The Risk of Wrongful Conviction Given Singapore’s Legal Landscape

By Mark Cheng

“It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one,” wrote Voltaire. But one, at first glance to the criminal legal system of Singapore, might have his reservations as to whether this vision, or guiding principle, holds much weight here. The alleged culprits to blame lie within our Read More


A Clarification on the Judgment in Tan Koon Swan

By Louis Lim

Tan Koon Swan v Public Prosecutor (“Tan”)was the first case of stock manipulation in Singapore that took place nearly three decades ago. It was one of the largest corporate scandals that signalled the trend of white-collar crimes becoming increasingly Read More

The Need for Greater Legal Representation in Singapore

By Chong Joe En

In an archetypal criminal case, an accused person is safeguarded and championed by his defence counsel. Yet this stereotype does not always hold true. In his 2010 Keynote Addressto the staff of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore, former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong noted with concern Read More