Daily Archives: 2018-06-06

Tun M and the deathly hallow(ed) silence

by James Lee Another day, another gauntlet on the shores of Singapore. If the past weeks in the post-Najib era are anything to go by, there will be more snide comments and veiled attacks by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Singapore. For one, he is craftily adept at understanding the ground sentiment. This was the main reason why he was …

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“Singapore does not have a Constitution” said Malaysia’s new Attorney-General, Mr Tommy Thomas in 2009

In a speech froom 2009 which focused on where Malaysia’s constitutional lawyers seek inspiration and precedents from, the current Attorney-General (“AG”) of Malaysia and constitutional expert, Tommy Thomas highlighted the jurisdictions of India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In listing these jurisdictions, he made reference to how their constitution and the constitutional courts have developed a robust system over …

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