Tag Archives: Constitution

PAP PLAYS DIRTY: CHANGE CONSTITUTION, TWEAK RULES TO DISQUALIFY TAN CHENG BOCK PRESIDENCY?

The fact that the constitution has to be amended and rules need be tweaked to, firstly, prevent Dr Tan Cheng Bock from moving into the Istana and secondly to allow a minority (read Malay as the Indians have already had two of their own) to be elected as President show firstly, how dirty the PAP is and secondly, how its policies to integrate Singaporeans of different races and build a united country for the past 5 decades of its rule have failed miserably.

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CURIOUS CHANGES PAP MADE AFTER EVERY ELECTORAL SETBACK

After Low Thia Khiang won Hougang in 1991 and the SDP won 3 constituencies, they increased the size of GRCs from 3-4 to 5-6 in the 1997 GE. After the WP won Aljunied in 2011, they announced yet-to-be-revealed changes to the Town Council Act. After President Ong Teng Cheong became president in 1993 and questioned them about the reserves, they went back and changed the Constitutional powers of the Elected President in 1994

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S’PORE MUST UPHOLD MODERATE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

With regard to blogger Roy Ngerng’s recent legal episode, it is important for us to understand that Singapore courts have a genuine cause for thwarting the abuse of the constitutional right to freedom of speech (“Blogger Roy Ngerng found to have defamed PM Lee”; last Saturday). If we were to allow anyone to write, post or publish unsubstantiated, inflammatory and disparaging comments about someone else, Singapore’s social stability could be greatly compromised.

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M RAVI: CANING DRUG TRAFFICKER IS AGAINST CONSTITUTION

Yong, the first drug trafficker on death row to be resentenced under amendments made to the Misuse of Drugs Act — he was sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane — is appealing against his caning sentence.. His lawyer M Ravi said in court yesterday that caning is a form of torture or inhuman punishment and is in contravention of Article 9(1) of the Constitution.

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