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Lim Ah Leh v Heng Fock Lin

Trusts - Resulting trust - Presumed resulting trusts; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - Duties; Limitation of actions - Particular causes of action - Account; Limitation of actions - Equity and limitation of actions

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Sin Kheng Chuan and Another v Sin Kheng Hooi

Date: 14 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: Rayuan Sivil No. P-02(NCVC)-(W)-1378-08/2016; Source: Federal Court Registry

Peguam Negara Malaysia v Chin Chee Kow and Another Appeal

Date: 08 March 2019; Court: Federal Court; Citation: Rayuan Sivil Nos. 01(F)-58-10/2017(P) & 01(F)-59-11/2017(P); Source: Federal Court Registry

Geok Hong Co Pte Ltd v Koh Ai Gek and Others

Trusts - Constructive trusts - Common intention constructive trusts; Equity - Estoppel - Proprietary estoppel; Equity - Defences - Laches

Date: 28 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 15; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Gurmit Singh A/L Lal Singh v Sarjit Singh A/L Lal Singh and Another

Date: 14 September 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 331; Source: Federal Court Registry

Trust Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 14 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 496; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Goh Jui Leang v Tay Sing Hwa

Purchase of house – Sum of RM 280,000 given by the plaintiff to the defendant (with whom he was in a romantic relationship) allegedly as a monetary gift to support the defendant in her purchase of a house – House purchased by and registered in the defendant’s name – Sale of house – Whether the defendant was entitled ...

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 204; Source: Federal Court Registry

Public Trustee (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 July 2018.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 419; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Lim Ah Leh v Heng Fock Lin

Trusts - Resulting trust - Presumed resulting trusts; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - When arising; Equity - Fiduciary relationships - Duties; Limitation of actions - Particular causes of action - Ac ...

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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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