From courtroom to screen

From courtroom to screen
Former DPP Paul Wong Chun Yi

SINGAPORE - Used to working in front of a public gallery in court while prosecuting criminals, he now has a different kind of audience.

The former prosecutor is now an actor.

And while he's not ready to give up his legal career just yet, he's already snagged roles in local television shows.

As a deputy public prosector (DPP), one of Mr Paul Wong Chun Yi's most high-profile cases was the one involving "Singapore's Edison Chen", Chen Guilin.

Chen, a former property agent, was jailed 50 months and fined $20,000 on Jan 19, 2011, for having 507 obscene films, of which more than 480 were clips of him having sex with various women.

Then a young DPP, Mr Wong handled the case just six months after graduating with a law degree from the National University of Singapore in 2010.

After almost four years, Mr Wong, 28, has resigned from the Attorney-General's Chambers and served his last day there on Aug 29.

On Sept 24, the second child of a housewife and a businessman will be appearing in an investigative docu-drama series, Of Fiends and Foes, on Channel 5.

Mr Wong plays a police officer investigating a heinous crime.

Eagle-eyed viewers of this year's National Day Parade (NDP) might have spotted him in a short snippet where he played a son who had just returned home from overseas.

He said: "For my NDP segment, my parents were glued to the TV. They were so proud of me when my face came up.

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