Disgraced lawyer relieved, remorseful

Mr Edmund Wong was suspended for the maximum five years for professional misconduct by The Court of Three Judges.
Mr Edmund Wong was suspended for the maximum five years for professional misconduct by The Court of Three Judges.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

He regrets 2015 court incident that resulted in his five-year suspension

When lawyer Edmund Wong learnt of his five-year suspension through text messages, he felt both relief at not being disbarred and, perhaps more so, remorse for subjecting a molestation victim to an offensive and embarrassing line of questioning.

The 60-year-old told The Straits Times (ST) he had expected the worst and was "very grateful" to the Court of Three Judges, which had considered whether he was fit to practise law.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'Disgraced lawyer relieved, remorseful'. Print Edition | Subscribe