The Corroborative Effect of Lies

Siyuan CHEN, Singapore Management University


In PP v Kamrul Hasan Abdul Quddus,[1] the accused was charged with murder. He and the deceased had been in a tumultuous relationship, and the main evidence that connected the deceased’s death to the accused, apart from the fact that her body was found in the construction site that the accused worked at, was that DNA taken from her rectum tested positive for semen that matched his DNA.