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Daily Archives: 2013-09-10

Retrospective – A review of our COE system and what else needs to be done

By DollarandSense.sg In one of our previous articles, we highlighted clear flaws with the COE system and called for urgent reforms. However, we were not too hopeful, citing Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew’s statement that “the COE market will not undergo any changes in the near term.” A mere six months later, we see the first welcome change to …

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New COE categorisation to benefit non-luxury car dealers

By William Lim Yesterday, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced changes to the 23-year-old quota system. Starting from Feb 2014, all vehicle under 1600cc with the horsepower of more than 130 Brake Horse Power (BHP) will be categorised under CAT B instead of current CAT A. ( Channel News Asia) Let’s first look closer at the vehicles that will be affected by …

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No prosecution for "perverting the course of justice"?

  By Andrew Loh - “On the facts of the present case, every one of the persons involved contributed to the offence of perverting the course of justice,” Justice Choo Han Teck said in his judgement on 19 July 2013. (See here.) He was referring to the case involving Mr Seah Hock Thiam, who had earlier been “convicted of instigating his …

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