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Public Prosecutor v Zamri Bin Mohd Tahir [2017] SGHC 79

Criminal law — Statutory offences
What constitutes an exploitative sexual relationship? Proposed law on new sex crimes sparks debate

What constitutes an exploitative sexual relationship? Proposed law on new sex crimes sparks debate

The Criminal Law Reform Bill presented in Parliament last week, among other things, makes it an offence to have an exploitative sexual relationship with anyone aged between 16 and 18, a move that has sparked debate among lawyers and legal experts.

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Supreme Court Case Summary: Zamri bin Mohd Tahir v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 9

While CA found that the appellant had acted as a mere courier, he had not been issued a certificate of substantive assistance. The HC's mandatory death sentence was upheld.

D Rashpal Singh Sidhu v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGHC 25

Criminal Law — Statutory offences

Cai Mei Ying v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGHC 24

Criminal Law — Statutory offences

Zamri bin Mohd Tahir v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 9

Criminal Law — Statutory offences
Paedophile admits sexually assaulting eight-year-old boy

Paedophile admits sexually assaulting eight-year-old boy

A paedophile, who sexually violated the eight-year-old son of a friend despite the valiant efforts of another boy to protect the victim, pleaded guilty in the High Court yesterday .

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Sentencing guide 'likely needed' for PMD offences

Sentencing guide 'likely needed' for PMD offences

High Court: Let cases be brought to courts before setting guidelines.

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Experts laud move to protect victims

Experts laud move to protect victims

Singapore's criminal law framework will be undergoing a major revision following changes proposed in Parliament earlier this week. Among the slew of proposals that stood out are provisions that punish those who witness a case of abuse but do nothing to stop it and updates to certain sexual offences that would also recognise men as victims of rape. The Straits Times speaks to legal professionals and experts on what these changes signify.

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Court rules online gambling offence to be deserving of harsher punishment than offence under Common Gaming Houses Act

In PP v Elger Kua Meng Tern [2019] SGMC 5, the accused pleaded guilty to using his office premises as a common gaming house, and for providing a Singapore-based remote gambling service.

'Do more to help those at risk of suicide'

'Do more to help those at risk of suicide'

 Abetment of attempted suicide continues to be an offence under the Criminal Law Reform Bill proposed in Parliament on Feb 11.

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HIV data leak: Why Brochez was not charged under Official Secrets Act in 2016

HIV data leak: Why Brochez was not charged under Official Secrets Act in 2016

AGC also assessed that any jail term under the OSA was likely to be concurrent with jail terms that he would serve under the other offences: Gan Kim Yong

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Drug trafficker found to be a mere courier, but apex court upholds death penalty

Drug trafficker found to be a mere courier, but apex court upholds death penalty

There was no evidence to show that Zamri, 44, had resolved to do more than deliver drugs at the point of his arrest: CJ Menon.

Parliament: New Bill to better protect minors from exploitative sexual relationship

Parliament: New Bill to better protect minors from exploitative sexual relationship

To determine if a relationship is exploitative, the court will consider a non-exhaustive proposed list of factors: MHA

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Reformative training law may be reversed

Reformative training law may be reversed

Young offenders who are sentenced to reformative training can no longer have their stint backdated to take time spent in custody into account, if proposed tweaks to criminal procedure tabled in Parliament yesterday are passed.

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Stiffer penalties proposed for crimes against the vulnerable

Stiffer penalties proposed for crimes against the vulnerable

Bill also widens coverage of such victims, raises Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility.

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