Tag: drug offences

First death sentence via Zoom in Singapore

Singapore —Thirty-seven-year-old Punithan Genasan has become the first individual to receive a death sentence via Zoom call. Mr Genasan, a Malaysian national, who had been convicted for his part in a drug deal in 2011, was sentenced on Friday, May 15. Due to the high...

3.5 years of jail time for HIV+ man who refused screening

Singapore — A Malaysian man who refused to screen for HIV for years, later tested positive for the condition and may have spread it to others. He received a 3.5-year jail sentence on Thursday, September 5. Although he suspected that he had been exposed to...

Police looking for man who left unconscious baby with hospital nurse

Singapore—The country’s police force is now on a manhunt for an individual who handed over an unconscious six-month-old baby to a nurse at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on August 24, Saturday, and then immediately fled the scene. The police are looking into the matter, which...