Published: 13 July 2015
Ms. Sylvia Lim: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs whether he can provide an update on the status of the criminal proceedings against the suspect arrested in connection with the killing of two persons in the vicinity of Hillside/Kovan in July 2013.
1. With regard to the double murder at Hillside Drive reported on 10 July 2013, the accused was charged in Court on 15 July 2013. He is facing two counts of murder under Section 300(a) of the Penal Code and is currently remanded at Changi Prison Complex, pending Court proceedings. A Committal Hearing has been scheduled on 29 July 2015, for the Judge to decide whether or not to commit the accused to a High Court Trial. In the event that the accused is committed to stand trial in the High Court, the trial dates will be from 20 to 30 October 2015 and 29 March to 8 April 2016.