Legal

No Innocent Explanation? – Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers use Evidence Adduced by the Prosecution to Seek Inmate’s Second Acquittal

By Ariffin Sha In a twist of Shakespearean proportions,  Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, the lawyer for death row inmate Ilechukwu, has used evidence produced by the Prosecution to argue for his client’s acquittal. The Defence counsel made the case that the results of a psychiatric assessment conducted by one Dr Jaydip Sarkar from Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which was sought …

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EU Lawmakers is trying (again) to make Google Pay for Google News

The European Commission (EU) is proposing a law that would let news publishers across the EU charge companies like Google for reproducing parts of their articles. Fortune News reported on 31 August, that a similar idea failed when it was tried in Germany and Spain, but now the German digital commissioner, Günther Oettinger, is going to include it in his …

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MOM dismantles syndicate which was bringing in illegal workers

Ministry of Manpower (MOM) conducted an island-wide operation, revealing the modus operandi of a syndicate which was involved in bringing foreign workers for illegal employment. The operation which was conducted from 26 to 27 July 2016 lasted for more than 48 hours and took place at several locations including offices, residential units and construction sites. MOM arrested 44 persons during the …

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Registration of Criminal Act (RCA) in effect on 1 August

The Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Act (RCA) Bill 2016 was introduced for First Reading in Parliament on 29 January, passed on 29 February in Parliament and came to effect on Monday, 1 August 2016. The RCA enables the police to register criminals’ identity by taking and saving their criminal records, fingerprints and photographs along with the DNA information to be used …

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Surgeon at Raffles Hospital convicted of “professional misconduct”

A doctor at Raffles Hospital has been convicted of professional misconduct and suspended for six months. He was convicted in High Court yesterday (27 July) for failure to comply with the “applicable standard of conduct” in the management of a patient. The patient, Mr Fan Mao Bing, a Chinese national – was brought to Dr Wong Him Choon on 3 September …

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