Court of Appeal: Alleged kelong king should be freed
Alleged kelong king, Tan Seet Eng, 51, also known as Dan Tan, was ordered to be released from detention by the Court of Appeal on Wednesday (Nov 25, 2015).
Since October 2013, the businessman had been detained under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, which allows for detention without trial.
In the court's judgment, Chief Justice (CJ) Sundaresh Menon said that Mr Tan's detention was unlawful.
He also said that the grounds given by the detention set out few connections with Singapore.
These are based on Mr Tan's running of the syndicate from Singapore and his recruitment of runners here, said CJ Menon.
He added: "While...these acts are reprehensible, and should not be condoned, there is nothing to suggest whether (or how) these activities could be thought to have a bearing on the public safety, peace and good order within Singapore."
Read the full report in our print edition on Nov 26.
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