30 Jun '11, 6am

"...I like to see the constitution changed to restore the power of clemency fully on the President. He can seek...

A journalist asked me to comment on the changes that I like to see in the constitution on the power of the President. (She said that Dr. Tony Tan had given some comments in his interview on this matter). I replied that I like to see the constitution changed to restore the power of clemency fully on the President. He can seek the advice of his Presidential Council or the Cabinet, but should not be compelled to follow the decision of the Cabinet. This does not mean that he will act against the advice of the Cabinet. The Cabinet or Home Affairs Minister can give its recommendation for the President to make the final decision. Unless the President has strong reasons, the President is likely to take this advice. This is a more proper approach. It is also better for the Government to allow the President to exercise clemency, and help the Government get out of a difficult situati...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2011/06/presidents-power-o...

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