Mr Edwin Tong, Senior Minister of State for Health, said that doctors had raised concerns over the Singapore Medical Council's disciplinary processes during engagement sessions.
It suspects JLC Advisors solicitor of dishonesty; police report made.
The proposed data portability provision will give individuals greater control over their data, and enable greater access to more data by organisations to "facilitate data flows and increase innovation", said the PDPC.
Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has put up $20,000 as a security deposit for activist Jolovan Wham to appeal against his contempt of court conviction.
The workgroup was set up in March to look at both the disciplinary process and the issue of informed consent after two disciplinary judgments had doctors here up in arms.
Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, a psychiatrist at the National University Hospital, had been charged for giving a memo on a patient's medical condition to her brother, who posed as her husband.
He admits hurling her from Deck 5A of a Toa Payoh carpark after a dispute over her phone.
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Recent changes to the Penal Code have introduced tougher penalties against those who abuse domestic workers, children and people with disabilities, and identified new groups of vulnerable persons. Tan Tam Mei and Cara Wong look at whether harsher...
Under the new laws, offenders can be given twice the maximum penalties, up from 11/2 times, for all Penal Code crimes against maids.
A key concern is the different rules nations adopt for using the global maritime commons, including their views on freedom of navigation and maritime resources. The good news is the adoption in 2017 by Asean and its international counterparts of...
Rule covers abusive employers and household members, but some may be getting a new maid by relying on extended family.
Under current penalties for drink-driving offences, those convicted face up to six months in jail or can be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 for the first offence.
Yes, say some, to protect themselves and do their jobs better. No, say others, as this risks escalating incidents. Empowering, rather than arming, security guards might be a better solution.
This follows termination of Water Purchase Agreement with Hyflux subsidiary; move safeguards Singapore's water security, says PUB.
He was not notified of debt as demand returned unclaimed, court rules.
The court found that Mr Murjani paid himself remuneration without obtaining prior written consent from the board. Wellness's only known asset currently is its 30% stake in luxury tea brand TWG Tea.
Modern Advocacy—More Perspectives from Singapore collects contributions from 20 members of the judicial circle, including former Chief Justice of Singapore, Senior Judge Chan Sek Keong, Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin, Judge Lee Seiu Kin,...
Utico offers town hall meeting for Hyflux junior creditors; says perp and pref share holders' money and assets must be secured first.
Personal data such as phone number and blood type exposed; privacy watchdog probing breach.
Sias believes that it is premature to place Hyflux into judicial management at this stage.
Friends, executors, former business associates in spats over $1.06m estate.
This makes it the third non-binding LOI that the firm has received this month from potential investors.
New initiative aims to bring together firms that have adopted technology solutions.
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea not product of the West or ambiguous, says Tommy Koh.
Maybank appoints receivers; firm's founder deems removal good for group's restructuring.
This was the second case in two days where a father was dealt with in the Singapore courts for preying on his young daughter.
A High Court judge rejected a man's guilty plea on the basis that he did not accept the statement of facts.
Muhammad Faizal Md Jamal was on the run for almost three days, hiding at four different locations until he was finally arrested.
Pofma covers statements that are "false or misleading", but does not define "misleading". But case law gives us a clearer understanding of what "misleading" means, says the author.
Is Pofma perfect? No law is perfect. Is there room for improvement? There's always room for improvement. But is it as scary as many people believe? Here is my take on five key issues on Pofma.
Court dismisses firm's claims against design engineers over failure in power supply system.
Finishing Qurayyat water project will make investment in Hyflux more alluring, she adds.
Muslims who co-own a property in Singapore under a joint tenancy contract will now have that agreement recognised as religiously valid, without the hassle of additional paperwork.
The girl's 53-year-old father, a retail sales supervisor, was sentenced to 12½ years' jail by the High Court after he pleaded guilty to two charges of aggravated sexual assault by penetration and one charge of aggravated...
The trial was set for May 7, but court documents said new layer Ms Adele Burt Brown has indicated that she "needs additional time for effective trial preparation".
In dealing with sex offenders with mental illness, the best solution may not be rehabilitation, says the writer.
Delivery of Legal Technology Vision (LTV) Programme, and manage the lifecycle of existing and LTV initiated Legal Tech Services.
The Singapore Computer Society, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Singapore Academy of Law will cooperate in promoting professional development after signing memorandums of intent.
Joe Cho Seunghyun, a Singapore permanent resident known in Singapore's fintech scene, is also being sued by Hong Leong Holdings for breaching a licence agreement for the now-defunct Singapore fintech hub, Lattice80.
This is the seventh of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.
SGX-listed companies need to prepare for the impact of the nine-year rule which comes into effect in January 2022.
Oyster Bay Fund has given insolvent water treatment firm non-binding letter of intent.
He carried out orthodontic procedure that can only be done by a qualified dentist.
He helped start e-filing system, cut backlog of cases when he was Supreme Court registrar.
Many in the legal services wanted to be posted to the Legal Aid Bureau because they wanted to work under and learn from Mr Lim Ewe Huat, says veteran lawyer Sat Pal Khattar.
The VCC aims to woo more fund managers to base their funds and run fund management activities here.
The Codes of Practice, which are being developed by the Government in consultation with Internet intermediaries like social media platforms, require the companies to have reasonable verification measures to prevent fake accounts or bots from...
