Criminal Justice

3.7% drop in complaints received by CPIB in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in its press release states that it received a total of 778 complaints in 2017, a 3.7% drop from the 808 complaints received in 2016. All corruption complaints that are received by the CPIB would be evaluated by Read More

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134 women and two men arrested in 22-day anti-vice operation across Singapore
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that a total of 134 women and two men, aged between 23 and 50 years old, have been arrested in a 22-day anti-vice operation across Singapore which ended on Tuesday (10 April). Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Read More

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Acquittal of match-fixing charges against businessman upheld by High Court
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The acquittal of businessman Rajendar Prasad Rai on six match-fixing charges was earlier upheld by the High Court on Tuesday (3 April), following an appeal by the prosecution against the decision made by District Judge Crystal Ong in July 2017. According to Judge Ong, there Read More

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Two Airbnb hosts fined as first cases to be prosecuted under regulations introduced in 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The court fined two Singaporean Airbnb hosts for unauthorised short-term letting a total of S$60,000 each on Tuesday (3 April) in the first such cases under the country’s rules on short-term property letting introduced last year. The two men are 35-year-old Terence Tan En Read More

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SPF warns public of kidnapping threats via SMS
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) wrote a Facebook post on Wednesday (4 April), alerting members of the public of a fraud through an SMS which says that their loved ones had been kidnapped. The police stated that they have received numerous reports from members of Read More

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Drugs worth more than S$74,000 seized at Tuas Checkpoint
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) have announced on Tuesday (3 April) that two Singaporean men have been arrested after more than S$74,000 worth of drugs were seized at Tuas Checkpoint. In a joint statement, it was said that on Read More

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More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint and Pasir Panjang scanning station
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by Singapore Customs after an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer at the Pasir Panjang Scanning Station directed a 20-footer container on Thursday (22 March) at about 8.30 am for inspection. ICA stated that its Read More

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate leader sentenced to 5 yrs 8 months’ imprisonment and $30m fine
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Customs and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) have announced on Thursday (22 March) that the leader of a cigarette smuggling syndicate was sentenced by the State Courts on 22 March 2018 to five years and three months’ imprisonment and a fine Read More

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Jail for three men for causing commotion during Thaipusam in 2015
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

District Judge Kessler Soh fined three men, and one of them was also sentenced to jail, for causing a commotion during the Thaipusam procession in 2015 and clashed with police officers. DJ Soh stressed that it was critical that the police’s authority is not undermined Read More

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Amnesty International: Singapore sets second execution in one week
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd has been scheduled for 16 March, a week after Singapore’s first known execution of 2018 took place. The Singaporean man was convicted of, and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty for, drug-related offences in 2016. He maintains Read More

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