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  1. Tmr last day All 3 outlets closing https://mothership.sg/2019/01/teck-kee-pau-closing-singapore/
  2. Consumer watchdog Case launches price comparison app for groceries, hawker food Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/case-launches-price-comparison-app-for-groceries-hawker-food Users of the app can search for an item, find the retailer offering the lowest price and be alerted to any price changes.PHOTO: THE CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE SINGAPORE - Want to know which supermarket is offering a promotion on your favourite brand of milk, or where to head for the cheapest carrot cake in your area? A new mobile app by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) aims to help consumers stretch their dollar by allowing them to compare prices of groceries and hawker food. Price Kaki, to be rolled out later in September, will compile prices provided by partner businesses as well as shoppers. Consumers can earn rewards such as grocery, movie and transport vouchers for contributing in-store retail prices and promotions they come across, which must be verified with photo evidence. Users of the app can search for an item, find the retailer offering the lowest price and be alerted to any price changes. They can also look up nearby supermarkets and hawker centres, or even search by dish to find the nearest stalls where they can get their fix, and how much it costs. The app, which will be available for download on Apple's App Store and Google Play from Sept 28, will be trialled first for businesses in Jurong West, Tampines and Toa Payoh before being extended to the rest of the island in early 2020. A total of 31 supermarket outlets and 11 hawker centres will part of the trial. These include the hawker centres at Our Tampines Hub, Toa Payoh West Market and Food Centre, and Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village. Details were shared by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Tan Wu Meng during Case's annual fund-raising lunch on Tuesday (Sept 10). Dr Tan, who announced the development of the app during the debate on his ministry's budget in March, said in a speech at One Farrer Hotel that the crowdsourcing app empowers consumers to share and more easily access price information. "It is like a network of 'kakis' (friends) to share tips on shopping, exchanging knowledge on the best deals," he said. For a start, about 3,000 frequently purchased grocery items such as milk, rice, and eggs will be listed on Price Kaki, using price information refreshed daily by FairPrice, Giant, Sheng Siong and Prime Supermarket. Case said it will work with the supermarkets to ensure that information is up to date. Case president Lim Biow Chuan said that the non-profit organisation hopes to empower consumers by "equipping them with information so that they can make informed purchasing decisions," and added that it will be launching more such initiatives with the support of the Trade and Industry Ministry.
  3. Good info here for those who don't know. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/writeup.php?AID=286&PN=1
  4. Imagine you are the driver [sweatdrop] But got that tinkling feeling that this particular case seemed to be staged.... Anyway there are all sorts of characters on the roads so just watch out & not only be safe, play safe also. From STOMP: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sg...ore_is_bad.html Posted on 02 Apr 2012 Bizarre road rage in Poland: Biker threatens driver with axe If you thought road rage in Singapore is bad, you would be shocked by what happens in Poland. This guy chases people who honk at him, with an axe! This video has been gaining popularity online. It shows a biker waiting at the traffic light. Despite the fact that the light turned green, he remains stationary. The vehicle behind honks at him. On the second honk, the biker takes out an axe and chases the other driver, who reverses to avoid getting chopped. Said STOMPer Rai: "That was scary. "And I thought people who shouted at each other were unreasonable. "Who goes around with an axe anyway?"
  5. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/woodlands-double-murder-go-find-mummy-strangled-daughter-11691008 I thought this is pretty sad...
  6. Tom_kkh

