Court Cases

Hong Kong District Court fines Singapore-based shipping agent APL and Chinese captain HK$99,000, sentences captain to three-months’ suspended imprisonment

The District Court of Hong Kong has found Singapore-based shipping agent APL and one of its captains guilty on Mon (29 Apr) for transporting nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex infantry carriers worth HK$136.6 million (S$23.7 million) into Hong Kong without a licence three years ago. South China Morning Post reported that the shipping firm and the mainland Chinese captain, …

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Contempt of court case: High Court imposes S$5,000 fine against John Tan and Jolovan Wham; Tan may potentially be barred from contesting in GE due to fine

The Singapore High Court imposed a fine of S$5,000 against social worker Jolovan Wham and senior opposition politician John Tan Liang Joo respectively on Mon (29 Apr) after finding the two men guilty of scandalising the judiciary. In addition to the fine, Wham and Tan were required by Justice Woo Bih Li to pay S$2997.82 and S$1966.39 respectively in legal …

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High Court to extend Hyflux’s debt moratorium until end of May; Maybank issues letter of demand over $509mil payments

The Singapore High Court has extended beleaguered water treatment firm and genco Hyflux’s debt moratorium until the end of next month on 24 May as the company seeks to secure a new white knight investor in a race against the prospect of liquidation. The extension was granted upon Hyflux merely days before the original expiry date of Hyflux’s court protection …

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Leong Sze Hian’s appeal against striking out of counterclaim against PM Lee’s alleged abuse of judicial process to be heard in Sep

Financial advisor and veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to strike out his counterclaim against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s alleged abuse of judicial process will be heard later this year in September. In a Facebook post on Mon (15 Apr), Mr Leong posted copies of the documents informing him of the hearing. According to …

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Lee Suet Fern’s lawyers file 21-page defence against AGC’s 500-page complaint regarding her alleged “professional misconduct” in preparing Lee Kuan Yew’s final will

The team of lawyers representing Lee Suet Fern, the daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has filed a 21-page defence against the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) allegations of “professional misconduct” in relation to her preparation of the late Mr Lee’s final will. Mrs Lee’s husband, Lee Hsien Yang, revealed the matter in a Facebook post on Fri (12 …

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Only S$15,710 recoverable out of S$33.7 mil lawsuit claims: Workers’ Party MPs’ defence lawyers in AHTC trial final submissions

Only S$15,710 out of the lawsuit claims made by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and an independent panel acting on behalf of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) are recoverable out of the total S$33.7 mil, argued the defence team of Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang and Pritam Singh. The defence team, led by …

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