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Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between both countries. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement here today that this was achieved during the committee’s first meeting in Singapore on Monday. The ministry said the sub-committee would be headed by the Malaysia Maritime Affairs Department Director-General and Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers’ International Affairs Division Director-General.

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Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Prohibited Anchorage Area - Suspension) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 8 April 2019 at 12.01 a.m.
Date: 07 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 302; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

The “Mount Apo” and the “Hanjin Ras Laffan”

Admiralty and Shipping - Collision - Regulations; Evidence - Admissibility of evidence; Evidence - Documentary evidence - Proof of contents

Date: 08 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 57; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019

This Act seeks to amend the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 and the Merchant Shipping Act to implement the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 and amendments to other maritime conventions, to make miscellaneous amendments relating to merchant shipping, and to make related amendments to the Maritime Conventions Act ...
Date: 11 March 2019; Type: Federal Amendment Act; Citation: No. 11; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Consultation Paper on Guidelines on Fit and Proper Person

The Guidelines aim to set out the Commission’s approach to the fit and proper assessment of key responsible persons in an aviation service company. The Guidelines are intended to assist licence and permit applicants and holders to assess whether key responsible persons in an aviation service company are fit and proper to provide eff ...
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Aviation Commission

Prevention of Pollution of the Sea (Air) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 904; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 26 December 2018.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 861; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits) (Amendment) Notification 2018

This Notification comes into operation on 6 December 2018.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 790; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

MAVCOM fines AirAsia, AirAsia x for advertising misleading Ticket Prices

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) has imposed a financial penalty on AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd, amounting to RM160,000 each, for advertising misleading air ticket prices.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Assignment of Function) Notification 2018

This Notification is deemed to have come into operation on 15 November 2018.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 772; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Malaysia, Indonesia achieve Breakthrough in Territorial Disputes

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 (Bernama) - After 13 years of negotiations, Malaysia and Indonesia have finally achieved a breakthrough with regard to the two maritime territorial disputes in Sulawesi Sea and the southern part of Melaka Straits.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Act 2014 and the Merchant Shipping Act to implement the International Convention on Salvage, 1989 and amendments to other maritime conventions, to make miscellaneous amendments relating to merchant shipping, and to make related amendments to the Maritime Conventions Ac ...
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 49/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

ASEAN reaffirms Freedom of Navigation in WPS

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - While no specific distinctions were given, freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea was reaffirmed in general by the Philippines and other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Thursday.
Date: 15 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Government considers Formation of Aviation Court: Kalla

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (ANTARA News) - The government will consider the proposed formation of an aviation court, following the incident of the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash in Tanjung Karawang waters, Vice President Jusuf Kalla sa ...

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PH, Switzerland sign New Air Services Deal

MANILA, Nov 21 (PNA) - The governments of the Philippines and Switzerland on Tuesday signed a new air services agreement, which is expected to lead to a notable increase in flights between the two countries.

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Government to urgently issue Policies on Maritime Resource Protection and Conservation

BANGKOK, Sept 28, (NNT) - The government is urgently working on policies on maritime resource protection and conservation, as evidence shows rising man-made maritime damage. The administration is also calling on all citi ...

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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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