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Singapore Medical Council v Mohd Syamsul Alam bin Ismail

Professions - Medical profession and practice - Professional misconduct

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Katamaran: Skipper, Operation Manager get Two Years' Jail for Negligence

KOTA KINABALU, March 1 (Bernama) - The skipper and the operation manager of the company offering the service of the catamaran that capsized near Pulau Mengalum while transporting tourists from China in 2017, were sentenced to two years’ jail each by the Sessions Court here today.
Date: 01 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Song Teik Kim v Lina Anak Dimbad and Another

Date: 13 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 496; Source: Federal Court Registry

Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and Others

Legal Profession - Professional privileges - In-house legal counsel; Legal Profession - Professional privileges - Waiver; Legal Profession - Professional privileges - Injunctive relief

Date: 22 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 41; Source: Singapore Law Watch

CGH and Doc found guilty of Negligence in Cancer Diagnosis

Changi General Hospital and one of their doctors have been found guilty of negligence in cancer diagnosis of a patient, who is now fighting Stage IV cancer that has progressed to her brain, because of the lapse.
Date: 27 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Norberto S Collantes v Atty Anselmo B Mabuti

Date: 14 January 2019; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 9917; Source: Supreme Court

SC suspends Lawyer for Two Years for scamming Client

MANILA, Feb 22 (PNA) - The Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of a lawyer for two years for swindling a client of PHP50,000 in legal fees for a case he did not actually file with the courts.
Date: 22 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Botched Circumcision: Court allows Government, Four Others' Bid to strike out Suit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The High Court today allowed application filed by the Malaysian Government and four others to strike out a negligence suit filed by 19-year-old youth over a circumcision procedure that went awry when he was 10-year-old that caused him to suffer permanent disability. High Court Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad ...
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Law Society of Singapore v Jaya Anil Kumar

Legal Profession - Disciplinary procedures - Direct application to Court of Three Judges - Section 94A(1) Legal Profession Act

Date: 22 January 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lawyer disbarred for 'Sextortion'

MANILA, Jan 18 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) disbarred a lawyer who abused his authority to get sexual favors from his secretary.
Date: 18 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Borneo Synergy (M) Sdn Bhd v Sulaiman & Taye

Date: 08 January 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 444; Source: Federal Court Registry

Office of the Court Administrator v Judge Juliana Adalim-White

Date: 04 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. RTJ-15-2440; Source: Supreme Court

Judge Ariel Florentino R Dumlao Jr v Atty Manuel N Camacho

Date: 04 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 10498; Source: Supreme Court

Vicente Ferrer A Billanes v Atty Leo S Latido

Date: 28 August 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12066; Source: Supreme Court

Kenneth R Mariano v Atty Jose N Laki

Date: 25 September 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 11978; Source: Supreme Court

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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