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Court orders Ford to pay Damages to Buyers of Subpar Vehicles

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The Bangkok South Civil Court has ruled in favor of Ford customers who demanded damages from the car company after being sold substandard vehicles.

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Goh Bak Ming v Yeoh Eng Kong and 4 Other Appeals

Tort – Tort of conspiracy – Key ingredients – Whether the tort of conspiracy has been established

Litigation & court procedure – Limitation – Time period for the bringing of an action founded on the tort of conspiracy – Section 6(1)(a) of the Limitation Act 1953

Date: 07 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 278; Source: Federal Court Registry

Tony Pua Kiam Wee v Kerajaan Malaysia and Another Appeal

Tort – Tort of misfeasance in public office – Meaning of “public officer” for the purposes of the law of the tort of misfeasance in Malaysia – Whether Prime Minister a “public officer”

Date: 10 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 218; Source: Federal Court Registry

Bridge Collapse: Legal Action to be taken if Negligence involved

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - Legal action will be taken against the parties concerned if there is an element of negligence in the bridge-collapse incident in Serdang, Kedah on Tuesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Lee Tat Development Pte Ltd v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 301

Tort - Abuse of process; Tort - Malicious falsehood; Tort - Malicious prosecution; Tort - Trespass - Land

Date: 17 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 50; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Wah Shen Development Sdn Bhd v Success Portfolio Sdn Bhd

Tort – Private nuisance – Smell from the adjoining defendant’s pig farm adversely affecting the sale of residential houses and shophouses developed on the plaintiff’s land – Action for injunctive relief and damages

Tort – Private nuisance – Scope of the tort of private nuisance – Whether th ...

Date: 12 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 244; Source: Federal Court Registry

Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and Others v Yeo Boong Hua and Others, and Another Appeal

Contract - Remedies - Damages; Equity - Fiduciary relationships; Tort - Conspiracy; Tort - Inducement of breach of contract

Date: 02 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 44; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Singapore Rifle Association v Singapore Shooting Association

Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Tort - Negligence - Breach of duty; Tort - Negligence - Causation

Date: 23 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 42; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Manzer Medical Sdn Bhd and 2 Others v Bongsor Bina Sendirian Bhd

Tort – Conspiracy to defraud as a tortious claim – Standard of proof for conspiracy to defraud

Litigation & court procedure – Whether the trial court plainly wrong – Whether appellate intervention warranted

Date: 27 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 214; Source: Federal Court Registry

NTUC Foodfare Co-operative Ltd v SIA Engineering Co Ltd and Another

Tort - Negligence - Duty of care; Tort - Negligence - Causation

Date: 19 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 41; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hassan Bin Marsom and 6 Others v Mohd Hady Bin Ya’akop

Tort – False imprisonment – Damages for false imprisonment – Whether damages for false imprisonment could be awarded for detention under an order of a magistrate under section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code

Tort – False imprisonment – Whether the arrest was lawful – Whether the detention under the ...

Date: 07 June 2018; Court: Federal Court; Citation: [2018] MYFC 16; Source: Federal Court Registry

Kee Boon Suan and 2 Others v Adventist Hospital & Clinical Services (M) and 3 Others, and 3 Other Appeals

Tort – Negligence – Duty of care owed by medical doctors to patients – Failure to obtain an informed consent from the patient’s father before surgery – Failure to request the hospital to supply requisite facilities for the surgery – Performance of spinal surgery without requisite facilities – Whether amo ...

Date: 23 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 188; Source: Federal Court Registry

Amm A/L Joy v Chuan Seng Sdn Bhd

Trespass – Damages – Assessment of damages – Legal principles applicable when assessing damages in a claim for trespass

Date: 28 March 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 134; Source: Federal Court Registry

Koperal Zainal Bin Mohd Ali and 6 Others v Selvi A/P Narayan and Another

Tort – Death in police custody owing to negligence – Exemplary damages – Quantum – Whether the exemplary damages awarded to the plaintiffs fair and reasonable

Date: 23 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 130; Source: Federal Court Registry

Yee Thian Futt and 4 Others v Liew San Kian and 4 Others

Date: 27 February 2018; Court: High Court of Sabah & Sarawak; Citation: Suit No. KCH-22NCVC-58/9-2014; Source: High Court of Sabah and Sarawak

Goh Bak Ming v Yeoh Eng Kong and 4 Other Appeals

Tort – Tort of conspiracy – Key ingredients – Whether the tort of conspiracy has been established

Litigation & court procedure – Limitation – Time period for the bringing of a ...

