Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Home Affairs in each of the last 10 years (a) how many cases involving Chapter 11 of the Penal Code, relating to false evidence and offences against public justice, have the Police investigated; (b) what is the median time taken to investigate such cases; and (c) what is the breakdown of outcomes for such cases.
Mr K Shanmugam: Based on more readily available data, from 2018 to 2022, Police investigated 389 cases involving offences under Chapter 11 of the Penal Code. Of these, 61 cases were eventually prosecuted in Court. The remaining cases are still under investigation or had been issued with warnings, or no further action had been taken.
Police do not track the time taken to complete investigations of offences under Chapter 11 of the Penal Code. It depends on many factors, including the complexity of the case and availability of witnesses.
Ministry of Home Affairs
21 March 2023