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Additional appellate court would be a timely upgrade

Up to July 1993, Singapore had the Court of Appeal and the Court of Criminal Appeal, with the same judges presiding at different times.

When both were merged into a single Court of Appeal that hears civil as well as criminal appeals, its first appointed Judges of Appeal were Justice M. Karthigesu and Justice L. P. Thean.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Additional appellate court would be a timely upgrade'. Print Edition | Subscribe