Court Cases

Alleged drug trafficker with IQ of 69 on death sentence, in his final bid to escape the gallows with aid of lawyers and activists

29-year old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is an individual who has an IQ of 69, a finding by the prosecution’s psychiatrist which judges, including in the Court of Appeal, accepted and affirmed. This level of IQ meant that Nagaenthran is among those with “extremely low range of functioning”, according to the internationally recognised WAIS-IV test, which measures cognitive abilities. In …

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Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex court rules in criminal reference

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as a primary offender for “dealing with property representing his benefits from criminal conduct”, an offence under section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) …

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Netizens support woman sentenced to probation after shouting profanity at police for wrongly arresting her; prosecutor calls for harsher punishment

Evonne Keak Yan Ting, a 24-yr-old female, was slammed with one year of supervised probation on Tuesday (18 June), after she pleaded guilty to two charges last month – using criminal force to stop a public servant from discharging their duty; and verbally abusing a public servant. On 4 July 2018, three police officers who were patrolling around Hill Street …

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Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong rebuts allegations regarding his “interference” in Singapore’s judicial system

Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong has rejected allegations regarding his role in the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision to stay 31-year-old Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution on Thu (23 May). The Star Online reported Liew as saying on Mon (27 May) that the claim made by “a certain quarter” in the Republic regarding his interference …

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