Court Cases

WP chair and AHTC town councillor Sylvia Lim accused of lying about reasons behind having to upscale town council’s software

Workers’ Party (WP) chairperson Sylvia Lim was accused by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh of misleading her fellow town councillors, the Parliament, the court, and the public in her justification behind having to upscale the town council management software used by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) as a result of Action Information Management (AIM)'s termination of the system it provided. Throughout …

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Allegations regarding absence of signatures and documentation on certain invoices scrutinised by PRPTC

The court's attention was shifted to the allegations brought upon by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) surrounding several invoices as the controversial trial involving three Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) entered its fifth day on Thursday (11 Oct). In a cross-examination between Senior Counsel Chelva Retnam Rajah -- who represents the three WP MPs, namely former secretary-general Low …

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Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham and Singapore Democratic Party’s John Tan convicted under new contempt of court laws over Facebook posts allegedly “scandalising the judiciary”

Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)'s John Tan Liang Joo became the first individuals to be convicted under new laws governing instances of contempt of court in Singapore, particularly the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016, which came into effect on 1 Oct last year. In deciding that Mr Wham and Mr Tan were guilty of contempt …

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AGC potentially overlooking possible sub judice contempt by pro-PAP Facebook fanpage regarding ongoing WP MPs’ trial

Amidst the controversy surrounding the ongoing trial of three Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs), a pro-People's Action Party (PAP) Facebook page has been posting potentially inflammatory commentary regarding the WP MPs' dispute with the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC), passing off its opinions as undisputed facts. The page, named "Fabrications About The …

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SMS exchange shows that CPG initiated termination of contract with AHTC

Records of SMS between CPG Facilities Management Services, General Manager, Jeffery Chua and Workers’ Party Chairman, Sylvia Lim, revealed that it was CPG which initiated the termination of the contract between the managing agent and the town council back in 2011 when WP took over the Aljunied Town Council after winning in the General Election 2011. During the hearing today …

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Performance art piece “a work of art that is open to interpretation”: Artist Seelan Palay on trial for performance of art piece from Hong Lim Park to Parliament House

Artist Seelan Palay has stated in his defence that contrary to the charge being held against him – the alleged participation in a public procession without a permit under the Public Order Act – his performance art piece was "peaceful at all times" and "a work of art that is open to interpretation". Seelan declared in his testimony in court …

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