Crime

Outrage of modesty prevention posters carry “strong deterrent message” to potential perpetrators indifferent to harm their victims may suffer: Police, in response to AWARE’s criticisms

The recent posters that highlight the punishments for committing certain crimes, including outrage of modesty, are aimed at sending “a strong deterrent message” to potential perpetrators, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Sat (16 Nov). Said posters, which are among the latest additions to SPF’s lineup of crime prevention visuals, were “designed to warn would-be offenders, who are unable to …

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Four repeat offenders convicted for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes

Four Singaporean men were sentenced by the State Courts in October 2019 to between 33 months’ and 105 days’ and 45 months’ imprisonment, and fined between $8 million and $34 million, for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a press release on Thursday (31 October) that the four men are Kamaruddin bin Abdul Latiff, 51 years old; …

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Malaysia hands jail term to laundrette cat killer

A Malaysian man who killed a pregnant cat by putting it into a laundrette dryer has been sentenced to 34 months in jail, official media reported, in a case that sparked outrage. K. Ganesh was handed the prison term Tuesday after being found guilty of breaking animal protection laws at the self-service laundry outside Kuala Lumpur in September last year, …

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Two activist journalists stabbed to death in Indonesia

Two Indonesian journalists mediating a land dispute between a palm oil company and residents have been found dead with multiple stab wounds near a plantation in Sumatra, police said. The body of Maraden Sianipar was found Wednesday in a ditch near a palm plantation in Labuhan Batu district, an eight-hour drive from the capital of North Sumatra province. Police found …

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UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday. Damien Michael Charnock used to be the head of Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive London private school. Police arrested the 60-year-old in March at an apartment in the city-state …

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Drug trafficker who made allegations against former lawyers loses appeal, judgment reserved in co-accused’s appeal against death sentence

45-year-old Ranjit Singh Gill Menjeet Singh will have to spend his remaining life behind bars and be caned 15 strokes for trafficking in 35.21g of diamorphine, as the Court of Appeal threw out his appeal based on, among other things, allegations that his lawyers at trial had failed to present his case according to instructions. The fate of his co-accused …

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Singapore jails drunk N. Zealander for biting policewoman

A New Zealand woman has been jailed in Singapore for six and half months for biting a policewoman’s arm after a drunken night out while visiting her sister. Katie Christina Rakich arrived in Singapore one evening in June, already slightly drunk, and headed for dinner with her younger sister and her sister’s boyfriend, court documents showed. The 27-year-old drank beer …

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