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In his Ministerial Speech yesterday on Benjamin Lim’s death, Minister for Law and Home Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam, made the following comments regarding the Sub Judice principle:

“Once the Coroner announces his findings, both facts and conclusion, then people can offer their criticisms, viewpoints, comments on what the Police did, what my ministry did, or did not do. That is the official version of the facts, after people are cross-examined on the stand.

Sub Judice principles set out what can and cannot be said when a Court hearing or Inquiry, is pending. The various pronouncements, suggestions, statements which imply, allege that five officers interviewed him, that the Police intimidated, pressured Benjamin, into wrongly admitting to guilt. And that these must have been amongst the reasons why he probably committed suicide. These allegations possibly infringe the principles of Sub Judice, apart from being highly improper at this stage prior to the Coroner’s Inquiry. The Coroner decides on the scope of his Inquiry based on the Coroner’s Act. Some of these issues may be raised at or become relevant at the Inquiry. […]

The law is as follows: The Rules of Sub Judice generally preclude discussions which may prejudice proceedings but public officials like myself can make statements, if they believe it to be necessary in the public interest, even if there is a hearing pending.

See more at http://theindependent.sg/was-todays-report-on-benjamin-lim-in-contempt-of-the-sub-judice-principle/

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I think ah-Shan and government wanted to keep quiet and let the due process take its course but after all the rumours and stuff started spreading via rumour-mongers like TOC and other irresponsible websites..... they really buay-tahan liao .......  :P
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

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so the public wan a open case full report hearing despite knowing it will hurt both the victim and the Benjamin Family?? all these report is causing harm to both party. must wait till the victim die too than the public will be happy?

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so the public wan a open case full report hearing despite knowing it will hurt both the victim and the Benjamin Family?? all these report is causing harm to both party. must wait till the victim die too than the public will be happy?
They are already harassing Benjamin's sister, you say leh?
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They are already harassing Benjamin's sister, you say leh?

haiz, if the dad refused all kind of interview fr the start, all these will not happen. he sowed this seed. yes, he want to know the answer end up he caused more harm to his family. actually this will caused even more harm to the victim family

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They are already harassing Benjamin's sister, you say leh?

how u know?
没有心,就不会痛 😉

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chiasmus

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haiz, if the dad refused all kind of interview fr the start, all these will not happen. he sowed this seed. yes, he want to know the answer end up he caused more harm to his family. actually this will caused even more harm to the victim family
Look at it from his point of view, he just lost a son and there are so many questions hanging in his mind. 
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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/benjamin-lim-case-father/2566530.html

Mr Lim said that after his son’s death, there have been people going to their flat and following his daughter, wanting to speak to her about the case. “This got us very worried, because the thing is I already lost a son, and now it’s affecting my two other children,” he added.
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