Court Cases

Maintenance company owner loses lawsuit against debt collection agency; ordered to pay $7000 in costs
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

A 45-year-old maintenance company owner was ordered to pay $7000, excluding disbursements, at the Magistrates’ Court under the State Courts after the court dismissed the lawsuit filed for defamation in slander against JMS Rogers, a debt collection company earlier on 30 April. Lin Read More

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Former Malaysian PM, Najib Razak, charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 July — Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak has been charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after being investigated over a multibillion dollar graft scandal under the 1MDB state investment fund. He was arrested on Read More

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Court of Appeal reserves judgment in criminal reference to clarify legal criteria of “import” and “in transit” under the Endangered Species Act
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Guo Rendi On Monday (2 July 2018), a five-judge Court of Appeal reserved judgment on a landmark criminal reference filed by a Singaporean businessman and his firm, who were convicted of illegally importing Madagascan rosewood logs by the High Court in March last Read More

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Three directors and their companies convicted for foreign workers housing offences linked to Geylang fire incident
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Singapore Court has imposed a fine amounting to a total of $153,000 on the directors of three companies for housing foreign workers in overcrowded private residential premises, which did not comply with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) guidelines. In a press statement Read More

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Two employment agencies charged for deploying underaged foreign domestic workers
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has charged two employment agencies on Thursday (24 May) over allegedly bringing in underage maids as young as 13 years old to work in Singapore. MOM charged an employment agency licensee, 35-year-old Khor Siew Tiang, who is also the sole Read More

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Artist charged for illegal one-man procession from Hong Lim to Parliament House
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Seelan Palay, a local artist, has been charged by the Attorney-General’s Chambers for participating in a public procession from Hong Lim Park to the National Gallery, and to the Parliament House on 1 October 2017. It is written in the charge sheet that Read More

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Former domestic worker of Changi Airport Group Chairman stands trial for alleged theft
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

An Indonesian domestic worker who served the household of Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong stood in court to face the four theft charges filed against her on Monday. According to the charge sheets, Ms Parti Liyani, 44, allegedly stole items worth Read More

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Acquittal of match-fixing charges against businessman upheld by High Court
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The acquittal of businessman Rajendar Prasad Rai on six match-fixing charges was earlier upheld by the High Court on Tuesday (3 April), following an appeal by the prosecution against the decision made by District Judge Crystal Ong in July 2017. According to Judge Ong, there Read More

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Former SMRT employee sentenced four weeks imprisonment for failing to ensure necessary safety measures put in place to prevent fatal collision
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A former Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) in charge of two SMRT employees who were sent onto the train tracks near Pasir Ris station who were killed due to a train collision on the job in March 2016, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail on Monday Read More

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Couple fined $9000 for giving false address and lying to police officer to enroll their child in a popular school in Bishan
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A couple was fined $9,000 for giving a false residential address in order to enroll their child into a popular school in the Bishan area. The parents cannot be named to protect the identity of their child. The child’s mother, 36, was fined S$5,000 for Read More

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