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Straits Times / 15 Mar 2019

A-Gs of Singapore, KL to continue talks on water pact

Discussions concerning the water agreement between Singapore and Malaysia will continue, both neighbours said yesterday, amid a longstanding difference of views over whether the deal inked in 1962 can be reviewed.

Straits Times / 14 Mar 2019

Big Tech's challenges for Asean

The regional grouping must act fast to tackle issues of data governance and anti-competitive behaviour.

Straits Times / 10 Mar 2019

MOH 'looking into' SMC decision to fine doctor after petition

SMC announced last week that it had fined Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang $50,000 for a 2015 incident in which he failed to verify a caller's identity before writing a memo containing confidential medical information. An online petition was started on...
Straits Times / 07 Mar 2019

NUH doctor fined $50,000 for sharing patient's info

Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, director of the Neuroscience Clinic at the National University Hospital, gave confidential information about a patient's condition to her brother when he phoned the clinic posing as her husband in 2015.

Straits Times / 06 Mar 2019

Guilty plea 'can be retracted during mitigation'

An accused person who has pleaded guilty can change his mind during mitigation without having to give valid and sufficient reasons for doing an about-turn, as long as the court is satisfied that there is no abuse of process.

Business Times / 06 Mar 2019

With personal data comes great responsibility

With the rise of the digital marketplace, Singapore businesses should be mindful in handling their online transactions and interactions with customers and their personal data.

Singapore Law Watch / 05 Mar 2019

ADV: Manager, Online Product Development, SAL

Develop LawNet by horizon-scanning for the latest legal technology developments and market intelligence within Singapore and globally to identify and translate opportunities to enhance LawNet legal research.

Straits Times / 01 Mar 2019

Property tax better form of wealth tax for Singapore: Heng

Wealth taxes should ideally target fixed assets like property instead of levying inheritances or other holdings as most household wealth here is held in the form of property, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

Straits Times / 27 Feb 2019

US court extends restraining order against Brochez

There was also good cause for the extension because the Singapore Government "had demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of its claims which (Brochez) had not yet answered", said the judge.

Straits Times / 26 Feb 2019

High bar for when claims can be struck out: Judge

The judgment is unusual in that while the threshold for striking out is high, this is the first time it has been put in the way it was - that "anything can happen" at trial and, therefore, the claim is not to be struck out.

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Straits Times / 07 Mar 2019

NUH doctor fined $50,000 for sharing patient's info

Dr Soo Shuenn Chiang, director of the Neuroscience Clinic at the National University Hospital, gave confidential information about a patient's condition to her brother when he phoned the clinic posing as her husband in 2015.

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