15 Jul '11, 5am

(TTR) Singapore justice: Guilty unless proven otherwise

(TTR) Singapore justice: Guilty unless proven otherwise

The unfortunate case of Ismil Kandar who was jailed for six years and almost sent to the gallows on a murder charge has exposed the inherent flaws in Singapore justice system which has been ignored for far too long. In Singapore, the maxim ‘innocent unless proven otherwise’ do not apply and instead it is ‘guilty unless proven otherwise’. Once you are labeled a suspect, you are considered as ‘guilty’ and the law enforcers will try ways and means to prove your ‘guilt’ in spite of evidence showing otherwise. The litany of comical errors which culminated in Ismil Kandar’s wrong convictions are caused by three systemic loopholes: 1. Over-reliance on investigating officers: Investigating police officers are given unchecked powers to conduct their investigations without any proper accountability. They can call up anybody for questioning for no reason whatsoever and then ‘hang’ th...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/07/15/singapore-justice...

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