Appeals court refers drug trafficker to trial judge

Convicted man claims his lawyers did not follow his instructions when defending him

A convicted drug trafficker who claimed his assigned lawyers did not follow his brief when defending him has been referred by the Court of Appeal to a trial judge.

The Court of Appeal made the unusual direction on Monday when dealing with the man's bid to introduce fresh evidence, through a criminal motion application, to boost the appeal against his conviction.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2018, with the headline 'Appeals court refers drug trafficker to trial judge'. Print Edition | Subscribe