- Patrick Seong Kwok Kei was a lawyer for many ISA detainees in 1987. He was himself detained in 1988.
- Patrick was a founder member of the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme of the Law Society of Singapore and an active member in several sub-committees, including being a trainer in the Advocacy Committee.
- Practising lawyer, specialising in civil and commercial litigation. Does some pro bono work without seeing the need to declare to all and sundry.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
– C. S. Lewis