06 Jul '11, 7am

"what is as clear as day by now is [#Singapore's much-vaunted] police and the prosecution do not deserve our trust."

"what is as clear as day by now is [#Singapore's much-vaunted] police and the prosecution do not deserve our trust."

The Straits Times did the right thing to put the story on the front page, for it is a very serious case. Ismil Kadar was acquitted of murder by the Court of Appeal after spending six years in jail facing the death penalty. The judges slammed the police investigators and the prosecution for more than sloppiness in building the case against him, questioning their motives as well. Ismil and his brother Muhamad Kadar had been found guilty of murder by common intention in the 2005 killing of an elderly woman, Tham Weng Kuen, 69, while robbing her home. Her bedridden husband was in the flat as it happened, fully aware of what was happening but unable to help his wife. Describing the case as ‘extraordinary’, Justice V. K. Rajah said the 42-year-old’s confessions were obtained ‘in troubling circumstances’ which appeared to be deliberate breaches in procedures rather than mere care...

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