A close look at abuse of process in criminal proceedings

04 May 2021

In Beh Chew Boo v PP [2021] SGCA 44, the Court of Appeal by a 2-1 majority disallowed the Prosecution from reinstating and proceeding with trial of non-capital charges for drug importation which had previously been stood down and withdrawn, on the basis that this amounted to an abuse of process.
This article discusses what amounts to abuse of process in the context of criminal proceedings.

You may read the article here.

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