singapore - Criminal Law

Ex-RSAF Engineer’s Friend and Accomplice convicted for Cheating Government of over S$632K

An Ex-RSAF engineer’s friend has been convicted of cheating the Government of over S$632,000 worth of contracts, after he admitted to five counts of cheating.
Date: 14 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Deputy Senior State Counsel fined, gets Ban for Drink Driving

A deputy senior state counsel was fined $1,600 and disqualified from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Dentist behind Bogus Medisave Claims Scam jailed Two and a Half Years

A dentist who has pleaded guilty to have acted as the main man behind the bogus claims scam involving his patients' Medisave accounts was sentenced to two and a half years in jail yesterday.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined $12,800 for illegally importing and keeping Tarantulas

34-year-old Tam Jiaming was fined $12,800 by the court for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas in his place of residence. Tarantulas are not approved to be kept as pets in Singapore. Some of the tarantulas are species protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman sentenced to Four Weeks Imprisonment for Animal Cruelty

39-year-old Tran Thi Thuy Hang was sentenced to 4 weeks imprisonment today for animal cruelty.
Date: 01 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

18 Years' Jail, 24 Strokes for Sexually abusing Eight-year-Old

A cleaner who had pleaded guilty to three charges of aggravated sexual assault by penetration on his landlord's eight year old daughter was sentenced to 18 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Fauzi Bin Sanusi

Criminal Law - Statutory Offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 177; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Jumaat bin Mohamed Sayed

Criminal Law - Statutory Offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 06 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 176; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man's Three-Week Jail Term cut to $250 Fine due to Terminal Cancer

A 68-year-old man, who was facing a three-week jail term for trying to bribe a building inspector, had his sentence cut to $250 fine after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. 
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Chief Executive convicted of Sexually Assaulting Son's Classmate; Bail revoked

A chief executive convicted of sexually assaulting his son's nine-year-old classmate was remanded into custody while awaiting sentencing because he was considered a flight risk.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hamzah bin Ibrahim v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal procedure and sentencing - Appeal - Application for adjournment

Date: 02 August 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 45; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sole Proprietor convicted for PIC Sham

Lim Mei Lee (“Lim”), 29, sole proprietor of Wahla Balloon, has been convicted and sentenced for abusing the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme by giving false information to illegally obtain PIC cash payouts and bonuses for Wahla Balloon.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Malaysian jailed Ten-Month for forged Passport Offences

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Bernama) - A Malaysian, Jagathes Kumar Koil Pillai was sentenced to 10 months´ imprisonment on Aug 1, for abetting four Sri Lankans to be in possession of forged Malaysian passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Public Prosecutor v Gunasilan Nadarajah

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act; Evidence - Proof of evidence - Onus of proof

Date: 01 August 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 170; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Muhammad Sutarno bin Nasir v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Totality principle; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Rule against double counting

Date: 30 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 43; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-RSAF Man jailed in $1.8m Cheating Case

A former engineer was sentenced to over two years' jail for cheating govenment, graft and OSA offences over contracts worth more than $1.8 million.
Date: 28 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Three Sri Lankan men jailed for forged Malaysia Visas

SINGAPORE, July 23 (Bernama) - Three Sri Lankan men were convicted and sentenced to eight months' imprisonment on July 20 for possessing forged Malaysia visas in their Sri Lankan passports, according to Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
Date: 23 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Adri Anton Kalangie v Public Prosecutor

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

Date: 16 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 40; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Zulkarnain bin Kemat and Others

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 16 July 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 161; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Former Director fined $550,000 for conspiring with Two Men to evade Duties and GST on 2,700 Cartons of Beer

A former director of Liquorland Distribution Private Limited was sentenced by the State Courts on 5 July 2018 to a fine of $550,000 for engaging in a conspiracy with two men to evade duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 2,700 cartons of beer.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Customs Department

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

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