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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

Financial Industry shares Good Data Analytics use Cases to Fight Financial Crime

SINGAPORE, Nov 29 - The Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Industry Partnership (ACIP) launched a paper today to encourage greater adoption of Data Analytics (DA) solutions by financial institutions.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Singapore hosts 44th ASEAN Ports Association Meeting

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have hosted the 44th ASEAN Ports Association (APA) Meeting on 27 and 28 November 2018. The annual meeting was officially opened by the Chairman of MPA, Mr. Niam Chiang Meng, at the Conrad Centennial Hotel this morning.
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Maritime and Port Authority

Bilateral Investment Treaty between Singapore and Kazakhstan to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Kazakhstan strengthened economic ties with the exchange of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) today. The agreement was exchanged by Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr. Koh Poh Koon and Kazakhstan Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek, in the presence of Prime Minister Lee Hsien L ...
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

MoneySense launches New Initiatives to improve Singaporeans' Financial Health

SINGAPORE, Nov 17 - Singaporeans will be able to take better charge of their financial well-being through new initiatives rolled out today by MoneySense, Singapore’s national financial education programme.
Date: 17 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership enters into Force in December

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December 2018, following the ratification by six Parties - Mexico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia. Vietnam is the seventh country to ratify the CPTPP.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Duplicate of MOM Website

The Ministry of Manpower has warned that there is a fake MOM website phishing for personal info - http://momgovsg.co.in. They have also urged people to use only the official MOM website at https://www.mom.gov.sg for all info and transactions on MOM matters.
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

Bank Indonesia and Monetary Authority of Singapore establish US$10 Billion Bilateral Financial Arrangement

Singapore, Nov 5 - Bank Indonesia (BI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have established a bilateral financial arrangement of USD 10 billion equivalent. The arrangement will enable the two central banks to access foreign currency liquidity from each other, if needed, to preserve monetary and financial stability.  
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Inaugural Singapore-Chongqing Financial Summit unlocks Opportunities for Regional Financial and Infrastructure Connectivity

Chongqing, Nov 2  - More than 500 government officials, financial sector professionals and corporate leaders from China and Southeast Asia attended the inaugural China (Chongqing)-Singapore Connectivity Initiative Financial Summit (Summit) in Chongqing, China, today. The Summit presented collaboration opportunities on cross-border financial an ...
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Public Consultation on proposed 'Transformation' of the Civil Justice System

The Ministry of Law ('MinLaw') has invited views and comments on the recommendations made by the Civil Justice Review Committee (the 'CJRC') and the Civil Justice Commission (the 'CJC') to address 'the need to continue reviewing and improving the system to ensure that the costs and time needed to resolve a civil disput ...
Date: 02 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Law Society of Singapore

MHA reviewing Exemption of Food Products containing Alcohol

The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act (LCA) was implemented in 2015 to restrict the sale of liquor at retail outlets and consumption of liquor in public places.
Date: 25 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Home Affairs

SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Peking University Law School

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Peking University Law School (PKU LAW).
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, ...
Date: 11 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Community Mediation Centre achieves International Accreditation

The Community Mediation Centre (CMC) received international accreditation for its community mediation service and training, as it turns 20 this year. At its annual Mediators’ Appointment Ceremony and Appreciation Dinner, Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Law and Health Edwin Tong, thanked the CMC’s volunteer mediators for their contrib ...
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore Courts grant Disposal Orders for 1MDB Related Funds

SINGAPORE, Sept 10 (Bernama) - The Singapore State Courts have granted disposal orders in respect of monies that had been unlawfully misappropriated from the 1MDB and/or SRC International Sdn Bhd Group of Companies.
Date: 10 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore hopes to work with Malaysian Government to take Bilateral Relations Forward

SINGAPORE, Aug 19 (Bernama) - Singapore hopes to work with Malaysia’s new administration to take bilateral relations forward, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Date: 19 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

SAL to partner its Members to provide Free Talks to boost Public Awareness of Legal Matters

Singapore, Aug 13 - The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is planning to work with its members to offer public talks on legal issues that will be useful to the man-in-the-street.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Academy of Law

Five New Large Child Care Centres to open by 2020

Parents in Sengkang and Punggol can look forward to more quality and affordable preschool places, as five new large child care centres are set to open over the next two years. The centres will add 2,600 new child care and infant care places to these estates by 2020. This was announced today by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Developm ...
Date: 25 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

New Singapore Food Agency to oversee Food Safety and Security, the National Parks Board to oversee Animal and Wildlife Management

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA), a new statutory board, will be formed under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) to oversee food safety and security. SFA will bring together food-related functions currently carried out by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the ...
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources

SMU School of Law and SJC to jointly offer Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from August 2019

Singapore, July 26 - Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law and Singapore Judicial College (SJC), Supreme Court, announced today that they will jointly offer a new Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from August 2019. A first of its kind in the region, the new postgraduate degree programme is designed to provide advanced training for se ...
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Students; Source: Singapore Management University

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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Go Online to partner with 8 Million MSMEs

Jakarta, Jul 1 (ANTARA) - The Communications and Information Ministry is targeting eight million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to be partners of the Go Online program. Involving MSMEs and marketplace in the country, Go Online is a collaborative program between the government, MSMEs, and online shopping platforms to level digital market access and build a digital economy in Indonesia.

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CUEPAC urges Government to review Minimum Wage

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jun 30 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPACS) has urged the government to review the minimum wage in an effort to reduce the people’s cost of living.

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MITI calls SMEs to sign up for IR4.0 Assessment

GEORGE TOWN, Jun 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector to sign up for the National Policy on Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA).

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Constitution Court taking on 32 MP Media shareholding Cases

BANGKOK, Jun 27(NNT) - Constitutional Court judges have agreed to take on 32 out of a total of 41 cases to do with Members of Parliament allegedly holding media shares, asking that the individuals submit their individual defenses within 15 days.

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