On Wednesday in Parliament, Sylvia Lim pointed out that the PAP Government had couched the decision on how to count the Elected Presidency under a legal cloak by claiming that this was the Attorney-General’s advice. This was done to avoid any rigorous challenge in Parliament.
Indeed, on 9 Nov 2016, Teo Chee Hean had asked Sylvia to challenge the decision in court as it was the AGC’s advice.
But now Shanmugam claims it was never suggested that that the decision to count from Wee Kim Wee was made because of the AGC’s advice.
This is despite Lee Hsien Loong, Teo Chee Hean and Chan Chun Sing clearly saying the AGC had advised them.
How can you trust the PAP after this?
Most importantly, if this was a Cabinet decision, we need to ask: isn’t the interpretation of the Constitution and the law the province of the judiciary as retired AG V K Rajah had clearly written in 2015?
Who are Shanmugam and his ilk to decide on such issues?