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Why wealth taxes may not be such a good idea for Singapore

Why wealth taxes may not be such a good idea for Singapore

The author says taxing inheritances is unfair and will open a can of worms of financial avoidance mechanisms and sometimes fraud.

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Parliament: MP Cheryl Chan urges Govt to consider wealth and inheritance taxes on super-rich individuals

Parliament: MP Cheryl Chan urges Govt to consider wealth and inheritance taxes on super-rich individuals

She proposed looking into the option of a wealth and inheritance tax for ultra-high net worth individuals, or the top 1 to 2 per cent of society.

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Asplenium Land Pte Ltd v Lam Chye Shing and others [2019] SGHC 41

Legal Profession — Professional privileges
Libel case: Leong Sze Hian has large following, falsehoods had 'potential to cause serious harm', says PM Lee

Libel case: Leong Sze Hian has large following, falsehoods had 'potential to cause serious harm', says PM Lee

Even though the post itself drew 22 reactions, five comments and 18 shares, it was set to “public”, which meant that it, and the article it linked to, could have been seen by “all Facebook users and the public in Singapore at large”: PM Lee

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10 years' jail for doctor who sexually assaulted patient

10 years' jail for doctor who sexually assaulted patient

Court also orders him to pay $1,200 in compensation for victim's therapy sessions.

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Myanmar Condominium Registration Office established and Registrars appointed

The Registrars will be responsible for registering the purchase of condominium units and issuing the ownership titles to purchasers, which can then be used as security for finance.

Guess?, Inc v Jen, Chi [2019] SGIPOS 3

Trade marks and trade names – Opposition to Registration

Exclusions from definition of “collective investment scheme” in SFA effective from 25 December 2018

A securitisation transaction and an arrangement that consists only of an issuance of structured notes are not collective investment schemes under the SFA.

IPOS Case Summary: Guess?, Inc v Jen, Chi [2019] SGIPOS 3

The Registrar found that the Application Mark is more dissimilar than similar to each of the Opponent’s earlier marks.

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