Soh Kian Peng
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Kian Peng loves to eat and lift heavy objects. Above all, he loves a good book. He thinks that the law should be understandable to the man on the street and that arcane terms of reference should be confined to the dusty pages of law books.

SMU Lexicon: Ah Boys to Men: Training Deaths and Accountability
Business,Military Law

Reading Time: 13 minutesI.              Introduction Croesus might have been mistaken when he commented that “in peace, sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons”.[1] Training accidents do occur, and soldiers pay the ultimate price. On 18th April 2018, Corporal (“CPL”) Dave Lee, a full-time National Serviceman (“NSF”), succumbed to heat injury following his fast march.[2] Since then, […]

Buying a Property in Singapore and unsure of terms?
Business,Properties and Real Estate,Regional Law,Tenants and Landlords

Reading Time: 7 minutesSingapore has one of the highest home ownership rates globally (about 90% of the population). As such, most Singaporeans will be involved in at least one property transaction in their lifetime. Purchasing or selling a property for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially when one is confronted by the mountain of legal […]

Medical Treatment Gone Wrong – What are your rights as a patient?
Criminal and Litigation,Personal,Personal Injury

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Hippocratic oath demands that doctors do no harm. Thankfully, most doctors follow this in the exercise of their skills. Sadly, some fall short of the mark in discharging their duties to the patient, whether intentionally or otherwise, while others deliberately engage in unethical practices. In one case, Dr Wong of Raffles Hospital gave a […]