Bollywood Veggies Farm's Boss In Court

Monday, 18th October 2010

Mrs Ivy Singh-Lim, Boss of Bollywood Veggies, appeared in court on charges relating to her farm along Neo Tiew Road in Kranji. She was accused of failing to engage a professional engineer to conduct the inspection of her farm. The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) had sent numerous notices to her farm since April 2008. Her lawyer argued for the charges to be dropped, claiming the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) was singling Bollywood Veggies out for prosecution while other farms there were illegally operating and occupying their premises without the proper permits. Her farm was leased from the government's Singapore Land Authority (SLA) for 20 years.

District Judge Jasbendar Kaur ruled that the claim is something for the district court to decide and not for Ivy to decide. Mrs Singh-Lim, a former president of Netball Singapore, and her husband, Mr Lim Ho Seng, a former CEO of NTUC FairPrice, are both directors the company. Singh's mother, Madam Tan Lay Koon, is listed as its third director. If convicted for failing to comply with the notice, Bollywood Veggies Pte. Ltd (the business entity UEN199102752G) could be fined up to $20,000. If convicted of not appointing a professional engineer within the specified time, as the farm's representative Ivy faces a fine of up to S$40,000 or a jail term of up to one year, or both.

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Shady Shed In Bollywood Veggies.

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