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Reformative Training Law may be reversed

The proposed tweaks to criminal procedure tabled in Parliament will get rid of the provisions that used to allow young offenders who are sentenced to reformative training to have their stint backdated to take time spent in custody into account, if passed.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Stiffer Penalties proposed for Crimes against the Vulnerable

The new Criminal Law Reform Bill introduced in Parliament have provisions for people who commit crimes against vulnerable victims, such as maids and disabled persons to undergo twice the maximum punishment for similar crimes against others.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

24 Years' Jail and Cane for Man who sexually abused Stepdaughter

A man who has sexually abused his stepdaughter for since she was 12 was sentenced to 24 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane by the court, after his guilty plea to three charges of aggravated sexual assault by penetration, and also considering 18 charges of various sexual offences.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

17 Years’ Jail for Man who raped Underage Girl at Staircase Landing

Stanley Tee Ching Wei who has pleaded guilty to have committed statutory rape on an underage girl at staircase landing was sentenced to 17 years’ jail and given 14 strokes of the cane.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Young Lawyer struck off the Rolls for forging Degree Results

A young lawyer hoping to improve her chances of getting a job in the Singapore Legal Service submitted a forged transcript that reflected better grades in 2013. The 25-year-old did not land the job.
Date: 23 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Sex Abuse Case: High Court rejects New Evidence

The High Court yesterday rejected the testimony of a witness who came forward to support the claims of a convicted sex offender who insisted that his penis was deformed at the time he was accused of sexually abusing his daughter.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Training Centre Principal Sentenced to Ten Months' Imprisonment for selling and falsely certifying Course Certificates

Abduljafar s/o Abdulkuthose (“Abduljafar”), principal of Vsafe Training Consultant Pte Ltd (“Vsafe”), was sentenced to a total of ten months’ imprisonment on 1 November 2018. He was charged with fraudulently issuing 17 Building Construction Supervisor Safety (“BCSS”) course certificates and safety passes be ...
Date: 08 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Ministry of Manpower

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

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

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

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

Man fined $3,500 for Illegal Import of Greek Tortoise

Singapore, June 20 (AVA) - 40-year-old Ong Yi Chao was fined $3,500 by the court for illegally importing a Greek Tortoise into Singapore.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

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

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

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

Negligence: Van Driver jailed for causing Death of Two Malaysians

SINGAPORE, Apr 3 (Bernama) - A 25-year-old van driver who rammed into eight stationary motorcyclists along Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) in March last year, killing two Malaysians, was today sentenced to three months imprisonment and banned from driving for five years.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

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