“We must have the confidence that our judges will do the right thing” – Shanmugam on Annie Ee case

“We must have the confidence that our judges will do the right thing” – Shanmugam on Annie Ee case

The Independent·2017-12-21 07:05

In a Facebook post early yesterday morning, Law Minister K. Shanmugam expressed how he was troubled by how some people responded to the case involving a married couple inflicting horrific abuse against an intellectually disabled waitress living with them, leading to her untimely death.

The Minister wrote that while he was outraged by what happened to the waitress, Annie Ee, he opined that “we ought to be a civilised society, observing the Rule of Law, while expressing our unhappiness and moral outrage when seeing such conduct as in this case.”

Revealing that he put off sharing his thoughts on the case until after the appeal period in the court case was over, Shanmugam put forth three points in response to the strong public reaction over the case.

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