Serving Singapore's interests and upholding the rule of law through sound advice, effective representation, fair and independent prosecution and accessible legislation.
The dynamic and evolving COVID-19 situation has presented the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with a set of unique challenges and changed the way our prosecutors go about doing their work. However, AGC remains committed to our mission while supporting the Government’s efforts in fighting COVID-19, and is fully operational to deal with prosecution matters so that the criminal justice system continues to function in these extraordinary times.
The High Court today heard OS 111 and 181 of 2020, which are applications filed by Mr Ravi s/o Madasamy (“Mr Ravi”) on behalf of Gobi a/l Avedian and Datchinamurthy a/l Kataiah (“the applicants”). Both applications have been dismissed by the High Court.
In the first prosecution and conviction of labour trafficking under the Prevention of Human Trafficking Act, a married couple was each sentenced to 5 years’ and 6 months’ imprisonment and a fine of $7,500. The case involved the couple’s exploitation of female victims who had come to Singapore to work as dancers at a nightclub the couple operated.