Public Prosecutor v Low Ji Qing [2019] SGHC 174

“There is no society where the rule does not exist that the punishment must be proportional to the offence.” -Emile Durkheim, 1938 This appeal was concerned with this fundamental principle of sentencing – proportionality. How does it interplay with the seemingly conflicting principle of specific deterrence, and in particular, the related principle of escalation when […]

The Law on Importation & Wilful Blindness – Accused Acquitted of Capital Charge

Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff [2021] SGHC 150 1. Introduction On 22 June 2021, the team at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP (comprising Eugene Thuraisingam, and Genghis Koh), as well as our former Partner Syazana Yahya, successfully secured an acquittal for Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff (“Shafiq”) of a capital drug trafficking charge, heard before Justice […]