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We are on to Round Two as the State Prosecutors suffered a humiliating defeat when Ng Boon Gay was acquitted.
Under normal circumstances, anyone hauled up by the State Prosecutors usually do not stand a chance as any of such cases are made public only if the State Prosecutors have an iron-hold on evidence and/or witnesses.
From the State Prosecutors' point of view, Ng Boon Gay "got away" and that is a big loss of face there. The loss of face is so massive here that I suspect the DPP-in-charge's career is more or less hentak kaki liao.
So now, we head on to Round Two where we put the Ex-SCDF Chief up on the stand.
I suspect Peter Lim will not stand a chance this time. I believe the prosecution will prepare the witness better and plug up all the areas where they risk shooting themselves in the foot.
"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
I'd bet that's the mantra of the State Prosecutors right now.
Imagine the impact of the State Prosecutors' credibility if they were to lose two mega-profiles cases in a row?
The way I see it, that is not going to happen. We have already one DPP's career in the shit hole, I don't think they would want to have a second one tanked in quick succession.
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I guess Peter Lim would be cursing his luck that his case is after Ng Boon Gay's:P But then again, Ng Boon Gay's acquittal is still not final as the prosecution is considering appealing.
Is only 2nd day of the trial and prosecution witnesses are, in a way, helping Peter Lim already.
Arrenn: We have to take the facts as they are for now. Ng Boon Gay is not guilty. Period.
Appeal at this stage is speculation. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Garylee402: Well, in NBG's case, the witness started off the blocks with guns and rocket launchers. Yet, NBG was acquitted at the end of it all.
Like you said, it is only the 2nd day of a lengthy trial. Expect twists and turns during this time.
Perhaps, we should just sit back and enjoy the show. Let the judiciary process runs its course.
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