RHT Law’s Senior Partner Mr Subhas Anandan responded to Straits Times forum letter in his capacity as president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS), regarding its stand on the issue of the Attorney-General’s (A-G) prosecutorial discretion.
In an exchange of letters between Mr Anandan and Mr M. Ravi, Mr Anandan clears the air on ALCS’s stand that the A-G should not be required to explain how he exercises his discretion, as the public should trust that the A-G will carry out his duty in good faith and act in the public interest and not abuse his prosecutorial power. The ACLS has full faith that the courts will intervene if the contrary is shown, and the public should trust that criminal lawyers will raise these issues before the court to do their best for the client.
Mr Anandan also questions whether it is time to consider allowing the courts to decide who should be hanged even if guilty of a capital offence, and not only leave it for the A-G to exercise discretion.
References have made to Straits Times Forum letters published on 23 Jan, 28 Jan, and 3 Feb 2012.
With the goal of ensuring children with cancer can still lead a normal childhood, RHT Law raised S$5,600.00 in our December 2011 Christmas fund raising effort for the beneficiaries of Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF).
The cheque and collage of well wishes was presented to Ms Neo Lay Tin, the current Executive Director of CCF, during the firm’s Chinese New Year lunch held on 30th January 2012. Entitled “With Love from RHT”, it consists of a collage of 120 cards bearing well wishes from donors.
RHT Law is a law firm that delivers international capabilities, locally. At the heart of the firm is a culture of giving. Apart from having CCF as RHT Law’s adopted charity, the firm also contributes back to society via pro bono work, community initiatives and philanthropy, educational sponsorships, and pledging to uphold corporate governance excellence.
RHT Law is a proud event sponsor for ROOTS, an arts exhibition conceptualised and organised by a group of 7 students from the Arts Management programme in LASALLE College of The Arts as part of their graduation showcase, the i-AM 2012 Festival.
As a firm that supports education via the arts, we share the organising committee’s aims of inspiring and engaging youths to gain a greater awareness of their cultural heritage, and the fostering of discussions and personal sharing amongst families.
ROOTS is a contemporary visual arts exhibition held from 3rd to 8th March 2012 at The Gallery, Old School. The exhibition will showcase artworks of 6 emerging and established visual artists of various backgrounds and the understanding of his/her ROOTS. This showcase will enable the exploration of relevance of cultural heritage in promoting a sense of belonging to a nation from various perspectives - experienced, emerging, local and overseas.
RHT Law joins Singapore Art Museum, Old School and others as sponsors for this meaningful project.
For more information, please visit their website.
In Issue 1 of RHT Law’s China Practice Bulletin, our China Practice team shared key insights on the changes in the legal and regulatory environment in China regarding “Foreign direct investment in China using offshore Renminbi" and “Administration measures on registration of debt-for-equity conversion”.
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