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Section 377A of the Penal Code – Hearings concluded

22 November 2019

The cases brought by 3 plaintiffs against the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code concluded on Wednesday....

Arguments for the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code

19 November 2019

Our Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya and Johannes Hadi, Mr Johnson Ong’s lawyers, made their arguments in court yesterday. Mr...

Application to review the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code

14 November 2019

Earlier this year, Eugene Thuraisingam was quoted in The Straits Times for taking on five high-profile cases in 2019....

Public Assembly in Singapore under Public Order Act

9 November 2019

On 7 November 2019, the Singapore Police Force released a statement involving Alex Yeung. Alex Yeung, a Hong Kong...

Parliament’s motion for Workers’ Party MPs to recuse themselves from financial matters

7 November 2019

On 5 November 2019. the Parliament voted in favour for a motion that the Workers' Party (WP) MPs Ms...

Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) – Parking spat

4 November 2019

Syazana Yahya shares her views with The Straits Times on protection afforded by the current Protection from Harassment Act (POHA)...

LGBTQ Community is Protected under Amendments to MHRA

16 October 2019

The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (“MRHA”) was recently amended to improve its protective ambit. In the Explanatory Statement...

The fine line between doxxing and calling out perpetrators of crime

13 October 2019

The internet makes it easier for victims of crime to call out their perpetrators, for example by publishing identifying...

Section 377A of the Penal Code – Hearings concluded

22 November 2019

The cases brought by 3 plaintiffs against the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code concluded on Wednesday....

Arguments for the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code

19 November 2019

Our Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya and Johannes Hadi, Mr Johnson Ong’s lawyers, made their arguments in court yesterday. Mr...

Application to review the constitutionality of section 377A of the Penal Code

14 November 2019

Earlier this year, Eugene Thuraisingam was quoted in The Straits Times for taking on five high-profile cases in 2019....

Public Assembly in Singapore under Public Order Act

9 November 2019

On 7 November 2019, the Singapore Police Force released a statement involving Alex Yeung. Alex Yeung, a Hong Kong...

Parliament’s motion for Workers’ Party MPs to recuse themselves from financial matters

7 November 2019

On 5 November 2019. the Parliament voted in favour for a motion that the Workers' Party (WP) MPs Ms...

Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) – Parking spat

4 November 2019

Syazana Yahya shares her views with The Straits Times on protection afforded by the current Protection from Harassment Act (POHA)...

LGBTQ Community is Protected under Amendments to MHRA

16 October 2019

The Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (“MRHA”) was recently amended to improve its protective ambit. In the Explanatory Statement...

The fine line between doxxing and calling out perpetrators of crime

13 October 2019

The internet makes it easier for victims of crime to call out their perpetrators, for example by publishing identifying...

Outrage of modesty – NUS Student Spared from Jail

30 September 2019

Last week, Terence Siow, a student from the National University of Singapore pleaded guilty to one charge of outrage...

ST: On phone with lawyer? That will go into bill

9 September 2019

The issue on legal fees recently became a talking point when a complaint of alleged overcharging of legal fees...

Bid for OG founder’s grandson to pay Complainant’s costs dismissed

15 August 2019

We defended the Respondent against a private prosecution brought  by the Complainant under the Protection from Harassment Act (“POHA”)....

How do the courts deal with accused persons with mental illnesses in Singapore?

15 June 2019

How do the courts deal with accused persons with mental illnesses? Click on the link below to find out...

Stiffer penalties for students who commit sexual offences

12 June 2019

Commenting on the recommendations from a review committee which were accepted by the National University of Singapore on Monday,...

Seminal decision on presumption of possession by the Court of Appeal

4 June 2019

Eugene Thuraisingam shares his thoughts on the Court of Appeal’s recent decision acquitting the accused in Adili Chibuike Ejike...

Law firm and missing money from an escrow account

31 May 2019

In the wake of millions of dollars going missing from an escrow account under the watch of a law...

Deliveroo in Singapore may introduce dynamic pricing

22 May 2019

Deliveroo in Singapore Terms of Service states that it "may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means...

Age a key factor in deciding such cases, say lawyers

23 April 2019

As the debate rages on online about whether the perpetrator in the NUS Peeping Tom case has been sufficiently...

CJ dismisses appeal for higher sentence for man with fetish

18 April 2019

An offender who previously stole leather wallets from unsuspecting women to fulfil his fetish, steals again. But this time,...

Judgment on Jolovan Wham’s contempt of court case reserved

21 March 2019

In the High Court on Wednesday, 20 March 2019, we made arguments on the appropriate sentences that should be...

Questions arise from the HIV data leak

31 January 2019

Image credit: World Health Organisation (WHO) Eugene Thuraisingam was interviewed about prosecutorial discretion in the wake of news that the...

Death Penalty in Singapore — a Matter of Life and Death

7 December 2018

Some interesting statistics about the death penalty:- Approximately 106 countries worldwide have abolished the death penalty for all crimes....

Thai national convicted for defaulting National Service

31 August 2018

In the wake of the recent conviction of 24-year-old Thai national Ekawit Tangtrakarn for defaulting on his National Service obligations...

Speaking up about her stolen photographs

16 April 2018

The New Paper sought the views of our Suang Wijaya on the use or re-publication of photographs online. The...

Man accused of assault acquitted

14 April 2018

We acted for a man who was charged with assaulting his neighbour by thrusting a stick at him when...

Death penalty faced by drug convict

19 March 2018

Our Eugene Thuraisingam and Suang Wijaya acted as “McKenzie friends” to convicted Singaporean drug trafficker Hishamruddin Mohd, who was...

LGBT Singapore couple is going to court

29 January 2018

Our Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss and Suang Wijaya act for a couple whose marriage was deleted off the marriages registry in...

Ed Sheeran concert in Singapore, foreigner jailed over use of forged passes

13 December 2017

Our Suang Wijaya represented an Australian man who was charged for the use of forged Ed Sheeran concert passes...

Former insurance agent awarded $4mil for AXA’s negligence

15 August 2017

We acted for a former insurance agent of AXA Life Insurance Singapore who was awarded $4million in damages after...

Seizure of $124m of bankrupt Japanese director’s assets

5 June 2017

We acted for a Japanese trustee in bankruptcy who was pursuing  SGD 124 million worth of monies hidden in...

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