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Howard Shaw gets 8 weeks’ jail, fine for 3rd drink driving offence

SINGAPORE: Shaw family scion Howard Shaw was on Thursday (May 25) sentenced to eight weeks’ jail and fined S$10,000 for his third drink driving conviction. Shaw, who pleaded guilty to the charge, was also banned from driving for eight years. The 46-year-old was charged in February after driving in the early hours of Jan 31 along Whitley Road, with 88 microgrammes of alcohol – more than double the allowed limit. The grandson of the Shaw cinemas founder has two previous convictions for drink driving in 1997 and 2006. He wasRead More

Former property agent jailed for trying to grab loaded revolver from police officer

SINGAPORE – A woman, who tried to grab a police officer’s loaded revolver after being involved in a minor traffic accident, was on Friday (Feb 17) sentenced to 11 months’ jail, and 12 weeks’ jail in lieu of caning. Singapore permanent resident Han Jing, 38, was a property agent when she committed the offence at the junction of Soo Chow Drive and Soo Chow Garden Road in the Thomson area at 1.25am on Jan 22 last year. When Staff Sergeant Muhammad Noor Abdul Rahman and Sgt Muhammad Ihsan Mohammad HelmiRead More

Mr Right’ gets 20 months’ jail for cheating

She thought he was the late-arriving “Mr Right”, but he saw her as another prey. Tay Kok Hua, 57, was jailed 20 months yesterday for cheating cleaner Tan Joo Eng, 79, of her monies during their short-lived romance. It began in June 2006 when Tay met Madam Tan, who was single, near Kreta Ayer Road where she worked. He gave her his mobile number, and they would contact each other and meet several times. Subsequently, the pair started a romantic relationship. He then told her of his financial difficulties andRead More

Ex-BSI banker Seah gets 2 weeks’ jail and $10k fine

She is the second person to be convicted on charges linked to Singapore’s 1MDB probe Former BSI senior banker Yvonne Seah Yew Foong was sentenced to two weeks’ jail and a $10,000 fine yesterday. She became the second person to be convicted in Singapore’s probe into massive money laundering linked to the scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Seah, 45, yesterday pleaded guilty to two charges of forgery and one charge of failing to report suspicious transactions allegedly related to Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho – also known as Mr JhoRead More

Woman jailed for acquiring funds she had reason to believe was from criminal conduct

SINGAPORE – A few days after she came to know a man online, she agreed to let him use her bank account to receive money from his client, a court heard. Initially, Lye Kim Fah, 55, felt “shock” and “unease” when the person she met named “Allen Bruce” through a website in December 2012 asked her to receive the money on his behalf, as she had known him only for a few days. Despite this, she eventually agreed and gave him her account details. Lye was jailed for 12 monthsRead More