Karl Liew’s charge amended to lesser charge in Parti Liyani case: Minister K Shanmugam says it’s normal for AGC to proceed on amended charges

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam explained that it’s normal for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to proceed on amended charges in cases involving a guilty plea, addressing concerns over the charges against Karl Liew in the Parti Liyani case. Karl pleaded guilty to an amended charge under section 182 of the Penal Code and had another charge under section 177 taken into consideration for sentencing. Mr Shanmugam emphasized that the case was handled in a standard manner.

Jolovan Wham shares thoughts on Karl Liew case: Incarceration is not the answer to achieve justice

Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham discusses his views on the Singapore prison system and the lack of accountability in the high-profile Parti Liyani case. “But what Parti Liyani said in her statement to the media was significant: till this day, the family who accused her of stealing the items never apologised to her. Apart from the David vs Goliath drama that got widespread media coverage, the wrongs committed by the family were not addressed. Real accountability takes place when the family acknowledges the trauma their actions caused the victims, and take steps to compensate and help her in her recovery from the suffering and distress they have inflicted on her.”

Lim Tean: Absurd for the Prosecution to have only asked for a S$5000 fine for Karl Liew

Mr Lim Tean, in his opinion piece, highlights the severity of Karl Liew’s perjury in the Parti Liyani trial. He notes that if it were not for her lawyer’s courage and Justice Chan Seng Onn’s good sense, Parti Liyani could have served a lengthy prison sentence. He also highlights the financial losses and mental anguish that Parti Liyani and her family have suffered due to her trials and tribulations. He criticizes the lenient prosecution of Karl Liew, who was fined $5,000 for his perjury, and questions why his charge was reduced from the more serious Section 193 charge to the less serious Section 182 charge. Mr Lim argues that the 14-day prison sentence handed down by District Judge Eugene Teo is still not commensurate with the seriousness of the offence, citing the examples of Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken, who were both sentenced to imprisonment for perjury.

District Judge says prosecution’s submission on Karl Liew’s sentencing reads like mitigation

Karl Liew, the son of former Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong, was sentenced to two weeks in jail for providing false evidence during the trial of Ms Parti Liyani, a migrant domestic worker who was initially convicted of stealing items worth S$50,856 belonging to Liew Mun Leong and his family — out of which S$46,856 worth of items were declared to have been stolen by Karl. Karl was charged for falsely claiming that two pieces of clothing found in Parti’s possession belonged to him and making a false statement to a police officer that he had discovered 119 pieces of clothing belonging to him in boxes packed by Parti. DJ Teo noted that his judgement would be limited to the two charges bought before him as the prosecution has focused only on a small segment of Karl’s testimony at the hearing in State Court and charged Karl Liew for having knowingly offered up false evidence in court in respect of that small segment. The sentencing judge noted that Karl’s false testimony could have resulted in a wrongful conviction of Parti and emphasized the importance of upholding the integrity of the justice system. The judge also observed that the prosecution’s submission read like mitigation for the accused, which the defense copied wholesale. The prosecution had sought the maximum fine of S$5,000, but the judge ruled that imprisonment was necessary for such cases. With remission, Karl is expected to serve nine days out of the two weeks in jail.

Karl Liew sentenced to two weeks jail for lying in case of Parti Liyani

Karl Liew Kai Lung, the son of former Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong, has been sentenced to two weeks in jail for intentionally providing false information to District Judge Olivia Low during the trial of Ms Parti Liyani, a former domestic worker accused of stealing from the Liew family. Additionally, he is accused of making a false statement to a police officer, which was taken into consideration for sentencing. Both the prosecution and Karl’s lawyer had asked for the maximum fine of S$5,000 for Karl. Karl’s claim that he has Parkinson’s disease was taken into account, and the prosecution did not ask for a custodial sentence. While the judge did not state the reasons for the sentence in court, a written judgement is said to be provided to the prosecutors and defence lawyers. Karl will start his sentence on 8 May. Ms Parti, in a statement, said that Karl had shown no remorse and hoped that her case would become the right lesson for everyone.

Karl Liew’s defense argues against jail time due to Parkinson’s disease

Karl Liew, son of former Changi Airport Group chairman, pleaded guilty to intentionally providing false information during the trial of Parti Liyani. His defense lawyer argued against imposing a custodial sentence on account of his alleged Parkinson’s disease. Sentencing will take place on 14 April.

Son of former Changi Airport Group chairman pleaded guilty to giving false evidence in case of Parti Liyani

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No update on Karl Liew’s criminal hearing for providing false evidence against Parti Liyani

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Son of former Changi Airport Group chairman to undergo neuropsychological assessments, two years after charged for lying

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