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S'pore, China establish Framework for resolving Belt and Road Disputes

Mediation centres from the two countries inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly serve Singapore and Chinese companies investing in China and Singapore respectively as well as companies investing in other markets under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singaporean appointed to Top UN Mediation Panel

Former top UN official Noeleen Heyzer was appointed to the UN High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

High Court: Vandalism includes more than Damage to Public Property

The acts of vandalism destroying or damaging public property may have nothing in common with affixing or displaying a poster, but both acts carry criminal liability under the Vandalism Act.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dad and Son sue Art Gallery for Fraud, Negligence

Seven paintings bought from the art gallery were assessed by an expert to be fakes.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Getting Muslim Men to think Twice about Divorce

Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Law Enforcers to comply with Rules in manning Checkpoints

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said the actions of law enforcers who will man checkpoints in connection with the scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls next month are strictly regulated by existing guidelines.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Man fined $26k for pretending to be a Lawyer

He pleaded guilty to four offences under the Legal Profession Act.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Proposal for Insurance Scheme to help Bond Investors

A two-prong proposal submitted to the Monetary Authority of Singapore which calls for bond issuers to take up an insurance policy at the time of issuance, so that aggrieved investors will be protected in the event of a default.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

SDP files Suit seeking Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC By-election

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court to get the Government to call a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Crash Victim praised for excelling in Studies despite Severe Injuries

She was awarded a global sum of more than $480,000, with interest to be computed as prescribed.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hindu Fire-Walker sues over Injury at 2015 Event

He is suing the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) for damages, alleging its negligence led to a stampede that floored and seriously injured him during the annual ritual in 2015.
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Shi Lin v Poh Che Thiam

Damages - Measure of damages - Personal injuries cases
Date: 07 September 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 219; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Pre-school Owner jailed for Contempt of Court

The businesswoman was jailed for breaching the Mareva injunction – for selling her stake in a business despite a court order to freeze assets pending the end of lawsuit.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Law updated to boost Engineering Field

The Professional Engineers (Amendment) Bill is expected to raise the professional standards of engineers, help Singapore engineering firms expand overseas and increase the flexibility of companies in hiring engineers.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

'Okay' to hold Election after End of Term

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing has said that having an election after the end of President Tony Tan’s term is not unconstitutional.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Driver's Illegal left turn led to M-cyclist's Death

The driver gets 10 days' jail and 5-year driving ban for negligence.
Date: 09 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined $10,000 for Sale of illegal Food Products

41-year-old Ang Kok Leong was fined $10,000 in court today for the sale of illegal food products - pig’s blood and uncooked embryonated/fertilised duck eggs, commonly known as ‘balut’.
Date: 06 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

No Need for New Law on Environmental Assessments: Forum

It is not inevitable that Singapore must embrace "hard" laws in the form of a statute.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Single Parents: MP to file Housing Petition

The petition calls for amendments to the Housing and Development Act to rule out discrimination based on marital status.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Mumtaz Enterprise Pte Ltd v Kaki Bukit Developments Pte Ltd

Contract - Oral agreement
Date: 29 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 208; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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Singapore and China Mediation Centres work together to help Businesses resolve Disputes along Belt and Road

1. The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and the Mediation Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade / China Chamber of International Commerce (CCPIT/CCOIC Mediation Center) will work together to support businesses and help them resolve disputes that may arise in cross-border commercial transactions under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The two mediation centres signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at the International Mediation Summit held in Hangzhou, China.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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Veteran Lawyer Leo Fernando dies at 85

He was counted among the "legends" in criminal law in the 70s and 80s.

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Five Court Volunteers lauded for Dedication

These volunteers of the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts received awards for their outstanding commitment and dedication to pro bono work.

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Halimah Yacob is Singapore's Eighth President

SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (Bernama) - Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore's eighth President at the Istana today, marking her first day of a six-year term.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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SGX RegCo announces Board Members; Operational Start on 15 September

Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) has appointed Mr Alan Shaw, Ms Jane Diplock AO and Mr Ronny Tan to its board. The company will begin operations on 15 September 2017.

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