singapore - Criminal Law

Cop jailed One Year for being Gang Member

A senior police officer, who was found to part of a secret society and the headman of a motorcycle gang, was sentenced to one year.
Date: 21 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Vikneswaren Ramu and Another

Criminal procedure and sentencing - sentencing - importation of diamorphine without authorisation

Date: 08 June 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 138; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined $5,000 for Illegal Import of White-Rumped Shama

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - 23-year-old Lim Ke Yi was fined $5,000 by the court today for illegally importing a White-Rumped Shama into Singapore.
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Woman fined $3,600 for Possession of Illegal Wildlife

Singapore, June 13 (AVA) - A 22-year old woman, Desiree Lim, was fined $3,600 by the Court for the possession of a civet cat and a red-footed tortoise (which is protected under the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, CITES).
Date: 13 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Ex-Banker jailed for Forgery, Cheating involving over $1M

A personal banker, who pleaded guilty to have indulged in financial mismanagement of clients money, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in jail.
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man found with 17 Passports fails in Appeal, gets One Year's Jail

A Chinese national who was discovered with the passports of 17 people when he arrived at Changi Airport, and could not account for them, failed yesterday in his appeal against being convicted and was sentenced to a year's jail.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

First Guilty Plea under Organised Crime Act

A 55-year-old Singaporean, who admitted to having worked for illegal gambling syndicate, became the first person to plead guilty to offences under the new Organised Crime Act.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man fined for operating an Illegal Pet Shop and breaching Dog Licensing and Control Rules

Singapore, May 23 (AVA) - 44-year-old Desmond Phua Ju Liang was fined $6,600 in court today for operating a pet shop without a licence, keeping unlicensed dogs and exceeding the maximum number of dogs allowed in a non-pet shop/farm premises.
Date: 23 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Maid in Singapore jailed for biting Baby

A Singapore court has sentenced a Myanmar domestic worker to 10 weeks in prison after she was found guilty of abusing her infant ward, a migrant activist group said.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Public Prosecutor v Fizul Asrul bin Efandi

Criminal Law - Offences - Hurt - Road rage; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Principles - Disqualification orders

Date: 14 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 119; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Koh Rong Guang

Criminal Law - Offences - Rape; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual offences

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 117; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Muhammad Khalis bin Ramlee v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Offences - Grievous hurt; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Grievous hurt

Date: 11 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 116; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tay Wee Kiat and Another v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal Law - Offences - Hurt - Domestic maid abuse; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Compensation and costs

Date: 08 May 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 114; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sinnappan a/l Nadarajah v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act - Illegal importation of controlled drugs

Date: 03 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 21; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Ramdhan bin Lajis and Another

Criminal law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 27 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 104; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Ong Heng Chua and Another Appeal

Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing

Date: 25 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 95; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Nimalan Ananda Jothi and Another

Criminal law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Appropriate sentencing framework

Date: 24 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 97; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v ASR

Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Rape - Young offenders - Intellectual disability; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual assault by penetration - Young offenders - Intellectual disability

Date: 20 April 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 94; Source: Singapore Law Watch

HSA suspends Licences of 10 Tobacco Retailers

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has suspended the tobacco retail licences of 10 errant tobacco retailers who sold cigarettes to minors under 18 years of age. They were caught via HSA’s ground surveillance and enforcement activities to deter the illegal sale of tobacco products to under-18 minors.
Date: 16 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Health Sciences Authority

Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018

This Act seeks to amend the Criminal Procedure Code and certain other Acts to enhance the fairness of procedures and ensure correct and equitable outcomes in the criminal justice system.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Federal Act; Citation: No. 16; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

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