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Teen who killed Anthony Ler's Wife gets clemency after 17 Years in Jail

The teen accomplice of Anthony Ler, who infamously plotted the murder of his wife and got the death penalty, is finally out of jail after about 17 years behind bars.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-church Leader convicted of attempt to leave Singapore Illegally

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han was yesterday convicted of attempting to leave Singapore illegally from an unauthorised point of departure.
Date: 13 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Changes to Law on Criminal Detention without Trial to kick in Next Year

Amendments to the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act will take effect in the new year, when a list of criminal offences will be spelt out, the Ministry of Home Affairs said yesterday.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Law (Obligations on Person Subject to Supervision) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 1 January 2019.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 803; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that except for Section 2 of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2018, the rest comes into operation on 1 January 2019, whereas Section 2 comes into operation on 21 October 2019.
Date: 11 December 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 802; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Two escape Gallows over Drugs after Court flags Inconsistencies

Two men, originally sentenced to hang for heroin trafficking, were cleared yesterday after a split decision by the Court of Appeal, with two of the three judges pointing to inconsistencies in how the seized drugs were handled after the arrest.
Date: 06 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Soh Qiu Xia Katty v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing

Date: 28 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 260; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Shah Putra bin Samsuddin

Criminal Law - Statutory Offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 30 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 266; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Retrial for Man who retracted Guilty Plea at Mitigation

The High Court ordered a retrial for a shipping executive fined $240,000 for foreign labour offences, in a case which clarified the scope of the law as to when an accused person can retract his guilty plea.
Date: 29 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

First Person jailed over $40m SkillsFuture Scam; helped Sister hide $6.7m at Home

A jobless man who helped his sister and brother-in-law launder and hide part of the proceeds of their $40 million SkillsFuture scam - the largest case of a government agency being defrauded - was sentenced to five years and eight months' jail.
Date: 28 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dinesh s/o Rajantheran v Public Prosecutor

Criminal procedure and sentencing - Revision of proceedings

Date: 23 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 255; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Faster Protection being planned for Harassment Victims

Unmarried individuals in intimate relationships may soon find it easier to apply for protection orders to stop their partners from abusing or harassing them, with proposed changes to the Protection From Harassment Act (Poha).
Date: 27 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Maid who caused Toddler's Death jailed for Seven Years

An Indonesian maid, who pleaded guilty to causing the death of a toddler in her care, was convicted yesterday in the High Court and jailed for seven years.
Date: 23 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Koh Jaw Hung v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Women’s Charter; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Fines - Disgorgement of criminal proceeds

Date: 19 November 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 251; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Three Books banned for advocating Extremist Religious Views

Three books have been banned in Singapore for containing exclusivist or extremist religious views that promote enmity among different religious communities.
Date: 21 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Jail Time proposed for allowing a Young Person to take Drugs

Under proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, it will be an offence to expose children to drugs or permit a young person to consume drugs.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Drug Abusers who don't Commit Other Crimes could be sent for Rehab

Changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) tabled in Parliament yesterday could see a distinction between abusers who do not commit other crimes and repeat drug offenders who resort to crimes to feed their dangerous habit.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Higher Fines for not reporting Terror Financing, Suspicious Transactions

Individuals with a high level of culpability in not reporting terrorism financing offences could face a maximum fine of $250,000, up from the current $50,000. The maximum jail term remains at five years.
Date: 20 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Date: 19 November 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 51/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mohd Aziz bin Hussain v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 15 November 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 77; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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