Aaron Yoong
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Aaron is a final year undergraduate in law at the Singapore Management University, with an interest in the law of torts and public international law. He is an active contributor to legal discourse, having published in forums such as the Tort Law Review, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and was invited to tender submissions before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. Aaron also represents SMU as a mooter, reaching the finals of several domestic and international moots. He will be graduating from SMU in 2019.

SMU Lexicon: Getting to the Root of the Problem: Written Representations to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
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Reading Time: 24 minutesIntroduction It is acknowledged that deliberate online falsehoods present a real and pressing danger in today’s world. As set out in the Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Law’s Green Paper on “Deliberate Online Falsehoods: Challenges and Implications” (“Green Paper”), the impact of online falsehoods can be significant.[1] However, the motivations that drive […]

SMU Lexicon: Punitive Damages & Contract Law: Implications of Airtrust
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Reading Time: 7 minutesIntroduction  In PH Hydraulics & Engineering v Airtrust,[1] the Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) addressed a significant point of law in respect of the availability of punitive damages for a breach of contract. In its judgment, the CA held that concept of punishment has no place in the common law of contract. This case note […]