Law & Order

Accomplice of ex-RSAF engineer in cheating conspiracy jailed for 14 months

A man was sentenced to 14 months of jail yesterday (17 Sep) for assisting his longtime friend, who is formerly an engineer with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), in cheating the Government of more than S$632,000. Jeevan Arumugam, 48, testified before District Judge Shaifuddin Saruwan that his actions resulted from "a pure lapse of judgement," and that Rajkumar …

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Sole-proprietor to pay penalty of $344,522 for omission of income

Tan Siew Hoon Pauline, 44, the sole-proprietor of Staffing Network which provides recruitment services, pleaded guilty on 30 July 2018 to five charges of understating her income without reasonable excuse for Years of Assessment (YAs) 2009 to 2013. The court sentenced Tan on Monday (17 September) to pay a penalty of $344,522, which is two times the tax undercharged of $172,261, …

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Singapore authorities have to explain blacklisting of Clare Rewcastle Brown

By Terry Xu Investigative reporter Clare Rewcastle Brown was briefly detained by immigration authorities in Singapore, according to Sarawak Report, the Malaysian news site which she founded. In a Facebook post that highlighted Rewcastle-Brown's detention, the Sarawak Report wrote, 'Clare was briefly detained in Singapore at 1AM last night after her book launch. Turns out 'someone' put her on the …

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Marital immunity for rape rooted in archaic colonial laws, incompatible with modern society’s morality: No To Rape Campaign activists

At the heels of the release of a report by the Penal Code Review Committee, part of which contains recommendations that will potentially remove husbands' marital immunity against charges of raping their wives, activists and founders of the No To Rape Campaign have raised questions regarding the law's seemingly slow progress in reflecting the values of society today. In a …

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Penal Code review committee pushing for the repeal of legislation on attempted suicide, recommends treatment in place of criminalisation

The decriminalisation of attempted suicide has become one of the highest priorities of the Penal Code Review Committee (PCRC), as it has found that the criminal justice system is not well-equipped in dealing with individuals experiencing suicide ideation. The PCRC, which was convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Law (MLaw) in July 2016, proposed …

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Detention of a radicalised Singaporean and suspension of order of detention under the Internal Security Act

A 33-year-old Information Technology Engineer, was detained in August 2018 under the Internal Security Act (ISA). Ministry of Home Affairs claims that their investigations showed that he was radicalised and wanted to undertake armed violence in Syria in support of the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It said that the detainee, Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir s/o Sheik Uduman …

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Singaporean DJ files constitutional challenge against Section 377A

A court challenge has been filed on constitutional grounds against Section 377A, a provision in the Singapore Penal Code which criminalises sexual activity between two men, by internationally renowned Singaporean disc jockey (DJ) and Pink Dot SG ambassador Mr Johnson Ong Ming on Monday (10 Sep). Mr Ong Ming, or better known by his stage name DJ Big Kid, filed …

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$40,000 worth of illegal cough syrup and medicines seized from HDB flat

More than 100,000 ml of illegally manufactured cough syrup and 1,400 tablets of assorted medicines valued approximately $40,000 were seized on Thursday (6 September) during an enforcement operation in the vicinity of Geylang Road with a follow-up raid at an HDB unit in Sin Ming Road. Health Sciences Authority (HSA) shared on Friday that the operation was conducted in collaboration with police officers …

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Two Chinese nationals arrested for serial ATM fraud

Two Chinese nationals, who are brothers, were imprisoned for a series of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud cases. The two, Zhao Yuxin and  Zhao Yukun are brothers. Zhao Yuxin, 30, booked a flight and flew to Singapore to look for his elder brother when he was unable to contacted him only to get arrested as soon as he arrived at Changi …

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61-yr-old cleaner sentenced three-years imprisonment for making calls to 999

A 61-year-old cleaner was jailed for three years on Thursday (6 September) after pleading guilty to five counts on making calls to an emergency telephone number, intending to annoy the operators and send false messages. Twelve other similar counts were taken into consideration for his sentence. Gurcharan Singh had faced the same matter several times since 2000. He made calls …

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