GOVT SHOULD MAKE PUBLIC AGC’S GROUNDS FOR COUNTING THE NUMBER OF PRESIDENTS

I refer to Yoong Siew Wah’s article “The conundrum of the Elected Presidency” (The Independent, Apr 5).

It states that “President Wee Kim Wee was never by any stretch of imagination an elected president and for the Attorney-General to start counting the five continuous terms from the term of president Wee is utterly incomprehensible and may be against the nature of justice.

Dr. Tan said that there was no proper explanation as to why the A-G advised the Government to start the count from Dr. Wee’s term and suggested that the Government can refer the Attorney-General’s opinion to court for independent judicial verification.”

Why not make the Attorney-General’s written opinion to the Government public, so that Singaporeans can have a better understanding of the legal or other grounds as to how the number of presidents should be counted?

Leong Sze Hian
A.S.S. Contributor

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