Legal

EU Lawmakers is trying (again) to make Google Pay for Google News

The European Commission (EU) is proposing a law that would let news publishers across the EU charge companies like Google for reproducing parts of their articles. Fortune News reported on 31 August, that a similar idea failed when it was tried in Germany and Spain, but now the German digital commissioner, Günther Oettinger, is going to include it in his …

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MOM dismantles syndicate which was bringing in illegal workers

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) conducted an island-wide operation, revealing the modus operandi of a syndicate which was involved in bringing foreign workers for illegal employment. The operation which was conducted from 26 to 27 July 2016 lasted for more than 48 hours and took place at several locations including offices, residential units and construction sites. MOM arrested 44 persons during the …

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Registration of Criminal Act (RCA) in effect on 1 August

The Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Act (RCA) Bill 2016 was introduced for First Reading in Parliament on 29 January, passed on 29 February in Parliament and came to effect on Monday, 1 August 2016. The RCA enables the police to register criminals’ identity by taking and saving their criminal records, fingerprints and photographs along with the DNA information to be used …

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Surgeon at Raffles Hospital convicted of “professional misconduct”

A doctor at Raffles Hospital has been convicted of professional misconduct and suspended for six months. He was convicted in High Court yesterday (27 July) for failure to comply with the “applicable standard of conduct” in the management of a patient. The patient, Mr Fan Mao Bing, a Chinese national – was brought to Dr Wong Him Choon on 3 September …

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Singapore to enhance money laundering controls amid 1MDB-linked probe

Singapore’s central bank said it will enhance controls against money laundering and take swift action against banks, after the findings that financial institutions in the city-state handled money flows linked to Malaysian state fund, 1MDB. Mr Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at its annual news conference on Monday, “There is no doubt that the …

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Two men brought to court by AVA for 49 counts of charges

SINGAPORE – The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) madia released on Wednesday (July 20) stated that two men were charged after failing to care for dogs in their charge and not complying with animal licensing conditions The Straits Times reported, Low Chong Kiat, 43, is suspected of abandoning 18 dogs in March this year. He will be charged in court …

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Singapore actress, Rui En Fined for careless driving

Local television actress, Rui En was fined S$700 for a charge of careless driving after pleading guilty on Friday (1 July), without being disqualified from driving. The 35-year-old actress was charged with one count of driving without due care and attention after knocking a stationary motorcycle at April 12. She had nothing to say in defense. The prosecution had sought a fine …

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