Lawyer and death penalty critic Eugene Thuraisingam has apologised in court yesterday for making statements that were in contempt of court. He previously implied that ministers turn a blind eye to death penalty laws in Singapore because they are only after financial gains. His Facebook post was a response to Ridzuan’s death sentence as the man was found guilty of trafficking heroin.
The lawyer acknowledged his mistake and insisted nobody forced him to apologise. “There is no basis for me to have insinuated that judges have subordinated their judicial duty to financial greed or that they are more concerned, or preoccupied, with acquiring financial wealth and material goods which causes them to turn a blind eye to the injustice of the law they apply.”
He also said he voluntarily took down the post.
Orh-horrrr. What do you think, was he too outspoken?