Drug trafficker escapes death sentence under amended Misuse of Drugs Act

SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man has escaped the gallows for drug trafficking as he satisfied the twin requirements for the discretionary death sentence, in the first capital case prosecuted under the amended Misuse of… Continue reading

Call for guidelines on death penalty

By K.C. Vijayan, Senior Law Correspondent The Straits Times Monday, Mar 25, 2013 SINGAPORE – A former senior district judge has called for guidelines on how judges should use their discretion to decide… Continue reading

Death row inmate’s conviction quashed

By K.C. Vijayan The Straits Times Monday, Mar 11, 2013 SINGAPORE – DEATH row inmate Mervin Singh was spared the gallows on Friday when the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction for drug… Continue reading


By K.c. Vijayan The Straits Times Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 SINGAPORE – They were facing certain death by hanging, but may now get a lifeline as changes to the mandatory death penalty kick… Continue reading

Hope for some Singapore death row drugs inmates (By AFP)


By Rachel Zeng During the First Reading at the Parliamentary Sitting on 15 October 2012, a set of amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) was announced. Details surrounding the changes to… Continue reading

Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act (MHA’s press release)

Introduction The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill was introduced for First Reading at the Parliamentary Sitting on 15 October 2012. Background 2.         The Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) provides the legal framework for… Continue reading

A quick update on Cheong Chun Yin’s hearing today

By Rachel Zeng Brief update: Court of Appeal (COA) for Chun Yin’s case adjourned (before 12noon). Judges decided to stick by previous COA decision. In light of proposed amendment to MDP, COA recommends… Continue reading

10th World Day Against the Death Penalty 2012

10 October 2012 marks the 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign will be issuing a joint statement with Think Centre and We Believe in Second Chances during… Continue reading

The case of Cheong Chun Yin – Let’s hope for a re-trial

Case in brief: Cheong Chun Yin arrived in Singapore’s Changi Airport from Burma on 16 June 2008, carrying a black suitcase, thinking that it contained gold bars. He handed the bag over to… Continue reading