Did Minister Shanmugam make a veiled threat in Parliament to the person who helped draft Parti Liyani’s complaint?

by Teo Soh Lung I was watching CNA News last night when Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam made a strange remark which appear to me to be a veiled threat. The Minister was asked by Leader of the Opposition (LO) Pritam Singh about Ms Parti Liyani’s complaint of 3 July – which was … Read more

“Quite unusual” for police officer not wanting to “re-victimise” the Liew family: Sylvia Lim

It is quite unusual that the police officer involved in the investigation of the Parti Liyani case did not want to re-victimise the Liew family, said the Worker’s Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim in Parliament on Wednesday (4 Nov). Ms Lim noted that during the trial, the investigating officer … Read more

Parti Liyani files complaint against police officers over their conduct during investigations and trial of her case

Parti Liyani, a former domestic worker who was acquitted of four theft charges by the High Court in September, has filed a complaint on 3 July against a number of officers at Tanglin Police Division over their conduct in handling the investigations and trial against her. In a statement published on Humanitarian Organisation for Migration … Read more

Parti Liyani: Value of allegedly stolen watches not independently verified by police

One of the troubling points of Parti Liyani’s case was the lack of an independent evaluation by the police of the cost of items that Parti was accused of stealing. Instead, the authorities merely accepted the Liew family’s evaluation which includes a broken watch that was valued at the guesstimated price of a new watch. … Read more

The case of Parti Liyani: All you need to know

On 4 September, the High Court dismissed the convictions of Parti Liyani, an Indonesian domestic worker for four theft charges brought against her by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), four years after she was first arrested by the Singapore Police at the Changi Airport in 2016. A week later, the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) withdrew … Read more

HOME’s volunteer Stephanie Chok shares the “disturbing revelations” from the case of Parti Liyani

Dr Stephanie Chok, a local academic and volunteer at the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME), spoke on some of the disturbing revelations from the case of Parti Liyani in an interview with New Naratif on last Friday (2 October). To recap, Parti Liyani is an Indonesian domestic worker who was formerly employed in the … Read more

NO COI, K Shanmugam’s postponement of speech on Parti Liyani and Sylvia Lim losing out on the Adjournment Motion ballot

As Sylvia Lim (Lim)  of the Workers’ Party (WP) confirmed that she was not going to re-file the adjournment motion she filed to speak about the now infamous Parti Liyani case in Parliament in October and that questions from the party will be fielded in the ministerial statement by Minister for Law and Home Affairs … Read more

Review of Parti Liyani’s case should be robust to identify potential systemic flaws, says Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh

The high-profile case of former domestic worker Parti Liyani must be reviewed robustly to identify potential systemic flaws, and part of the process entails asking difficult and uncomfortable questions in order to get to the root cause of such flaws and reduce miscarriages of justice in the future, said Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal. Speaking … Read more

AGC seeks to be heard at Parti Liyani’s application hearing

Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) seeks to be heard at Parti Liyani’s application hearing after the former domestic worker initiated court disciplinary proceedings against two prosecutors of her case. Ms Parti, who worked for ex-Changi Airport Group Chairman Liew Mun Leong for eight years, was acquitted of theft charges brought against her by the AGC, four years … Read more

Parti Liyani seeks disciplinary proceedings against prosecutors who dealt with her case

Former domestic worker Parti Liyani has taken to court to seek disciplinary proceedings against the prosecutors who dealt with her trial, Tan Wee Hao and Tan Yanying. The High Court earlier on (4 Sept) has dismissed the convictions of Ms Parti on four theft charges brought against her by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), four … Read more