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Law Reform: Violence in the Home

Family and Juvenile Courts

Singapore (27 February 2019) – Amendments are proposed to the Protection from Harrassment Act (“POHA”). These are in addition to the review of the Singapore Penal Code. The focus is on violence against a person in an intimate or close relationship with the perpetrator. Says Mr Lee Terk Yang, Director of Flint & Battery LLC, “The amendments criminalises...

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CPF Retirement Sum

Central Provident Fund (CPF)

15 October 2018, PAYOUTS UNDER CPF RETIREMENT SUM SCHEME – In the 2018 Budget Debate, the topic of CPF contributions for older workers were raised for debate. It was reported that the current rates for such older workers were set in 1988 and were never reviewed. During the debate: It was suggested that the progressively decreasing contribution rates allow private companies to remain...

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Divorce, separation, etc.

Family and Juvenile Courts

21 November 2018 (Singapore) – Mr Lee Terk Yang, Director of Flint & Battery LLC, answers some common but often misunderstood questions regarding a difficult area of family life: divorce and separation. Q1: What is the difference between separation and divorce? A separation is not the same as a divorce.  The key difference between separation and divorce is that when...

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