Letter of the week: Judge's creative use of words lauded

The Supreme Court of Singapore. PHOTO: ST FILE

As a retired journalist and former court reporter, I applaud senior law correspondent Selina Lum for picking up this judicial gem by Justice Aedit Abdullah (Judge: Drug trafficker who escaped gallows trying to delay caning, June 4).

He was quoted as saying: "Given the absence of any semblance of a shadow of a phantom of a minuscule, ephemeral mote of any merit in the present application, the applicant could not have had any expectation or genuine belief in the possibility of a successful claim."

Judge-speak for "zero, zilch, nada"?

Steve Pivetta

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