Daily Archives: 2019-08-08

Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre opens in Singapore, to be helmed by Prof Steve Ngo

The Beihai Asia International Arbitration centre (BAIAC) opens in Singapore today (8 August). The BAIAC, which was set up by the Beihai Arbitration Commission (BAC) headquartered in China, will provide more efficient and cheaper international arbitration services for small to medium value disputes in cross-border transactions, with a focus on China and Asean. The centre will form a China-Asean panel of …

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Man faces up to 7 years in prison for burning the Singapore flag

A man was arrested on 7 August (Wednesday) for burning the Singapore flag, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) in a statement. SPF was alerted on Sunday afternoon around 12.40pm when burnt flags were found at Block 774 Woodlands Crescent. The police managed to identify the 25-year old with the help of CCTV images. He is believed to have been …

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Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges relating to sexual offences allegedly committed by him against his live-in lover’s daughter, finding that the Prosecution had not proven all charges beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision of the apex court ended a 5-year long …

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47-yr-old Singaporean and 42-yr-old Chinese national jailed for entering into Marriage of Convenience

A 47-year-old male Singaporean, Mow Cheang Chong (Mow), and a 42-year-old female Chinese national, Wang Xiaoyan (Wang), were each sentenced to six months’ imprisonment on 18 July 2019 for offences under the Immigration Act. According to the press release from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Wednesday (7 August), investigations revealed that Mow and Wang befriended each other at …

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An honest reply to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung (from outside Parliament)

by Kok Ming Cheang As a true-blue Pioneer citizen who have lived through the era of our founding fathers, just reading the reported Parliamentary debate between Education Minister Ong Ye Kung and Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera and MP Png Eng Huat, tells me that the Ministry of Education has a mountain of information to hide …

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