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Muhammad Yassein Bin Zuliskandar v Kerajaan Malaysia and 3 Others

Professional liability – Medical negligence – Liability – Damages – General and special damages – Quantum

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Law Society of Singapore v Wong Sin Yee

Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings

Date: 07 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 196; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Majlis Peguam Malaysia v Lim Yin Yin

Professional liability – Advocate & solicitor – Appeal by Bar Council against the High Court decision which set aside the Disciplinary Board’s order that struck off the respondent from the Roll of Advocates and Solicitors of the High Court of Malaya and substituted it with an order that suspended the respondent from practic ...

Date: 30 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 251; Source: Federal Court Registry

Zhang Run Zi v Ascentsia Law Corp

Contract - Breach; Tort - Negligence - Solicitors' duties

Date: 17 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 183; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Law Society of Singapore v Chia Choon Yang

Legal Profession - Disciplinary proceedings; Legal Profession - Show cause action - Grossly improper conduct - Appropriate sanction

Date: 31 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGHC 174; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Section 30 of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act 2018, comes into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 479; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Legal Profession (Law Practice Entities) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 August 2018.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 480; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

H&C S Holdings Pte Ltd v Gabriel Law Corp

Legal profession - Remuneration; Legal profession - Bill of costs

Date: 26 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 168; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Group Law Practice: A New Option now available for Small Law Firms

An article by R Jayabalan, Chairperson, Bar Council Small Firm Practice Committee on the Legal Profession (Group Law Practice) Rules 2018.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Media Article; Source: Malaysian Bar

Laws to be tightened to prevent Infant Deaths due to Negligence - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) - Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said immediate measures are being taken to tighten laws to prevent deaths of infants due to the negligence of babysitters.
Date: 21 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Nicanor D Triol v Atty Delfin R Agcaoili Jr

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 12011; Source: Supreme Court

Bar Council invites Feedback on the Revamp to the Legal Profession Act 1976

Pursuant to a request by the Attorney General, the Bar Council is working on revamping the Legal Profession Act 1976. The proposal is scheduled to be submitted to the Attorney General later this year.
Date: 17 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Malaysian Bar

Hon Dennis Patrick Z Perez v Almira L Roxas

Date: 26 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AM No. P-16-3595; Source: Supreme Court

Kimeldes Gonzales v Atty Prisco B Santos

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 10178; Source: Supreme Court

United Coconut Planters Bank v Atty Lauro G Noel

Date: 19 June 2018; Court: Supreme Court of The Philippines; Citation: AC No. 3951; Source: Supreme Court

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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