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Singapore's shameful sham judiciary, Part 1

Jeffrey Ong
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COMMENT Singapore loves feeling superior to Malaysia in every way. They have plenty of things to boast about: better public transport, less corruption, higher standards of living, and so on.

Here’s one simple question: is the Singapore judiciary any better than Malaysia’s?

That the Malaysian judiciary has had a tarnished reputation cannot be denied - the VK Lingam judge-fixing scandal, a history of sound judgements being overturned by judges promoted to the higher courts, and perhaps most blatant of all, the sodomy trials of Anwar Ibrahim.

Singapore can boast of cleaner streets, but when it comes to the judiciary, theirs is the burning shame of being right down there in the gutter with Malaysia. Now, we have a sham trial of almost Anwar-like proportions to demonstrate it.

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