Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Aug 3 - Sadly, a foregone conclusion

The first thing you’ll probably notice when visiting the website of the Supreme Court of Singapore are the words “To superintend the administration of justice in Singapore”.

One can argue that a few cases cannot paint the whole judiciary as rotten to the core. But cases of a political nature especially defamation, in which the ruling Peoples Action Party as a political party and the government of the day, always wins cannot be denied. One must either be blind or deaf or both not to see this bias by our Courts.

And so, this farce continues tomorrow morning at 10am at the Supreme Court. That’s when the latest defamation suit, by the Lee tag team (consisting of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s former Prime Minister and currently Minister Mentor, & his son, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong) against Chee Soon Juan & Chee Siok Chin of the Singapore Democratic Party, takes place.

The Lees have applied for a summary judgement against the Chees and going by the PAP’s record and their pliant Courts, it is a sadly foregone conclusion that the Lees will triumph yet again.

It is disturbing, revolting and increasingly frustrating that the situation is such “..in the administration of justice” and that it happens so regularly that most Singaporeans have come to accept it as part & parcel of Singapore politics!

Here is the affidavit by the Chees in 4 parts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

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