Parliament: Cigarette displays to be banned from 2017

Amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Bill were passed on Monday (14 March) at the sitting of parliament. Following the changes, retailers will be required by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to use storage devices to keep tobacco products out of the direct line of sight of customers from next year onwards. In order to do so, retailers may choose …

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Review on system not just about Benjamin’s death: Law Society’s president

In the February issue of the Singapore Law Gazette, the Law Society’s president, Thio Shen Yi argued for better protection of suspects, especially minors, by granting them early access to counsel. Benjamin Lim is a 14-year-old boy who jumped to his death following a two-hour police interview. His mother’s request to be present during the interview was denied. Explaining why …

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LTA to tighten technical requirements for PABs from 1 February

With effect from 1 February. the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will tighten the technical requirements for power-assisted bicycles (PABs) and impose stricter penalties for those who sell and use non-compliant PABs. The new measures by LTA is said to be intended for improving safety for PAB users and for other road users, including pedestrians. PABs will need to comply with …

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White Ribbon Week: Who gets a Personal Protection Order?

The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has submitted its recommendations to the Ministry of Social and Family as part of the latter’s consultation on the draft Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill 2016. Among the recommendations that AWARE submitted were those related to the obtaining of Personal Protection Orders (PPOs), which allow individuals who have been abused to seek …

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