    Another rape case

    http://news.insing.com/tabloid/underaged-g...7103f00?src=Sat A teenager and his 40-year-old neighbour gang-raped an underaged girl in a lorry. The case came up in Court on Friday and the teen is expected to be sentenced on 12 December, pending a probation report. If convicted, the teen could be jailed 10 years, fined, or both. The case against the 40-year-old neighbour, Hang Tuah Jumaat, will come up for mention in January next year. The 17-year-old teenager studies in the same school as the underaged girl and is her ex-boyfriend. Hang Tuah Jumaat is believed to have instigated the crime by asking the teen to invite the girl for drinks one day in April 2010. On the day of the incident, Hang Tuah Jumaat drove his company lorry to Sungei Kadut, then change to a larger lorry and drove the two teens to a road near Kranji Camp. He then plied the girl with orange juice mixed with strong alcohol, causing her to become intoxicated and drowsy. Hang Tuah Jumaat then asked the teen to have sex with the girl, but the teen declined and went to sleep. When the teen woke up, he saw Hang Tuah Jumaat having sex with the girl. The teen was again told by Hang Tuah Jumaat to have sex with the girl and this time he did. The Court heard that the girl's eyes were closed and she appeared intoxicated throughout. Hang Tuah Jumaat then drove the teen and the girl back, but left the girl sleeping in the lorry when she complained that she could not get up. The girl later went to school where she was referred to a counsellor, and a police report was made. On the same day, the teenager was detained in school where he admitted to the offence. Court documents revealed that he claimed he was high on heroin at the time of the incident and had acted out of fear towards Hang Tuah Jumaat. Source: Lianhe Wanbao, 11 November 2011. Click here for the Chinese report. stupid c--k, confessed on taking drugs some more, double charge....
  7. SINGAPORE: A case of imported monkeypox infection has been confirmed in Singapore. The patient is a 38-year-old Nigerian who arrived on Apr 28 and tested positive for the virus on May 8, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a media release on Thursday (May 9). He is in stable condition in an isolation ward at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the ministry added. Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by a virus that is transmitted to humans from animals mainly in central and western Africa. This happens when a person comes in close contact with infected animals such as rodents. Human-to-human transmission can happen from close contact with infected respiratory tract secretions, skin lesions of an infected person or objects recently contaminated by patient fluids. Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, aches, swollen lymph nodes and skin rash. It can cause serious complications such as pneumonia or even death in some cases. "The patient reported that prior to his arrival in Singapore, he had attended a wedding in Nigeria, where he may have consumed bush meat, which could be a source of transmission of monkeypox virus," said MOH. The man had been staying at 21 Lorong 8 Geylang, the address of Hotel 81 Orchid, before he was hospitalised. He had also attended a workshop at 3 Church Street on Apr 29 and Apr 30. On Apr 30, he developed fever, muscle ache, chills and skin rash, said MOH, adding that the man said he remained in his hotel room most of the time between May 1 and 7. He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital by ambulance on May 7, and was referred to NCID that same day. CONTACT TRACING MOH said it conducted contact tracing and identified 23 people who came into close contact with the patient. They include 18 people who attended the same workshop, one staff member of the workshop venue and four hotel employees. "Close contacts of the patient have been assessed by NCID and offered vaccination, which can prevent the disease or reduce the severity of symptoms," said MOH. "As a precautionary measure, they will be quarantined and monitored for 21 days from their date of exposure to the patient." The risk of monkeypox spreading within the community in Singapore is low, said executive director of NCID Professor Leo Yee Sin. "There is no evidence to date that human-to-human transmission alone can sustain monkeypox infections in the human population," Prof Leo said. "On average, each infected person transmits the infection to less than one other person. This is much less infectious than the common flu. The chain of transmission can also be broken through contact tracing and quarantine of close contacts.” MOH added that the disease is usually self-limiting, with most patients recovering within two to three weeks.
  8. RIP Cancer patient dies before getting payment from CGH after winning case on appeal https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/cancer-patient-dies-before-getting-payment-from-cgh-after-winning-case-on-appeal?xtor=CS3-18&utm_source=STiPhone&utm_medium=share&utm_term=2019-04-01%2014%3A04%3A33 Premium article Wait for the free versio This is the case reported earlier https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/changi-general-hospitals-negligence-caused-delay-lung-cancer-patients-diagnosis-apex-court
  9. Duckduck

    Another cheating case...

