Public Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Penal Code

23 Oct 2018 LegisWatch

On 9 September 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law ("MinLaw") issued a public consultation on the proposed amendments to the Penal Code, recommended by the Penal Code Review Committee ("PCRC") in its report.

The proposed changes are in relation to (i) enhancing protection for vulnerable victims; (ii) keeping up with technological change; (iii) tackling emerging crime trends; (iv) updating the Penal Code; (v) harmonising criminal laws; and (vi) updating the sentencing framework.

This Update provides a brief summary of the key and salient points of the proposals in the PCRC report that refer to keeping up with technological change and tackling emerging crime trends. 

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