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Prosecution not appealing against ex-CNB chief Ng Boon Gay's acquittal

Published on Jun 11, 2013 11:15 AM
 
Former Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) chief Mr Ng Boon Gay and his wife Madam Yap Yen Yen leaving the Subordinate Courts after he was acquitted of all charges by District Court judge Siva Shanmugam on February 14, 2013. The prosecution is not appealing against the acquittal of Mr Ng, said the Attorney-General's Chambers on Tuesday, the day of the appeal deadline. -- ST FILE PHOTO: TUKIMAN WARJI

The prosecution is not appealing against the acquittal of former anti-narcotics chief Ng Boon Gay, said the Attorney-General's Chambers on Tuesday, the day of the appeal deadline.

The AGC said in a statement on Tuesday that where legal principles are concerned, the district judge had agreed with the key submissions of the prosecution.

"No proposition of law emanating from the Grounds of Decision requires clarification by the High Court," said a spokesman.

"Where the facts in this case were concerned, the learned District Judge's Grounds of Decision stressed his reliance on his personal assessment of the witnesses and their credibility. In this regard, none of the learned DJ's findings of fact are of a nature that would in our view necessitate an appeal."

 
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