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林鼎在李总理诽谤诉讼中对于两天内浮现的证据‘非常满意’

Oct 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

在李显龙总理的诽谤诉讼案中代表博客作家与财务顾问Leong Sze Hian的林鼎对持续了两天的诉讼结果表示高兴。

林鼎发布了一则Facebook推文,展示了其在10月7日庭审后与记者对话的场景。

他说:

“我对于过去两天中证据浮现的方式非常满意。”

在感谢媒体的同时,他还补充说:“希望各位能在本次庭审中找到些乐趣。”

案例回顾

李总理于2018年底就Leong在其Facebook页面上公开分享的推文提起诉讼。推文中包含指向一篇有马来西亚网站The Coverage所撰写文章的链接。

文章中包含对于李总理协助马来西亚前总理纳吉布·拉扎克与马来西亚国家基金一马发展有限公司(IMDB)进行洗钱的指控。

庭审最初计划从10月6日持续至9日,共四天。

10月6日庭审第一天时,林鼎对李总理进行了超过四小时的盘问。

随后他又在第二天(10月7日)对专家证人Phan Tuan Quang进行了交叉质询。

Phan是香港大学创新及资讯管理副教授,受李总理之邀前来提供专家证据。

审判在第二天早些时候意外结束,当时林鼎表示Leong不会出庭,因为辩方"非常满意我们有足够的案件证据。"

“我们有充足的材料来打败原告(李总理)”

林鼎进一步表示,根据他对李总理和专家证人Phan的来看,“我们(林鼎的团队)有充分的材料来击败原告。”

他补充说,在Phan提出证据后,他曾与Leong进行过交谈。Leong同意了他的建议:“在任何情况下,他(Leong)都没有必要提供证据。”

因此,林鼎向法院表示“被告无辩可答”。

Aedit Abdullah法官此后表示,他将保留对此事的判决。

双方将于2020年11月30日亲自回到法庭进行口头陈述。

预计将在11月20日前向法院提交书面意见。

下面是完整视频:

https://web.facebook.com/watch/?v=824580288291316

被告方对Leong Sze Hian诽谤案无辩可答!今早,我对李显龙的专家证人,来自香港的Phan博士进行了质询。我认为,从Phan博士那里得到的证据对于辩方非常有利。今天下午午休后,我告知审判法官Aedit Abdullah,我已仔细考虑了李显龙和Phan博士所提供的证据和回答,以及法庭上出示的证据,还有他们已经采纳的证据,对此我认为没有必要传唤被告Leong Sze Hian来提供证据。只有在辩护律师认为原告根据自身证据所提供的说法非常薄弱且没有根据的情况下,才会采取不对辩护方进行传唤以提供证据这样的行动。这是一个需要律师鼓足勇气才能做出的决策。

顶部图片为林鼎Facebook页面截图


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).