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Court orders Ford to pay Damages to Buyers of Subpar Vehicles

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The Bangkok South Civil Court has ruled in favor of Ford customers who demanded damages from the car company after being sold substandard vehicles.

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Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.

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NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.

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House holds Marathon Budget Deliberations to meet October Deadline

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The House of Representatives is holding marathon deliberations - even extending the plenary session until the wee hours - on the proposed PHP3.757-trillion 2019 national budget to meet its approval deadline by October 12, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Tuesday.

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DOJ awaits BI Comments, Records on Fox Deportation Case

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to file a formal comment on the petition for review of the government's deportation order against Australian missionary nun Patricia Fox.

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IPOPHL to roll out Green Lane for Trademark Applications

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is set to roll out a ‘green lane’ for trademark applications that will slash the average processing time for registration, which currently takes about eight months to be approved.

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BSP warns Public against Frauds, Scams

LEGAZPI CITY, Sept 25 (PNA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday warned the public against frauds and scams, in the wake of the fast approaching holiday season.

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Corporate Income Tax cuts won't lead to Job Losses

MANILA, Sept 25 (PNA) - Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua said the removal of certain incentives under the proposed tax reform measure will not result in job losses.

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Yangon Court allows Trial to resume in Celebrity Slaying

Yangon Region High Court decided on Monday to let the trial go ahead in the murder of Facebook celebrity Aung Ye Htwe and cancel the order by the district court to withdraw the case.

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Fundamental Freedoms must be aligned with International Standards - Dewan Rakyat Speaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Bernama) - Parliamentarians have to ensure that the Federal Constitution and laws relating to freedom of expression, access to information and press freedom are in line with international human right standards, said Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof.

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SME Mart to assist Entrepreneurs Market Products Overseas

SHAH ALAM, Sept 24 (Bernama) - SME Mart, an initiative introduced by Dewan Ekonomi Usahawan Malaysia (DEUM) will serve as a platform for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to sell their products on both the local and international market.

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SGX proposes New “trade at close” Session for Securities Market

Singapore Exchange (SGX) is seeking public feedback on the proposed introduction of a new trading session for the securities market, the “trade at close” (TAC), which will take place after the closing auction routine ends.

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PHL Officials to brief UK Investors on Opportunities in Infra, Other Sectors

A Duterte Cabinet delegation led by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III will embark on a three-day mission to London this week to brief British investors on the vast business opportunities in the country’s infrastructure, energy and tourism sectors and explore ways to expand economic cooperation between the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

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DOF thanks House for Final OK of Corporate Tax Reform Bill

The Department of Finance (DOF) has thanked the House of Representatives for approving on third and final reading the bill seeking to lower the corporate income tax (CIT) and correct the convoluted incentives system for businesses, as it expressed optimism that the Senate would pass a similar measure soon enough to enable the people to reap the benefits of a fair, transparent and accountable tax system in the form of more investments and jobs.

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PH Ambassador to Bahrain participates in a Roundtable on International Labor Standards

MANAMA, Sept 24 - Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Alfonso A. Ver participated in a roundtable discussion on various International Labor Organization’s (ILO) conventions on foreign workers with the ILO Direct Contact Mission to Bahrain on 18 September 2018.

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HK Business Seminar puts Spotlight on Investment Opportunities in PH

HONG KONG, Sept 24  - Top-level government officials reassured potential investors in Hong Kong that the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte is working “non-stop” to ensure that the necessary policies, fiscal measures and legal framework relating to ease of doing business and investments are in place.

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MAS outlines Enforcement Approach to deter, detect and investigate Breaches of Rules and Regulations

Singapore, Sept 24 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published an Enforcement monograph to provide greater clarity and transparency into how MAS deters, detects, investigates and takes action against breaches of the rules and regulations it administers. The monograph outlines how MAS’ Enforcement Department works together with the other financial sector oversight functions in MAS to uphold Singapore’s reputation as a clean and trusted financial centre.

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International Maritime Community re-affirms Co-operation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

More than 180 participants from around 80 maritime administrations and organisations, as well as embassies in Singapore, attended the 11th Co-operation Forum this morning, where they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS).

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Chartered Accountant and Lawyer among those who joined Scheme as Proxy Decision-Makers

Lawyer Haryadi Hadi, 35, decided to be a professional deputy as he has wealthy clients who are single, childless or have strained ties with their loved ones and they cannot find anyone to be their proxy decision-makers should they become mentally incapacitated.

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