21 Jun '11, 1am

"There’s a morality tale somewhere in this, in the way Singaporeans have turned the tables on the PAP. Today, a...

"There’s a morality tale somewhere in this, in the way Singaporeans have turned the tables on the PAP. Today, a...

I know who I will vote for in the coming presidential election — whoever promises that he will commute all death sentences to long prison terms. Quite likely, any president determined to do that will trigger a constitutional crisis, for the convention in a Westminster-type system is that the head of state acts on the advice of the cabinet. But this would be a good constitutional crisis to have if it means one more step towards the end of the death penalty. Lee Hsien Loong and his government may protest as much as they like about such a president flouting convention, but he and his government have lost all claim to the moral high ground by repeated flouting of legal and constitutional convention themselves. The use of detention without trial, the negation of judicial review over the substance of charges leading to such detention, the suppression of constitutional guarantees...

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