On Thursday, the Court of Three Judges grappled with several points, including whether the threshold for professional misconduct had been crossed.
Koh Rong Guang was the leader of a gang that loitered around Lot One shopping mall in Choa Chu Kang.
Suspended sentences will warn offenders against further criminal conduct without immediately imposing other consequences, says a reader.
State agencies go after proceeds from crime so offenders will not enjoy them upon release from jail.
'Yes' from 72 MPs, 'no' from all nine WP MPs, 3 NMPs abstained in late-night vote.
Shanmugam lays out why ministers are needed in order to act in 'a matter of hours'.
They contended that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill will have a chilling effect on free speech, as the Government could wield it to stifle criticism and protect its interests.
As the eight clauses were read out in Parliament, PAP MPs rejected each one with a chorus of "nos", while Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh rose to say that his party would abstain from the vote.
Govt will engage in public debate over opinion-based studies backed by empirical data, says Education Minister.
Based on a national survey commissioned by URA, the majority of Singaporeans supported the proposed regulatory framework for STA.
Regulator is reviewing how 'unique' such offerings might be, and how potential risks will be contained.
He also says costs will be kept low, with no court fees charged for first three days.
Having courts, rather than ministers, decide that initially would be fairer, says WP chief.
Bill helps tackle part of problem threatening foundations of democracy globally, he says.
All of the functions of such a council can be achieved under the current structure of the executive and Parliament, and it is preferable for Parliament to hold the executive directly accountable: K. Shanmugam
The Bill recognises that platforms that are closed are not necessarily private. They can be used not only for personal and private communications, but also to communicate with hundreds or thousands of strangers at a time: Edwin Tong
Amended Act includes measures to ensure swifter help for victims, stiffer penalties for perpetrators.
Of particular concern were victims aged below 21 because they cannot apply for protection orders under the Protection from Harassment Act (Poha) without a guardian's help, said Nominated MP Anthea Ong
Justice Aedit Abdullah did not approve the carve-out application but left it open for revival if circumstances change.
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Bid comes as court to decide today whether banks can start judicial management action.
On Tuesday, a Singapore High Court will hear an application from BNP Paribas, Mizuho, KfW, Bangkok Bank, CTBC Bank and the Korea Development Bank, which wish to be carved out of the moratorium.
Woman has strong entitlement on a compensatory basis: Judge
But Controller of Housing checking for statutory breaches as developments' project accounts have no funds.
Recalcitrant motorists who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs could face a lifetime ban from driving and double the current jail time, under proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act.
Police can arrest without warrant those who commit crimes against children, maids and the disabled.
Under the new law, children below age 10 and those between 10 and 12 who are not mature enough to understand the nature and consequences of their conduct will not be convicted: Mr Amrin.
While there is a need to remove the stigma against mental illness, retaining the offence of attempted suicide in the Penal Code would be a more compassionate approach that could save more lives, said Mr Christopher de Souza (Holland-Bukit-Timah...
The Act will be renamed the Pioneer Generation and Merdeka Generation Funds Act.
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Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong says the Government will continue its public education efforts on the Bill.
Stiffer penalties may include caning, says Shanmugam; proposed changes to be debated in Parliament today.
The evidence shows that Mr Manoj Murjani was holding TWG Tea's Internet domain name on trust, says the judge.
Madam Lilyana Alwi, 86, is suing her son, 62-year-old Singaporean photographer John Arifin, for allegedly misappropriating at least $500,000 from their joint accounts.
A minister who takes action will have to give his reasons as to why info is false: Shanmugam.
The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill will be debated in Parliament when it sits on Monday.
In its current form, the Bill's vague definition of fundamental terms, such as "statement of fact", "false statement" and "public interest", creates room for a highly subjective application of the law.
Examining the proposed online falsehoods law.
Since the establishment of the Family Justice Courts, the rate of divorce settlements in Singapore has improved significantly.
Is it reasonable to review of the Act's operation and successes/failures after a period of time?
In reversing a High Court decision, the Court of Appeal made clear it is not laying down a "blanket rule" that lottery prize money must be shared equally when two people divorce.
It is a step-up from a S$2.8 million one-year programme rolled out in 2017.
In-principle nod for lease top-up still pending over purchase of adjacent land.
Those of the principles which are accepted by the Government during the second reading of the Bill in Parliament will be legally relevant for future interpretation of the legislation.
But Singapore society remains largely conservative, with many people still against gambling and infidelity.
A new set of e-payment guidelines will kick in on June 30, making reckless e-payment users fully liable for unauthorised transactions if they cannot prove they have taken steps to protect themselves. Fraud is a rising concern as more people now...
Mr Singh made an additional point about regular review of the Bill. This will be considered and dealt with in Parliament.
These points by SC Siraj Omar have been overlooked by some commentators. The Bill does seek to scope down and calibrate the Government's powers in key areas.
Serene Wee, CEO of the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) shares her motivations and challenges of work with Asia Law Network.
Sales committees to bear consequences for 'unrealistic timelines for court proceedings'.
It is essential to calibrate the Bill in a way that more appropriately balances the need for the Government to act in legitimate cases and yet provide strong safeguards and oversight to ensure that the wide powers under the Bill are fairly and...
The fact that the Bill refers to a right of appeal and not a right of judicial review is also significant, as the appellate standard is lower than that required in cases of judicial review. The Bill, therefore, provides for greater judicial...
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