Legal

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das responds to online criticisms regarding CPF withdrawal case, demands answers from CPF Board

Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal’s husband Suriia Das has responded to online criticisms regarding his Central Provident Fund (CPF) withdrawal application case following the CPF’s Board response to online reports on the couple’s predicament. Suriia, in response to a netizen’s comment on the CPF Board’s post on Sat (13 Jul), defended his decision to continue Sarojini’s treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (MEH), …

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Lawyers For Liberty lambast K Shanmugam’s allegedly “arrogant and unbecoming” remark on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister

Malaysian lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s alleged “attack” on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong, branding the Minister’s remarks “arrogant & unbecoming” of a senior minister. Mr Shanmugam told The Straits Times that Datuk Liew had reached …

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Principle of proportionality will enable Courts to become “effective final arbiter”, exercise greater powers over Minister’s Directions: Harpreet Singh SC, on strengthening POFMA, while MinLaw defends the Bill’s scope

The doctrine of proportionality or reasonableness, when applied by the Courts, may rein in the wide and “far-reaching” scope of power given to Ministers to issue correction or take-down orders under the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act. In a commentary published in the Singapore Law Watch last month, Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal suggested that in order …

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Netizens express outrage over Police’s conditional warning to NUS undergrad who repeatedly filmed children in toilets, question leniency of punishment against offender

Following the high-profile sexual harassment case involving voyeur Nicholas Lim Jun Kai, who was merely given a 12-month conditional warning and an instruction to write an apology letter to Monica Baey – a fellow National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate student – for filming her whilst she was showering in her hall’s bathroom last year, a list of sexual misconduct …

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Monica Baey’s exposé of Nicholas Lim’s voyeuristic act at Eusoff Hall bathroom may raise concerns under POHA, POFMA: Lawyers

Amid the controversy surrounding 23-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s exposure of fellow student Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s identity as the perpetrator of a voyeuristic act – of which she was a victim – via a series of Instagram Stories recently, lawyers have raised concerns as to whether Ms Baey’s exposé would constitute an offence in itself …

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Anti-“fake news” legislation: A brief comparison across multiple countries

The introduction of the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill in the Singapore Parliament on 1 Apr has sparked numerous debates and discussions regarding what many media practitioners and civil rights groups have deemed to be an overreaching legislation. Despite such criticisms and concerns, however, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has defended the Government’s rationale behind the proposed …

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Role of public policy in the judiciary must be clearly defined in an age of “judicialisation” of politics: CJ Sundaresh Menon

The role of public policy in the judiciary must be clearly defined in an age where matters typically resolved through political means are now increasingly being brought to the courts, said The Honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon. Delivering his address titled “Taming the Unruly Horse: The Treatment of Public Policy Arguments in the Courts” …

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