Serving Singapore's interests and upholding the rule of law through sound advice, effective representation, fair and independent prosecution and accessible legislation.
What the public interest is, and how prosecutorial action interacts with it, is a complex topic. Reasonable people often disagree on what the public interest requires in any particular situation. These disagreements only get stronger in difficult cases. For example, where the behaviour of the accused evokes a visceral emotion, like anger or sympathy. Or where there is a clash of moral ideologies.
Yet, the public interest permeates all the decisions we make: From the moment we decide to charge someone, throughout the time we conduct the proceedings in Court, to the conclusion of the case, when we submit on sentence.
We have a peculiar situation in Singapore. Our overall crime rate is low and we have a long established reputation as one of the world’s safest cities. Crimes in the physical world are at an all-time low.
The Attorney General’s Office of the Republic of Indonesia and the Attorney-General’s Chambers of the Republic of Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") on cooperation.