Court Cases

WP MPs, PRPTC to appeal against High Court judgement in AHTC case

Three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MP) – Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh and Low Thia Khiang – and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) have appealed against a High Court judgement in which the WP MPs were found guilty of breaching their duties as the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) town councillors. A Supreme Court spokesperson told The Straits Times …

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WP MPs under no legal obligation to recuse themselves from AHTC financial matters, premature to comment on potential criminal or civil liability

The Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MP) do not have a legal obligation to recuse themselves from the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC)’s financial matters, according to a partner at law firm Eugene Thuraisingam LLP. Suang Wijaya told The Straits Times, as seen in an article published on Thu (7 Nov), that legal recuse from a matter “is generally justified …

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Illegal streaming devices retailer jailed for three months, fined in landmark case

A local electronics retailer on Wed (30 Oct) was sentenced to three months of jail and a S$5,400 fine after being found guilty of providing access to illegal broadcasts of Premier League football and other entertainment content via streaming devices. Jia Xiaofeng, the director of Synnex Trading, was found to have sold streaming devices, commonly known as Android TV boxes, …

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High Court dismisses Jolovan Wham’s appeal against conviction for organising assembly without permit, refusal to sign police statement

The High Court today dismissed both appeals made by civil rights activist Jolovan Wham against his conviction for organising a public assembly without a permit and for refusing to sign a police statement. In a written judgement on Fri (25 Oct), Justice Chua Lee Ming rejected Wham’s counsel Eugene Thuraisingam’s argument that the event, titled “Civil Disobedience and Social Movements”, …

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