    The Straits Times www.straitstimes.comPublished on Sep 05, 2012 Accountant allegedly misused $16.5m of firms' funds By leonard lim An accountant hired by five companies linked to global computer giant Hewlett-Packard is alleged to have misappropriated $16.5 million of their funds. The firms - which had engaged Mr Ewe Pang Kooi to take them through a liquidation process - successfully applied to the High Court for an injunction last month to freeze his assets up to that figure. An employee of HP here also lodged a report with the Commercial Affairs Department in late July and investigations are believed to be ongoing. A police spokesman said yesterday it was inappropriate to comment. It is understood that no criminal charges have been filed against the 59-year-old Mr Ewe. The Malaysian, a permanent resident here, declined comment yesterday but confirmed that he was out on bail. The $16.5 million figure, if eventually proven, will be higher than the David Rasif and Singapore Land Authority (SLA) cheating cases. The cases involving the rogue lawyer and two SLA executives involved about $11 million and $12 million respectively. The five HP-linked firms - 3Com South Asia, 3Par Singapore, Compaq Asia, Mercury Interactive (Singapore) and Compaq Computer Asia - had all engaged Mr Ewe, well-known for providing insolvency services in industry circles, as their sole liquidator on separate occasions between June 2009 and November 2011. The companies were dormant at the respective times. limze@sph.com.sg Copyright
  10. here we go.. handed a CASE letter to VW MD today for non - rectification of my steering issue. lets see how it goes..
  11. Man diagnosed with world's first human case of rat disease hepatitis E.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-diagnosed-first-human-case-of-rat-disease-hepatitis-e/ A 56-year-old man from Hong Kong has developed the world's first human case of rat hepatitis E, Chinese scientists announced Friday. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong discovered the case after testing showed abnormal liver function following a liver transplant. Doctors later found that he had a strain of hepatitis that was "highly divergent" from other strains found in humans, the BBC reports. It's unclear how the man was infected with the virus, but contamination of food by infected rat droppings in the food supply is possible," the researchers said in a report. The patient has been cured of the disease, his doctors said. While rats are known to transmit a number of other diseases to humans, includingplague, Lassa fever and leptospirosis, this is the first reported case in humans of the rat variation of hepatitis E. The human strain of hepatitis E is typically spread through contaminated water or food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist at Hong Kong University, told reporters at a press conference that the discovery was a "wake-up call" to improve environmental hygiene, according to the South China Morning Post. "We don't know if in future there will be a serious outbreak of the rat hepatitis E virus in Hong Kong," he said. "We need to closely monitor this issue." Dr. Siddharth Sridhar, a clinical assistant professor also in the university's department of microbiology, said controlling the rat population is key. "Infections that jump from animals to humans must be taken very seriously," Sridhar told The New York Times. "For these kinds of rare infections, unusual infections, even one case is enough to make public health authorities and researchers very alert about the implications of the disease. One is all it takes." Symptoms of hepatitis E in humans include fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, abdominal pain, joint pain and dark-colored urine. There is no specific antiviral therapy for the disease and it typically goes away on its own without treatment. Doctors will advise infected patients to rest, get adequate nutrition and fluids, avoid alcohol and check with their physician before taking any medications that can damage the liver. The rat variation of hepatitis E was first discovered in Germany, according to a paper published in 2010. The New York Times reports that it has been found in rats all over the world, including the United States.
  12. - link to video deleted - young generation whom don't know much about singapore history or experience "3rd world" before we become "1st world" just believe media view that is pleasing to their ears and liking
  13. RadX

    Another corruption case?

    Army tpt officer
  14. Lee Kuan Yew’s Two Younger Children File Case on Interview Deal http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-22/lee-kuan-yew-s-two-younger-children-file-case-on-interview-deal Lee Kuan Yew’s two younger children initiated court action in Singapore relating to an agreement between their late father, the city’s first prime minister, and the government. Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, executors of the elder Lee’s estate, filed a court application on Sept. 2, according to a record with the Singapore High Court. Their father’s agreement related to the "custody and use" of interviews given by the former premier to the government’s Oral History Department, according to a statement by the Attorney-General, the respondent. “The government will establish the proper interpretation and status of the agreement before the court,” it said in the statement. Further details of the case weren’t immediately available, and Lee Hsien Yang declined to comment. Lee Wei Ling wasn’t immediately available to comment. The Republic of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, died on March 23 at the age of 91, triggering a nationwide outpouring of grief. More than a million people waited for as long as 10 hours to pay their last respects. Lee’s death and celebrations to mark Singapore’s 50th year of independence helped the ruling People’s Action Party, helmed by eldest son Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, extend its more than five-decade rule at the Sept. 11 election. The case is Lee Wei Ling, Lee Hsien Yang v Attorney-General, OS816/2015. Singapore High Court. Anyone heard anything about this ???
  15. Greatbirdlegend

