According to police statistics, cases of outrage of modesty have been steadily increasing with 837 reported cases in the first half of 2019 alone. The number of reported cases has also spiked 36 percent since 2016.
The Courts want to help us, but are constrained by the current legislation. The inadequacies in our criminal justice system have been quite clearly exposed.
The 36-year-old Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident pleaded guilty for committing outrage of modesty. The victim’s identity is currently being protected under a court order.
The rider remained defiant and argued he was allowed to ride in the void deck. This is untrue as a ban on riding personal mobility devices (PMDs) at common areas in 15 HDB towns kicked in last month
For verbally abusing the judge and the judiciary, Ashby could also be charged with Contempt of Court under the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act (AJPA).
Data taken from the Government’s records on annual crime reveal a troubling trend: the number of outrage of modesty cases have risen considerably over the past 7 years.
The immigration officers found the men loitering in the designated female section of the holding area, instead of the male section.
Huang pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, with another charge taken into consideration for sentencing. She admitted that previous successes gave her the impression that it was “easy to steal from Gucci” and this compelled her to try again.
If convicted, Lin could be jailed up to 20 years and liable for a fine or caning if convicted for rape or sexual assault by penetration.