Tag: Law

Malaysia must scrap ‘cruel’ death penalty: Amnesty

Malaysian police sometimes use torture to extract confessions from suspects in death penalty cases and their trials are often unfair, Amnesty International said Thursday, piling pressure on the government to abolish capital punishment. The Southeast Asian country has the death penalty for dozens of crimes...

Singapore lawyer charged with providing false information to bar examination body

Singapore—A lawyer has been charged for giving false testimony designed to help an individual get to the next phase of the country’s bar examinations in 2016. According to The New Paper (TNP), this is the first time that such a thing has happened in Singapore....

CJ Menon, ‘Regaining edge in legal technology is vital for Singapore’s future’

Addressing 700 lawyers and other members of the legal profession at the Singapore Academy of Law’s 25th annual lecture, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon underlined the need for investing in legal technology for the sake of the nation’s future. The lecture was held at the...

To change or not to change divorce law

In Hamlet, he lamented, “…to be or not to be: that is the question”. In Singapore, there have been proposed changes to divorce laws. The real issue is not all changes are to be welcomed but that some have to be approached with care. This...

V K Rajah to become Attorney-General

Justice of Appeal V K Rajah will take over as Attorney-General from 25 June as Steven Chong completes his two-year stint as the government’s chief legal eagle. Chong will return to the Supreme Court, and there can be little doubt that he will be...

Time to protect victims of cyber-harassment in Singapore

No cyberstalking
By Choo Zheng Xi A difference in two landmark cases on the tort of harassment in Singapore suggests that it’s time for the government to reform the law. Recently, AXA Insurance went to the High Court to seek an injunction to prevent a disgruntled customer from harassing...

What's your agenda, lawyer Ravi?

M Ravi
Q and A with M Ravi: The lawyer who takes on cases that others shy away from tells  P N Balji  why he does it, how he runs his law business, what laws he wants changed Q. Tell us about your journey. Your parents, your...

How much is too much compensation for a dead prisoner?

Dinesh Raman
One may choke to death, overpowered by others till one is unable to breathe. But, though fatal, that is not a “severe injury”. That is one of the things you learn from the Ministry of Home Affairs’ statement on the death of Dinesh Raman –...