    'cheap, good' food in S'pore

    I think there are some good food at cheap prices around the island. Problem is that these are few and far apart. Hardly what I would call easily accessible. Most of them are overpriced crap that they sell in aircon places. ----- Jun 10, 2011 Case poll finds 'cheap, good' food in S'pore By Jessica Lim Despite complaints that prices of food have gone up, people can still get a decent meal for $2.50. -- PHOTO: THE CHICKEN RICE SHOP DESPITE complaints that prices of food have gone up, people can still get a decent meal for $2.50. A survey released by the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) on Thursday found that 331, or 54 per cent of the 611 non-air-conditioned food stalls it checked sold dishes for $2.50 or less. The remaining number of stalls priced them between $2.60 and $6. The consumer watchdog ran the survey in April. It was carried out with the help of 10 mystery shoppers - a mix of volunteers and its officers - on randomly selected stalls. Portion sizes and the quality of food were not taken into account. The check focused on the prices of single portions of five common dishes here: plain roti prata, chicken nasi beriani, chicken rice, fishball noodles, and a plate of rice with two portions of vegetables and one of meat. Read the full report in Friday's edition of The Straits Times.
  16. i hope somebody can share his experience with me on this. i wanted to enrol my son to NAFA school for his diploma next year. I know we can use our ordinary acct for our child's education loan. but my ordinary acct is drained and my monthly contribution goes to my housing loan. next chance is my special acct. so i wrote to CPF board to see if i could use my special acct. replied from CPF below so my question is, anyone tried seeing their MP and could get special arrangement? or heard of any successful story pertaining to this type of scenario? my credit rating no as good, i think i cannot borrow from bank. thanks for reading.
  17. Soya

    Toothless

    Din know CASE is classified as Older S'porean......LOL
  18. Loki

    Another case of AMTK

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=618628664875671
  19. See this: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/courts-crime/story/ex-ntuc-president-and-mp-phey-yew-kok-how-the-case-unfolded-201506#xtor=CS1-10 After he run road for 35 years, now surrenders at age 81. My guess is that he probably as a severe illness and wants free medical treatment.
  20. Kb27

