Tag Archives: Legal

OPP POLITICIAN: EQUALLY SNEAKY THAT DEMOLITION CLAUSE WAS LEFT OUT OF OTHER WILLS

Opposition politician and lawyer Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss has her suspicions about the Demolition Clause in LKY's Last Will. She thinks it is equally sneaky that the clause was deleted in the 5th and 6th wills, and it was "fortunately" re-inserted into his Last Will. "Suggestions of sneakiness is mere personal opinion. It is certainly not unusual at all for anyone to make several wills, each time changing his mind according to his feelings and according to who's persuasions as he decided to follow. Regardless of whether one followed the 'right' counsel, if he signed the Will voluntarily in compliance with all the formal requirements, the Will is valid and legally binding. Ultimately, the last Will supercedes all earlier ones."

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WP MP LEON PERERA: LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING WILL TEMPT S’POREANS TO GAMBLE FOR 1ST TIME

I have filed the Parliamentary question below on the government's move to allow online gambling. Those who are currently using illegal online gambling sites may not switch to the two new legal sites, especially if they think they can get better odds on overseas sites. However the presence of legal online gambling may tempt some Singaporeans who were afraid of taking the illegal route to experiment with legal online gambling for the first time. After all, it's legal, right? Once they try it, they might get hooked. They and their loved ones could then pay the price. Instead of switching illegal online gamblers to local, legal sites, the government's move could expand the total population of online gamblers both legal plus illegal.

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DIFFICULT TO UNTANGLE LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS WHEN FAMILY TIES BREAK DOWN

Two cases at my MPS last night caught my attention. The first concerned a resident whose husband died a few years ago and, upon her friend's advise, she included the name of her unemployed son as the joint owner although the flat was already fully paid for. She now wants to remove his name because he is abusive and stopped her other children from visiting her. But it's not so simple because she had made him the joint owner. In a second case, a resident felt cheated because his brother had persuaded him to transfer their deceased father's flat to him but now that the resident is ill and wanted his share back, his brother refused. He claimed that he was cheated by his brother and the agent. Both are sad stories but both transactions were carried out legally and cannot be unscrambled just because that's what the aggrieved party wanted. The point to note is that even when family relationships are involved, it is always wise to think carefully and consult widely first on the implications before signing anything. One cannot always assume that because there is a family relationship involved, people will honour their obligations. Often, such transactions are the most difficult to untangle.

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SINGAPOREAN CHEATED OF MONEY BY COMPANY SET UP BY YOUNG PAP MEMBER!

For the record, my friends and I were approached by 2 individuals, Mr Chan Wai Meng and MK Chin of Boss Singapore Pte Ltd and Cuffz Holdings Pte Ltd respectively on 12 May 2012 to contract a fix deposit with them for a maturity term of 3 years. Hence, we headed down to their offices at then 52 Boat Quay and were given assurances by the companies that Mr MK Chin and Chan Wai Meng were their staffs and that proper licensing was being obtained by a Mr Harold Fook who is an assistant director of MAS and the chairman of some government internet regulatory in addition to hailing from Young PAP. But in March last year, we were informed by fellow victims that the companies have absconded with our monies to reopen new branches in Indonesia and Philippines.

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ANTI-PAP LAWYER M RAVI FINED S$7,000 FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

The Law Society of Singapore has fined activist lawyer M Ravi $7,000 for "for misconduct unbefitting an advocate and solicitor as a member of an honorable profession". He was fined under the Legal Profession Act. The Council of The Law Society of Singapore said that the fine was imposed because M Ravi had "prematurely released various court documents relating to the legal proceedings before they were served on the opposing party", in his capacity as the advocate and solicitor on record for several plaintiffs or applicants".

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BUY A BATAM WIFE FOR RM2.70, IT IS HASSLE FREE

What can you get for 27 sen? What about RM2.70? Probably a sweet for the former and a can of soft drink for the latter. But it seems one can get a wife for that amount if you know where to look. Malay daily Harian Metro reported that Malaysian men are flocking to Batam, Indonesia, to get extra wives in secret, for between RP1,000 and RP10,000. Such union is what the locals there refer to as “Nikah siri” -- a religious but unregistered marriage not recognised by the Indonesian Marriage Law.

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WOMAN DIES AFTER PRIVATE HOSPITAL STAFF FORGOT TO TURN ON OXYGEN TANK

A grandmother died from a lack of oxygen to her brain after staff transferring her from one hospital to another did not turn on the oxygen tank after putting her on a ventilator. Madam Ramasamy Krishnama became unresponsive in the three to four minutes that passed before the oxygen was turned on, a coroner's inquiry heard yesterday. No foul play is suspected.

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Call for Roy Ngerng’s Defamation Legal Defense Fund

My lawyer, M Ravi, will be leading a team in preparation for the hearing. As most of you know, he champions many Human Rights causes, most of which he undertakes without charge. However, he only has a small practice with finite resources. In view of the magnitude of the matter, the amount of resources required and the likelihood that it will last almost a year, I need to raise the legal fees required.

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