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Straits Times / 14 Feb 2019

Experts laud move to protect victims

Singapore's criminal law framework will be undergoing a major revision following changes proposed in Parliament earlier this week. Among the slew of proposals that stood out are provisions that punish those who witness a case of abuse but do...
Straits Times / 12 Feb 2019

Reformative training law may be reversed

Young offenders who are sentenced to reformative training can no longer have their stint backdated to take time spent in custody into account, if proposed tweaks to criminal procedure tabled in Parliament yesterday are passed.

Straits Times / 07 Feb 2019

High roller can now contest casino's $10m suit

The High Court has set aside a $10 million default judgment against an Australian-Chinese tycoon for alleged casino debts and allowed his appeal to enter his defence and contest the case in a court trial.

Business Times / 05 Feb 2019

Is it time to consider introducing a wealth tax?

THE movie Crazy Rich Asians propelled Singapore into the limelight, as moviegoers around the world had a peek into the luxury lifestyles of Asia's super wealthy families.

Straits Times / 03 Feb 2019

Tough law came amid rise in abusers

Long-term imprisonment came into law in 1998 to curb growing number of hardcore addicts who turned to crime to feed their habit.

Straits Times / 01 Feb 2019

Surgeon who did not give sick leave fights conviction

An orthopaedic surgeon found guilty of professional misconduct by a disciplinary tribunal for certifying a migrant worker fit for work one day after his collarbone operation has appealed against his conviction.

Business Times / 30 Jan 2019

Can MAS equity grant lift market malaise?

MAS wants to bring sexy back to Singapore's small- and mid-cap stock universe by funding more research initiatives and subsidising fresh hires and re-hires at equity research desks.

Straits Times / 29 Jan 2019

Data of 14,200 people with HIV leaked online by US fraudster

Mikhy Farrera-Brochez was jailed in 2017 for several fraud and drug-related offences and lying to the MOM about his HIV status. His partner, Ler Teck Siang, was head of MOH's National Public Health Unit and had access to...
Straits Times / 27 Jan 2019

NUS prof to head HK law school

National University of Singapore (NUS) law professor Tan Cheng Han will be leaving his role later this year to become the dean of a law school in Hong Kong.

Business Times / 25 Jan 2019

Davinder Singh to leave Drew & Napier to start own firm

Davinder Singh, 61, was for 20 years the CEO at Drew & Napier. He was made the firm's executive chairman in 2017. He has litigated cases in almost every area of the law, including high-profile ones.

Straits Times / 24 Jan 2019

In Singapore, tightened laws on drone use still under review

Changes proposed by the CAAS last April which are still being reviewed include a compulsory online training programme, a pilot licensing scheme, as well as stricter requirements such as partial or full certification for heavier unmanned...
Straits Times / 23 Jan 2019

WP town councillors acted in good faith at all times: Defence

Lawyers for the plaintiffs and defendants in the multimillion-dollar civil suits over the management of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council handed their written closing submissions to the High Court last Friday. Political Correspondent Adrian Lim...
Straits Times / 23 Jan 2019

WP MPs plotted to reward supporters: Plaintiffs

Lawyers from both sides are expected to reply to each other's written submissions next month. After that, a court date will be set for oral submissions before Justice Kannan Ramesh delivers his judgment.

Straits Times / 23 Jan 2019

Fridae.com founder consumed drugs while out on bail

The founder of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news and social networking website was arrested on July 10 last year while out on bail, pending an appeal against his earlier conviction and sentence.

Straits Times / 20 Jan 2019

Move to stop child abduction by a parent

The authorities have put in place a measure to prevent children from being spirited away from Singapore when their parents' relationship turns sour.

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Business Times / 25 Jan 2019

Davinder Singh to leave Drew & Napier to start own firm

Davinder Singh, 61, was for 20 years the CEO at Drew & Napier. He was made the firm's executive chairman in 2017. He has litigated cases in almost every area of the law, including high-profile ones.

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