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03 December 2010
The Straits Times

"‘BAT MAN’ SPARKS ANGER OF NETIZENS"

A video depicting a man supposedly threatening another with a wooden bat attracted more than 20,000 views hours after it was posted on citizen journalism site Stomp.

“The so-called victim must come forward for the investigation to proceed. And depending on how legitimate the case is, the police could classify the case as verbal threat, criminal intimidation or possession of an offensive weapon.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

03 December 2010
The New Paper

"BAT MAN’S ANGRY ANTICS RILE NETIZENS"

Lawyers, experts say complaint should be made to police; motorists should control themselves.

“More likely than not, the police would take action since the person was armed with a baseball bat, which is something far more serious than quarrel. It suggests the person is potentially violent.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

29 November 2010
The Straits Times

"SOME ROAD BULLY CASES COME TO DEAD END"

No police, court action if case is deemed minor and there’s no evidence.

Excerpt from article: ‘[Criminal lawyer Chia Boon Teck] added that if a person is charged in court following a magistrate’s complaint, it is likely to be under the Miscellaneous Offences Act for intentional harassment, alarm or distress, which carries a fine.’

20 November 2010
The Straits Times

"IT’S ILLEGAL TO DOWNLOAD PORNOGRAPHY"

“As far as I’m aware, the police come after the person when there is a specific complaint, or if they are investigating something else and stumble across the materials in the person’s computer.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck

18 November 2010
Today Newspaper

"KPMG FOUND TO HAVE ACTED IN CONFLICT OF INTEREST"

Big Four firm was both Abterra Ltd’s scheme administrator and sole liquidator for shareholder’s claimant.

Features case handled by Mr. Chia Boon Teck.

29 October 2010
The Straits Times

"DISPUTE OVER UTILITY CHARGES OF $86,000"

Faulty transformer recorded lower power usage: SP.

“[on the face of it, the customer should not be liable since he has no access to the terminal point and no duty to maintain it,]…Even if the customer is contractually bound to maintain the transformer, he should seek legal advice.” – Mr. Chia Boon Teck