singapore - Criminal Law

Prosecution's Appeal dismissed in Case against Metro Scion

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by the prosecution and upheld a district court decision that Metro family scion Ong Jenn was not guilty of abetment to traffic in drugs.
Date: 16 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Molester gets longer Jail Term, Caning after Appeal

A yoga instructor who repeatedly molested his student had his jail sentence increased from nine months to a year and was also given three strokes of the cane yesterday after the High Court allowed an appeal by the prosecution.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Daughter of Hour Glass Founders jailed

The daughter of founders of The Hour Glass watch retailer was sentenced to jail for 22 months by the District Judge for repeatedly abusing drugs.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lau Cheng Kai and Others v Public Prosecutor

Criminal law - Prevention of corruption act - Criminal conspiracy; Statutory interpretation - Penal statutes

Date: 08 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 218; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Nur Jihad bin Rosli v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Offences - Property - Criminal Trespass; Criminal Law - Offences - Property - Theft

Date: 05 October 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 220; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Elderly Man jailed Five Years for trying to kill Sister

Justice Chua Lee Ming took into account the circumstances leading to the slashing, his old age and that his risk of committing such an offence again was assessed to be low.
Date: 09 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Tan Zhenyang

Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Appeals

Date: 28 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 209; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Serious Crimes and Counter-Terrorism (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Corruption, Drug Trafficking, and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act and the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act in order to enhance the legal framework for preventing money laundering and combating terrorism financing.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Federal Bill; Citation: Bill No. 43/2018; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Man who was fined gets Five Weeks' Jail on Appeal for assaulting Fellow Motorist over Parking Space

Justice Chan Seng Onn allowed the appeal, noting that the district judge had relied on the wrong precedents which looked at cases where both parties were guilty of using violence against each other.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Foreman gets Jail for molesting Colleague after High Court Appeal fails

The 38-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the woman, was found guilty in June of one charge of molesting and sentenced to nine months' jail. On Friday (Sept 28), the High Court rejected his lawyers' appeal to overturn the ruling.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2018

This Order comes into operation on 1 October 2018.
Date: 28 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 604; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Penal Code

The Government intends to undertake substantive reform in criminal laws to ensure that they remain relevant and up-to-date. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law invites feedback from the public on the proposed amendments to the Penal Code. The Consultation Period is from 9 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018.
Date: 09 September 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Ministry of Law

Public Prosecutor v Saridewi Bte Djamani and Another

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 14 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 204; Source: Singapore Law Watch

A Karthik v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Principles - Delay in prosecution; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Young offenders - Probation

Date: 13 September 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 202; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Criminal Justice Reform (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 572; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 (Commencement) Notification 2018

This is to notify that Sections 2(a) to (d) and (f) to (i), 4 to 9, 19, 31, 34, 37 to 63, 74(a) and (b), 76, 77, 82 to 86, 115(a), 116, 117, 119(a), 120, 123, 124 and 128(1), (2) and (7) of the Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 567; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Procedure (Audiovisual Recording) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 570; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Procedure (Prescribed Forms) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 569; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Procedure Code (Audiovisual Recording) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 571; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Criminal Procedure Code (Prescribed Forms) (Revocation) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 17 September 2018.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 568; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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BOC, PCG Ink MOA for Strengthened Joint Anti-Smuggling Operations

The chiefs of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Coast (PCG), on Monday, October 15 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which provides them guidelines in the conduct of anti-smuggling joint operations within the country’s borders.

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