Bravo Ravi! Advances made in fight for justice!
I quickly called him and led him to court 19 where Miss Chee who is brought from jail to attend the WB-IMF Speakers Cornered case. I was the first opposition activist that was simultaneously fighting cases, doing jail time and staging hunger-strike all at the same time, now these other fighters can also apply my strategy. I am proud that anti-famiLEE LEEgime fighters are getting not only numbers, but also strength and skills. They can handle famiLEE LEEgime in court in jail on street as well as on election rallies. In every segment of the fight from facing LEEgime's judges; prosecutors; matas; prison wardens; candiates; 154th; minions; cyber-dogs etc, there is upper hand on our side all the way.
LEEgime's days are numbered. We gained ground at much better speed than expected.
There is very effective cross learning and exchange of experience + expertise besides development in the necessary strength to remove famiLEE LEEgime, we are now at a great magnitude apart from those old days, comparing Barisan Socialists' and late Mr JBJ's Anson days. LEEgime is hopeless in regaining their past advantages. They are deadmeat.
Jan 6, 2010
A photograph of the High Court. Singapore's highest court has made clear that it has a duty to correct miscarriages of justice and to hear new evidence or new legal arguments even after a criminal trial has closed. -- ST PHOTO
SINGAPORE'S highest court has made clear that it has a duty to correct miscarriages of justice and to hear new evidence or new legal arguments even after a criminal trial has closed.
In fact, the 'finality principle' should not be applied strictly to cases which involve the death penalty as 'it would subvert the true value of the judicial process'.
Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, Judges of Appeal Andrew Phang and V K Rajah, said this when spelling out the court's reasons for granting convicted Malaysian drug-trafficker Yong Vui Kong a stay of execution. A March date has been set for his appeal.
As is the practice with death penalty cases, Yong, 21, was allowed to appeal against his sentence handed down in November 2008. However, he chose to withdraw his appeal before the scheduled April hearing last year.
In November, his request for presidential clemency was turned down and he was supposed to have been executed last month.
Ten days later, his lawyer M Ravi petitioned the Court of Appeal for more time to appeal, among other things, asking that it consider new developments questioning the constitutionality of the death penalty.