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Business Times / 08 Apr 2020

Bill passed to give temporary relief from contractual obligations

To claim relief, a contracting party must give notice to the other party, who is then prohibited from certain actions including commencing or continuing legal action, eviction due to non-payment of rent, or repossession of goods used for business.
Straits Times / 02 Apr 2020

New Bill aims to help commercial tenants unable to pay rent

Restaurants and other commercial tenants that are unable to pay rent owing to the financial impact of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus infections can hold off such contractual obligations for at least six months under a proposed law.

Straits Times / 29 Mar 2020

People, not the law, cause disputes

After years of battling cases in court, Mr Low concludes that many disputes can be avoided if parties think rationally and plan early.

Business Times / 27 Mar 2020

honestbee loses court protection from creditors

With the scheme meeting application dismissed, honestbee is no longer under court protection from its creditors. This effectively opens the door to creditors to apply for a winding up order on the company.

Straits Times / 26 Mar 2020

Law amended to protect jobs of seafarers abducted at sea

Seafarers who are abducted by pirates or armed robbers in an attack at sea will stay employed and be paid their salaries while being held captive, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min yesterday.

Straits Times / 26 Mar 2020

Good bots, bad bots and the humans in between

With Covid-19 reducing person-to-person interaction, and elections looming, how online information is managed is a pressing issue. With AI deployed, what are the roles of human moderators and legislation?

Straits Times / 24 Mar 2020

DPM Heng to announce supplementary budget on Thursday

Experts expect this package to be a hefty one, with some saying that it could be more than double the initial $6.4 billion set aside last month to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus outbreak.

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