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About the Programme
In 2016, Malaysian Beh Chew Boo (‘Beh’) was arrested in Singapore for allegedly trying to carry 499.97 grams of meth across the Causeway. He was sentenced to death in January 2020 by the High Court. In an unprecedented turn of events, the 38-year-old managed to escape the gallows when he was acquitted by the Court of Appeal in October 2020. In March this year, the Court of Appeal, dismissed a bid by prosecutors to proceed with the trial of four other non-capital charges against him. In a long and winding twist of events, Beh returned home to Malaysia a free man.
Lawyer Wong Siew Hong represented Beh throughout this ordeal. He said, “On the surface, Beh’s case was ordinary and bog standard. If even the tiniest detail went wrong, the case would have sunk without a trace, ending with Beh meeting the hangman.”
What impact did this case have on Siew Hong as a lawyer and as a person? Join us at this special one-hour webinar, facilitated by Peggy Yee, as Siew Hong reflects on the upheavals he experienced and his journey of self-discovery over the past 54 months.
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