Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2014

Abstract

The article offers information on the history, evolution and significance of the new discretionary death penalty legislation for drug couriers in Singapore under the application of the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA). It discusses the judicial decision of the Singaporean High Court in the case of Public Prosecutor v. Chum Tat Suan in which the Court convicted the accused with chareges of importing of more than 94.96g of diamorphine into Singapore that was punishable under section 33 of the MDA.

Keywords

Misuse of Drugs Act, Drug trafficking couriers, Presumption of innocence, Discretionary death penalty, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Evidence | Human Rights Law | State and Local Government Law

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

International Journal of Evidence and Proof

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

260

Last Page

266

ISSN

1365-7127

Identifier

10.1350/ijep.2014.18.3.456

Publisher

Blackstone Press

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1350/ijep.2014.18.3.456

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