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PAP Women’s Wing’s position on sentencing of dentistry student who tried to strangle ex-girlfriend

21 Jul 2020 < 1 min read

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We refer to the sentencing of student Yin Zi Qin which was reported on 17 July 2020.

The PAP Women’s Wing and PAP Women Members of Parliament strongly denounce violence against women.

Like many members of the public, we are dismayed that the sentence in this case appears disproportionate to the offence.

We respect our institutions and judicial system.  We also know that there are processes that allow legitimate concerns to be considered.

We have shared our concerns about the sentencing in this case with the Minister for Home Affairs and Law who has committed to look further into the matter. 

As we have done before, we will continue to champion women’s issues and their protection and advancement in Singapore, in Parliament and elsewhere as appropriate.