- Beelines for minions at McD’s
- Appeal hearing set for October
- AGC acts against cartoonist Leslie Chew
LONG queues formed outside McDonald's outlets again, thanks to Gru's minions from the Despicable Me movies.
The fast food chain launched a series of palm-sized minions on July 11 in different designs which were given free with every Happy Meal.
The sale of the last set of three minions – yellow, pill-shaped creatures which spew gobbledy-gook in the movies – started at 11am yesterday.
A snaking queue was spotted at 10.40am outside the McDonald's outlet in Ang Mo Kio Ave 3.
The queue was reminiscent of the Hello Kitty craze last month. Some queues then had 200 customers, all wanting to lay their hands on a limited edition Singing Bone Hello Kitty toy with their Extra Value Meal.
The restaurant's Hello Kitty promotion also caused mayhem in 2000, when there were reports of fights and injuries. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
THE appeal hearing for former law professor Tey Tsun Hang against his conviction and five-month jail sentence has been set for October.
This comes after counsel Peter Low requested for the original Aug 6 date to be postponed to give the defence sufficient time to adequately prepare for the appeal hearing – having only been notified of the date on July 17.
Following a pre-trial conference before Assistant Registrar Janice Wong at the High Court yesterday, the hearing has been set from Oct 16 to 18.
This means 42-year-old Tey, who is now in prison after being convicted of six counts of corruptly obtaining gifts and sex from former student Darinne Ko, may be released by then. Before starting his jail term in June, he had predicted he would be out by "early October" after remission.
In court documents, Low indicated that if Tey's appeal succeeds, and if he fully completes his sentence by then, Tey "fully understands" that his appeal against his sentence would be futile. But his "good name would be cleared and his reputation vindicated".
After Tey's conviction in May, the former National University of Singapore (NUS) don continued to maintain his innocence. Before going to jail, he said he was "extremely disappointed" by the judgment.
It it learnt that one of the arguments raised in the Malaysian's appeal against his conviction involved his six statements to anti-graft officers, which he said were made under duress and should not be admitted as evidence. But chief district judge Tan Siong Thye ruled otherwise.
Another argument Tey's lawyers are raising is how the judge saw his relationship with Ko. The judge ruled that Tey "chose to be corrupt" and exploited her vulnerability.
However, Tey had insisted in his defence that he was in a "mutually loving romantic relationship" with Ko, and that the gifts and sex were part of that. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
THE Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has commenced legal proceedings in the High Court against Chew Peng Ee, better known as Leslie Chew, for a series of comic strips published on Facebook.
He is alleged to have committed contempt of court by scandalising the Judiciary of the Republic of Singapore.
The AGC said: "The present legal proceedings are aimed at protecting the administration of justice in Singapore and upholding the integrity of one of our key public institutions."
The case will be heard before the High Court on Aug 12.
Chew, 37, is the illustrator behind Demon-cratic Singapore, a Facebook page that was started in May 2011.
Centre to this case are four comics published on July 20, 2011, as well as Jan 3, Jan 5 and June 16 last year on the Facebook page, which claims that Demon-cratic Singapore is the "full name" of a fictional country, "often referred to as Singapore for short". — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
|You are subscribed to email updates from Regional Feed |
To stop receiving these emails, you may unsubscribe now.
|Email delivery powered by Google|
|Google Inc., 20 West Kinzie, Chicago IL USA 60610|