Masoud Rahimi bin Mehrzad v Public Prosecutor and another appeal [2017] 1 SLR 257


2017

We acted for the 2nd appellant in the Court of Appeal.  In its grounds of decision, the Court of Appeal considered and clarified the law in relation to the presumption of knowledge of drugs under section 18 (2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act.  The Court held that the subjective state of knowledge of drugs in an accused person’s possession must be evaluated against the objective circumstances surrounding the offence and that the reasonable man’s perspective is a useful evidential tool in assessing the accused person’s state of knowledge.

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