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Channel News Asia, 22 February 2022 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A Singaporean teenager conspired with an American man to commit fraud against Microsoft by making false warranty claims in order to obtain 56 laptops worth US$143,144 (S$192,900).
The accused, now 20, claimed that the laptops were sold off and that he used the proceeds to buy Bitcoin but “lost everything” after the price of Bitcoin plummeted in 2018.
The Straits Times, 23 March 2021 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A National University of Singapore (NUS) graduate, who returned to his alma mater in January 2019, trespassed into a female student’s hostel room and stole her sex toy as he felt aroused when he saw it.
Products specialist Chua Chang Rong, now 27, trespassed into the woman’s room again on July 18 that year and returned it.
The Straits Times, 4 May 2021 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A man was fined $2,500 on Tuesday (May 4) after pleading guilty to knocking down a personal mobility device (PMD) rider with his car.
Simon Chua Heng Huat, 52, was also disqualified from driving for 11 months.
“Jail for secondary school teacher who repeatedly performed indecent acts on his underage female student”
The Straits Times, 23 January 2020 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A secondary school teacher who believed that one of his underage female students had a crush on him flirted with the 15-year-old girl before hugging and kissing her 10 days later.
The pair later started seeing each other, and he pressured the minor to be physically intimate with him.
The Straits Time, 20 November 2019 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – The judge who sentenced an NUS student to probation on a molestation charge has made clear that probation should not be seen as a “soft option”.
Channel News Asia, 18 November 2021 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A man who adopted his daughter when she was an infant began molesting her when she was six years old, after her kindergarten graduation ceremony.
The Today Online, 7 September 2019 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – The 14-year-old told another teacher about the incident only about a month later, saying the man had touched and kissed her without her consent and made her uncomfortable.
The New Paper, 3 December 2018 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – Dr Lim Boon Leng, a psychiatrist at Dr BL Lim Centre For Psychological Wellness, said that in the few weeks after a victim is molested, she might experience anxiety attacks and nightmares.
The Today Online, 27 November 2018 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A year later, when the woman and her ex-schoolmate were in the same university, the ex-schoolmate remembered how he was told by her that they should stop being friends, but he still wanted to try to get close to her again.
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Dinner on the move: Motorcyclist eating 'cai fan' at traffic light sparks discussion on his well-being
Asia One, 10 June 2022 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — With Singapore recently named the most overworked country in the Asia Pacific region, one man took it as a sign that this motorcyclist had a hard day at work after spotting him having a meal while on the road.
'If maids aren't there, neither is he': This man uses binoculars to spy on them in Jurong East field
Asia One, 31 May 2022 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — Every Sunday without fail and with a can of beer in his hand, this man can be seen sitting at a corner on a quiet pedestrian bridge casually watching people enjoying their Sunday picnic on a grassy field opposite.
Asia One, 9 June 2022 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — In public spaces, hardly anyone bats an eyelid at CCTV cameras but it’s a different matter when you spot one planted in the corner of your own bedroom.
Today Online, 9 February 2021 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — A civil engineer was jailed 18 days on Tuesday (Feb 9) for molesting a woman on an MRT train by scratching her inner thigh.
Today Online, 28 February 2020 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — Four years after he broke up with his ex-girlfriend, a man found their sex videos that he thought he had deleted from an old laptop.
Today Online, 28 February 2020 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE — In yet another case of voyeurism on a university campus, a 25-year-old former National University of Singapore (NUS) student on Friday (Feb 28) admitted taking photographs of two female students showering in a residential hall women’s toilet.
The Straits Times, 26 November 2018 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – Some say removing jail term for repeat offenders overdue, others worry deterrent effect is reduced.
The Straits Times, 23 February 2018 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A project engineer took part in a scam which involved forging the Exit Visual Builder Central Provident Fund documents of about 30 people to cheat banks into giving them loans.
CRIMINAL LAW (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) ACT THAT ALLOWS DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL EXTENDED AFTER HEATED DEBATE
The Straits Times, 7 February 2018 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A proposed list that specifies offences that can result in suspected criminals being detained without trial worries some lawyers because once detained, they said it would be difficult to challenge the detention in court.
The Straits Times, 27 June 2017 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – In the first of a two-parter on Singapore’s anti-drug efforts, Theresa Tan and Tan Tam Mei look at how some youth get their kicks overseas and even share and consume drugs in school
The Straits Times, 27 April 2017 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – In a move that lawyers said reflected the intense public interest in the case, police have arrested a couple, believed to be the ones seen quarrelling with an older man in a hawker centre, for causing public nuisance.
The Straits Times, 15 February 2017 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A Singapore permanent resident (PR) was charged in court on Wednesday (Feb 15) with two counts of distributing information intended to promote commercial sex with a minor below 18 years old outside Singapore.
Today Online, 4 February 2017 (Personal Injury, Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – Last month, he submitted his latest clip, which showed a motorist cutting across lanes to make a turn.
Mr Toh, who has 15 years’ driving experience, said he made a habit of submitting his clips
because he wanted to warn motorists about the dangers on the roads.
The Straits Times, 11 Jan 2017 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A woman’s rape claim last year sparked a police probe which lasted about seven hours before she admitted she had lied to cover up the fact that she had casual sex.
The Straits Times, 30 June 2016 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A basketball player who fractured an opponent’s nose during a match punch-up has been spared a jail term that would leave him with a criminal record. A district judge pointed out that the court objective can be achieved through a detention order without the prison stigma.
The New Paper, 11 April 2015
SINGAPORE – Cyclists on our roads are common, especially on weekends. But some cyclists are choosing to pedal on expressways instead.
It is unknown which day it occurred, but a driver captured their antics on his car’s dashcam video and uploaded the footage on YouTube last Friday.
The Straits Times, 7 January 2020 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – Members of the family served with Singapore’s first-ever Exclusion Order, which bars them from their home, said they do not intend to comply with it.
The Straits Times, 25 August 2014 (Criminal Defence)
SINGAPORE – A sales executive who punched a cabby in the face for refusing to take him in his taxi was jailed for four weeks yesterday.
Goh Yong Hock, 23, had a bunch of keys in his clenched fist when he hit 37-year-old cabby Bernard Chan Yew Luin a few times – leaving him with permanent scarring.