|801. ||DECEMBER 1993 Issue|
|Recent Developments in Brunei Darussalam Asia-Pacific Rim|
Choh, Lee Yew  Sing JLS 668 (Dec)
This report highlights some of the more important legal developments in Brunei Darussalam covering the period between January 1991 to December 1992. The topics covered in this report include Emergency Orders and case law.
|802. ||DECEMBER 1993 Issue|
|Book Review: Constitutional Law in Malaysia and Singapore by Kevin Tan, Yeo Tiong Min and Lee Kiat Seng|
Kesuri, UPD  Sing JLS 681 (Dec)
|803. ||DECEMBER 1993 Issue|
|Book Review: Revenue Law in Singapore and Malaysia, Cases and Commentary by Leo D Pointon (2nd Edition)|
Liu, Hern Kuan  Sing JLS 683 (Dec)
|804. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|The Credit & Charge Card Transaction : Is it Moneylending?|
Ho, Peng Kee  Sing JLS 1 (Jul)
An increasing number of credit and charge cards are issued every year. It has been reported that there are currently 1.01 million cards in circulation (Business Times, 12 October 1992) in Singapore. Is a credit or charge card transaction one of money lending? If so, does it fall within the Moneylender's Act? Would card issuers be in breach of the Act if they are not registered as moneylenders under the Act? These issues are considered in this article. The topic of moneylending is also examined. It is argued that the Moneylender's Act is an archaic legislation that needs review. In this review, it is suggested that the part of the UK Crowther Report on Consumer Credit which recommended that a new and comprehensive regime be introduced to replace the present piece-meal approach be seriously considered.
|805. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|The Family Court : A Sociologist's Perspective on Enlightened Collaboration between Law and Social Sciences|
Quah, Stella R  Sing JLS 16 (Jul)
This discussion addresses the efforts to design and implement a family court in Singapore. Three main aspects are covered in separate sections. The first concerns the definition and brief history of the family court. The second section succinctly examines the three main factors fostering the collaboration across fields of knowledge in the planning and setting up of family courts. I conclude in the third section with some comments on the potential of this collaboration for the solution or containment of family problems locally, based on Singapore's historical and current situation.
|806. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Fairness to the Accused PP v Mazlan bin Maidun|
Hor, Yew Meng Michael  Sing JLS 35 (Jul)
The privilege against self-incrimination is perhaps the most controversial concept in criminal justice. This article analyzes the privilege in the context of pre-trial interrogation in the light of the recent and important decision of the Court of Criminal Appeal in PP v Mazlan bin Maidun and seeks to argue that, although the decline of the privilege is not to be lamented in itself, it cannot be simply discarded without the introduction of alternative safeguards.
|807. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|Foreign Sourced Income : The Received Basis of Income Taxation|
Liu, Hern Kuan  Sing JLS 57 (Jul)
Unlike many countries, Singapore residents are taxed on a territorial (as opposed to a world-wide or global) basis. Income is taxed when it accrues in, or is derived from or is received in Singapore. There is much uncertainty over how income will be received for tax purposes. This article explores the received basis of income taxation.
|808. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|The Post-Colonial Evolution of the Singapore Legislature: A Case Study|
Thio, Li-ann  Sing JLS 80 (Jul)
The object of this article is to attempt a descriptive analysis and comprehensive case study of the post-Independence constitutional evolution of the Singapore legislature. Particular reference is made to the 1991 General Elections and the implications for the Singapore political scene. It will evaluate the extent to which there has been a successful reconciliation of elite rule with accountability to the citizen body in the local context and the prospects for the Singapore version of parliamentary democracy.
|809. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|Discharging an Instalment Sale Contract for Breach Additive Circuits (S) Pte Ltd v Wearnes Automation Pte Ltd|
Neo, SS Dora  Sing JLS 123 (Jul)
This article examines the issues to be considered in deciding whether an installment sales contract can be discharged for breach. It uses the above recent High Court case as a framework for discussion and suggests an alternative analysis of the facts of that case.
|810. ||JULY 1993 Issue|
|Claiming a Pound of Flesh as a Contingent or Prospective Creditor under the Companies Act|
Lee, Beng Tat  Sing JLS 144 (Jul)
This article examines the concepts of a "contingent" creditor and a "prospective" creditor in the Companies Act and the Companies (Winding Up) Rules 1969 in the light of existing case authority. In the process, it attempts to define the outer boundaries of these concepts. Some practical considerations and problems in making a claim against a company as a contingent or prospective creditor are also examined. Particular attention is paid to the problem of proving non-contractual claims for unliquidated damages in the winding up of the insolvent company.