Acquittal Does Not Mean Innocent
Standards of Proof in Criminal Proceedings and What They Mean for the Accused The recent cases of Parti Liyani v PP and PP v Yeo Sow Nam have thrown the spotlight on what it means to be acquitted. This article examines how
Compensation for Frivolous or Vexatious Prosecution
Parti Liyani v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 146 According to section 359(3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, an acquitted accused person may receive compensation if the prosecution was “frivolous or vexatious”. In Parti Liyani v Public Prosecutor, Singapore’s High Court –
Doubts on Legal Effect of Composition — PP v Koh Thiam Huat
This article examines the recent High Court decision on the relevance of compounded offences. It compares it with previous High Court decisions and suggests that a final determination on the issue by the Court of Appeal may be necessary.