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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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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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