Law & Order

Professional engineer fined $50,000 for certifying 14 scissor lifts being safe for use, without examining or test

Tan Juay Pah, a 61-year-old Professional Engineer and an Authorised Examiner (AE) for Lifting Equipment (LE) registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) was fined $50,000 on 24 June 2019, for his failure to exercise due diligence in certifying 14 scissor lifts safe for use. Tay was convicted of five charges under the Workplace Safety and Health (“WSH”) Act, and …

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Alleged drug trafficker with IQ of 69 on death sentence, in his final bid to escape the gallows with aid of lawyers and activists

29-year old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is an individual who has an IQ of 69, a finding by the prosecution’s psychiatrist which judges, including in the Court of Appeal, accepted and affirmed. This level of IQ meant that Nagaenthran is among those with “extremely low range of functioning”, according to the internationally recognised WAIS-IV test, which measures cognitive abilities. In …

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LFL director Melissa Sasidaran clarifies statement in response to AGC’s comments on ‘threatening’ letter allegedly sent to founder N Surendran

Following recent statements made by Singapore’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) in relation to Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) founder N Surendran, the Malaysian human rights and law reform organisation’s director Melissa Sasidaran responded via Twitter on Tue (16 Jul), clarifying that she had stated earlier that “the letter was sent by AGC to High Court”, not to Surendran “personally”. The AGC on …

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129 arrested in anti-loansharking blitz

94 men and 35 women, aged between 17 and 82, were arrested for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities in an operation that was conducted from 8 to 10 July 2019. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and seven Police Land Divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations island-wide during the three-day operation, resulting in the arrests. Singapore Police Force …

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Malaysian man who killed another in Singapore, finally nabbed after evading prison for 33 years thanks to a spelling error

Back in 1986, odd-job worker Arumugam Vellasamy fatally struck his colleague with a hammer over a drunken argument about unpaid salaries. The then 28-year old Malaysian, after realising what he had done, managed to get across the border to Johor that same night. For more than three decades after that, Mr Arumugam had managed to evade justice, even crossing the …

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Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das responds to online criticisms regarding CPF withdrawal case, demands answers from CPF Board

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das has responded to online criticisms regarding his Central Provident Fund (CPF) withdrawal application case following the CPF’s Board response to online reports on the couple’s predicament. Suriia, in response to a netizen’s comment on the CPF Board’s post on Sat (13 Jul), defended his decision to continue Sarojini’s treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH), …

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