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Lee Hsien Yang: Troubling Circumstances Surrounding Allegations Involving Lucien Wong

Lee Hsien Yang: Troubling Circumstances Surrounding Allegations Involving Lucien Wong

The front page of The Straits Times 25 Oct 1986 article "Report made against lawyer for alleged removal of legal files" has been making its rounds on social media. It reported an incident in 1986 where a female senior partner and a male lawyer at a leading law firm were reported to the police for alleged wrongful removal of company files. This issue also caught the attention of Lee Hsien Yang, the younger son of LKY and a Progress Singapore Party member. He voiced concerns over this article and its developments, saying how "Given all the circumstances, this is troubling."

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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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BLOGGERS REPLACE LAWYER M RAVI FOLLOWING LAW SOCIETY SUSPENSION ORDER

After the Law Society suspended human rights lawyer M Ravi from practice, bloggers Roy Ngerng and Han Hui Hui have switched lawyers and hired Mr Eugene Thuraisingham to represent them in place of Mr Ravi at a State Courts pre-trial conference today. Mr Thuraisingham told The Straits Times yesterday that both Roy and HHH had asked him to act for them.

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LAW SOCIETY SAYS ITS DECISION TO BAN M RAVI FROM PRACTICE NOT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

Yesterday night the Law Society of Singapore issued a statement denying that their ban on popular human rights lawyer M Ravi's practice was motivated by his decision to stand for election. The Law Society was responding to a video uploaded by a supporter of M Ravi. M Ravi was filmed going to the Law Society premises with supporters to protest his ban. Mr Ravi said in the video that the ban was politically motivated and an attempt to stop his election bid. He also accused Lee Hsien Loong and Lee Kuan Yew of trying to "fix the opposition".

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