Beyond Suspicion?: The Singapore Judiciary

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Yale University Southeast Asia Studies, 2006 - Law - 405 pages
Justice in Singapore is Janus-faced. Singapore judges have a reputation for the integrity of their judgments. This book is about cases in which the political context of the case influences the judges to render decisions in favor of the Singapore government and its leaders.

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Francis Seow was educated at Saint Joseph's Institution in Singapore and at the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple, London. He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1956, serving as deputy public prosecutor until 1972, when he entered private law practice. Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew approved his appointment as senior counsel to a Commission of Inquiry which "successfully exposed communist tactics" in the Secondary IV examination boycott by Chinese students. Seow was subsequently appointed Solicitor General of Singapore. In 1989, Seow was appointed the first Orville Schell Fellow, Yale Law School, and in 1990, a Fellow at East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School. A widower, Seow now lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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