Merely a co-incidence?
March 18, 2010, 1:08 am
Filed under: By Rachel Zeng

When I was scouring online for news and blog posts regarding Yong Vui Kong’s appeal yesterday, I stumbled upon an interesting article by the Straits Times. You can read it here.

As I was not a subscriber of Straits Times, I was unable to read the full exclusive. However, I managed to find it here.

Reading the full version, it seemed to me like an overdue article. Isn’t it such a co-incidence that it came out after judges reserved their judgment on Yong Vui Kong’s appeal as well as the appeal made by the government regarding the acquittal of the five opposition leaders and supporters for taking part in an ‘illegal procession’ in 2007?

Well, I am not sure whether it has been nicely timed or just a mere co-incidence. I am just wondering if anyone would like to share their opinions here. I do sincerely hope that it is really true that the judges are fully independent and show it through their judgments, backed with good reasons in their Grounds of Decision.


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They can talk, write and shout from the hills of their ‘independence’ but their actions & judgments say otherwise.

The ST report is based on this piece by the CJ: http://www.sal.org.sg/digitallibrary/Lists/SAL%20Journal/Attachments/500/%282010%29%2022%20SAcLJ%20229-251%20%28March%29%20Chan%20CJ.pdf

These two reports are also worth reading:

http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=0081C460-4B39-4ACB-BB40-8303FCEFDB31

Comment by Jacob 69er

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Haha, we were talking about this article over lunch after the proceedings. It’s clearly part of a set piece and aimed at reclaiming some credibility. But well, deeds speak louder than words.

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