SNA - Drug offender escapes caning with sex change operation

A SINGAPOREAN man who underwent sex change surgery before being convicted on drugs charges escaped caning after a court recognised the change in gender. Preeta Nivashani Rechnam, 40, was jailed yesterday for seven years and three months for a second drugs offence, but she escaped caning as Singapore law spares women, and men over 50, from the punishment.

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