Case Name: Mizuno Keiji | Person in Portrait: L.A. Massie | Relation to Case: Judge
During the Second World War, Leslie Alexander Massie joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers and departed Scotland to the distant Southeast Asian theatre, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. When the war ended, Massie served as a judge in Malaya. One of his cases involved sentencing a collaborator to 10 years of imprisonment for leading Japanese soldiers to the location of British soldiers who were in hiding. In 1948, he travelled to Singapore and served as the President of the court for the last of the war crimes trial held in Singapore: the Mizuno Keiji trial.Read More
Elijah Han Wei Kwang completed this portrait when he was a second year student studying Law at the National University of Singapore. His passion for history led him to join the Singapore War Crimes Trials Project. He believes that history is best told through stories, thus writing for the project was a good opportunity to craft and tell these stories himself.