Tag: Penal Code

Jail for man caught smoking in void deck, bruising officer and offering S$12 bribe

Singapore -- A 44-year-old man has been sentenced to jail after being caught smoking in a void deck, pushing one of the officers who...

Changes to CLRA, Penal Code, POHA to be implemented January 1

Singapore—Changes to the Criminal Law Reform Act (CLRA), the Penal Code and the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) will be implemented starting next Wednesday,...

Possible ban on pre-marital sex in Indonesia results in Australians cancelling holiday plans to...

Fear of being arrested over new laws outlawing sex before marriage has resulted in many Australians cancelling holidays to Bali. The new laws would make consensual...

Millions risk jail with Indonesia’s illicit sex law which also bans homosexuality

Millions of Indonesians risk jail if a new penal code criminalising consensual sex outside marriage gets passed. Rights groups criticised the initiative as an intrusive...

Muslim clerics claim Section 377A repeal will threaten family values

The Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association (Pergas) released a statement on Wednesday, September 19, weighing in on the possible repeal of Section...

Netizens agree with lawyers that proving lack of consent in marital rape will be...

Some lawyers are of the opinion the proving lack of consent where there are accusations of marital rape will be a difficult matter due...

Law: “A good code no longer”

Three law professors in a recently released book have called upon the legislature to amend and give Singapore a modernised Penal Code for the...
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