singapore - Criminal Law

Indian National extradited to US over $312m Scam

An Indian national was extradited to the United States for his role in a call centre scam, which targeted more than 15,000 people in the US. Victims were cheated of at least US$230 million (S$312 million).
Date: 22 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ex-Keppel Shipyard Employee jailed for accepting Bribes

A Keppel Shipyard senior procurement officer has been sentenced to a year and nine months' jail for collecting more than $740,000 in bribes from some of the firm's suppliers after telling them the prices of products quoted by their competitors.
Date: 18 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Mohamed Shalleh bin Abdul Latiff

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 10 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 93; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Man gets 22 Years' Jail, 18 Strokes for Sex with Girl, 12

A man who had pleaded guilty to three charges of statutory rape was  sentenced to 22 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane by the High Court.
Date: 15 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BVZ

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual assault by penetration; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Criminal force and assault - Outrage of modesty; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Causing hurt by means of poison

Date: 26 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 83; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Taking additional evidence

Date: 19 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 75; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Sinniah a/l Sundram Pillai

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 20 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 79; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Soh Tian Khoon Raymond v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Disclosure; Evidence - Witnesses

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 76; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Ramesh a/l Perumal v Public Prosecutor and Another Appeal

Criminal law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act; Statutory interpretation - Construction of statute

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 17; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Ewe Pang Kooi

Criminal law - Offences - Property - Criminal Breach of Trust

Date: 15 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 72; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Lim Koon Eng Jeremiah

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 14 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 71; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BND

Criminal law - Offences - Rape; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Statements - Admissibility; Criminal procedure and sentencing - Sentencing - Sexual offences

Date: 28 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 49; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BSR

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Fellatio by a person under 14 years of age - Aggravating factors; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Prevention of Human Trafficking Act - Aggravating factors; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Outrage of modesty of a person under 14 years of age - Aggravatin ...

Date: 12 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 64; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v ASR

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Intellectually disabled offenders; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Young offenders

Date: 11 March 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 16; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lee Chen Seong Jeremy and Others v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Revision of proceedings - Section 370(1) Criminal Procedure Code

Date: 01 March 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 48; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Gan Chai Bee Anne v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Aggravating and mitigating factors - Restitution; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Totality principle

Date: 28 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 42; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Andi Ashwar bin Salihin and Others

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 27 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 44; Source: Singapore Law Watch

GCK v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Evidence - Beyond reasonable doubt - Sufficiency of third-party eye witness testimony

Date: 27 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 46; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yue Roger Jr v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Offences - Rape; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing

Date: 22 February 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 12; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v BUT

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Rape - Sexual assault by penetration; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Abetment

Date: 18 February 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 37; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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