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Singapore Court of Appeal grants Stay to Pannir Selvam

SINGAPORE, May 23 (Bernama) - The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted Malaysian Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman's application to stay his execution and enable him to challenge the clemency process. Pannir, 32, who was represented by counsel Too Xing Ji and Lee Ji En of BMS Law LLP, is scheduled to be executed at dawn on 23 May 2019. He f ...
Date: 23 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Training Centre Principal Sentenced to Ten Months' Imprisonment for selling and falsely certifying Course Certificates

Abduljafar s/o Abdulkuthose (“Abduljafar”), principal of Vsafe Training Consultant Pte Ltd (“Vsafe”), was sentenced to a total of ten months’ imprisonment on 1 November 2018. He was charged with fraudulently issuing 17 Building Construction Supervisor Safety (“BCSS”) course certificates and safety passes be ...
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

Man fined $12,800 for illegally importing and keeping Tarantulas

34-year-old Tam Jiaming was fined $12,800 by the court for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas in his place of residence. Tarantulas are not approved to be kept as pets in Singapore. Some of the tarantulas are species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman sentenced to Four Weeks Imprisonment for Animal Cruelty

39-year-old Tran Thi Thuy Hang was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment today for animal cruelty.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Sole Proprietor convicted for PIC Sham

Lim Mei Lee (“Lim”), 29, sole proprietor of Wahla Balloon, has been convicted and sentenced for abusing the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme by giving false information to illegally obtain PIC cash payouts and bonuses for Wahla Balloon.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Malaysian jailed Ten-Month for forged Passport Offences

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Bernama) - A Malaysian, Jagathes Kumar Koil Pillai was sentenced to 10 months´ imprisonment on Aug 1, for abetting four Sri Lankans to be in possession of forged Malaysian passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Three Sri Lankan men jailed for forged Malaysia Visas

SINGAPORE, July 23 (Bernama) - Three Sri Lankan men were convicted and sentenced to eight months' imprisonment on July 20 for possessing forged Malaysia visas in their Sri Lankan passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Former Director fined $550,000 for conspiring with Two Men to evade Duties and GST on 2,700 Cartons of Beer

A former director of Liquorland Distribution Private Limited was sentenced by the State Courts on 5 July 2018 to a fine of $550,000 for engaging in a conspiracy with two men to evade duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 2,700 cartons of beer.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Man fined $3,500 for Illegal Import of Greek Tortoise

Singapore, June 20 (AVA) - 40-year-old Ong Yi Chao was fined $3,500 by the court for illegally importing a Greek Tortoise into Singapore.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman fined $3,600 for Possession of Illegal Wildlife

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - A 22-year old woman, Desiree Lim, was fined $3,600 by the Court for the possession of a civet cat and a red-footed tortoise (which is protected under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES).
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man fined for operating an Illegal Pet Shop and breaching Dog Licensing and Control Rules

Singapore, May 23 (AVA) - 44-year-old Desmond Phua Ju Liang was fined $6,600 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence, keeping unlicensed dogs and exceeding the maximum number of dogs allowed in a non-pet shop/farm premises.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Maid in Singapore jailed for biting Baby

A Singapore court has sentenced a Myanmar domestic worker to 10 weeks in prison after she was found guilty of abusing her infant ward, a migrant activist group said.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of 10 errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age. They were caught via HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities to deter the illegal sale of tobacco products to under-18 minors.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Negligence: Van Driver jailed for causing Death of Two Malaysians

SINGAPORE, Apr 3 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old van driver who rammed into eight stationary motorcyclists along Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) in March last year, killing two Malaysians, was today sentenced to three months imprisonment and banned from driving for five years.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Fridae.com Founder jailed for selling Ice

The founder of fridae.com, who was found guilty of drug trafficking, was sentenced to jail for five years and nine months with five strokes of the cane.
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Exchange

Man jailed for Illegally importing Hard Corals

Mar 7 - A 39-year-old man, Cheng Yee Yong, was sentenced to two months imprisonment by the Court today for illegally importing hard corals.
Date: 07 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Man sentenced to imprisonment for smuggling Rhino Horns and Horn Shavings

Feb 26 - A 29-year-old man, Nguyen Vinh Hai, has been sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment for smuggling illegal rhino horns and horn shavings through Singapore. The sentence is backdated to 6 September 2017.
Date: 26 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Repeat offender jailed 50 Months and fined $11M for dealing in Duty-Unpaid Cigarettes

A repeat offender was sentenced on 26 February 2018 by the State Courts to 50 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $11 million for dealing in duty-unpaid cigarettes.
Date: 27 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

Former Singapore Customs Officer convicted for fraudulently obtaining GST Tourist Refunds

Li Xiangqing, 34, a former Singapore Customs officer, was convicted for fraudulently obtaining Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) tourist refunds under the electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (“eTRS”).
Date: 09 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

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Double Pay for Workers on June 5

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Complaints via Whatsapp: RTD issues More than 200 Notices

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JBC sets Public Interviews for SC Aspirants

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Mohd Roze Shaari is New Intelligence/Operations Deputy Director

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