procedure - Parties - Joinder

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 85; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Foreign Cars should be barred from leaving Country before settling Summonses

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - Senator Datuk Rabiah Ali has proposed that vehicles from Singapore with outstanding summonses should be barred from leaving the country until they settled the amount owed.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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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Chief Justice told to file Affidavit-in reply to Summons by Karpal's Daughter

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Chief Justice of Malaysia Tan Sri Richard Malanjum to file an affidavit-in-reply to an originating summons filed by a daughter of the late Karpal Sin ...

Practising without a Practising Certificate after 31 Dec 2018 Wong Soon Kion v CIMB Bank Berhad Court rejects Najib's Bid to pay RM500,000 Bail in Installments more

Court keeps Treason Charges on Rakhine Politician and Author

A court in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, on Monday dropped a charge of unlawful association against a politician and an author but maintained a high treason charge against them for allegedly inciting people to oppose t ...

Court refuses to drop Charges against Arakan Politician Move to amend Bar Law gains Steam Legal Moves again delay Defamation Trial of Ko Swe Win more

Makati Court stands by Rebellion Raps vs Trillanes

MANILA, Jan 7 (PNA) - Lawyers of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV failed to persuade the Makati court to reconsider its earlier ruling to pursue the rebellion charges against the lawmaker.

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Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

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