Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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singapore - General - Judgments & Rulings

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

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

TSH and Another v TSE and Another and Another Appeal and Another Suit

Family law - Wrongful retention - Best interests of infant; Family law - Wardship; Res judicata - Issue estoppel - Foreign judgment; Evidence - Admissibility of evidence - Hearsay
Date: 29 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHCF 21; Source: Singapore Law Watch

BGC Partners (Singapore) Limited v Kevin Tan Wee Hiong

Civil procedure - Service out of jurisdiction; Conflict of laws - Stay of court proceedings
Date: 29 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 214; Source: Singapore Law Watch

HSBC Bank (Singapore) Ltd v Shi Yuzhi

Insolvency law - Bankruptcy - Court’s power and discretion to grant bankruptcy order; Insolvency law - Bankruptcy - Private trustees in bankruptcy
Date: 25 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 211; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tan Cheng Bock v Attorney-General

Constitutional law - Constitution - Interpretation; Constitutional law - President - Election; Statutory interpretation - Constitutional provisions
Date: 23 August 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2017] SGCA 50; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Trisuryo Garuda Nusa Pte Ltd v SKP Pradiksi (North) Sdn Bhd and Another and Another Appeal

Conflict of laws – Choice of jurisdiction – Exclusive; Conflict of laws – Natural forum – Stay of proceedings
Date: 18 August 2017; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2017] SGCA 49; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Low Heng Leon Andy v Low Kian Beng Lawrence (Administrator of the Estate of Tan Ah Kng, Deceased)

Damages - Assessment; Equity - Satisfaction
Date: 16 August 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 200; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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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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Public Alert on Scam IRAS Email

IRAS would like to alert the public that a scam email titled “Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore-Refund-Online-Confirmation” has been circulating. The email carries a message that the recipients are eligible to receive a tax refund and that they are to click on the link provided in the email to download and fill out the tax refund form.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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ASEAN MSMEs need More Financial, Technical Support: Study

MANILA - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has available programs and pushing for policies that will boost micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the region needs to introduce more financial and technical support to MSMEs, an ASEAN study said.

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