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Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Withdrawals) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 5 December 2018.
Date: 04 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 787; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Pension Fund (Prescribed Superannuation Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations are deemed to have come into operation on 1 July 2007.
Date: 26 November 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 774; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Nurun Novi Saydur Rahman v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal Law - Statutory Offences - Workplace Safety and Health Act; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Penalties - Workplace Safety and Health Act

Date: 02 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 236; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Withdrawals) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 November 2018.
Date: 31 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 730; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Dependants’ Protection Insurance Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 31 October 2018.
Date: 30 October 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 719; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

New Work Permit Condition to protect both Employers and Foreign Domestic Workers from Money-Related Disputes

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will introduce a new Work Permit condition to protect both employers and Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) from money-related disputes. Employers would no longer be allowed to safe-keep any money belonging to their FDWs, including paid salaries or any other money.
Date: 07 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Manpower

Employment (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Employment Act and make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 02 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 47/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Temasek Polytechnic and Another v Poh Peng Ghee and Others

Employment Law - Work Injury Compensation Act

Date: 28 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 212; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Sections 2, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10(a), (b) and (c) of the Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Act 2017 come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 590; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Approved Housing Schemes) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 599; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Division of Fund-Related Assets in Matrimonial Proceedings) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 600; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 595; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Lifelong Income Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 594; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Medisave Account Transfers) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 598; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (New Retirement Sum Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 593; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Retirement Sum Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 591; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Retirement Sum Topping-Up Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 596; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Revised Retirement Sum Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 592; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Central Provident Fund (Topping-Up of Special Account) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 597; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Education Service Incentive Payment (CONNECT Plan) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 4 September 2018.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 539; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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House Panel to probe 'Budget Anomalies' in January

MANILA, Dec 13 (PNA) - The House of Representatives rules committee will start its investigation on the alleged “budget anomalies and questionable allocations” by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 3, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. announced on Thursday.

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ASEAN launches Safe Migration Campaign

Jakarta, Dec 12 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched a safe migration campaign to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing migrant workers.

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Nation celebrates Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Government agencies and diplomatic and international organisation representatives gathered in Vientiane to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its lasting impact, which was supported by the United Nations, European Union and Australia.

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SC welcomes Malaysia's Improved Ranking in Corporate Governance

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is encouraged by the recognition of Malaysia's initiatives to improve corporate governance, which was a result of the collective effort by various stakeholders.

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MyCC to identify Anti-Competitive Elements in Eggs Market

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) is working closely with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (MDTCA) to identify any anti-competitive elements that may occur in the domestic market for chicken eggs.

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MITI, MIDA, Intel hold IoT Forum to review Progress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Intel Malaysia conducted the Internet of Things (IoT) Malaysia Forum 2018 yesterday to review IoT’s progress since its introduction five years ago.

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Unions request Government to set Workers’ Minimum Wage

Unions have asked the government to set the minimum wage for the construction and service sectors and to solve the five other major problems facing them, a statement released on International Human Rights Day on Monday said.

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Dewan Rakyat adjourns, Reform Agenda implemented - Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The reform agenda of the Parliament was implemented at the second meeting of the first term of the 14th Parliament which came to a close today after sitting for 30 days since Oct 15.

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Court proposes Mediation in Theresa Kok's Suit against Jamal

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 (Bernama) - The High Court today proposed that Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok who filed a libel suit against Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos over alleged misuse of Yayasan Warisan Anak Selangor (Yawas) funds, resolve the case via mediation.

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Vietnam, Laos boost Judicial Cooperation

Hanoi, Dec 10 (VNA) - Vietnamese Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and his Lao counterpart Xaysi Santivong agreed to work closely together to launch a bilateral cooperation programme for 2019, during their talks in Hanoi on December 10.

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Nation marks Constitution Day

BANGKOK, 10th December 2018 (NNT) - Today marks National Constitution Day, observing the importance of the administrative document and celebrating its 20 incarnations throughout the democratic history of Thailand.

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Court has Final Say on Trillanes' Travel Abroad: DOJ

MANILA, Dec 10 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday said the Bureau of Immigration (BI) will not prevent Senator Antonio Trillanes IV from traveling abroad if no travel ban is handed down by the courts against him.

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Government concerned about Readiness of SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Bernama) - The Government is concerned about the readiness of local industries, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), to adopt Industry 4.0.

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Memorandum of Understanding between Bank Negara Malaysia and Dubai Financial Services Authority

On 28 November 2018, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on supervisory cooperation for effective supervision of banking and insurance/ takaful/ reinsurance institutions operating in both countries.

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DFA holds first ever Gender and Development Assembly

MAKATI, Dec 6- As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) programs to continually mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) policies in its programs and activities, it hosted the agency’s first ever Gender and Development (GAD) Assembly at the Makati Diamond Residences on 06 to 08 November 2018.

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Vietnam, Cambodia PMs attend Business Forum

Vietnam and Cambodia could make their two-way trade value at US$7-8 billion by 2020 as they have established sound cooperation across sectors and their governments have regularly taken measures to remove difficulties for businesses, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

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Cambodia, Laos set to boost Bilateral Trade

Cambodia and Laos have pledged to boost trade and investment across their border, while trade volume between the two countries last year was just over $27 million, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

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Revenue Department says it does not collect Higher Tax from Online Merchants

BANGKOK, Dec 8 (NNT) - The Revenue Department has insisted that the Revenue Code Amendment Act draft is not intended to make online merchants pay more tax but to analyze the behavior of taxpayers.

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