singapore - General & Misc

Foreigners departing Singapore no longer have to stamp Passport beginning Monday

SINGAPORE, Apr 17 (Bernama) - Beginning April 22, Singapore will no longer require all foreign travellers departing the republic to have the departure immigration endorsement or stamp of departure in their travel document.
Date: 17 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Delivery Driver gets Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking

A delivery driver who was convicted of drug trafficiking was sentenced to death penalty after he failed to convince the High Court that he was unaware of what he was delivering.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Apex Court dismisses Bid for By-Election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

An appeal for remaining MPs in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC to vacate their seats, and for a by-election to be called in the constituency was dismissed by the Singapore's apex court, saying government is not duty-bound to call a by-election when a single vacancy arises in a GRC.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

GP Clinic suspended from Chas for Non-Compliant Claims

The Ministry of Health has suspended a private general practitioner clinic from participating in the Community Health Assist Scheme for making severe non-compliant claims.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

MAS issues Lengthy Prohibition orders against Three Individuals for Fraud, Dishonesty

Three individuals who worked separately for HSBC, UOB and NTUC Income have been sanctioned with lengthy prohibition orders by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, following their convictions in court for offences involving fraud and dishonesty.
Date: 11 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Businessman, Firm cleared of importing Logs without Permit

The Court of Appeal has quashed the convictions of a Singaporean businessman and his trading firm for importing the logs without a permit, as the court hinged on the interpretation of the term "transit" in the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, which regulates the trade of specified species of animals and plants, including r ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (Certification Marks) (Revocation) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 272; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Charities (Electronic Transactions Service) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 2 April 2019.
Date: 01 April 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 243; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Animals and Birds (Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 213; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Fisheries (Fishing Gear) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Date: 29 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 225; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Husband should not Get any part of $2M Marital Flat, Judge rules

A High Court Judge has taken an unusual step of departing from the usual formula when splitting matrimonial assets, by giving nothing to a husband in the marital flat of the divorcing couple.
Date: 28 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for National Development) (Amendment) Notification 2019

This is to notify for general information that the Prime Minister has varied with effect from 1 April 2019, the Schedule to the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Responsibility of the Minister for National Development) Notification 2015 (G.N. No. S 675/2015).
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 147; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Public Health (Composition of Offences) (Amendment) Rules 2019

These Rules come into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 157; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Environmental Public Health (Water Suitable for Drinking) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 156; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2019

This is to notify that Sections 2(o), 11, 18 and 19 of the Public Utilities (Amendment) Act 2018 come into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 152; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Utilities (Water Supply) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019

These Regulations come into operation on 25 March 2019.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 153; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supplementary Supply (FY 2018) Act 2019

This Act seeks to make supplementary provision to meet additional expenditure for the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 17; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Supply Act 2019

This Act seeks to issue from the Consolidated Fund and the Development Fund of the sums necessary to meet the estimated expenditure for the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Date: 19 March 2019; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 16; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Singapore Food Agency Act 2019

This Act seeks to establish the Singapore Food Agency, to repeal the Agri‑Food and Veterinary Authority Act and the Cattle Act, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.
Date: 18 March 2019; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 15; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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PCC seeks Own Probe on Luzon Power Outages

MANILA, Apr 22 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) announced that it will investigate allegations of collusion or abuse of dominance among energy companies that led to the recent series of power outages in Luzon.

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Right to Freedom of Religion guaranteed under Federal Constitution

KOTA BELUD, Apr 21 (Bernama) - The right to freedom of religion of every Malaysian is guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, said Sabah Rural Development Minister Datuk Ewon Benedick.

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Sabah and Sarawak High Court Registrar's Office to move to Kota Kinabalu

SANDAKAN, Apr 21 (Bernama) -- Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today confirmed that the Office of the Registrar of the Sabah and Sarawak High Court will be relocated from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu.

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Government awaits Approval from Malay Rulers on New Chief Justice - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Apri 19 (Bernama) - The government is awaiting approval from the Malay Rulers for the appointment of a new Chief Justice, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

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Double Pay for Workers on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Workers who will report to work on April 18 and 19 will receive twice their regular daily wages as both days have been declared regular holidays, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.

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Palace suspends Government Work for Holy Week Exodus

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - Malacañang suspended work on Wednesday (April 17), 12 noon onwards, to allow government employees to travel to their respective regions in time for the observance of Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19).

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JBC asks Applicant to comment on Gadon Opposition

MANILA, Apr 16 (PNA) - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has asked an applicant for a vacancy in the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) to comment on an opposition to her appointment filed last month by senatorial candidate and lawyer, Lorenzo "Larry" Gadon.

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PCC approves Ayala-PHINMA Energy Deal

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of the majority stake in PHINMA Energy by Ayala Corporation’s power branch, AC Energy.

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8,254 Workers Re-employed after getting Assistance from ESO

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 16 (Bernama) - A total of 8,254 unemployed workers have been re-employed after receiving assistance from the employment service officers (ESOs) since the Re-Employment Placement Programme for Employment Insurance System (EIS) commenced in August 2018.

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Two Indonesians fined RM100,000 for Possessing Illicit Cigarettes

KLANG, Apr 16 (Bernama) - Two Indonesian retail shop workers were fined RM100,000 by the Magistrate Court here today after pleading guilty to possessing 854 packs of illegal cigarettes of various brands valued at RM1,668.56.

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"Go to the Mosque, get Closer to God," Judge advises Robber

IPOH, Apr 16 (Bernama) - "Go to the mosque, get closer to God, be a good person and stop taking drugs," Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan told a palm oil fruit collector.

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Fake News Bill: Law Society refutes Online Flak over Alleged Silence

Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran said that the organization will share their views over the draft Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act privately with policymakers, and has refuted online flak about its so-called "deafening silence".

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SC suspends Work in Courts for Holy Week

MANILA, Apr 15 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday announced its modified work schedule for the Holy Week, starting with a half-day work on Wednesday.

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Fourth 'Justice Zone' opens in Pampanga

MANILA, Apr 13 (PNA) - The fourth Justice Zone in the country has been formally opened in Angeles, Pampanga by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC).

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Indonesia Industrial Summit to be held on April 15-16

Jakarta, April 13 (ANTARA) - The Industry Ministry will organize the 2019 Indonesia Industrial Summit (IIS) themed "Implementation of Making Indonesia 4.0 Toward Top Ten Global Economies", in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten Province, on April 15 and 16.

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200 Lawyers gather in Kuala Lumpur for TerraLex

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (Bernama) - A total of 200 lawyers from 50 countries have gathered here for the TerraLex Global Meeting to discuss a wide variety of legal and economic issues impacting Malaysia.

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Chief Justice pens Touching Farewell to Colleagues

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 13 (Bernama) - "All I ask from you is to protect the judiciary no matter what others may say," said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in his farewell message to the judges, officers and employees of the judiciary upon his retirement yesterday.

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Chief Justice Richard Malanjum retires

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum retires today after serving 27 years in the judiciary.

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