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Desmond Tan on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

Giving false information to a public servant who is carrying out his or her duties is a very serious matter and can have very serious consequences; it could even be a matter of life and death, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). A Bill up for debate in the House therefore proposes that such an act can amount to obstruction and doubles the maximum jail term from three to six months. Other changes include increasing the penalty for abetting a serious crime that is ultimately not committed.

Desmond Tan on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

13 Sep 2021 01:21pm

Giving false information to a public servant who is carrying out his or her duties is a very serious matter and can have very serious consequences; it could even be a matter of life and death, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). A Bill up for debate in the House therefore proposes that such an act can amount to obstruction and doubles the maximum jail term from three to six months. Other changes include increasing the penalty for abetting a serious crime that is ultimately not committed.

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