LAWYERS FOR TOC AND DR TING WILL NOT RETRACT CLAIMS, MINDEF NOT A VICTIM UNDER HARASSMENT ACT

Lawyers for Dr Ting Choon Meng and The Online Citizen have rejected legal demands to stop making "false statements" regarding a patented mobile clinic as demanded by the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and its legal representatives. Dr Ting claims that MINDEF has stolen his patented concept for an emergency mobile clinic after speaking to him about it at a trade fair in 2005. TOC has backed up Dr Ting's claims and have refused to take down Dr Ting Choon Meng's claims against Mindef from its website.

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MALAYSIAN CARTOONIST ZUNAR ARRESTED FOR SEDITION

Malaysian police have arrested a cartoonist by the name of "Zunar" for sedition over a tweet that criticized the Malaysian judiciary over the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial vedict. Zunar irked the Inspector General of Police with his tweet after Anwar's verdict was read out, “The lackeys in black robes are proud of their sentences. The reward from political masters must be plenty.”

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Tiong kena jailed for pouring hot water on another Tiong

A teenage girl was sentenced to three months and a week in jail yesterday for pouring hot water over her flatmate for not doing household chores to her satisfaction. Her victim was left with first-degree burns on her shoulders and back. On three occasions, Chinese national Long Yan, then aged 16, also ordered her same-aged compatriot to strip naked. She snapped pictures of her and threatened to circulate them.

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Not uncommon for PAP or Workers’ Party supporters to be hired by town councils

The main difference between the PAP-run and WP-run town councils was that the WP’s AHPETC did not properly disclose or manage potential conflicts of interest.This led to situations where the same individual issued an invoice for work done by FMSS and then approved payment from the town council for that work. However, the disclosure of conflicts of interest should apply to both incumbent- and opposition-run town councils for full transparency purposes.

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M RAVI ORDERED TO STOP PRACTICING LAW UNTIL PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION, LAW SOCIETY

The Law Society on Tuesday announced that it has ordered M Ravi, a popular defense lawyer who has helmed several high profile cases against the state, to stop practicing with immediate effect. The society cited grave concerns over M Ravi's psychological health. The ban will remain until a psychiatrist examines Mr Ravi and declares him fit to continue practicing as a lawyer.

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SERIAL MOLESTER TO SERVE SENTENCE OF 9 MONTHS AND 1 STROKE OF THE CANE AFTER CNY

Slight less than 1 day after being fined $2000 for setting fire to his neighbor's clothes, unemployed 22 year-old Phui Jun Ming stalked and molested a 14 year-old-girl in a lift on 13 June last year. He was sentenced to nine months jail and one stroke of the cane. The court also heard charges regarding 2 other cases of molest by Phui. Earlier in 2006, Phui was convicted of another charge of molest and was placed on 24 months probation. Phui is out on bail after the judge granted his request to serve his sentence after Chinese New Year.

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GEYLANG FILLED WITH PROSTITUTES AGAIN 1 DAY AFTER POLICE RAID

One day after the police conducted a sweep of the Geylang area for vice activities, which saw the arrests of 78 women on suspicion of vice-related activity, prostitutes re-emerged to line the streets and solicit for customers. According to Lianhe Wanbao reporters, although the police raid had temporarily ceased vice activity in the "13 Lorongs", as the red light district is known locally, prostitutes began to line the streets again just 24 hours after the raid.

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MAN EATS MIXED VEGETABLE RICE ON TIGER AIR FLIGHT LIKE A BOSS

I was amazed at the sight of a passenger on Tiger Air flight who continued eating a packet of mixed vegetable rice despite repeated warnings from the cabin crew. Throughout the 3 and a half hour flight, the passenger also ignored the instructions of cabin crew members and used his MacBook during take-off and landing.

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