Crime

Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” to be part of sexual offences under Penal Code amendments

Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” will soon be classified as sexual offences under the Penal Code with the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Bill on Mon (6 May). The introduction of the Bill is in tandem with technological developments and the use of smartphones as a medium through which perpetrators often commit such sexual offences. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for …

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Bangladeshi man sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring an immigration offender

A 46-year-old Bangladeshi national and former work permit holder, Younus was sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring one male Bangladeshi immigration offender on 30 April 2019, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced on Friday (3 May). The authority then conducted investigations and revealed that Younus had rented a unit at Serangoon Road by enlisting the assistance …

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Three men arrested for importation and possession of counterfeit mobile phones and components for the purpose of trade

Three men, aged between 26 and 44, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the importation and possession of counterfeit mobile phones and components for the purpose of trade. Singapore Customs (SC) stated in a press release on Thursday (2 May) that it intercepted a consignment from China consisting of more than 500 pieces of mobile phone components believed to …

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Woman arrested for series of e-commerce scams

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams. The Police said in a press release on Monday (29 April) that it received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by an online seller who was selling Universal Studio Singapore tickets on Carousell between 5 and 9 January 2018. However, after payments were …

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Netizens express outrage over Police’s conditional warning to NUS undergrad who repeatedly filmed children in toilets, question leniency of punishment against offender

Following the high-profile sexual harassment case involving voyeur Nicholas Lim Jun Kai, who was merely given a 12-month conditional warning and an instruction to write an apology letter to Monica Baey – a fellow National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate student – for filming her whilst she was showering in her hall’s bathroom last year, a list of sexual misconduct …

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9,188 bottles of duty-unpaid liquor seized and four Chinese nationals arrested in operation

9,188 bottles of duty-unpaid liquor were seized in an operation in a unit of an industrial building in Woodlands Close on Thursday (18 April). Singapore Customs stated that four men were also arrested for their involvement in duty-unpaid liquor activities. The officers of Singapore Customs suspected that a consignment of goods in the unit contained duty-unpaid liquor. Therefore, they moved into …

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Sixteen arrested in last two weeks for duty-unpaid cigarette activities

Sixteen men were arrested in the last two weeks for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (24 April), Singapore Customs stated that the 12 Singaporeans, three Chinese nationals and a Malaysian were arrested in a series of operations conducted island-wide by Singapore Customs officers to clamp down on duty-unpaid cigarette activities. According to the …

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