Singapore 

Twin sisters fined for assaulting condo staff lose appeal, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A pair of twin sisters who were fined for assaulting staff of Simei Green condominium lost their appeals against their conviction on Wednesday (July 3), after making emotionally-charged arguments for close to four hours. Chinese nationals Tang Bei and Tang Lei, 51, claimed that they had been provoked into committing the offences. They also claimed that they were the real victims and were being treated unfairly because of their nationality. But High Court judge Aedit Abdullah stressed that the courts in Singapore determine matters equally for all offenders,…

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Singapore 

Second chance at life: Singaporean finds liver donor after son posts appeal on social media, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – When his father’s chronic hepatitis B infection took a turn for the worse last month, Mr Leslie Tan decided to post an appeal for a liver donor on social media. He and his family were not sure if they could find any donors through the Facebook post. But within days, a 36-year-old stranger, Mr Lin Hanwei, offered his father a new lease of life. Mr Tan, 24, who is a student at Nanyang Technological University, told The Straits Times that it was “pure luck and coincidence” that Mr…

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Gold rips to two-month high as recession concerns burnish safe-haven appeal

Gold prices rose on Monday to their highest in more than two months as heightened Sino-US trade tensions and Washington’s threat of tariffs on Mexico stoked worries of a global recession and drove investors to seek refuge in safe-haven bullion.Spot gold was up 0.5 per cent at US$1,312.37 per ounce, after touching its highest since March 27 at $1,312.60.US gold futures rose 0.5 per cent to $1,317.50 an ounce.“We are seeing a lot of traditional safe-haven hedging … coming back to the fray,” said… Source link

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Singapore 

MP makes Facebook appeal over litter at MPC@Khatib, Singapore News

Since its opening in July 2017, the multi-purpose court in Khatib, MPC@Khatib, has often been littered with trash. The problem prompted Nee Soon GRC MP Lee Bee Wah to post on her Facebook account images of five individuals the authorities are looking for. Parts of their faces were blurred out. Ms Lee told The New Paper of her May 24 post: “I shared this to residents on my private profile. PHOTO: Facebook/Lee Bee Wah “I hoped that residents would know who they are, so the National Environment Agency (NEA) can…

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Vietnam 

Tax payers have right to appeal audit decisions: NA deputies – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Minister of Finance Đinh Tiến Dũng discusses the draft on amended Law of Tax Management at the 14th National Assembly’s seventh meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang HÀ NỘI — Tax payers can appeal the decisions of State audit agencies if they believe the decisions are illegal or harmful to their operation, National Assembly deputies said yesterday. Tax payers can also sue the State audit agencies for making those decisions, NA deputy Nguyễn Hữu Cầu said at a debate of the 14th National Assembly’s seventh meeting.…

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Singapore 

Lee Hsien Yang puts up $20,000 security deposit for activist Jolovan Wham’s appeal, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has put up $20,000 as a security deposit for activist Jolovan Wham to appeal against his contempt of court conviction. In a Twitter post on Wednesday (May 22) morning, Mr Wham wrote: “Fortunately, the Prime Minister’s brother, Lee Hsien Yang, reached out to me and offered to put up the security for costs on my behalf. I’m grateful to him for his generosity.” In April, Mr Wham and opposition politician John Tan were each fined $5,000…

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Singapore 

Court dismisses appeal by youth gang leader who raped teen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The former leader of a youth gang, who was sentenced to 28 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane last year for raping a teenage girl, started serving his prison term on Wednesday (May 8) after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal against conviction. During his appeal, the lawyer acting for Koh Rong Guang, 26, pointed to inconsistencies in the victim’s account, including the number of times she was raped, to argue that the conviction should be overturned. However, the apex court found that there was…

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Singapore 

It’s gone: Unusual koi tank outside Tampines flat dismantled following failed appeal, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Housing Board flat owner who had converted the doorstep of his property into a fish tank for his koi carp has dismantled the tank, after his appeal to keep it was rejected. The Tampines Street 41 resident, who wanted to be known only as Mr Tan when approached by The Straits Times previously, had attached glass panels to the walls around the four steps leading to his ground-floor unit to house about 10 fish. The structure was put in place three to four years ago, and the…

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Singapore 

HDB rejects owner’s appeal to keep unusual koi fish tank outside Tampines flat, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Housing Board flat owner who had converted the doorstep of his property into a fish tank for his koi carp has failed in his appeal to keep the unusual structure. The Tampines Street 41 resident installed glass panels to the walls around the four steps leading to his ground floor flat to house around a dozen pet fish, but was not aware that he needed permission to make the alteration. He declined to be named when approached by The Straits Times previously. The Housing and Development Board…

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Chinese capital chases smarter returns on their Hollywood investments as the mere appeal of glitz and glamour fades away

Gone are the days when money from China flowed freely into Hollywood.Instead of throwing billions of dollars chasing trophy assets like movie studios, Chinese firms have become smarter and are shifting to project based investment, according to Steven Xiang, CEO of Huanxi Media, a movie making and streaming company listed in Hong Kong.Chinese capital went into the production of six Hollywood movies in 2018, twice the number in 2017. Box office revenue from these releases rose to 3.6 billion yuan… Source link

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