PENALTIES FOR 3 SEX CRIMES TO GO UP AFTER REVIEW, ACADEMIC POTENCIAL SHOULD NOT CARRY MUCH WEIGHT: SHANMUGAM
March 5, 2021
Lydia Lam, Jalelah Abu Baker
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: The maximum penalties for three types of sexual offences will each be increased by a year, after a review of how some sexual and violence-related crimes are sentenced by Singapore courts, Minister of Law K Shanmugam said on Friday (Mar 5).
On top of this, mitigation pleas in certain types of offences based on the offender’s educational qualifications or academic potential “should not carry much weight”, he said in a ministerial statement in Parliament.
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