Tag Archives: Appeal

GRACIOUS DR TAN WELCOMES CHIEF JUSTICE MENON TO HIS APPEAL DESPITE PRIOR CONFLICT OF INTEREST

5 judges will hear the appeal next Monday, 31 July 2017 10 am, Supreme Court (photo of the Supreme Court). They are Chief Justice Sunderesh Menon, JA Judith Prakash, JA Steven Chong, J Chua Lee Ming and J Kannan Ramesh. Having 5 judges (instead of the usual 3) is significant. It points to the importance of the Constitutional issues for clarification. Some have asked whether the CJ should hear this case since he chaired the Constitutional Commission that recommended the reserved elections. Last week, the Court wrote to the AG and my lawyers asking if parties have any objections if the CJ sat at the hearing. Both sides said there were none.

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HIGH COURT DISMISSES TAN CHENG BOCK’S CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE, SURPRISE?

The High Court dismissed Dr Tan Cheng Bock's constitutional challenge to the upcoming reserved Presidential Election. This comes after the AGC accused Dr Tan of being selfish for undermining multiracial representation and for wanting to run in the next election. Dr Tan has until next Wednesday to file a notice of appeal and has not reached a conclusion. Does this come as a surprise? Have we lost yet another hopeful candidate who can actually be our voice?

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FOREIGN ENTITIES APPEAL TO SUPPORT PINK DOT, OUTRIGHTLY REJECTED BY AUTHORITIES

A group of foreign companies such as Facebook, Google and Uber wrote in to Singapore authorities to ask for permission to support this year's Pink Dot but were unfortunately rejected. In their letter, the group of companies expressed support for inclusivity, diversity and in creating a safe space for their employees to work in. They understand Singapore has its own regulations and already suggested not to have their names listed or recognised as official sponsors. They also assured that no foreign representatives will speak at the event. However, our authorities still flat out rejected their application to support the event. Instead of explaining why they rejected the application, the authorities reiterated that foreign entities must abide by our laws and not fund or support events that concern our domestic matters. Do you think this is necessary to make Pink Dot free from "foreign intervention"?

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UNCLE MOLESTS NIECE, STILL APPEALING AGAINST SENTENCE

Another monster have been jailed for molesting a girl, this time this monster is using the guise of a trusted uncle to his 13 year old niece. The man was sentenced to 21 months' jail and ordered to receive four strokes of the cane after a district court found him guilty of molesting the girl who was then 13 years old. Sadly, instead of admitting guilt and going through with his sentence, the man is appealing against his sentence and conviction, and has been offered a bail of $25,000. The teenage girl had described this man as her "second father", trusted her uncle and regarded him as his confidante. The teenager had even felt closer to him than she was to her own parents before the crime took place. However, instead of being the trusted uncle, he abused this authority by sexually assaulting her. On February 2014, he had lured the niece to his home and molested her by touching her private parts.

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CONVICTED CHC CHURCH LEADERS FACE HIGH COURT APPEAL VERDICT ON 7TH APRIL

The 6 City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars for their Crossover project will finally return to the High Court on 7th April 2017. The accused will come before Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, Justice Woo Bih Li and Justice Chang Seng Onn. Their appeal outcomes is expected to be announced at 9.30am. State Prosecutors have appealed to the Singapore High Court to not only uphold the convictions but to also increase the jail sentences of all 6 CHC leaders. They proposed raising Kong Hee's jail sentence from the initial 8 years to 12 years.

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MAID ABUSER APPEAL TO REDUCE JAIL TERM TO A DAY, GOT 16 MONTHS INSTEAD

The cheek of the sales executive who tried to appeal against her 14 months jail sentence for abusing her maid. Ang Lilian, who had subjected her maid to abuse almost daily for a period of three weeks, had asked for the judge to commute her sentence to a day in jail or a fine. In which alternate universe does she think this appeal has any merits? The judge did what was right, and increased her sentence to 16 months in jail instead. JUdge said Ang had shown a total lack of remorse and had capitalized on her maid's vulnerability.

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