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Daily Archives: 2018-03-27

Application by Li Shengwu to challenge AGC’s order dismissed by High Court

A High Court judge has dismissed an application by Li Shengwu, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to challenge an order by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to personally serve him papers outside Singapore on  Monday (26 March). The decision by Justice Kannan Ramesh, therefore, allows for contempt of court proceedings to commence against Mr Li. Mr Li is understood …

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Singapore Court of Appeal clarifies certain aspects of personal consumption defence to abetment of drug trafficking

by Guo Rendi On 5th March 2018 (Monday), a three-judge Court of Appeal – comprising Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang and Judge of Appeal Judith Prakash – dismissed the appeals of three men – Ali bin Mohamad Bahashwan, Selamat bin Paki and Ragunath Nair A/L Janartanan – against their convictions and sentences for drug trafficking, arising …

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How do ‘paper generals’ fare in the real world?

by Kwok Fangjie Today, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Overseas Scholarship is seen as a route to senior-level positions within the government, public sector, statutory boards and government-linked companies. While many of these scholars have gone on to contribute to the good of the nation, it would be great to appreciate the origins of this scheme and how these military …

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Human Rights Watch issues response to Singapore government on Select Committee hearings

Response issued by Human Rights Watch, international human rights non-government organisation towards criticism made against its report published in 2017 and its “failure” to turn up at the Select Committee’s hearing to defend its report. On October 30, 2017, Human Rights Watch sent a letter to four senior members of Singapore’s government requesting their input and response to the findings of our …

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