24 Jan '11, 4am

ACRES wins appeal against contractors

ACRES wins appeal against contractors

SINGAPORE: Animal welfare group, ACRES, (Animal Concerns, Research & Education Society) has won its appeal against the Clerk-of-Works which oversaw the construction of its Wildlife Rescue Centre (AWRC). The AWRC had to be demolished due to environmental pollution caused by the use of unsuitable backfill materials. In its judgement, delivered on January 20, the Court of Appeal concluded that Mr. Tan Boon Kwee was in breach of his duty of care to ACRES. This negligence caused ACRES to suffer economic losses. Justice Andrew Phang stated that ACRES has had to suffer the unnecessary stress and inconvenience of having to deal with a number of government agencies regarding the environmental damage from the contaminated back as well as delay the opening of the shelter and the commencement of the good work the shelter was intended for. Justice Phang said while these may not be lega...

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