Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s statement on appeal

Dr Tan Cheng Bock

My Fellow Singaporeans

After studying the reasons given by the Court and reading the official Court transcripts, my lawyers have advised that the Judge may have misconstrued the relevant Constitutional provisions. I have therefore filed an appeal to the Court of Appeal (CA No. 124 of 2017) to review the Court decision. I will leave it to my lawyers to submit the relevant legal arguments.

The appeal is likely to be heard on the week of 25 July 2017. The Court of Appeal will sit in open court. The appeal timelines were agreed beforehand between the AG and ourselves so that the case will not affect the Presidential elections in September 2017. I also appreciate the fact that Justice Loh and the High Court have done everything possible to enable this case to be heard swiftly.

I am heartened that many Singaporeans are taking a healthy interest in the law-making process and the Constitution as a result of this case. These are important things for us and our children to know. We must never take these institutions for granted.

 

Dr Tan Cheng Bock

 

 

 

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18 Responses to “Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s statement on appeal”

  • Protest Against Power-abuser:

    Bet every wise and sensible singaporeans would be looking forward to see who or will there a SG’s very own Justice Bao.

    We’ve heard of many heroes who had died for their country. In this case, we don’t need the hero to die, at most just break his rice bowl only. So, would Dr Tan’s appeal be successful? Who would be the hero to fix sg’s hay-wired system and not let our country deteriorate any further?

    Hope Dr Tan’s appeal would reveal the brave sg hero who dares to go against the emperor’s wish.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Dr. Tan, I know you don’t expect much from this appeal, but you still try for the benefit of our children and grandchildren. I am sure you have our support.

    If the judgement is still “.. does not fetter Parliament’s power … and .. is a policy decision which falls outside the remit of the courts”

    Then this is a mother of all arts of taichi!!!. Singapore has no help!!

    Dr. Tan, you are invited to Hong Lim Park tomorrow (15/7/2017) at 4:00pm.

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  • We believe in Cheng bock:

    It remains valid that our beloved 1st EP was none other than Mr Ong Teng Cheong! Records from Hansard will show you that !

    And it is also recorded in the Elections Department that Mr Ong won the 1st EP post!

    Acting in an appointment cannot be counted as having secured or confirmed in the job! Acting appointments are gazetted in the Govt gazette……..it has a timeline for acting ………you can buy a copy from the printers!

    When Wee goes on annual leave…….the covering president was also gazetted…….I believe it was Joe Pillay………also gazetted for a period………same argument for Wee! So Joe is also not EP!

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  • Bapak:

    Dear TCB, thank you very much for your fighting spirits. They are so afraid of one man you, the whole organs of the states in put together to ‘fight’ you. A very frighten and useless something(many skeletions)-to-hide government we have.

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  • Tatman:

    So many ridiculous things and rubbish intentionally specifically created by PAP to distract people and delay time., and all thanks to the shameless opportunist Tan Jee Say for the sudden join in to contest in the PE2011 back then, allowing Tony Tan to win the PE2011 against Tan Cheng Bock.

    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/current-affairs-lounge-17/tan-jee-say-opposition-champion-pap-spy-3595135.html

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  • Not affecting coming EP:

    It is amazing that the outcome of the appeal would not affect the EP 2017 Sept by sgreement between AG and TCB. The very matter in the appeal concerned that EP 2017 being scheduled exclusively for Malay based on Late President Wee being considered to be elected and not nominated. If the Appeal Court ruled that President Wee is nominated and not elected by the People thru the mandated election procedure as detailed in the Constitution, then the Sept 2017 will be the election designated for Malay and if it is carried out, it is a Constitution Violation and the Elected Presient is illegal.

    Surely AG and TCB are not above the law and the Constitution. In fact such private agreement is nothing less than deliberate contempt of the Court and worse Contempt of the Constitution. Justice is justice and should not be compromised by those judiciary responsiblr esp during this time when LHY and LWL accusation of thd PM on abuse of power which entangles the Constitutionally definitive power bestowed to Public Institutions esp the Administers of Laws im the Republic of Songapore.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Only Reflecting the WiSH of the Pariahmen

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  • The "fix" is in:

    It is good that TCB appeals. Most likely it would not make any difference. He will still lose. The system is “rigged” in favour of PAP. This is a fact.

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  • my $8 heart bypass:

    Do remember that the AG was once upon a time a famiLEE personal lawyer.
    And the Deputy AG is a PAP Crony.
    So where is that conflict of interest, you may want to know.
    Abuse of power, making use of State Organ for his personal use.
    Since when does the wife of a PM who holds no official position in the Govt have the right to go around using civil servants for her benefit.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    The CHILDREN must learn the TRUE History of Singapore and NOT History according to LKY…till then Uncle Tan Singapore appreciates what you had and will do for the FUTURE of Singapore now that the Wall has been TORN DOWN!!!

    and…NEVER shall such an EVIL WALL be built again

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  • rukidding:

    Lee Hsheng Loot and his “hold of Power” & “Control” over State Cock !

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  • Majulah Singapura:

    You have our fullest support Dr Tan Cheng Bock!

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  • Teo Chee Hum:

    Two judge can come to different conclusions.
    What does this mean?

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  • ALL-L-L-L THE WAY!:

    Dr. Tan, we admire your dogged determination, perseverance and tenacity! Rest assured we are WITH you all the way.

    Wish you sweet success!

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  • Mainstreet Citizen:

    Even if Dr. Tan Cheng Bock came out victorious in the appeal, the power-hungry maniacs have made changes to the legislation for the Council of President Advisers to override the President.
    Perhaps, Dr. Tan Cheng Bock could consider seriously (in the interests of Singapore and Singaporeans) to lead a strong team to contest in AMK Grc come the next general elections. A change of leadership then will pave the way for a change in the policies and legislation.

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    PATRIOT of TEMESAK:
    The CHILDREN must learn the TRUE History of Singapore and NOT History according to LKY…till then Uncle Tan Singapore appreciates what you had and will do for the FUTURE of Singapore now that the Wall has been TORN DOWN!!!

    and…NEVER shall such an EVIL WALL be built again

    By WALL I mean an EVIL WALL of a pygmy passing off as a Man ruling behind a WALL of PropagandaMSM-Police(not even local to protect his cowardly being but Gurkhas paid MERCENARIES) AND The Evil of ALL EVIL “ISA”

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  • Curious:

    Can someone explain, why the govt want 5 cycles? Why not 4? Wouldnt this solve?

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  • Wake up call:

    Its time for all to wake up…. if they can change PE rule that was set up by LKY, They can next tell us there is no need for PE as the second key to our reserve is “troubleson” to the govt. So, what LKY think is necessary protection is no longer needed as we MUST trust THEM…..OR .. whatever I want is RIGHT !!!

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