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Blogger Leong Sze Hian to appeal High Court judgment against him, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Blogger Leong Sze Hian, who is being sued for defamation by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, will appeal a High Court judgment against him. In a written judgment last week, Justice Aedit Abdullah dismissed Mr Leong’s application to strike out PM Lee’s claim. The judge also struck out Mr Leong’s counterclaim against PM Lee, in which Mr Leong argued that the libel suit is an abuse of court process. Justice Aedit found that the countersuit did not have a “reasonable cause of action”, as the legal basis it…

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Residents appeal for safer road after fatal accident at Marine Parade roundabout, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An accident between a car and a pedestrian at a roundabout in Marine Parade left the 82-year-old pedestrian dead on Monday (March 18). The police said they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Marine Parade Road and Amber Road at 12.30pm. The 82-year-old woman was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where she died from her injuries. The driver, a 29-year-old man, is currently assisting police with investigations. The accident occurred at a roundabout where Silversea Condominium is located. Silversea resident Sandra Zecasper,…

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China can’t quite match appeal of European firms as Asia’s windpower infrastructure boom begins

Building a new generation of windpower infrastructure across key economies in Asia could add up to a bonanza for European firms, in a rare instance where state-owned Chinese companies find themselves on the back foot.Offshore wind-farm construction projects, already on the drawing boards in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan among others Asian economies, are likely to be dominated by foreign engineering firms, which have a lead in terms of skills and project experience, according to the Asia Wind… Source link

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Daughter of Hour Glass founders loses appeal, to start jail term for drug abuse next month, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Audrey Tay May Li, 45, the daughter of the founders of luxury watch retailer Hour Glass, will start her jail sentence for drug abuse next month after her appeal was dismissed by the High Court on Friday (March 15). In October last year, Tay was sentenced to 22 months’ jail for repeatedly abusing drugs for two years. On one occasion, she had turned up intoxicated for a psychiatric assessment at the Institute of Mental Health. The former public relations consultant, who is divorced, was arrested in August 2015…

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Ler Teck Siang, the doctor in HIV Registry leak incident, in court for appeal hearing, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The doctor whose partner is at the centre of the HIV Registry leak appeared in the High Court on Monday (March 11) for an appeal hearing. Ler Teck Siang, 37, is appealing against his conviction and two-year jail sentence for abetment of cheating and for giving a false statement to a public servant. Ler had given a sample of his blood in place of that of his HIV-positive boyfriend, Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, so that the American could pass medical tests to work in Singapore. Farrera-Brochez, 33, recently leaked the…

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SCDF paramedic trainee in critical condition after motorcycle accident in Bartley Road East; family appeal for prayers, Singapore News

A 22-year-old paramedic trainee with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is now fighting for her life after the motorcycle she was on was involved in an accident earlier this month. Ms Nuruljannah Mohammad Razib and an SCDF full-time national serviceman were on the way to a work-related event on a personal motorcycle on Feb 11, when they collided with another motorcycle in Bartley Road East. The accident occurred near the slip road towards Kaki Bukit Avenue 4. The pair are attached to the Paya Lebar Fire Station. Ms Nuruljannah…

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Owner of unusual koi tank to appeal to keep it, will try to address HDB’s concerns: Baey Yam Keng, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – There might be hope yet that an unusual koi tank built on the doorsteps of a Housing Board flat could be retained, with the owner now working with the Tampines Town Council to address safety concerns. The Housing and Development Board (HDB) had said on Tuesday (Jan 15) that the tank would have to be removed, as it poses safety concerns that “could potentially lead to injuries or fatalities”. These concerns include the risk of the glass tank shattering or children climbing into the tank. The Tampines Street…

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Short-seller Andrew Left launches second appeal against trading ban in Hong Kong

American short-seller Andrew Left, head of Citron Research, has launched a second appeal against a ruling by the Market Misconduct Tribunal for publishing a false report on Evergrande Real Estate Group in 2012, according to his lawyer Timothy Loh. The hearing will take place at the Court of Appeal of Hong Kong on January 30 and 31, Loh told the Post. The significance of the case is that it marks the first legal action of the Securities and Futures commission against a short seller with ramifications for free speech, Loh…

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Blu Jaz Cafe will have public entertainment licence cancelled after appeal is rejected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Blu Jaz Cafe will have its existing public entertainment licence cancelled after its appeal was rejected on Monday (Dec 31). Located in Bali Lane, the outlet is a popular venue for live entertainment and performances, including music and comedy shows and poetry sessions. On Thursday, the police said that the outlet had its appeal against the cancellation of its licence rejected by the Public Entertainment Appeal Board (PEAB). The PEAB is an independent board comprising senior representatives from the legal, social, business and health sectors. In a statement,…

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Apex court rejects appeal by wife who tricked her husband into giving up $25m inheritance, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The top court dismissed a woman’s appeal against a High Court decision which found she had tricked her husband into signing a deed of trust which would have left him a pauper and their infant son a millionaire. The assets included a $25 million inheritance from his late mother who was murdered in an unrelated incident barely a week before he signed the deed. The man, identified in court papers as BOK, had signed the deed on March 26, 2014, while he was in isolation and grieving over…

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