Response by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, to Media on Case of Joshua Robinson

Published: 06 March 2017

"I can understand that there is public disquiet on the sentence. People are naturally upset. Parents in particular. The decisions on which charges to proceed is a matter within AGC's discretion.


AGC makes the decisions based on precedents, and what kind of sentence is meted out depends on previous cases.


Having said that, my understanding is that AGC is looking into this.


I personally should not be commenting, because the matter is not concluded, as time for appeal has not ended. It is therefore not appropriate for me to comment."