Singapore's pro bono heroes: Going beyond duty for those on death row

Lawyer Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed gives pro bono cases as much time as other cases, because "a person's liberty is at stake".
Lawyer Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed gives pro bono cases as much time as other cases, because "a person's liberty is at stake".ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

A passion for criminal law drove Mr Mohamed Muzammil Mohamed to pursue a long legal career.

Now 70, he was one of the seven recipients of the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (Lasco) long-service awards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Going beyond duty for those on death row'. Print Edition | Subscribe