Court rejects caregiver's bid to lift protection orders against her

PPOs had been issued as a result of actions in caring for mum, sister

A woman who was the sole caregiver of her dementia-ridden mother and her mentally retarded sister had personal protection orders (PPOs) obtained against her in 2012. This was after someone alerted the authorities about her conduct in a case of family violence.

She is now asking the courts to lift the five-year-old protection orders, but a family court has rejected her bid. District Judge Azmin Jailani instead varied the orders as sought by the Adult Protective Services (APS) on behalf of the mother and sister to make them more restrictive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Court rejects caregiver's bid to lift protection orders against her'. Print Edition | Subscribe