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by PNGMK
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers

My son is a Singapore citizen, if you have bail, regardless of the amount or nationality they will automatically seize your passport. They did his as well and we didn't have to post the bail per se, but did have to secure it with a surety guarantee (his bail was set at $5K). Huh. Ok - well my SC so...
by PNGMK
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arrested for theft for first time.
Replies: 70
Views: 17497

Re: arrested for theft for first time.

I read so much that police giving stern warning for first offense. I wonder can police issue fines or it must be prosecute to court? Kindly advise. Thanks Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk There are three parties involved: 1. The arresting officer - does he refer to IO? In your case yes. 2. The ...
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats going on at SMRT
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Whats going on at SMRT

Is this one off, or the beginning of something big? I mean is it the start of a new trend of structural decline of Singapore? The man who created Singapore is no more already, so I wonder how long is all this going to last? In any case I have zero exposure to Singapore dollar or Singapore assets. M...
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers

Yeah, it's a jail-able offence, but apparently they don't really think you are a flight risk and as long as you didn't pull a dumb on like my kid did, you will probably only have a fine, but, again, they may also slap it to you to make an example. With the courts here, you can never quite tell as t...
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: HELP! Landlord threatening to sue of LOI
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: HELP! Landlord threatening to sue of LOI

LOI's are effective unenforceable.

At best he might manage to drag you in front of the SCT but even then the judge is likely to dismiss it unless the guy can show actual damages (i.e. loss of some rental).

Don't make a payment in good faith to right things; that's an admission of guilt.
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers

^^^ This especially so, since there have been a fair number of runners while on bail. PNGMK is giving you sound advice. I think the OP is playing Ostrich. Hopefully he signs up a lawyer. There's nothing worse than being in the lockup realizing no one is on the outside looking after your interests.
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Whats going on at SMRT
Replies: 23
Views: 1814

Re: Whats going on at SMRT

If you've been involved with large projects in Singapore you all know what goes wrong. No one makes a decision Everyone is a cheap skate No one has a long term view Top down decisions mean whistle blowers and messengers are roasted Technical knowledge at the top is too thin; they don't comprehend th...
by PNGMK
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers

While you wait for the 27th please see at least one solicitor or barrister. You need to have one on a retainer or contracted to represent you should you not be able to leave the police station on the 27th (it's possible and legal for your bail to be revoked on the 27th or even prior).
by PNGMK
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Trouble afoot in Mugabeland!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Trouble afoot in Mugabeland!

Can't come soon enough. I am not a violent man but I wish harm on his head.
by PNGMK
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: Arrested in Singapore for swearing at police officers

There are plenty of expats who hang on with a criminal record and even time served here. It's not the end of Singapore by any means. It will be a nuisance because you'll have a conviction for sure which needs to be declared for many visa applications and jobs etc. I would definitely seek legal advic...
by PNGMK
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:51 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?

You could consider moving to JB or CM temporarily as well rather than back to expensive Australia if you're quite certain you'll get the new job. I agree that the cost of moving out/moving back and setting up a new home makes it sensible to put off moving out if you can. It's really a tough call. I ...
by PNGMK
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Contract Employment Lawyer
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: Contract Employment Lawyer

I suspect he'll write to them to put a claim for some additional benefits (redundancy, assistance with moving home or job search) and they'll counter offer or ignore.

Don't go to court.
by PNGMK
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: arrested for theft for first time.
Replies: 70
Views: 17497

Re: arrested for theft for first time.

I really thought it is just as simple as pickup a phone and sell. Never think of so serious ](*,). IO allow me to bail with investigation and ask me to return back the unused money to them next day. It is torturing to wait for 2 weeks for return back police station. Jack - I will not provide legal ...

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