Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Cleaner, the Court... Part 2

The court earlier said they would reserve judgement and just this week decided to move on and have an open court hearing on April 16. AGC, peeved, appealed that Ravi and his proxy, Vellama, had no case.

Cynical me might say that the court is damn good at wayang so far! Why? There is no separation of the executive, judiciary and the legislative they would say in unison. Like in some cheesy Hong Kong show when all the characters hilariously try to emphasis a point. However, today I'm not in a cynical mood and generously see this whole drama, although it is not Korean sob story standard yet, as the expected court independence. At least in showing why Ravi has no case. Frankly, I think Ravi would be mocked in court and that cleaner will be put to the stand and shown how clueless she is about the constitution.  16 April. Watch ...The Cleaner, the Court and the Constitution!

AGC appeals against ruling to hear Hougang by-election application
By Ng Jing Yng | Posted: 04 April 2012 2142 hrs

SINGAPORE: The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has lodged an appeal against a High Court judge's ruling that there are sufficient grounds to hear, in open court, an application by an Hougang resident to order the Prime Minister to hold a by-election in the constituency within three months or within a "reasonable time" deemed by the court.

A closed-door hearing will be held on Thursday before the Court of Appeal to consider the AGC's application for an urgent date for its appeal.

The AGC, represented by Chief Counsel David Chong, had argued before Justice Philip Pillai that Madam Vellama's application was "wholly misconceived" and "is legally unsustainable and is unarguable in law and fact".

Madam Vellama had filed an application on March 2 for the Prime Minister to be held accountable for calling a by-election in Hougang, following the sacking of former Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong from the Workers' Party.

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