District judge 'did not judge at all' in copying prosecution’s arguments for ruling: High Court

The High Court found a district judge had copied the prosecution's closing arguments to such a degree that his ruling could not be relied on to justify an accused man's conviction and sentence.

Still, Justice Aedit Abdullah upheld Lim Chee Huat's conviction and 11-month jail sentence for drug consumption, saying there was enough evidence for the appellate court to come to a decision.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2019, with the headline 'High Court takes issue with 'substantial copying' in district judge's ruling'. Print Edition | Subscribe