Effect of illegal search
Kuruma v R, illegally obtained E is admissivle provided its relevent
(i) Saminathan v PP, only concerned with the relevancy and not the manner in which police obtained it. OTF, police who searched and arrested the accused wasn't a senior officer thus making the search and arrest illegal.
(ii) Saw Kim Hai & Anor v R: The appellants argued that the police
had not strictly proved that their entry into the premises was legal. Court held it has jurisdiction to try him even tho his arrest may have been illegal.
(iii) PP v Seridaran: illegally obtained evidence is relevant to the matters in issue, it is admissible
Singapore case of Cheng Swee Tiang v PP, Wee Chong Jin CJ opined that although evidence unlawfully obtained is admissible if relevant, there is judicial discretion to disallow such evidence if it operates unfairly against an accused.