Tag Archives: AGC

SYLVIA LIM: FORMER PM LAWYER TURNED AG CANNOT BE A PART OF OXLEY RD DISCUSSIONS

There is a real possibility of a conflict of interest, and Ms Sylvia Lim questioned if both have recused themselves from advising the Government on the Oxley Road issue. Ms Lim raised the fact that this should be a matter of concern to each and every Singaporean who wishes to see Singapore as the bastion that upholds the rule of law. The question now that needs answering is has the AGC been already giving advice to the committee about Oxley Road? And if they have, who exactly in AGC is giving the advice? Has the AG himself, being a personal lawyer of PM Lee before, recused himself from touching the files of the case, as he had himself represented PM Lee in his personal capacity as a beneficiary?

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THE TRUE WINNERS OF THE CHC TRIAL? LAW FIRMS REPRESENTING CHC

The trial of the 6 City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders may not be Singapore's longest running trial, but it is the most expensive trial in the country's history. According to a senior lawyer, Foo Cheow Ming, each of the defendants may have to fork out at least $1 million more as the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has referred the case to the Court of Appeal.

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AGC WILL NOT APPEAL JOSHUA ROBINSON’S 4 YR JAIL TERM

Singapore's Attorney Generals Chambers announced that they would not appeal against the 4 year jail sentence for convicted pedophile Joshua Robinson even though there is public disquiet over the perceived lenient sentence. AGC clarified that Robinson did not commit sexual assault and both victims (15 years old) had consented to the sexual acts and were above 14 years old, the cut off age for statutory rape. If Robinsons' victims were under the age of 14, he would have been charged for statutory rape and caning would have been administered.

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AGC POHA APPEAL: AN ABUSE OF COURT PROCESS, A WASTE OF TAXPAYER’S MONEY

The courts have now given its final decision, after a two year battle involving the Attorney General’s Chambers, representing the Government, and lawyers working on behalf of Dr Ting Choon Meng and website, The Online Citizen (TOC). On Monday, the three-men panel of the Court of Appeal (CA), in a rare split decision, ruled that the Government is not a legal person, and thus has no recourse to invoke the Protection of Harassment Act (PHA) to defend itself from allegations made by Dr Ting.

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AMOS YEE IS FREE – BUT GOVT HAS SERIOUS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

The AGC’s discretionary prosecutorial decisions should be given greater scrutiny and questioning. Whatever it is, a government which applies the law inconsistently, and seemingly in a bias fashion, will create distrust in the legal and judicial system ultimately. Amos Yee should never have been charged at all. The charges against him are tenuous and ridiculous.

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CLASSIC M1 TV COMMERCIAL “DEYYY MUMBAI DAH! INDIA!”

Yesterday, we shared on our Facebook Page a funny M1 TV commercial that was aired in 2007. We have been informed by our fans that the Indian comedian in the commercial is Mr Vadivalagan Shanmuga. He is now a Deputy Public Prosecutor & State Counsel in Attorney General's Chambers.

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL CHAMBERS: LAWYER M RAVI HARASSED HIS OPPONENTS

Arguing in court for the order to be made, the AGC on Friday called Mr Ravi's move a "vexatious attempt to harrass the opponent" that had caused it to incur "unnecessary costs". Citing a letter the lawyer had written to the COI secretariat that requested his clients be allowed to testify at the inquiry, Deputy Public Prosecutor Hui Choon Kuen said: "Mr Ravi had sought to do the very thing he has complained about."

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[YOUR LETTERS] HOW COME ATTORNEY GENERAL CHAMBERS NEVER CHARGE CHC PASTOR TAN KIM HOCK FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT?

I am outraged when I saw a tweet by City Harvest Church Pastor Tan Kim Hock who posted "I ALSO NOTICED THAT UNDER THE SUN THERE IS EVIL IN THE COURTROOM. YES, even the courts of law are corrupt!" Isn't that contempt of court when the trials are ongoing? Singapore Courts have often use Contempt of Court to silence prominent PAP critics such as Alex Au and cartoonist Leslie Chew.

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Solicitor-General Koh Juat Jong to retire

SINGAPORE — Solicitor-General Koh Juat Jong will retire on Jan 31 after 31 years in public service, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) announced today (Jan 8). She will be replaced by Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee with effect from Feb 1. As Solicitor-General, Mrs Koh assisted the Attorney-General to supervise the work …

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