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Singapore to abolish Motorcycle Toll Charges at Second Link from January 21

SINGAPORE, Jan 1 (Bernama) - Singapore will match the removal of motorcycle tolls at the Second Link from Jan 21, 2019, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport today.
Date: 01 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore to follow Malaysia's Lead, abolish Toll for Motorcyclists at Tuas

SINGAPORE, Nov 5 (Bernama) - The republic will do away the 40 Singapore cents toll on motorcyclists at the Tuas checkpoint, in line with Malaysia's decision to abolish it next year at Linkedua (Second Link).
Date: 05 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Common Hotline and Enforcement for Parking Offences from 1 August 2018

From 1 August 2018, members of the public will be able to report all parking offences through a common hotline 1800 338 6622. They will no longer need to contact the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) separately to report such offences.
Date: 26 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Land Transport Authority

Financial Penalties imposed on SMRT for Two Rail Incidents

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) intends to impose financial penalties totalling $1.9 million on SMRT for the fatal accident which took place on 22 March 2016 near Pasir Ris MRT Station, and the flooding incident in the tunnels between Bishan and Braddell MRT Stations from 7 October 2017 to 8 October 2017.
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

Cross-border Railways Bill passed in Singapore Parliament

SINGAPORE, March 19 (Bernama) - The Cross-Border Railways Bill was passed in Singapore Parliament today on its third reading, Channel NewsAsia reported.
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Factsheet: Mandatory Registration of Electric Scooters

As announced at the 2018 Committee of Supply Debate, the Government has accepted the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s (AMAP) recommendation to mandate the registration of electric scooters (e-scooters) used on public paths.
Date: 07 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

First Reading of the Parking Places (Amendment) Bill

The Parking Places (Amendment) Bill (“the Bill”) was introduced in Parliament today. The key amendments proposed in the Bill will allow the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to:
Date: 05 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

Singapore concludes Open Skies Agreement with Guyana

Singapore has concluded an Open Skies Agreement with Guyana on 4 February 2018. Under the Agreement, the airlines of Singapore and Guyana will be able to fly any number of services between both countries as well as beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. In addition, cargo carriers will b ...
Date: 04 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Transport

Tougher Enforcement against Personal Mobility Device Users

From 15 January 2018, Personal Mobility Device (PMD) users caught riding on roads will face tougher enforcement action, as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) strengthens regulations and enhances its penalty regime to deter errant use of PMDs.
Date: 02 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

No One above Law in Singapore, President's Convoy can be summoned too

SINGAPORE, Dec 23 (Bernama) - Here in Singapore no one is above the law. Cars belonging to President Halimah Yacob's convoy were almost issued summonses by the authority on Wednesday as they were waiting along double yellow lines at Prinsep Street.
Date: 23 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Transocean Oil Pte Ltd’s Bunkering Licences

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Transocean Oil Pte Ltd (“Transocean”), with effect from 6 November 2017. Transocean will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
Date: 06 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Maritime and Port Authority

Singapore tables Bill supporting HSR Links with Kuala Lumpur

SINGAPORE, Oct 3 (Bernama) - A bill to support the building and running of two future rail links between Singapore and Malaysia was introduced in Parliament today, The Straits Times reported.
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore and Indonesia submit to jointly register the 2014 Treaty relating to the Delimitation of the Territorial Seas in the Eastern Part of the Strait of Singapore with the United Nations

At a ceremony at the Office of the United Nations Undersecretary-General of Legal Affairs Miguel de Serpa Soares on 25 September 2017, in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Ret ...
Date: 26 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

'Taxi Stands for Taxis Only' Rule will be reviewed regularly

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified that public taxi facilities, which include taxi stands, are provided primarily for passengers to street-hail in a safe and orderly manner. LTA was responding to a letter from the National Private Hire Vehicles Association on opening up taxi stands to private hire cars.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

Overall Support for proposed Amendments to the Travel Agents Act and Regulations

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) concluded the three-week long public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Travel Agents Act and Regulations on 12 July 2017. The proposed amendments are part of the Government’s continual efforts to strengthen the regulatory framework and facilitate a pro-bus ...
Date: 28 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Two Retailers fined for selling Non-compliant Power-Assisted Bicycles

Two retailers have been fined $1,000 each for selling illegally modified power-assisted bicycles (PABs). Lim Geok Kay of Teck Bee Brothers Company (No.220 Syed Alwi Road) and Chia Thuang Chiew of CPP Trading (Blk 731 Yishun St. 72) were found to have sold PABs that were illegally modified with throttles which enabled the PABs to reach speeds exceed ...
Date: 22 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Land Transport Authority

Malaysian Authorities aware Road Tax Discs will no longer be issued from February 15

SINGAPORE, Feb 9 (Bernama) - Authorities in Malaysia have been informed that physical road tax discs will no longer be issued from Feb 15, 2017 by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA).
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Singapore to impose Reciprocal Road Charge on Foreign-Registered Vehicles from February 15, 2017

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 (Bernama) - All foreign-registered cars will have to pay a Reciprocal Road Charge (RRC) of S$6.40 per-entry when they enter Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint from Feb 15, 2017, announced Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) today.
Date: 16 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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SC aims Further Expansion of Islamic Capital Market, says Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission (SC), the regulatory body of the capital market, aim to foster growth that is premised on long-term value creation by intensifying efforts to further expand the Islamic capital market as well as the closely-linked sustainable finance segment.

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National E-Document Exchange Platform launched

Hanoi, Mar 12 (VNA) - The Government Office held a ceremony in Hanoi on March 12 to launch the National E-Document Exchange Platform, a move towards a digital government and economy.

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Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.

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CJ seeks to remove Parts of Hamid Sultan's Affidavit

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today filed an application to remove parts of the supporting affidavit filed Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer in the lawsuit by the late Karpal Singh’s daughter, claiming that it was outrageous, insulting and an attack to the Judiciary.

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Up to PM to shortlist Candidates for CJ's Post - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 12 (Bernama) - The Law Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that he has no information about the candidates shortlisted to be appointed as the new Chief Justice to replace Tan Sri Richard Malanjum who will retire from the post next month.

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Sabah helps Children without Documents through Legalization Program

KOTA KINABALU, Mar 12 (Bernama) - Children born in Sabah and categorised as foreigners even though one of their parents were local residents, will be given aid through a legalisation programme which will ensure a better future for them.

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CJ warns against allowing Politics to be Judicialized

Courts should not be invited to resolve issues usually addressed through the political process such as matters of national identity and religious freedom, said the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who has also reminded that Court's business is not to formulate policy but to find the facts presented and apply the law.

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ICC violating Own Provisions: Palace

MANILA, Mar 12 (PNA) - If the International Criminal Court (ICC) will force its jurisdiction over the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, this would mean that it would be violating its own provisions, Malacañang said on Monday.

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National Income Tax still Competitive

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11(Bernama) - The income tax in this country is still competitive compared to other nations.

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State Courts Towers to offer Co-working Space for Small Law Firms

Clicks @ State Courts, a co-working space for small law firms will be unveiled by the Singapore Academy of Law at the upcoming State Courts Towers along Havelock Road.

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