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Opposition politician Lim Tean withdraws appeal against court order to repay loan, ahead of bankruptcy proceedings

Opposition politician Lim Tean withdraws appeal against court order to repay loan, ahead of bankruptcy proceedings

This means that the bankruptcy application filed against the 53-year-old last month will stand, unless he repays the loan as ordered by the District Court in August last year.

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Law amended to focus more on rehabilitation of drug abusers

Law amended to focus more on rehabilitation of drug abusers

Drug abusers who confess to consumption offences and do not face other criminal charges will be sent for rehabilitation to help them kick the habit, regardless of how many times they are arrested.

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IHiS, SingHealth fined $1m; new cyber security steps taken

IHiS, SingHealth fined $1m; new cyber security steps taken

Healthcare sector looking at tiered Net access to minimise risks in the wake of data breach.

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New drug laws to tackle 'contaminative behaviours'

New drug laws to tackle 'contaminative behaviours'

The new offences will tackle acts of contamination such as introducing a person to a trafficker if one knows or has reason to believe that the person intends to buy or consume drugs the trafficker is likely to supply them with.

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ADV: Higher Rights of Audience for England & Wales-Qualified Solicitors, 7-8 Mar

ADV: Higher Rights of Audience for England & Wales-Qualified Solicitors, 7-8 Mar

Join CPD Training (UK) Ltd for an intensive and up-to-date advocacy training course. Solicitors seeking Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) qualification may sit for the assessment on 5 Apr.

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MOH gets boost in infectious disease surveillance

MOH gets boost in infectious disease surveillance

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be able to remotely monitor people who may have infectious diseases, with the passing of the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Bill yesterday.

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S'pore to review adoption law and look into surrogacy issue

S'pore to review adoption law and look into surrogacy issue

Focus will be on strengthening adoption Act to better reflect public policy - which in turn reflects values of broad society.

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IHiS fires two staff, slaps penalties on five senior management figures

IHiS fires two staff, slaps penalties on five senior management figures

The disciplinary action follows the release of a 453-page public report last week by the Committee of Inquiry probing the incident.

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More payment services to be regulated by MAS

More payment services to be regulated by MAS

The Payment Services Act will also impose limits on how much personal mobile wallets can hold, and how much money can be transferred out to accounts other than the user's designated bank accounts in a year, among others.

Bill to bolster checks in gem deals, fight crime and improve security

Bill to bolster checks in gem deals, fight crime and improve security

All regulated dealers of precious stones and metals, like diamonds, jade, silver and gold, will have to conduct stricter customer due diligence checks when handling transactions.

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WP chief wants party to aim to win a third of Parliament seats

WP chief wants party to aim to win a third of Parliament seats

The Workers' Party (WP) should aim to contest and win one-third of the seats in Parliament in the medium term, said party secretary-general Pritam Singh.

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Intrusion by Johor's MB goes against spirit of agreement: Minister

Intrusion by Johor's MB goes against spirit of agreement: Minister

Singapore formally protested against the intrusion via a Third Person Note to Malaysia, and proposed postponing the meeting. Malaysia agreed.

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TSMP Law adds China desk, new staff and partners

TSMP Law adds China desk, new staff and partners

SINGAPORE law firm TSMP has kickstarted the new year with new partners, new hires and a new desk for Chinese business, as it sets its sights on taking on a larger volume of international work.

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Pathway to world access

Pathway to world access

Mark Wong, a Partner at Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, forayed into the French and Chinese markets more than a decade ago and is a pioneer in BRI legal services.

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ADV: Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018: Making sense of the changes

ADV: Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018: Making sense of the changes

Join our Senior Accredited Specialists as they discuss the amendments and the impact on the payment and adjudication process. Registraton closes 17 Jan.

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Victims of voyeur sites can file criminal charges and seek compensation, say lawyers

Victims of voyeur sites can file criminal charges and seek compensation, say lawyers

Difficult to guard against the possibility of screenshots (being circulated) even if your profile is not publicly available: Mr Gino Singh

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8 more charged in $40 million SkillsFuture fraud case

8 more charged in $40 million SkillsFuture fraud case

$20m still unaccounted for; bail denied for the fourth time for woman accused of playing integral role in scam.

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Supply of lift parts: Feedback sought on two firms' proposals

Supply of lift parts: Feedback sought on two firms' proposals

Consultation to help watchdog assess if proposals address competition issues.

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Man has to pay ex-wife $6 million after apex court accepts his appeal in part to reduce total matrimonial assets' value

Man has to pay ex-wife $6 million after apex court accepts his appeal in part to reduce total matrimonial assets' value

The Court of Appeal upheld a High Court judge's earlier division of matrimonial assets of 67:33 in favour of the husband, who is a co-founder of a venture capital fund.

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When courts place the interests of children at the heart of rulings

When courts place the interests of children at the heart of rulings

The recent court judgment involving the adoption of a child by a gay man shows how complex and difficult the exercise of ascertaining what promotes the welfare of the child is, says the author.

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