Subhas Anandan is undoubtedly the best-known criminal lawyer in Singapore. From taking on the sensational cases of Took Leng How, Anthony Ler and Ah Long San to his views on mandatory death sentences and ‘police entrapment’, Subhas Anandan has become the face of criminal defence in Singapore. But why does he choose to represent clients who are to all intents and purposes guilty? And are the criminals who he represents really the monsters they are made out to be? Has he ever felt sorry for the clients he represents? What are his views on the death penalty, and which parts of the legal system does he think need reforming?