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Photograph Must Be Tendered to Prove Crime Scene: CHOOI KAM WOH V REGINA [1954] 1 MLJ 264 MAGISTRATE’S APPEAL NO 119 OF 1954

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The Malayan Law Journal

CHOOI KAM WOH V REGINA

[1954] 1 MLJ 264

MAGISTRATE’S APPEAL NO 119 OF 1954

ACRJ SINGAPORE

DECIDED-DATE-1: 18 NOVEMBER 1954

MURRAY-AYNSLEY CJ

CATCHWORDS:
Criminal procedure – Identification by photograph – Subsequent identification

HEADNOTES:
This appeal raises a point of importance as to the value of identification by photograph. The facts and ratio decidendi appear in the short judgment reported below.  n1

n1

Editorial Note

While identification by photograph before arrest is acceptable in law, it has always been held that once a man has been arrested the identification should be by personal inspection. See Lai Ah Kam & Anor v Rex (1939) MLJ 306 and Public Prosecutor v Kok Heng & Ors (1948) MLJ 171.

MAGISTRATE’S APPEAL

The appellant in person.

GS Hill (Crown Counsel) for the respondent.

ACTION:

MAGISTRATE’S APPEAL

LAWYERS: The appellant in person.

GS Hill (Crown Counsel) for the respondent.

JUDGMENTBY: MURRAY-AYNSLEY CJ

The facts in this case were rather unusual. Someone was seen by a detective taking the bicycle of the complainant. The thief was not caught. A few days later the detective was shown 200 photographs from which he picked out one of the appellant. The appellant was later arrested in Kuala Lumpur and subsequently identified by the detective more than three months after the offence. There was absolutely no other evidence against the appellant. The procedure adopted is usual and perfectly legitimate, but the effect of a subsequent identification is thereby weakened. In the circumstances I did not consider that the charge was sufficiently proved.

Appeal allowed.

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