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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Home 

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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Singapore 

Papers for contempt properly served on Li Shengwu in the US: Court of Appeal, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Court of Appeal ruled on Monday (April 1) that papers for contempt of court had been properly served on Mr Li Shengwu in the United States in 2017, dismissing his challenge against the validity of the process. The decision paves the way for the substantive arguments to be heard in the case against Mr Li, the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, over a Facebook post he put up on July 15, 2017. Mr Li stated in the post that “the Singapore Government is very litigious…

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Singapore 

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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Singapore 

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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