He delivered justice in the case of A Kugan, who was brutally tortured and found dead in police custody.
And he spoke up for the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission, which is what many are clamouring for.
Justice V T Singham retires after delivering a judgement that stunned the nation.
Blog visitor Hamid Ibrahim adds:
I knew Singham from 1966 when I was the Town Council Secretary in Teluk Intan. He was Judge’s clerk and he was very keen on learning the law. He was with Cheang Lee Ong – Advocates & Solicitors.
When I started the CLJ in 1981, he came to work for me as legal editor in Kuala Lumpur; very studious, meticulous and hard-working person.
Later, he was a first-class criminal advocate.
When I was in London on business trips, he used to visit me and he was studying at the Buckingham University together with my son Nasser.
He is very courageous and forthright; it is hard to understand how he has been overlooked for promotion while … other junior judges were promoted.
He joined as a High Court judge and left as one.
Very sad indeed.
WE WISH HIM WELL.
(Actually, he joined as a judicial commissioner in 2000 and was elevated to the High Court in 2002.)
Well done, good judge. Malaysia needs more judges like you.