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WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

This was AGC's response to a High Court judge's ruling that the Government must prove the falsity of a statement when its correction orders are challenged in Court. AGC insisted that the onus is on the party making the assertion to prove that the statements are true.

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PAP LEADERS FLIP FLOP ON AGC ADVICE, CAN WE STILL TRUST THEM?

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. 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. How can you trust the PAP after this?

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WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING DEBATES IF MINISTER'S SPEECHES ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY?

A netizen disagreed with Min Shanmugam for saying that every minister's speech be taken as statutory legislation. He argued that if this is true, it defeats the purpose of The Hansard (an official record of speeches) and having Parliamentary sittings in the first place. What do you think?

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DON'T BE MISLED, DECISION TO START COUNTING FROM WEE KIM WEE WAS NOT BASED ON AGC'S ADVICE

Workers' Party's Sylvia Lim, who finally got to speak on the EP, argued that the Government misled people into thinking that the decision to start counting from Wee Kim Wee was a result of the AGC's advice, when it was not.

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AGC: ALL WE WANTED WAS APOLOGY FROM LI SHENGWU, BUT HE NEVER GIVE

In claims and counter claims similar to the one that saw PM Lee and his siblings engage each party in their Oxley Road dispute, AGC had said that they offered to drop all charges in Li Shengwu apologised and withdraw his statements, but Li Shengwu had countered that the AGC had misunderstood his post, which he since ammended but did not take down.

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LI SHENGWU LEFT SINGAPORE EARLIER, FEARED HE'LL BE DETAINED

In a Reuters interview, Li Shengwu said he left Singapore for the US more than a week earlier as planned as his friends were worried that he may be detained or interrogated due to his contempt of court case. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin was quick to defend the legal system by saying it is inaccurate to make such statements because it is only part of legal procedures and laws.

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WITNESS SAID M RAVI TOLD THUGS TO GET HIM, CREATED A SCENE OUTSIDE LAW OFFICE

A witness who was at the scene where M Ravi had allegedly assaulted Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss defended the latter and recounted how he had created a scene outside their law office. He said M Ravi brought 3 thugs to cause a mess and also threatened to sue the office for corruption.

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WE NEED BY-ELECTION IN MARSILING-YEW TEE, DON'T LET RULING PARTY PLAY WITH THE CONSTITUTION

Our reader who is a resident of Marsiling-Yew Tee finds it undemocratic for the ruling party to play around with the Constitution and have Mdm Halimah Yacob quit the party in order to run for the Presidential election. She said this is not what the residents have voted for and hopes opposition politicians can do something about this.

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