Court Cases

Leong Sze Hian being asked to pay a total of S$21,000 by High Court for cost after his counterclaim against PM Lee was struck out

Davinder Singh Chambers (DSC), the law firm representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his defamation suit against veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian, has sent a statement on 14 March (Thursday) requesting Mr Leong to pay a total of S$21,000 for two summonses. “As you know, on 12 March 2019, the Honourable Justice Aedit Abdullah allowed SUM 148 and dismissed …

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High Court strikes out Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against PM Lee’s suit, citing “no reasonable cause of action”

The Singapore High Court has struck out veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit, citing Mr Leong’s failure to disclose a “reasonable cause of action” in his counterclaim. Justice Aedit Abdullah, in delivering his judgement in Lee Hsien Loong v Leong Sze Hian [2019] SGHC 66 on 12 Feb, cited the Court of …

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Man sentenced to prison for two years and 11 months for forging certificates including NUS degree to obtain civil engineering jobs

A 49-year-old man was sentenced to two years and 11 months’ imprisonment on top of a S$1,600 fine on Tuesday (5 Mar) after spending four years fraudulently securing civil engineering jobs in 38 companies via forged academic transcripts. Chin Ming Lik plead guilty to eight charges slapped against him, which included forgery and making a false statutory declaration. It was …

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CGH successfully sued by lady for negligence

The Court of Appeal ruled on Tue (26 Feb) that a patient with lung cancer would have been diagnosed and received treatment earlier were it not for the negligence of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and its medical system. Ms Noor Azlin, was diagnosed with lung cancer in Feb 2012, sued CGH and three doctors who attended to her from 2007 …

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