Serving Singapore's interests and upholding the rule of law through sound advice, effective representation, fair and independent prosecution and accessible legislation.
On the second of March 2017, Joshua Robinson, a Mixed Martial Arts instructor, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for having underage sex with two 15-year-old girls. A huge public uproar followed.
What the public interest is, and how prosecutorial action interacts with it, is a complex topic. Reasonable people often disagree on what the public interest requires in any particular situation. These disagreements only get stronger in difficult cases.
We have a peculiar situation in Singapore. Our overall crime rate is low and we have a long established reputation as one of the world’s safest cities. Crimes in the physical world are at an all-time low.