Tag Archives: Courts

LAWYERS RAPPED BY LAW SOCIETY FOR POOR BEHAVIOR IN COURTS

According to a gazette issued by the Law Society of Singapore, lawyers are increasingly displaying poor etiquette, questionable ethical conduct and bad behavior in Singapore's courtrooms. President of the Law Society, Senior Counsel Thio Shen Yi, urged lawyers to halt the falling standards of professionalism in the courts and said that there has been "discontent" from judges and judicial staff about the lawyers who appear before them.

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AMOS YEE REMANDED 3 WEEKS PENDING REFORMATIVE TRAINING REPORT

Singaporean blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang turned up at the courts today at 9.30AM, flashing the middle finger to reporters who hurried to catch pictures of him. Singaporeans attending the court session today were visibly fewer in number. Only 20 seats were filled, as opposed to the whole gallery and the long snaking queues in the past. Present in the gallery was activist blogger Roy Ngerng. Former bailor Vincent Law whom Yee had accused of molesting him was not present at the hearing.

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JOVER CHEW ARRIVES IN COURT TO FACE CHARGES

Jover Chew and 3 other men arrived at the Courts today to face charges for a series of cheating cases. Police received several reports in 2014 against the Mobile Air owner and his employees for dishonest sales practices. Customers say they had been duped into buying handphones and in-house warranties at over the top prices. Those who wanted to cancel their deals even had to pay fees of up to hundreds of Singapore dollars.

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AMOS YEE FACES REFORMATIVE TRAINING FOR FAILING TO MEET PROBATION OFFICER

Teenage blogger Amos Yee may be sent for reformative training after he rejected the option of probation. Yee returned to the state courts again today for an urgent hearing after his probation officer filed a report to the court explaining Yee's refusal to accept the terms of probation. The court heard Yee refused to take down the offending video and blog post about Lee Kuan Yew even though court judge Jasvender Kaur had informed him and his lawyers about this requirement during the previous trial meeting. He had also refused to meet with his probation officer after he told her he did not want to undergo probation.

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MAID JAILED 12 YEARS FOR KILLING 16 YEAR-OLD SINGAPOREAN GIRL

30 year-old Tuti Aeliyah was jailed for 12 years today after pleading guilty to one charge of culpable homicide for killing 16 year-old Shameera Basha Noor Basha, a secondary 4 student at Tanjong Katong Girls' School, on 14th November 2013. Tuti was originally charged with murder but managed to escape the gallows after psychiatrists diagnosed her with severe depression. Tuti started working for her employer's family in April 2012. A few months before the murder, she lost weight, did not want to call home and cried often. She even told a fellow maid that she wished to commit suicide.

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MAN JAILED FOR TAKING UPSKIRT VIDEOS OF OVER 60 WOMEN

34 year-old Nantha Kumar Palakrishnan thought that his peeping habits were untraceable. But the part-time tutor was finally jailed for 5 months today after being caught for taking upskirt videos of nearly 60 women in Singapore between July and August 2013 at places such as NTUC Fairprice outlets or Popular book store near MRT stations.

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SUN HO TO TESTIFY IN CITY HARVEST CHURCH TRIAL

She is the central figure in one of the longest-running trials in Singapore. Millions of dollars - taken from church funds - were allegedly misused to fund her music career. More money was then allegedly used to cover up the original amount. And Ms Ho Yeow Sun, 42, may appear in court and testify as the trial against the six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders resumes today.

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AMOS YEE SENTENCE DELAYED PENDING PROBATION REPORT

A crowd of about 30 reporters and supporters of Amos Yee arrived early this afternoon to attend the court trial of Amos Yee. Tickets for members of the public to attend the trial were finished by approximately 1.30PM. About 5 minutes before the trial began, the prosecution team had arrived in the court room. The 32 seater public gallery by this time was full with anxious supporters and interested members of the public.

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IT BOSS WHO SLAPPED AND ABUSED EMPLOYEE CHARGED

An employer who had caused public outrage last May after he was shown allegedly slapping his worker in an online video, was charged in court on Wednesday. 43 year-old Lee Yew Nam, the boss of IT software company Encore eServices, is accused of five counts of causing hurt to his 30 year-old employee Calvin Chan Meng Hock and one charge of abusing him.

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