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The Seduction of the Simple: Insights on Singapore's future directions by Devadas Krishnadas

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4.3 CIVIL SOCIETY

•   Justice In The Here And Now

•   The Season Of Giving

•   In A National Crisis Can We Count On You, Singapore?

•   What Kind Of Society Do We Want To Be?

•   Tolerance Alone Is Not Enough

JUSTICE IN THE HERE AND NOW

First published on Facebook, 23 October 2015

A guilty verdict has been delivered in the trial of six members including the leader of the City Harvest Church (CHC), which formally concludes one of the longest trials in Singapore’s modern legal history.7 What can we learn about ourselves from this trial? What can it tell us about where we may be going next?

Let’s begin by rationalising why the trial was so protracted. There are several contributory reasons.

First, there were six accused.

Second, the court allowed ...

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