This article first defines voidable marriages including how it differs from divorce. Then, it explores two of six grounds of voidable marriages under section 106 of the Women’s Charter which are based on non-consummation. Lastly, it will address a possible bar to making this claim.
This article provides perspective on Singapore’s efforts in relation to data protection by comparing the local PDPA with the renowned General Data Protection Regulation, which had been studied in the drafting of the Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020.
Children and young persons who engage in activities that put them at risk of committing criminal offences often come under fire for their behavioural issues. However, can all at-risk behaviour be attributed to youths themselves? The introduction of the Family Guidance Order (FGO) in 2020 marked a shift in Singapore's stance on this issue. It recognised the dual importance of reducing the blame on the recalcitrant youth and addressing poor parent-child relationships.
You share personal data with every online transaction you make. This means that vast amounts of your most sensitive information - health records, passport number, residential address - are collected, used, and transferred between organisations. How is your personal data protected from misuse without adversely affecting your user experience?
Developed by Herbert Packer, the Crime Control Model and Due Process Model espouse different ideologies in criminal justice – the former prioritises efficient crime suppression in the interests of public order, while the latter emphasises the primacy of individual rights in relation to the state. While Singapore’s criminal justice regime incorporates characteristics of both, historically, experts have argued that it bears greater similarity to the Crime Control Model.
The story of Ms Parti Liyani is one of a harrowing journey through the criminal justice regime, resulting in eventual victory, but at great cost. In March 2019, Ms Liyani stood trial for four theft-related charges and was found guilty of all four charges. On appeal, it was found that the Prosecution had led Ms Liyani to make an admission at the trial below, by failing to disclose the non-functional state of a DVD player she was accused of stealing. Although she was eventually acquitted, Ms Liyani’s story is a demonstration of the impact of prosecutorial decisions on accused persons.
After a long day at work or school, we all want to retreat to a peaceful environment where we can truly relax. But a difficult roommate that you share an apartment with can get in the way of that. A roommate who leaves his dishes undone and rubbish uncleared is trouble enough, but what about one who secretly uses your clothes, takes your shampoo, and steals your things? Read on to find answers to the following questions
Electronic communications are omnipresent. Apart from texting our friends via apps like Telegram or WhatsApp, and discussing work through emails, we also transact using electronic means – for example, by buying items off Taobao, Shopee, or Lazada, just one of the many e-commerce platforms available.
Suppose Adam agrees verbally to purchase oranges from a supplier, Ben, for Adam’s business. Adam finds out the very next day that another supplier, Cindy, can provide those oranges at a lower cost. Being a shrewd businessman, Adam no longer wishes to purchase them from Ben. He calls up Ben to inform him of the bad news. Ben threatens to sue. Can Ben now enforce that verbal agreement with Adam? And if Ben had secretly recorded down the conversation, can it be used as evidence of the verbal agreement? These questions will all be addressed in this article. For present purposes however, our present analysis with a basic discussion of contracts.
How does one achieve financial freedom? One typical answer may be to spend below our means. Unfortunately, some of us may already be beyond the point of no return, with interest causing a seemingly-unstoppable spiral into bankruptcy.