    Gun-shaped cell phone case

    ...asking for trouble.. http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-cellphone-case-gun-20150701-htmlstory.html
  21. Hi, All. Need some advice and help on the matter. In August, I rented a car from Car Club (used to NTUC Car Coop). In the morning about 830am, as I was traveling along Chuo Chu Kang Road. I was on the right side of the lane. At the location opposite Phoenix LRT station, just approaching the overhead bridge, I signaled to filter to the left. As I was about to turn, suddenly I saw the motorbike zoomed by and at the same time there is vehicle in front blocking as they were queuing to turn right at the T junction in front (with traffic light), hence I slowed down. Suddenly, I felt an impact and then i realized I was rear ended by a Lime Green Kia Coupe. At this point, my vehicle already partially entered into left lane, wanting to filter in completely after the motorbike passed. Therefore, after being hit, in order to avoid further danger from the incoming left lane traffic, I turned abit back to right lane. So that the left lane traffic still got place to passed by. We went through the procedure of taking down particulars, photos. The other party wanted to settle privately as he just got into another accident just 1 or 2 weeks ago. But I told him it is not up to me as this is Car Club vehicle. I told him I wd get the person in charge to discuss with him. The Person in charge did not wish to settle privately as he said once got rear ended, they will not want to settle privately, if the reverse happens, he will then ask to settle privately. Anyway, just got a call and email from car club, saying the other party's insurance claimed that it's my fault. His story goes like this. "He was traveling on the right lane. Seeing in front has clear traffic and smooth open lane, he drove at about 60 km/hr. When he was about to turn to the outermost right lane in order to turn right at the T junction. I suddenly signaled and filter into his lane, causing him no time to stop his vehicle in time even though he e brake. That caused him to rear end my vehicle." So, it became my fault that I filtered suddenly. Now, the Car Club saying i have 2 option. 1 is to pay up $2000 and settle, close case. 2 is to fight the case, with some additional charges borne by me, at the same time, I still have to pay $2000 to them. Only if after I win the case, then only they will refund me. Sorry for such a long story. This is my first time kena and worse, it is due to fault of others. So, any advice and help will be greatly welcomed. At the same time, can I don't pay the $2000? that's quite stupid considering they have to lock up my money till don't know when.
  22. More money recouped in 2014 with Case's help The Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) helped consumers wrangle back $439,701 from businesses last year, a spike from the $284,465 recovered in 2013. The jump could be a sign that more consumers with unresolved disputes involving high contract values, such as the purchase of beauty packages and cars, are turning to mediation for resolution, the consumer watchdog said in a statement yesterday. The largest settlement involved a woman who was invited to try a slimming session at a promotional price of $18. She was later pressured by the beauty salon into buying various slimming packages for about $88,000, even though she was unemployed. The matter was escalated to Case's mediation centre, and both parties eventually agreed on a cash refund of $55,000. The jump in the total amount recouped last year could also be because more businesses are open to mediation as a way of preventing matters from spiralling out of control, said Case executive director Seah Seng Choon. Last year, Case handled 125 disputes, of which 75.2 per cent were resolved. The sectors with the highest resolution rates were slimming and furniture (100 per cent), motor car (91.3 per cent), and electrical and electronics (85.7 per cent). In 2013, only 68.5 per cent of 146 cases were resolved. The Case Mediation Centre was set up in 1999 to resolve disputes between consumers and businesses in the presence of a third-party mediator - a trained Case volunteer. However, Case cannot force the seller to show up for mediation, as it is a voluntary process. After a settlement is made, it is up to the consumer to enforce it. The association, said Mr Seah, had found it easier to get business owners to the table last year, when several high-profile shutdowns and cheating cases rocked the industry. In January last year, hundreds of travellers were left in the lurch after popular coach and travel agency Five Stars Tours abruptly closed all its eight branches across Singapore. Last November, a Vietnamese tourist went down on his knees to beg for a refund after being allegedly overcharged for an iPhone at a Sim Lim Square shop. "Before, it was harder to get to businesses because they were less familiar with the way mediation is conducted," said Mr Seah. "They now realise that it's a cheaper alternative than getting sued by the customer, and is also less hostile and confrontational." He added that companies may also fear that matters would get out of control, resulting in negative publicity. "If there is an amicable settlement, there is also a higher chance that the customer will return," said Mr Seah. Mr Chan Chong Beng, chief executive of interior furnishing firm Goodrich Global, thinks mediation works. "If it involves a company that is at fault, getting a call from Case will really make those responsible sit up and take notice," he said. "Also, you know the customer is serious about his complaint, so they may be more inclined to take it seriously." But Madam Raja Lachimi, 55, who lost a $200 deposit in 2012 after the contractor who was supposed to paint her house never showed up, thinks that mediation does not help that much. She reported the matter to Case, and it tried to contact the painter, she said, but nothing happened. "I don't think mediation helps where companies are out to cheat their customers. They just won't show up for mediation," she said. "It would work only in cases where the other party is willing to co-operate." - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/more-money-recouped-2014-cases-help#sthash.hyAHQwLd.dpuf
  23. interesting... Singapore most complaint car brand? Volkswagen still bugged by consumer complaints Christopher TanThe Straits TimesMonday, May 25, 2015 20150525_ST_volks.jpg 1 0 0 0 0 Print VOLKSWAGEN (VW) continues to have the dubious honour of hogging the pole position when it comes to customer complaints. Data from the consumer watchdog, Consumers Association of Singapore (Case), showed that the German brand garnered 12 new-car complaints from customers from January last year to the first four months of this year. The figure was more than double that of complaints made against BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which shared the second spot. The two brands had five complaints each for the same period. Comparing complaints measured as a ratio against new cars each of the three brands sold, VW's performance was even bleaker. It had 3.41 complaints for every 1,000 cars sold, versus 1.2 for BMW and 0.76 for Mercedes-Benz. VW fared worse than its previous record. Between January 2013 and April last year, it had 11 complaints, earning it the top spot on Case's list. The Straits Times understands most of the complaints pertain to