Kwong v R: Retrial Ordered
ALEX KWONG WONG v R SC 53/2007 [18 April 2008]
SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND
 NZSC 29
ALEX KWONG WONG
Hearing: 14 April 2008
Court: Elias CJ, Blanchard, Tipping, McGrath and
Counsel: F C Deliu and E Orlov for Appellant
A Markham for Crown
Judgment: 18 April 2008
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
A The appeal is allowed and
the convictions are quashed.
B A re-trial is ordered.
(Given by Blanchard )
 At the end of the hearing the Court announced that the appeal would be allowed and a re-trial ordered, with reasons to follow. These are the reasons of the Court.
 The single issue on the appeal is whether at the trial of Mr Wong, who has been found guilty by a jury on charges of drug dealing and money laundering, “exceptional circumstances” existed in terms of s 374(4A) of the Crimes Act 1961 entitling the Court to proceed with 10 jurors when the defence did not consent to that course.
See... Full judgment: SC_53_2007_Wong_v_R.pdf