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THAI GIRL WHO FELL ONTO MRT TRACK INSISTS S’PORE IS TO BLAME FOR THE MISHAP

A 17-year-old Thai girl, who lost both her legs after falling in front of an MRT train in Singapore in 2011, wants Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to convince the city-state's government to pay for new prosthetic legs. The move came after Singapore's Supreme Court on Monday threw out the compensation claim of Nitcharee Peneakchanasak's family against the MRT. Kitthanet Peneakchanasak, Nitcharee's father, said after losing cases in three courts in Singapore he felt saddened by the latest verdict and the fact that the Singapore government did not allow press coverage of it. He said he wanted the world to know that Singapore, one of the planet's richest nations, had taken no responsibility for the incident.

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SMRT AND LTA NOT AT FAULT: COURT OF APPEAL

A THAI teenager who lost her legs in a train accident has lost an appeal against an earlier court decision that found rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) not at fault for her injuries. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal dismissed 18-year-old Nitcharee Peneakchanasak's claim that SMRT and LTA had been negligent for failing to ensure the safety of commuters at Ang Mo Kio MRT station, where a train had run over the teen's legs after she fell onto the track in 2011.

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LEGAL FEES OVER $200,000 FOR TEENAGER WHO LOST HER LEGS

Nitcharee, represented by lawyer Cosmas Gomez, now has to bear the cost of the 13-day trial in 2012. However lawyer K. Anparasan of KhattarWong, acting for SMRT's and LTA's insurers, told The Straits Times yesterday: "Although the plaintiff's claim has been dismissed with cost, the insurers of SMRT and LTA are open to discussions in the event that the plaintiff does not appeal against the Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy's decisions."

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