singapore - Criminal Law - Judgments & Rulings

Public Prosecutor v Ridhaudin Ridhwan bin Bakri and Others

Criminal law - Offences - Rape; Criminal law - Offences - Attempted rape; Criminal law - Offences - Sexual penetration; Criminal law - Offences - Outrage of modesty; Criminal law - General exceptions - Consent; Criminal law - General exceptions - Mistake of fact

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 105; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v Dinesh s/o Rajantheran

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Criminal references; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Plead guilty procedure - Qualification of plea

Date: 23 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 27; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Yuen Ye Ming v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Misuse of Drugs Act

Date: 17 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 98; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Teck Kim v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Statutory offences - Protection from Harassment Act - Unlawful stalking - Sentencing framework

Date: 18 April 2019; Court: High Court; Citation: [2019] SGHC 99; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Public Prosecutor v P Mageswaran and Another Appeal

Criminal Law - Offences - Culpable homicide; Criminal Procedure and Sentencing - Sentencing - Culpable homicide

Date: 11 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 22; 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

Kong Hoo (Pte) Ltd and Another v Public Prosecutor

Criminal Law - Offences - Endangered species; Statutory Interpretation - Penal statutes - Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act

Date: 08 April 2019; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2019] SGCA 21; Source: Singapore Law Watch

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