31 May '11, 5am

TODAYonline | Singapore | New measures under Women's Charter come

SINGAPORE - From Wednesday, additional measures under amendments to the Women's Charter will come into force to better enforce maintenance orders. These include new court sanctions and penalties for persons who breach these orders, such as requiring them to set up a banker's guarantee against future defaults, perform community service orders and attend financial counselling. Complainants can also report maintenance debts to a credit bureau, with DP SME Commercial Credit Bureau having been designated by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS). The courts will also be able to direct the Central Provident Fund Board to disclose employment information of a defaulter to a complainant, which will facilitate direct deductions from the defaulter's wages. Provisions will be introduced to streamline court processes and to allow for new rules to be made for mai...

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