Singapore 

Man who abused Myanmar maid gets longer jail term on prosecution’s appeal; his wife convicted of not paying worker’s salary, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A former regional manager who assaulted his Myanmar maid – the second domestic worker he was convicted of abusing – had his jail term for the second set of charges raised from 24 months to 30 months on Monday (Aug 26) by the High Court. The increase came after the prosecution appealed against the sentence imposed by a district judge in March on Tay Wee Kiat, 41, on two charges relating to Ms Moe Moe Than. The charges are for kicking Ms Moe Moe Than while she was…

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Singapore 

Court of Appeal upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Court of Appeal on Thursday (Aug 8) upheld the acquittal of a 59-year-old man who was accused of raping his lover’s teenage daughter, saying that “troubling” aspects of his accuser’s account had raised reasonable doubt as to whether he had committed the offences. In April 2017, the man was cleared by the High Court of all sexual offences against his lover’s daughter. She claimed that he had driven her to a forested area in Punggol in a prime mover and raped her on two occasions and molested…

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Singapore 

CEO who sexually assaulted son’s schoolmate loses appeal, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Court of Appeal on Wednesday (Aug 7) rejected arguments by a former chief executive, who is serving jail time for sexual offences against his son’s nine-year-old schoolmate, that the boy had lied about being abused. The 49-year-old, a foreign national, was appealing against his conviction and sentence of 14 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane for sexually assaulting the victim during a Halloween sleepover in 2015. He cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim. Among other things, his lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam argued…

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Singapore 

Ex-NUS lecturer who molested teen boys gets 3 years 7 months’ jail, plans to appeal against conviction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Former National University of Singapore lecturer Chan Cheng, who was on the run for 17 years after molesting five teenage boys at a school camp, was sentenced to three years and seven months’ jail on Monday (July 29). Chan, who is now 59, had been found guilty of five counts of molestation last week by District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan after a trial. Seven other molestation charges involving four boys were taken into consideration for sentencing. On Monday, the prosecution called for the court to sentence Chan to 50…

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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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