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    Teen accused of murdering father in Yishun remanded

    CNA – A teenager accused of killing his father in Yishun will be remanded further for police investigations after a court granted a request by the prosecution yesterday.

    At the same time, the court rejected the defence lawyer’s request to have access to 19-year-old Sylesnar Seah Jie Kai before police investigations are completed.

    Seah was charged on Wednesday with the murder of his father, 47-year-old Eddie Seah Wee Teck on October 10.

    Defence lawyer Sunil Sudheesan had made three applications for access to his client on Wednesday, when Seah was first charged.

    Yesterday, two deputy public prosecutors took on the case and asked District Judge Terence Tay to grant them a further remand of seven days.

    The prosecution said the police investigations into “a very serious charge of murder” were only at day three, as Seah was arrested on Monday evening.

    “There is much investigations that remain,” said one of the prosecutors. “At this stage, we submit it is premature to grant access to counsel, given that we are in (an) infancy stage of investigations.”

    He said the law was clear that an accused person would be granted access to counsel “within a reasonable time”.

    The State Courts in Singapore. PHOTO: CNA
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