High Court grants permanent injunction against electronics wholesaler Cyber Maestro in Sim Lim Square

The interior of popular computer mall, Sim Lim Square. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The interior of popular computer mall, Sim Lim Square. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced on Monday that a permanent injunction has been granted by the High Court of Singapore against an electronics wholesale company, Cyber Maestro Pte Ltd, in Sim Lim Square.

The injunction restrains the company and its employees and agents from engaging in several unfair practices within the meaning of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (Cap 52A) ("CPFTA").

The injunction application was filed by STB in response to the numerous complaints against the company's trade practices.

The complaints against Cyber Maestro included overcharging, exerting undue pressure to enter into a transaction and misleading consumers about prices and availability of goods.

The company continued with these practices despite repeated warnings from the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case), and requests from STB.

"STB takes a serious view of errant retailers who besmirch the reputation of Singapore as a premier tourist destination," it said in a statement, adding that it encourages consumers to report unfair practices.