Bedridden worker testifies via Zoom from Bangladesh in High Court lawsuit for injuries

Mr Janaed (on bed) had suffered severe injuries from a 3m-high fall in November 2018, and is now a bed-ridden quadriplegic. PHOTO: JAHID FAMILY
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SINGAPORE - In an exceptional stretch of the reach of online proceedings, a bedridden former construction worker suing his former employers and two others for alleged negligence testified in the Singapore High Court via Zoom from his home in Bangladesh.

The court also allowed the man's brother to be in the room with him to help him refer to bundles of documents as he testified.

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