Concealed weapons. Armed confrontation. They're not tropes of a gangland movie, but what Jenny Lai has had to deal with in her 25 years of practice as a lawyer — divorce lawyer, to be exact. Within the confines of a sterile office, it's hard to imagine such high drama taking place, but perhaps it comes with the territory. In a job where people's feelings are at stake and emotions run high, things can get ugly. Jenny, who specialises in family and conveyancing law, has seen more than 2,500 divorce cases this year, which is an average of about 400 in a month. "It's quite a lot," she says. Couples in Singapore can get divorced if they've been married for at least three years. She explains: "There's only one ground for divorce, that your marriage has broken down irretrievably. But there are five facts, and you choose one." For the curious, these are the facts: Adultery, where "sexual penetration must be proven" Unreasonable behaviour ("improper association with … [Read more...] about What it takes to be… A divorce lawyer in Singapore
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IT’S THE season to stay humble, a chance to feast on some traditional dishes, earn some Duit Raya, or a period to spend time with your loved ones. The meaning of Hari Raya may vary from one individual to another, but everyone has their own way to celebrate this special time of year. With that in mind, Malaysia’s finest ONE Championship talents shared what the joyous occasion really means to them. Mohammed “Jordan Boy” Bin Mahmoud Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMdCQUTti_E&t=13s “For me, Hari Raya means family. That’s why my most favorite thing about Hari Raya is the fact that I get the chance to balik kampung and rekindle ties by visiting relatives and friends whom I don’t get to see when I’m in Kuala Lumpur, where I live. “Raya gatherings are something I look forward to always, and the practice of actually visiting relatives and friends, going from one house to the next. It’s something that I have been doing ever … [Read more...] about What Does Hari Raya Mean To Malaysia’s ONE Championship Heroes?
SINGAPORE: Singapore was on Tuesday (May 28) added to a United States watchlist for currency practices for the first time, subjecting its exchange rate policies to scrutiny.In a semi-annual report to the US Congress, the US Treasury Department said that no major trading partner had met its currency manipulation criteria, but that Singapore - along with eight other countries - required close attention because of its large current account surplus and foreign exchange intervention operations.Here's what you need to know:1. Why was Singapore added to the list?Basically because the Treasury tightened its monitoring criteria to include not just America's 12 largest trading partners but any country with more than US$40 billion in bilateral goods trade.It also lowered the current account surplus threshold from 3 per cent of GDP to 2 per cent - implying more countries will be in breach - and lowered the threshold for persistent net purchases of foreign currency.As a result, "more Asian … [Read more...] about Singapore added to US currency watchlist: What you need to know
By Star Vancouver Staff Mon., May 13, 2019 VANCOUVER—In the wake of two record-breaking years, B.C. is bracing for what could be another intense wildfire season. This story will be continually updated with the latest developments. Here’s what you need to know about British Columbia’s wildfires, how much they cost and what we can do about them: The latest Unusually hot and dry weather fuelled an aggressive start to the fire season, with one central B.C. blaze triggering an evacuation order and a local state of emergency over the second weekend of May. Both have since been rescinded, though an evacuation alert remains in place. The Lejac fire, as it’s called, was discovered May 11 east of Fraser Lake and had grown to 260 hectares by the following morning. As of May 13, the fire was 50 per cent contained. Article Continued Below Smoke could be seen from Osoyoos, B.C., in the afternoon as crews battled a roughly 15-hectare blaze 12 km west … [Read more...] about What you need to know about B.C.’s 2019 wildfire season so far
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?