Nigerian on death row acquitted of drug trafficking by Court of Appeal

36-year-old Adili Chibuike Ejike, who was condemned to death 2 years ago for being found guilty of importing methamphetamine into Singapore, was cleared of...

Father laments police’s purported inaction in handling his six-year-old son’s alleged molestation case

A part-time Mediacorp actor has written in to TOC to express his disappointment over the purported inaction of the Singapore Police Force in dealing...

Singapore government’s justification for fake news law is similar to that of Malaysia’s Anti-Fake...

Debate is still swirling around the Singapore government’s proposed fake news law, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) – even more...

Malaysian drug mule Nagaenthran’s death sentence “a clear violation of international law” due to...

The Court of Appeal’s decision to convict 30-year-old Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam and to subsequently place him on death row is “a clear violation...

Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex...

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as...

Five-judge Court of Appeal throws out two appeals for lower sentences by sexual offenders

A five-judge Court of Appeal heard two appeals separately on Thursday (4th July), both of which involved sexual offenders who were asking for their...

AGC files complaint to Law Society against M Ravi for ICJ memo to Malaysian...

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has filed a complaint to the Law Society against Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi over his memo to...

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam says NMPs in agreement with key points...

In the wake of amendments proposed by three Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) and commentaries by two Senior Counsels regarding the proposed Protection from...

Lawyer Jeffrey Ong receives 13 additional charges on Thu for cheating offences

After being charged with eight counts of forgery under Section 468 of the Penal Code last week in relation to his alleged involvement in...

Dr Paul Tambyah: Chilling effect of ‘Fake News’ bill is bad for democracy in...

TOC recently interviewed Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, chairperson of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) to get his opinion on the proposed “Protection against Online...

Apex court upholds acquittal of man accused of raping lover’s daughter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday (8th August) morning upheld the decision of the High Court to acquit a 58-year-old man of five charges...

Court of Appeal grants last-minute stay of execution to drug trafficker

A day before his scheduled execution for drug trafficking, 31-year-old Pannir Selvam a/l Pranthaman made an eleventh-hour bid on Thursday (23 May), before the...

Another alleged voyeur case surfaces in NUS, perpetrator allegedly changed outfit to avoid identification

Nearly a month after Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s voyeuristic offence of filming fellow NUS undergraduate Monica Baey in the bathroom of her student hall...

Drug trafficking on the rise despite increased awareness of death penalty in Singapore

Despite Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s claim that drug traffickers are aware of the mandatory death penalty sentence in Singapore, there has...

SDP vice-chairman John Tan seeks court declaration on eligibility to contest in next GE...

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) vice-chairman John Tan Liang Joo, who was convicted for the offence of contempt of court last Oct, is seeking a...

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

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 lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs...

POFMA has been gazetted – it is now the law of the land

The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) is officially in effect as it’s been published in the Government Gazette online on 25...

POFMA will likely cover private messages such as WhatsApp, FB messaging

The proposal of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) have people concerned over the scope of the legislation. Many have argued...

Court of Appeal reserves judgment in criminal reference brought by money mule in love...

A seemingly simple case involving a money mule in love scams, has engendered important questions of law of public interest, which reached the highest...

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