Negotiations between Parti Liyani and the AGC have broken down. I can only assume that it means they told her to go fly kite. So why is AGC refusing to negotiate? I don't know the reason. But I can guess.Read More »
Tag Archives: Attorney-General.
The front page of The Straits Times 25 Oct 1986 article "Report made against lawyer for alleged removal of legal files" has been making its rounds on social media. It reported an incident in 1986 where a female senior partner and a male lawyer at a leading law firm were reported to the police for alleged wrongful removal of company files. This issue also caught the attention of Lee Hsien Yang, the younger son of LKY and a Progress Singapore Party member. He voiced concerns over this article and its developments, saying how "Given all the circumstances, this is troubling."Read More »
Lee Hsien Yang posted that the AG has filed more than 500 pages worth of complaints against his wife, Lee Suet Fern. He said that LHL never voiced any issues with LKY's will when their father was alive. He was also bitter that his brother is unleashing so many complaints now even though he never bothered to discuss things with him and his sister, Lee Wei Ling. Lee Suet Fern has filed her Defence. How do you think this drama will unfold and how much public resources do you think will be wasted?Read More »
Despite delivering an eleventh hour petition to President Tony Tan, Muhammad Ridzuan Ali was executed at 6AM this morning. He was convicted on charges of drug smuggling. Activists M Ravi and lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam have posted their condolences and strongly condemned the government for not heeding their calls to …Read More »
We have the opposition MP questioning whether the appointment was constitutional because of his age. After all, an Article in the Constitution said the AG must leave the office when he turns 60, if he had hold the post for some time before that. Then we have the government saying the appointment was in accordance with the Constitution, with even a precedent being mentioned in the form of Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, who was 63 when appointed as Attorney-General for a two-year term. Govt said age does not matter, what matters is the suitability of the candidate. All good and well, but do we see this happening to the average Singaporean?Read More »
What resonated with me most strongly were the concerns expressed about the public duty and independence expected of the AG. Senators expressly affirmed that the person appointed as AG owed a Constitutional duty to the People to uphold the law, and, as its top law enforcement officer, to apply the law without fear or favour. Sen Sessions was specifically asked whether he could be independent and stand up to the President if the occasion called for it. These weighty questions should also be in our minds regarding our top law enforcement officials. Unlike the US system, we do not need Parliamentary approval of key public appointments such as the AG, so long as the President concurs with the advice of the PM and the Council of Presidential Advisors has no issue with it.Read More »