Legal Updates

Legal Updates for Sep - 2019

The Use of Company's Name on Letters, Documents, Signboards or Advertisements

The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Tourism have issued the Joint Prakas No. 257 MOC.CRD.PrK dated
12 September 2019 on the use of company’s name on letters, documents, signboards or public advertisements. This is to ensure public order and proper control over the use of names of commercial enterprises.

13 Sep 2019 | Cambodia

Myanmar Passes Gambling Law 2019 to Update its Gambling Regulatory Regime, but Many Questions Remain
On 7th May 2019, Myanmar enacted the Gambling Law 2019, which supersedes and repeals the old Gambling Law 1986. While the new law aims to modernise Myanmar's gambling law, it has raised questions over whether it addresses newer developments in the gambling space, in particular remote gambling. In this update, we examine the key features of the new law and highlight various areas of uncertainty which could be of concern to the public as well as the industry.
13 Sep 2019 | Singapore

Towards Zero Waste: Parliament Passes the Resource Sustainability Bill
The Resource Sustainability Bill, which gives effect to the policies and targets outlined in the Zero Waste Masterplan, was passed in Parliament on 4 September 2019. The bill focusses on three priority waste streams, namely electronical and electronic waste, packaging waste and food waste and establishes several regulatory frameworks on producers of these priority waste streams over the next 5 years to create a more sustainable living environment in response to the growing challenge of climate change.
12 Sep 2019 | Singapore

Advisory Guidelines on Collection, Use or Disclosure of NRIC Numbers Are Now in Full Force and Effect - The Advisory Guidelines Came into Effect on 1 September 2019
We would like to update businesses that the Advisory Guidelines on the Personal Data Protection Act for NRIC and other National Identification Numbers (“Advisory Guidelines”) issued by the Personal Data Protection Commission came into effect on 1 September 2019 and are now in full force and effect. This Client Update summarises the salient points of the Advisory Guidelines and aims to help businesses understand what measures are required to ensure that they fully comply with the Advisory Guidelines.
11 Sep 2019 | Singapore