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Tharema Vejayan Govindasamy violent man

Posted by jtsmyth8 on August 13, 2008

Odd job worker Tharema Vejayan Govindasamy started hitting his girlfriend while they were dating. But she still married him in March 2002.

Five years later, the bloodied body of factory worker Smaelmeeral Abdul Aziz was found at the foot of an HDB block in Stirling Road.

She was 32 and Tharema, now 39, is on trial for her murder

Testifying on Wednesday morning, Madam Hamelah Abdul Aziz, 42, told the High Court that she had advised her younger sister against the marriage as he would abuse her more once they were married.

Her fears were not misplaced. Her sister frequently complained that Tharema assaulted her. (story)


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Golfer and Mercedes settle

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 25, 2008

An amateur golfer who took the distributor of Mercedes-Benz cars to court over his expulsion from a tournament has been let back in, The Straits Times understands.

Mr Lionel Lim and auto giant Daimler South East Asia on Friday reached an out-of-court settlement on the dispute through their lawyers.

Both sides were tight-lipped after leaving Justice Andrew Ang’s chambers.

They would only say the matter had been resolved amicably and that the terms were confidential.

Mr Lim, who was waiting for his lawyer outside, also declined to reveal the outcome.

But sources told The Straits Times that he has been allowed to take part in the competition for the Mercedes Trophy. (story)

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Tang Wee Sung charged with human organ trafficking

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 11, 2008

CK Tang’s chairman Tang Wee Sung, 55, was charged in court on Thursday afternoon with trying to buy a kidney from a living donor, for which he was willing to pay $300,000 to a middleman to procure it.

Tang faces three counts – two under the Human Organ Transplant Act which bans the sale of human organs, and another for making a false declaration.

He is said to have arranged with Wang Chin Sing, Whang Sung Lin and other persons to get a kidney from a living donor, Indonesian Sulaiman Damanik, 26, between April and June 19.

The charge states that he agreed to pay $300,000 to Wang for ‘the supply’ of the kidney from Mr Sulaiman in June.

The second charge accuses him of lying to the Commissioner for Oaths that he did not pay any money to procure the organ and that he was related to Mr Sulaiman.

On the third charge, he is said to have also lied in his application to the transplant ethics committee. (story)

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Durai begins serving sentence

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 11, 2008

T.T. Durai went to jail on Tuesday, but it was not the end of his troubles that stemmed from his leadership of the National Kidney Foundation.

He is to serve three months in jail for using a fake invoice to deceive the charity into paying $20,000 to an interior designer friend. He may have a month shaved off the jail term for ‘good behaviour’.

The 59-year old still has an outstanding charge to answer: of using a false invoice to approve a $5,000 payment to an advertising company. A court conference will be held next month.

He was cheery before media photographers when he appeared at the Subordinate Courts to turn himself in on Tuesday morning.

But it was a solemn and pensive Durai who left his Fort Road bungalow earlier in a champagne-coloured Honda Civic. (story)

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Singapore wins islet dispute with Malaysia

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 23, 2008

The International Court of Justice ruled on Friday in favour of Singapore in a 28-year sovereignty dispute with Malaysia over a tiny but strategic uninhabited island the size of half a football field.

‘The court, by 12 votes to four, finds that sovereignty … belongs to the Republic of Singapore,’ Judge Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh said.

Singapore, which knows the islet as Pedra Branca argued that sovereignty had passed to it tacitly, having operated the Horsburgh Lighthouse on the island for more than 130 years without any protest from its neighbour.

As for the island’s two rocky outcrops, the court ruled that sovereignty of Middle Rocks belonged to Malaysia, while that of South Ledge had yet to be determined as it fell within overlapping territorial waters. (story)

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