An accused may choose to plead guilty to a criminal charge brought up by the public prosecutor. Sometimes the public prosecutor offers the concession of a reduced charge or a reduced number of charges if the accused elects to plead guilty. An accused who elects to plead guilty might also receive a lighter sentence, which…Keep reading
Seventeen ethnic Malay individuals facing the death penalty in Singapore have brought a judicial review to the Singapore courts on the basis that the Attorney General’s Chambers has acted arbitrarily, and in a discriminatory manner, in imposing the death penalty on them, because of their race.Keep reading
At a recent film screening of Ayahku, Dr. G, activists, creators, and family members of inmates on death row in Singapore and Malaysia discussed the war on drugs in these two countries, societal and governmental challenges faced, and how to move forward with hope. Here’s our recap of the event.Keep reading
The Singaporean government repeatedly justifies the retention of the death penalty by claiming that most Singaporeans are in favour of capital punishment. But what do Singaporeans really think?Keep reading
Did you know that, under Singapore law, it’s possible to convict someone based solely on the confession of a co-accused person?Keep reading
A conversation with the Chair for the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Helen Clark, about drug policy in Singapore and best practices from around the world.Keep reading
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