Subhas Anandan (1947– 2015) was undoubtedly Singapore's best-known criminal lawyer. The Best I Could traces the life and career of an advocate whose tireless devotion to the Singapore criminal justice system is legendary. In this highly personal autobiography, first published in 2009, Subhas describes not only the many sensational cases he covered, including those of Took Leng How, Anthony Ler and Ah Long San, but also his views on mandatory death sentences and ‘police entrapment’.
But why did he choose to represent clients who were to all intents and purposes guilty? And were the criminals he represented the monsters they were made out to be? Did he ever feel sorry for the clients he represented? What were his views on the death penalty, and which parts of the legal system did he want reformed? Read all about this in The Best I Could.
The first edition spent 16 weeks on the National Bestsellers List and over 20,000 copies were sold. This new edition includes excerpts from the late author’s forthcoming book It’s Easy To Cry.
© 2015 by Subhas Anandan. Published in paper format in Singapore by Marshall Cavendish International Asia, recorded by Storyside 2019.