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Singapore Court of Appeal clarifies certain aspects of personal consumption defence to abetment of drug trafficking
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Guo Rendi On 5th March 2018 (Monday), a three-judge Court of Appeal – comprising Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Judge of Appeal Andrew Phang and Judge of Appeal Judith Prakash – dismissed the appeals of three men – Ali bin Mohamad Bahashwan, Selamat Read More

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K Shanmugam raises possibility for deferred prosecution agreements for corporate offences
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Speaking at a dialogue organised by the Law Society of Singapore on Monday (15 January), Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said that deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), a legal tool that US authorities used in the Keppel O&M bribery case, could be introduced Read More

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SDP to former Minister and Keppel’s Board Chair Lee Boon Yang: Resign
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

The SDP has released a statement expressing disbelief and skepticism that the board of directors of Keppel did not know about the bribes that were paid in Brazil. “If this is the case, then the entire board should resign for dereliction of duty because overseeing Read More

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Petition started calling for charges against Jolovan Wham to be dropped
By Kenneth Lin Published on by Kenneth Lin 0

A petition has been started on Change.org calling for the 7 charges brought against activist Jolovan Wham to be dropped. 7 charges were brought against Jolovan under the Public Order Act, Vandalism Act, and the Penal Code. “As an activist, Jolovan has spoken Read More

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AGC proceeds on charge of contempt of court against Li Shengwu
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has proceeded on its contempt of court case against Mr Li Shengwu. The first pre-trial conference (PTC) took place at the Supreme Court on Monday (13 November). Mr Li, 32, who is the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Read More

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Singapore’s Apex Court: “Powerful Probability” of Miscarriage of Justice in Death Penalty Case
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

By Ariffin Sha In the latest twist to what has been, under all circumstances, a most unusual case, the Court of Appeal (‘the Court’) has held that its previous decision on case involving Nigerian national Ilechukwu must be reviewed. Chao Hick Tin J, Read More

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No Innocent Explanation? – Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers use Evidence Adduced by the Prosecution to Seek Inmate’s Second Acquittal
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

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 Read More

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Han Hui Hui apologised for scandalising the Singapore Courts by publishing video and Facebook posts
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Blogger Han Hui Hui has apologised and removed several of her online posts that accused the Singapore Courts of being politically motivated in convicting and sentencing her. In response, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said it would not pursue contempt of court charges against Read More

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Lee Kuan Yew’s estate files application to appeal against High Court order
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The estate of Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, has filed an application to the High Court for consent to appeal against court orders in a case involving the late Mr Lee’s oral history transcripts. On behalf of the estate, Read More

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EU Lawmakers is trying (again) to make Google Pay for Google News
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Last updated on September 16th, 2016 at 10:58 pmThe 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 Read More

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