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    Singaporean Law catches up with M'sian fugitive after 20 years on the run

    Law catches up with M'sian fugitive after 20 years on the run

    A 46-year-old Malaysian who was on the run for more than 20 years was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with effect from the expiry of his existing sentence meted out in 1999, for offences punishable under Singapore's Immigration Act and the Penal Code.
    Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in its website said R Siva Kumar was arrested with the help of the MACC on March 4 last year and brought back to the island state to serve his sentence for immigration offences he committed in Singapore in 1999.
    The Bureau said Siva was convicted and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and 12 strokes of the cane for engaging in a conspiracy to smuggle undocumented migrants from Singapore into Malaysia through Woodlands Checkpoint on Sept 24, 1999.


    The conspiracy involved bribing a Cisco officer (auxiliary police force) to allow buses ferrying the illegal immigrants to pass through the checkpoint without immigration clearance, it said.
    CPIB said the Cisco officer was convicted on Oct 5, 1999, and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and fined S$2,800 for corruption but Siva absconded from Singapore sometime in 1999 while he was on court bail pending appeal of his conviction and sentence.
    On March 9, 2000, a warrant of arrest was issued for Siva, it said.
    CPIB investigations revealed that in October 1999, Siva departed Singapore for Malaysia in the vehicle of an unknown individual known as “Boy”, who had produced a passport belonging to someone else at Woodlands Checkpoint to mislead the immigration officer into believing Siva was someone else.
    For his actions, Siva was charged on April 16, 2021, with offences punishable under the Immigration Act and the Penal Code, said the bureau.
    Today, CPIB said Siva pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with effect from the expiry of his existing sentence meted out in 1999.
    “The invaluable assistance and strong support by the MACC have resulted in Siva’s arrest on March 4, 2020.
    “CPIB is grateful for the close collaboration with the MACC on this case to ensure that the offender was brought to justice and there was no escaping the long arm of the law,” said the bureau.

    Law catches up with M'''sian fugitive after 20 years on the run


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    The looooooooooooooooooooooooong and oooooooooooooooooooold arm of the law

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    Obviously no statute of limitations applies in Singapore.

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    Generally, statutes of limitation set a time limit for action allowing the launch of proceedings after the date of the actus reus, civil or criminal, is known. Once those proceedings have begun and were within the limit then the clock stops. In criminal cases, once you have been charged and placed into the custody of the court, you're kippered.

    Most serious criminal offences are not subject to limitation in most jurisdictions.

    Thailand of course has another mechanism but this is only available to those of high net worth and is subject to negotiation.

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