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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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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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Vietnam requests other Countries to respect International Law

Hanoi, Jan 9 (VNA) - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang underlined Vietnam’s stance on the US vessel USS McCampbell’s passage through Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) waters, while responding to reporters’ questions regarding the case on January 9.

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Justice Ministry should be “Goalkeeper” of Government in Legal Issues: PM

Hanoi, Jan 8 (VNA) - The Ministry of Justice should be the “goalkeeper” of the Government in international legal issues to ensure national rights and interests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference of the sector in Hanoi on January 8.

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Rizal granted Permission to transfer Corruption Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The case of former special officer to the former Prime Minister, Datuk Rizal Mansor, who faces four corruption charges involving a solar hybrid system project for rural schools in Sarawak will be heard in the High Court.

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Law Society Chief, Three Others appointed Senior Counsel

The President of the Law Society, Gregory Vijayendran, fellow litigator Siraj Omar, 46, as well as two former judicial commissioners of the Supreme Court, Foo Chee Hock, 58, and Foo Tuat Yien, 65, were conferred the coveted designation when their appointments were announced by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the opening of the legal year.

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