Miscarriage of justice; possible in Singapore?

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A man was jailed nine years and given six strokes of the cane in 1992 for the charge of trafficking cannabis. 15 years later, Justice V K Rajah has overturned his conviction is giving him a retrial. The basis for this is a lack of evidence provided by the prosecution, despite an apparent plea of guilty by the convict during the trial. It seems that the basis for the conviction then in 1992 was the plea of guilt, one which the TODAY article contests as being a result of certain factors. It is disturbing that the burden of proof in our criminal justice system has actually descended to a mere plea of guilt, something that could very possibly be simply the result of an inadequate representation being provided for the accused.