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Business Times / 09 Mar 2021

Withers appoints Joel Shen as partner for tech practice

The move to appoint Mr Shen who is a Singapore-qualified lawyer, a solicitor in the UK, and a foreign registered lawyer in Indonesia comes as Withers presses on with it's push into the fintech and venture capital scene in South-east...
Straits Times / 09 Mar 2021

Jail, caning for man who sexually assaulted daughter, 4

The man, estranged from the victim's mother, committed the sexual offences when the girl was staying with him on weekends between March and May in 2015 and was sentenced yesterday to 15 years' jail and 15 strokes of the cane.

Straits Times / 08 Mar 2021

Have more measures to reduce incidence of non-payment

 Introduction of a separate body to facilitate the enforcement of maintenance orders and handle other related matters will help to reduce the stress that women experience and improve families' quality of life.

Straits Times / 07 Mar 2021

Online businesses: Tax obligations

Income derived from selling goods or providing services and content online - on a part-time or full-time basis - is taxable.

Straits Times / 06 Mar 2021

Quest for equality

Some call for gender equality to be enshrined in the Constitution, while others say any changes to the law must be matched by men playing a bigger role. 

Straits Times / 05 Mar 2021

Law on refund-based recycling of beverage containers by 2022

The scheme which will be implemented fully in 2023, builds on a recycling initiative introduced in late 2019, where "reverse" vending machines take in empty bottles and cans, and dispense vouchers such as FairPrice discount coupons...
Straits Times / 04 Mar 2021

Religious neutrality and secular policies

Singapore's working model, both in theory and practice, must remain the application of laws and policies that are for the benefit of the people and in the interest of the country.

Straits Times / 04 Mar 2021

Dos and don'ts under the Public Order Act

Laws under the Public Order Act regulate assemblies and processions in public spaces, in order to preserve public order and the safety of people at special events.

Straits Times / 26 Feb 2021

Review of sentencing for hurt and sexual offences completed

It came after public disquiet arose over the sentence meted to a dentistry student who tried to strangle his former girlfriend and put his thumb into her eye after she rejected him; Ministerial statement at a later date. 

Straits Times / 25 Feb 2021

Call to raise retirement age, CPF rates as planned

Labour MP Heng Chee How who is also the NTUC deputy secretary-general and Senior Minister of State for Defence says these and a higher re-employment age can help build retirement adequacy.

Straits Times / 22 Feb 2021

Unmasked marvel in pro bono legal work

Lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam was conferred the Pro Bono Ambassador Award 2020 last month by Law Society president Gregory Vijayendran on behalf of the society and the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office.

Straits Times / 19 Feb 2021

NTUC aims to have progressive wages in more sectors

The progressive wage model, first set out by NTUC in 2012, is mandatory in the cleaning, landscaping and security sectors, covering some 80,000 workers. It will become mandatory for the lift and escalator maintenance sector in 2022.

Straits Times / 18 Feb 2021

New GST rule for imported goods won't deter buyers

The tax changes mean overseas suppliers and electronic marketplace operators will have to register for GST if they supply significant amounts of low-value goods to local consumers.

Business Times / 18 Feb 2021

Firms need calibrated support to change structurally: panel

This is crucial as businesses here face various structural challenges and the Re-Align Framework, which gives small enterprises a chance to renegotiate business contracts that they have difficulties fulfilling, will end on Feb 26.

Straits Times / 17 Feb 2021

Former chief priest charged with criminal breach of trust

Kandasamy Senapathi, 37, former chief priest of Sri Mariamman Temple in South Bridge Road, was charged with five counts each of criminal breach of trust and dealing with the benefits of his alleged criminal activities.

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Straits Times / 07 Feb 2021

Joint accounts: Is that my money or yours?

Typically, the court recognises that in a case involving two joint holders, the one who contributes the most money, if not all of it, is deemed the owner of the funds.

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