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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.
Date: 14 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

3 Key Trends will change how Law is practiced: CJ

The powerful overlapping forces of globalisation, technology and commercialisation have created a "perfect storm" that will irrevocably change the way law is practised, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said in a speech delivered at a law school in the United States last week.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Top Court rejects Bid to recuse Judge

Singapore's top court has warned of serious consequences for those who make unmeritorious claims of judicial bias, following the decision to dismiss an appeal by a woman to have a judge removed in an acrimonious divorce case.
Date: 07 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Fixed Legal Costs proposed for Civil Cases

Fixed legal costs are set to be introduced for civil proceedings in a move to give litigants pause and to incentivise lawyers to resolve disputes quickly.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) have launched a public consultation to gather public feedback on proposed amendments to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act (SCJA). The public consultation will run from 2 to 30 July 2018.
Date: 02 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Law

Lasting Power of Attorney Application Fees waived for Two More Years

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications by Singapore Citizens until 31 August 2020. This move is intended to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead with an LPA to safeguard their interests and attain peace of mind for the future.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Singapore helps Japan build Expertise in International Commercial Mediation

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) to help Japan build expertise in international commercial mediation.
Date: 01 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Law

Singapore files Written Observations on Malaysia's Application to revise 2008 Judgement

SINGAPORE, May 25 (Bernama) - Singapore has filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) its written observations on the admissibility of Malaysia's application to revise the 2008 judgment in the case concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
Date: 25 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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Ministry actively develops Entrepreneurs in Creative Industry

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that his ministry is actively developing startup entrepreneurs in the creative industry sector.

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Indonesia urges ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to Industry 4.0

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita urged members of the ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to the demands of Industry 4.0 to make them remain competitive and not left behind by other countries.

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Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.

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Need to address, curb questioning of Constitution - Sultan Sharafuddin

SHAH ALAM, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The act of a certain group in questioning the sanctity of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputeras, the national language, and the function and position of the Malay Rulers enshrined in the Federal Constitution need to be immediately addressed and curbed.

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Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.

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MATTA appeals for Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees for Chinese and Indian Tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing for a temporary waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, in order to boost visitor arrivals to Malaysia.

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SME Non-performing Loans in Malaysia among World's Highest

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs are among the world’s highest, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

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