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Leading criminal lawyer back in action

Published on Jun 4, 2014 8:43 AM
Criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan will be back in court tomorrow after a six-month absence due to heart and kidney ailments. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Leading criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan is "back from the brink" and set to appear for a high-stakes court case tomorrow after being out of action for six months.

Mr Subhas, 67, who is president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore, had suffered long-standing heart and kidney ailments which involved frequent hospital treatment.

"The six-month layoff gave me time to do a lot of thinking and get my priorities right," he told The Straits Times yesterday.

He recalled the very depressing double blow about six months ago, when his wife was advised "to take him off" support machines after his condition worsened and his kidneys failed, which meant he needed to go for dialysis regularly.

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