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Treatment Order for Man who drove against Traffic

A man has succesfully appealed against his original sentence for driving against the flow of traffic, as he was given a two-year mandatory treatment order by the High Court, instead of four weeks' jail.
Date: 29 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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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No Freeze in Intake of Foreign Workers - Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) - The Human Resources Ministry has clarified that there is no freeze in the recruitment of foreign workers although many applications to bring in workers have been rejected for non-compliance with the law.

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Actions against those who tarnish Judiciary's Image, Dignity, says CJ

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Actions will be taken against those who tarnish the judiciary's image and dignity, says Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat.

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Right Decisions only Way for Judiciary to recover Glory - Attorney General

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says judges must always endeavour to make the right decisions, without fear or favour, and regardless of the personality of the party or the accused before them.

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Transport Ministry makes it More Flexible for e-hailing Drivers to obtain PSV Licence

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Transport is willing to make it easier for e-hailing drivers to clock in the six hours of course time to obtain a Public Transport Vehicle (PSV) licence.

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RM1.56 Mln Fine on Poachers, highest so far for Wildlife Crimes

PUTRAJAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - The Kuala Terengganu Sessions Court's decision to fine RM1.56 million each on two Vietnamese poachers has been the highest amount so far for wildlife crimes in the country's history, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.

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Delegation of Lawmakers visit Netherlands

Hanoi, May 15 (VNA) - A delegation of the National Assembly’s Committee on Laws led by the committee’s vice chairman Pham Tri Thuc has just paid a working visit to the Netherlands.

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Adib Inquest: Lawyer grills Forensics Expert on 'Probability Report'

SHAH ALAM, May 16 (Bernama) - A lawyer questioned the ‘probability report’ of a specialist medical witness in the inquest into the death of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, that injuries to the right chest of the firefighter were caused by a curb or road shoulder.

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Telecom Regulator proposes Online Sim Card Registration

The Lao Telecommunication Regulatory Authority is developing an application for use as a possible option to speed up sim card registration.

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Government agrees to appoint a Youth to represent them in the Senate

BANGI, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced that the government has agreed to appoint a member of the Senate from among the youths with wide expertise and knowledge in the field and issues on the development of youths.

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MoF sets up Debt Management Office

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Finance has set up the Debt Management Office (DMO) to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities.

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Additional Appellate Court would be a timely upgrade

In order to curb the increased caseload on the Court of Appeal, a new appellate court may be introduced by the Government to support it, a move that may end up in restructuring of Supreme Court.

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RoK helps Vietnam accelerate Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Apr 26 (VNA) - The Supreme People’s Court and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) launched a project on improving trial transparency and quality at Vietnamese courts during a ceremony in Hanoi on April 26.

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DOLE announces 29 Job Fir Venues Nationwide on Labor Day

MANILA, Apr 29 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is inviting job seekers to a nationwide job fair on May 1.

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Universities, Industry Players to join forces for IR 4.0

GEORGE TOWN, Apr 29 (Bernama) - The joint forces of the brains in the universities and the capacity and capabilities of key industries will make a change for a better world through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), said Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor Prof Dr Asma Ismail.

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BNM appoints Two External Members to Monetary Policy Committee

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 29 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has reappointed Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and appointed Datuk Dr Gan Wee Beng as external members of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) effective April 1, 2019.

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Doing nothing about Disruptive Tech would be biggest Mistake: CJ

The speed at which law firms incorporating AI into their work processes poses threat to lawyers getting out of jobs, and urged the lawyers to seize the moment and be at the frontline of technological change, warning that the "biggest mistake" would be to do nothing.

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Government Agencies urged not to use Unlicensed Software

MANILA, Apr 26 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on Friday urged government agencies to use licensed software to prevent copyright infringement in the country.

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Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).

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