glitchy gearboxes. Civil engineer Uttar Kumar, 52, who bought a VW Passat 1.4 in December 2012, was among those who filed a Case complaint this year. He said he did so after Volkswagen Singapore failed to resolve problems with the car's gearbox despite numerous attempts. He said he noticed the car made abnormal noises on the first day. The noises grew louder and the car became jerky. "It was in the workshop almost every two to three weeks," Mr Kumar recalled. The car, he said, is still not satisfactory, despite its clutch, a component of the gearbox that is used in changing gears, having been replaced in 2013. "It's still not smooth, it shakes when it starts, there is power loss and sometimes there is a grinding noise," he said. Volkswagen Singapore spokesman James Page dismissed claims that its cars were defective. For instance, he said two of the three complaints filed with Case in the first four months of this year were unfounded. "There was absolutely nothing wrong with the cars," he said. "The customers involved perceived there to be some faults, and requested a warranty extension and a car replacement respectively. We could not accede to their requests and they lodged complaints with Case." In the third case, the customer did have some genuine issues with his car, he said, and repairs were covered under the car's warranty. Volkswagen Singapore also extended the warranty by one year. "Nonetheless, he still made a complaint to Case," he said. Checks with independent service quality firm JD Power revealed that VW's ranking in other markets has not been sterling, either. In the United States, JD Power's 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study found VW had 165 problems per 100 cars - more than the industry average of 147. In Malaysia, the brand ranked last in the firm's 2014 Customer Service Index. Even in its home market Germany, VW ranked above average - but below brands such as Toyota, Mitsubishi and Skoda - in the 2014 Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study. christan@sph.com.sg This article was first published on May 25, 2015. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories. - See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/volkswagen-still-bugged-consumer-complaints#sthash.Z8VrPB7W.SBUBorFC.dpuf
  24. Now, this is what I call consumer protection. http://www.smh.com.au/business/fisher--paykels-fine-print-too-fine-leads-to-200000-fine-20141221-12bm3d.html Fisher & Paykel's fine print, too fine, leads to $200,000 fineStephen Cauchi Published: December 22, 2014 - 10:33AM Whitegoods and appliance company Fisher & Paykel has been fined $200,000 for telling customers they needed to buy an extended warranty to protect their product against repair costs, while putting the truth in fine print. Warranty provider Domestic & General, who issued the extended warranty on behalf of Fisher & Paykal, was also fined $200,000. The Australian Competiton and Consumer Commission commenced action against Fisher & Paykel and Domestic & General in the Federal Court in late 2013 over the warranty documents accompanying dishwasher sales. Under Australian consumer law, consumers may be entitled to a repair, replacement or refund on a product beyond the time period covered by the manufacturer's warranty if the product suffered "major failure" or is not of "acceptable quality". However, the ACCC alleged that Domestic & General sent out 48,214 letters to purchasers of a dishwasher that had a two-year warranty. The letter stated that "your dishwasher is now a year old, which means you have 12 months remaining - after that your appliance won't be protected against repair costs. Fisher & Paykel can help." The letter then offered, for a fee, an extended two-year warranty on top of the original warranty. Federal Court Justice Michael Wigney said in his judgment, released on Friday, that Fisher & Paykel conceded that the statement was "false and misleading and the making of it was conduct that was misleading and deceptive". The misleading statement was "prominent" in that it was displayed in the main text of the letter on the front page, he ruled. Even though the relevant part of Australian consumer law was mentioned in the letter, said Justice Wigney, it was "in relatively fine print on the reverse side of the letter". The fine print included the statement that "you are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably forseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure." The court heard that 1326 consumers purchased extended warranties, paying between $100 and $220. After proceedings against Fisher & Paykel and Domestic & General began in the Federal Court, all of these consumers were contacted and "unconditionally offered a full refund" on the extended warranty, said Justice Wigney. Only 107 consumers did so. It is "unclear why so few consumers claimed a refund," said Justice Wigney. Fisher & Paykel and Domestic & General were also ordered to pay $15,000 in costs. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission began a national awareness campaign on extended warranties in 2012. "While extended warranties may offer protection over and above that provided by the Australian Consumer Law, they do not replace the underlying consumer guarantees," according to the ACCC. This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/fisher--paykels-fine-print-too-fine-leads-to-200000-fine-20141221-12bm3d.html
  25. Im wondering how to make our Gov wake up their mind. Its not the 1st time I came across such news, in fact, such case happened to 1 of my close buddy at AMK. It obvious case that its the pedestrian fault and why driver tio charge until so jialat? Is Gov trying to encourage the pedestrian to be more careless as they are protected by law no matter what? I undestand that the jaywalker already deceased and I shouldnt rubbing salt on others wound but I really pity the driver... he is the actual innocent fellow here. I hope government could be more fair when handling such cases. Dont give people the wrong impresssion and continue to try their luck on the road. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/fine-driving-ban-for/1330614.html SINGAPORE: A 77-year-old retiree was fined S$7,000 and banned from driving for five years on Tuesday (Aug 26) for causing the death of a pedestrian through his negligence. Willie Chan York Jen pleaded guilty to causing the death of 75-year-old Mr Mohamed Ibrahim Yusoff while driving along Lorong 2 Toa Payoh at the cross junction of Lorong 6 Toa Payoh on Dec 21 last year. At about 5.45pm that day, Chan was driving along Lorong 2 Toa Payoh and heading towards the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on his way home after playing badminton with friends. He stopped at a red light while travelling on the four-lane road at Lorong 2 Toa Payoh. When the traffic light turned green in his favour, he proceeded to drive straight across the cross junction. He did not see Mr Ibrahim, who began crossing the road when the red-man traffic signal was displayed. Chan failed to keep a proper lookout and Mr Ibrahim was hit by the front right corner of his car. Mr Ibrahim sustained head injuries, and was bleeding from the mouth and became short of breath. He fell unconscious and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he died later that night. Chan could have been jailed up to two years and/or fined for causing death through a negligent act.
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