PP; Tan Ah Tee and Another

JurisdictionSingapore
Date1980
Year1980
CourtCourt of Appeal (Singapore)
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49 cases
  • Gulam bin Notan Mohd Shariff Jamalddin and Another v Public Prosecutor
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • 20 February 1999
    ..."possession" is satisfied by a knowledge only of the existence of the thing itself and not its qualities ...`. 55 In Tan Ah Tee v PP [1980] 1 MLJ 49, a case concerning the meaning of `possession` in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1973, Lord Pearce`s dicta was cited with approval by the Court of Ap......
  • SAHRUL MAZLEE BIN MOHD KHALID (NO K/P: 760608-01-7225) vs PENDAKWA RAYA
    • Malaysia
    • Magistrates Court (Malaysia)
    • 4 January 2022
    ...contained drugs. In Tan Ah Tee (supra), Wee Chong Jin CJ, delivering the judgment of the court, said ([1978-1979] SLR 211 at 217-218; [1980] 1 MLJ 49 at pg. Even if there were no statutory presumptions available to the prosecution, once the prosecution had proved the fact of physical contro......
  • Ramis a/l Muniandy v Public Prosecutor
    • Singapore
    • Court of Appeal (Singapore)
    • 3 August 2001
    ...contained drugs.In Tan Ah Tee (supra), Wee Chong Jin CJ, delivering the judgment of the court, said ([1978-1979] SLR 211 at 217-218; [1980] 1 MLJ 49 at 52): [E]ven if there were no statutory presumptions available to the prosecution, once the prosecution had proved the fact of physical cont......
  • PROSECUTOR vs MUHAMMAD HAFIZ MUKRIMIN BIN ABDULKEH @ NURHISYAMUDDIN
    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 3 February 2021
    ...laid down in Warner v. Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1968] 2 ALL ER 356; [1968] 2 WLR 1303 and modified in Tan Ah Tee v. PP [1980] 1 MLJ 49 were applied by the trial judge. In its grounds of judgment, this court quoted the following passage by the trial Ignorance is a defence when there......
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2 books & journal articles
  • MANAGING MENS REA IN SINGAPORE
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2006, December 2006
    • 1 December 2006
    ...in Warner v Metropolitan Police Comr[1969] 2 AC 256, and followed by this court in the case of Tan Ah Tee v PP[1978—1979] SLR 211; [1980] 1 MLJ 49. A long line of cases has since followed the ruling in these cases. Essentially, in order to prove possession, the prosecution had to satisfy tw......
  • THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE1
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 1992, December 1992
    • 1 December 1992
    ...a defence. 39 Evidence, at pp. 156—57. 40 Evidence Advocacy and the Litigation Process, at p. 165. 41 [1972] 2 M.L.J. 30, at p. 3. 42 [1980] 1 M.L.J. 49, at p. 51. The Court never mentions s. 107. Instead it appears to use the common law. Whatever the source, the formulation of the exceptio......

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