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.
Misuse of Drugs Act, Drug trafficking couriers, Presumption of innocence, Discretionary death penalty, Singapore
Asian Studies | Evidence | Human Rights Law | State and Local Government Law
Law, Society and Governance
International Journal of Evidence and Proof
Singapore's New Discretionary Death Penalty for Drug Couriers: Public Prosecutor v Chum Tat Suan. (2014). International Journal of Evidence and Proof. 18, (3), 260-266. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1260
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