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Daily Archives: 2017-03-28

National unison of disagreement against US ruling on Amos Yee’s asylum does not address main crux of judgement

Lawyer associations in unison with Ministry of Home Affairs statement on judgement by US court Just today, two main lawyer associations in Singapore had their letters published in the Straits Times forum to express their disagreement with and contempt of the findings made by US Immigration Judge Samuel B. Cole on the Singapore criminal justice system, in his judgement to grant …

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Couple who starved maid for 15 months from 2013 jailed and fined

A Singaporean couple have been sentenced to jail and a fine for starving their maid from the Philippines over a 15-month period. The domestic worker had lost 20kg - about 40 percent of her body weight - while working for the couple, and was given only bread and instant noodles to eat. Lim Choon Hong, 47, a freelance trader, was …

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AVA: Revised licensing conditions for pet shops and pet farms

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has announced a revision to pet shop (display and sale of dogs and cats) and pet farm (dog breeding and boarding) licensing conditions to tighten existing regulations and raise animal welfare standards in Singapore. The changes will take effect from 1 April 2017. AVA stated that the changes were made to improve …

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Singapore band The Steve McQueens joins Jazz by the Bay in Western Australia

Eclectic young Singapore band The Steve McQueens are the latest to join the line-up for this year’s Jazz by the Bay festival in Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River, a region renowned for its world-class wines, gourmet produce and spectacular coastline, from June 2 to 5. Describing their music as ‘neo-vintage soul-funk’, the sound of The Steve McQueens draws influence from …

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Amos Yee and Political Asylum

by Teo Soh Lung “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14(1). Amos Yee has now been granted asylum by the United States on the grounds of persecution by the Singapore government. While the Singapore government may be unhappy with what the Immigration Judge Samuel B …

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Three men imprisoned for abetting illegal departure from Woodlands Checkpoint

Three men has been sentenced to jail for arranging the illegal departure of a male overstayer through Woodlands Checkpoint in February last year. A 26-year-old male Malaysian was convicted on 23 March 2017 for engaging in a business to convey an immigration offender out of Singapore via Woodlands Checkpoint and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and three strokes of the cane. …

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Man arrested for Grab/Uber promotional package scam

The police have arrested a 60-year-old man allegedly involved in a series of ‘Grab / Uber Promotional Packages’ scams, it informed in a press release on 28 March. Police received several reports on 22 and 23 February 2017 from victims who have been introduced to cheap ‘Grab / Uber Promotional Packages’ through their friends, who came across these promotions by …

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Early morning fire at AMK Hub shopping mall

A shop in AMK Hub shopping mall caught fire this morning at around 1:32am. Two fire engines, two red rhinos and five support vehicles were dispatched to the scene. With the help of one water jet and the building's sprinkler system, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel managed to quickly put out the fire. SCDF said the fire originated from …

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