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David Roach, a 31-year-old Canadian who robbed a Standard Chartered Bank at Holland Village in 2016 and fled to Bangkok, was then extradited to Singapore from the UK.
However, the UK made a condition that Roach cannot be caned.
He was subsequently sentenced on 7 July 2021 to 5 years jail and 6 strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to his crimes.
No caning to be given
The President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, has remitted Roach’s caning sentence, exercising her powers under Singapore’s Constitution under Article 22P, where she can remit a sentence “on the advice of the cabinet”.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement that “no alternative punishment will be imposed on Roach in lieu of the remitted sentence of caning”.
Images source: Singapore Police and Bangkok Immigration Authorities