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Lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam fined S$6,000 for contempt of court over Facebook post

File photo of lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam. (Photo: Eugene Thuraisingam LLP) SINGAPORE: Upset and demoralised on the day before his client was to be executed for drug trafficking, lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam put up a Facebook post in May scandalising the judiciary. He alleged that judges – whom he called “million dollar men” – had “turned blind” to a law that is “cruel and unjust”, and were more concerned with acquiring wealth and material things. For that post, Thuraisingam was on Monday (Aug 7) fined S$6,000 for contempt of court. “The statementRead More

Netizens pick on Singapore beauty pageant contestants over their looks

It’s tough being a beauty contestant, whether you’re drop-dead gorgeous or not much of a looker. Invariably, there would be unkind remarks one way or another – from sexist ones to the downright crude at every contest. The finalists of last Saturday’s Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant were not spared either as they were mercilessly cut down by some netizens after a reportedly less-than-flattering photo of the group went viral over the weekend. They criticised the girls for not having good looks and wondered if the contest was a joke. Photo:Read More

Forex trader sentenced to day’s jail, fine for offensive anti-PM FB post

KUALA LUMPUR: An online forex trader was sentenced to a day in prison and fined RM4,000 by the sessions court here today for uploading an offensive post on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to his Facebook page last year. Judge Zaman Mohd Noor meted out the sentence after Nasaruddin Saron pleaded “guilty” to the offence. The 41-year-old from Felda Bukit Easter in Kota Tinggi, Johor, was charged with intentionally uploading a post with the intention of offending others to his Facebook account ‘Nasaruddin Saron’ on Oct 26, 2016. TheRead More

Resale condominium market in gradual recovery

  Could a slice of sunshine be sliding its way back into the local private property market? Resale condominium prices have risen 1.1% in January and it’s a bigger increase than the 0.5% in the last 2 months of 2016. And as expected, non-landed private residential properties located in prime districts lead the way, with a 1.9% month-on-month increase. Central region properties also gained 1.5% in terms of prices while that of suburban properties rose by 0.4%. In a year-on-year comparison, resale prices were 0.3% higher than in the sameRead More

Facebook tipped to move to Marina One

Social media giant Facebook has secured a large office space at the upcoming downtown Marina One development. Industry sources who asked not to be named told The Straits Times that the American technology firm is taking up more than 250,000 sq ft at the Marina Bay project. Marina One, an integrated development with residential units and office and retail space, is expected to be completed later this year. The Straits Times understands that Facebook will occupy several levels, including a high-density floor with panoramic sea views and room for upRead More

Victims cheated of at least $14,600 in new Facebook scam

SINGAPORE – A new scam has surfaced on Facebook, with victims being cheated out of at least $14,600 in seven cases between September and November, the police said in an advisory on Friday (Dec 2). The scam involves fake Facebook “friends” who approach users of the social media platform saying they saw the victims’ names included in lists of contest winners on various Facebook pages. The victims in the seven cases, who are between 44 and 67 years old, visited the pages and were asked to provide personal details. TheRead More