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Straits Times / 12 Oct 2018

WP lawyer, auditor debate financial procedures

In the 56 instances in which auditors said there was no proper endorsement of invoices, defence lawyer Chelva Rajah SC pointed to alternate documents called the Voucher Journal Report, which showed signatures of the appropriate head of...
Straits Times / 12 Oct 2018

Focus on curbing child sex abuse too: Forum

While arresting and punishing offenders is one way to stop crimes, there should also be a focus on preventing crimes from being committed in the first place.

Straits Times / 11 Oct 2018

Counsel highlights views of Khaw and MND

The Ministry of National Development (MND) and its then minister Khaw Boon Wan "did not have any difficulty" in accepting the Workers' Party-led town council's decision in 2011 to waive the tender process for a new managing...
Business Times / 11 Oct 2018

Tharman tweaks MAS prohibition orders upon appeal

People under MAS prohibition orders can appeal to the minister in charge. A three-person committee holds a hearing and submits a written report to the minister, which he considers in making his final decision.

Straits Times / 08 Oct 2018

How hackers got away with SingHealth's crown jewels

An inquiry in the past two weeks into the SingHealth cyber attack has uncovered new details about the data breach and also identified weaknesses and lapses in the public healthcare group and its IT vendor. Based on testimonies of witnesses,...
Straits Times / 07 Oct 2018

Section 377A: A contemporary, important law

The law criminalising sex between men draws a clear line that homosexual acts are not on a par with heterosexual ones. Remove that, and traditional marriage and family norms - and one day, even freedom of religion to object to homosexuality -...
Straits Times / 06 Oct 2018

Public prosecutor's stand on Section 377A consistent: Forum

Mr V. K. Rajah's letter states that: "Far from suggesting that the public prosecutor (PP) does not retain the sole discretion to prosecute, my Insight piece in The Sunday Times affirms and reiterates such prosecutorial discretion."...
Straits Times / 05 Oct 2018

AHTC trial: Lawsuits against Workers’ Party MPs starts today

In what some have called a "landmark case", the courts will have to rule on whether town councillors owe a fiduciary duty to their town councils because such a relationship between town councillors and town councils is not spelt out in...
Business Times / 05 Oct 2018

Cairnhill Mansions en bloc: It's a 'go'

The S$362 million collective sale of Cairnhill Mansions will proceed at that price, thanks to a settlement that gives the penthouse owner who objected to the sale an extra S$867,004.79.

Straits Times / 04 Oct 2018

Drug cases: Prosecutors must state presumptions

Prosecutors handling future drug trafficking trials have to specify which presumption under the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) they are invoking to prove their case, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Straits Times / 02 Oct 2018

Court grants hearing for insurer's claims appeal

The forms provided for the notices of objection and assessment suggest that an insurer may serve an NOO, while Wica states that only an employer and claimant may object to the assistant commissioner for labour's assessement and...
Straits Times / 02 Oct 2018

Access to legal help: Law being amended in boost for the poor

It may soon be easier for the poor to get legal help. Proposed changes to the Legal Aid and Advice Act seek to simplify the criteria for legal aid, allow those who fail the means test to get access to help, and improve the administration of such...
TODAY / 28 Sep 2018

Lawyering in the age of algorithms

So long as there are people willing to push the boundaries of rules, possibilities and limits, lawyers will always have a fundamental role in society and the economy.

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Straits Times / 07 Oct 2018

Section 377A: A contemporary, important law

The law criminalising sex between men draws a clear line that homosexual acts are not on a par with heterosexual ones. Remove that, and traditional marriage and family norms - and one day, even freedom of religion to object to homosexuality -...

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