How Poh Sun v PP

JurisdictionSingapore
CourtCourt of Three Judges (Singapore)
Judgment Date1991
Date1991
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13 cases
  • Law Society of Singapore v Tan Guat Neo Phyllis
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 4 December 2007
    ...153 and Hasan v General Medical Council [2003] UKPC 5. (b) But, if it is applicable, then: (i) the Court of Appeal in How Poh Sun v PP [1991] SLR 220 (“How Poh Sun”), in fully adopting Sang ([44] supra), has severely emasculated the judicial discretion to exclude evidence, which discretion ......
  • Goh Lai Wak v Public Prosecutor
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 2 March 1994
    ...for the respondent. Ankur Nath Ganguli v PP [1956] MLJ 206 (folld) Glannibanta, The (1876) 1 PD 283 (refd) How Poh Sun v PP [1991] 2 SLR (R) 270; [1991] SLR 220 (folld) Lorraine Phylis Cohen v PP [1989] 2 MLJ 288 (folld) PP v Van Damme Johannes [1993] SGHC 90 (refd) R v Sang [1980] AC 402; ......
  • Wong Keng Leong Rayney v Law Society of Singapore
    • Singapore
    • High Court (Singapore)
    • 5 October 2006
    ...Cheng Swee Tiang v PP [1964] MLJ 291 (folld) Haw Tua Tau v PP [1981-1982] SLR (R) 133; [1980-1981] SLR 73 (refd) How Poh Sun v PP [1991] 2 SLR (R) 270; [1991] SLR 220 (folld) IRC v National Federation of Self-Employed and Small Businesses Ltd [1982] AC 617 (folld) Kuruma, Son of Kaniu v The......
  • Wong Keng Leong Rayney v Law Society of Singapore
    • Singapore
    • Court of Three Judges (Singapore)
    • 6 September 2007
    ...views on the legal issues as follows: (a) The DC did not err in law in admitting the impugned evidence as this court in How Poh Sun v PP [1991] SLR 220 (“How Poh Sun”) held, applying the House of Lords’ decision in Regina v Sang [1980] AC 402 (“Sang”), that courts had no discretion in gener......
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7 books & journal articles
  • Administrative and Constitutional Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2008, December 2008
    • 1 December 2008
    ...privacy considerations apply as there is no constitutional right to privacy in Singapore. So too, the Court of Appeal in How Poh Sun v PP[1991] SLR 220 manifested a deference towards the workings of the executive branch in declaring ‘[i]t is not the province of the court to consider whether......
  • THE CASE FOR DEPARTING FROM THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE AGAINST PRIOR NEGOTIATIONS IN THE INTERPRETATION OF CONTRACTS IN SINGAPORE
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...Swee Tiang v Public Prosecutor[1964] MLJ 291; Ajmer Singh v Public Prosecutor[1985–1986] SLR(R) 1030; How Poh Sun v Public Prosecutor[1991] 2 SLR(R) 270; and SM Summit Holdings Ltd v Public Prosecutor[1997] 3 SLR(R) 138. 112Law Society of Singapore v Tan Guat Neo Phyllis[2008] 2 SLR(R) 239 ......
  • ADMISSIBILITY AND THE DISCRETION TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...in Ajmer Singh v Public Prosecutor[1985–1986] SLR(R) 1030, and confirmed by the Court of Appeal in How Poh Sun v Public Prosecutor[1991] 2 SLR(R) 270. 86 Although the High Court in Public Prosecutor v Dahalan bin Ladaewa[1995] 2 SLR(R) 124 excluded the statements, it did not cite R v Sang[1......
  • APPROACHES TO THE EVIDENCE ACT: THE JUDICIAL DEVELOPMENT OF A CODE
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal Nbr. 2002, December 2002
    • 1 December 2002
    ...1 SLR l43; PP v Teo Ai Nee & Anor[1995] 2 SLR 69; Chan Chi Pun v PP[l994] 2 SLR 6l; Chi Tin Hui v PP[1994] l SLR 778; How Poh Sun v PP[1991] SLR 220, [1991] 3 MLJ 216. 36 To the extent that its prejudicial effect outweighs its probative value. (See R v Sang[1980] AC 402.) 37 As when it woul......
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