Lim Tean: Ridiculous for Dy AG to say AG’s advice to govt is irrelevant

On Monday (31 Jul), Lim Tean, a former partner with prestigeous law firms, Drew & Napier and Rajah & Tann, attended Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal with regard to the reserved presidential election case.

Dr Tan is challenging the Govt’s interpretation of the constitution to count President Wee Kim Wee as Singapore’s first elected President. Dr Tan countered that the first popularly elected President should be Ong Teng Cheong. If Mr Ong is determined to be the first popularly elected President, this year’s PE would then not be considered as reserved.

Mr Lim reported on his Facebook page that the court room was packed yesterday. He opined that Govt’s Deputy AG Hri Kumar did not argue well and kept holding off the judges’ questions.

“An important part of the art of the advocate is the ability to handle judges’ questions head on. Questions from a judge are the best indicator of the thinking of the judge,” Mr Lim said.

“I thought that both Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Judge of Appeal Steven Chong asked Mr Kumar very pertinent questions regarding the government’s case.”

Mr Lim also thought that it was absurd that AG’s advice to the govt on the interpretation of the constitution for PE has not been produced to the Courts.

“In the Court below and in the Court of Appeal today, Mr Kumar took the position that the AG’s advice is irrelevant. I find such a position taken to be ridiculous!” Mr Lim said.

Indeed, why the need for secrecy when the whole nation, including the Ah Mas and Ah Peks are asking the same question? People want to know how AG counts Wee Kim Wee as the first elected President when there wasn’t any election held.

“Overall, I am of the opinion that Dr Tan had a good hearing before the Court of Appeal today and I wish him and his supporters the best of luck,” Mr Lim ended his posting.

Hri Kumar resigned from PAP before becoming Deputy AG

Hri Kumar was a lawyer with Drew & Napier as well as a former PAP MP. He was appointed by Govt as Deputy AG this year, after he had resigned from Drew & Napier and PAP.

However, WP Sylvia Lim had called the Hri Kumar’s appointment “not ideal”.

She said, “It is critical that persons entrusted with vast prosecutorial discretion act in the public interest, and not for partisan political gain … Whether my concerns prove to be founded or otherwise — remains to be seen”.

So, is Deputy AG Hri Kumar acting for PAP political gain? What do you think?

 

*Facebook post by We want Minister Grace Fu to resign.

 

 

 

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22 Responses to “Lim Tean: Ridiculous for Dy AG to say AG’s advice to govt is irrelevant”

  • Evil Tyrant and PAP Terror:

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Mr.Lim & Kumar were once from Drew & Napier…the Former a Partner and the Latter??? an Office Boy???

    That is the QUALITY we HAVE!!!

    President Wee a Journalist pass standard 8 pre-war…Ong Teng Cheong an Architect

    That is the QUALITY we HAVE!!!

    Talk come!!! Talk Go!!! also the same lah!!!

    If LKY says so it MUST be so!!!…even aso DEAD lo!!!

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  • bgkl:

    Even 3-year-olds know chao papayas twist and turn as they see fit, never mind past evidence screaming in their fiack-faces.

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  • Singaporeans call it 'KELONG'!:

    Give a thumb up if you do agree!

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  • MarBowling:

    From the lustre performance of DAG(Deputy Arsehole-General) Hara PukiMar in front of the Indian Chief Justice Sudah Lemon and Appeal Judge Stiffen Chong as described by Mr Lim Tean, think this Hara PukiMar should go back to his lawyer practice at Law firm Screw and Nipple. HoLee shits. First we have a Green-Horn and Lau-kok-kok Bugger who was previously some MF personal lawyer gets appointed as the AG(Arsehole-General), then we have this PukiMar Bugger who resigned as a MP to become the DAG(Deputy Arsehole-General). Really pathetic!

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  • LIONS:

    Hri Kumar looks like a habitual liar.
    Cant be trusted.
    He is a disgrace to the office of DAG.

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  • guru:

    MarBowling, Get you head checked @ IMH, You don’t respect the learnered judges. How stupid can you be?

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  • If Indranee is right?:

    Indranee said in Parliament that appt of AG and DAG who is LHL’s personal lawyer and was PAPMP respectively can handle themselves if there is a conflict of interest because they are good lawyers. Many think it is utter rubbish. Now DAG performance with regard to TCB’s case was appalling to many well known litigators. As DAG is gormer PAzp members and MP thus conflict of interests could prevailed Since he wad thought to be below standard litigator, he would not be able to cope with conflict of interest and should be removed to sadeguard the good image of AGC. Or Indranee is talking nonsense and conflict of interests should be considered in such appt regarding the perfoance index of the candidate. Incidentally a man who rationalised that PM and ministers should be paied millions to butt him up to face mnc top ceos is unworthy of any comment. Just as a professor said a professional succumbs to brownosing has surrendered his integrity, self respect and soul in short a low down scumbag.

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  • rukidding:

    How come everyone that is “related” ( past or present) to Pappy,..are beginning to look like “rubbish” these days ?

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  • I wonder..:

    I sometimes wonder if justice will prevail when key members of the legal system either past PAP cronies or have very close links with LHL and the government. I have lost all faith in our legal system.

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  • rukidding:

    So, its true that the Naked Emperor has “planted” his “Agents” and “infiltrated” the “Cock of Justice” !

    No amount of “sperm washing” could get the “stain” away liow !

    Ps; Posted under “Private settings” ,please seek permission and clarify before re-printing content !

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  • George Orwell:

    PM should admit Kumar was a bad choice for Deputy AG and never let him become AG, or the mistake will come back to haunt him. Kumar is a bumbler who tries to use political arguments in legal cases. Out of the blues he accused Cheng Bock of being racist just because the latter did not think the Malay Presidency should be the for coming election, but rather for the following election. What a puerile argument, coming from an anointed AG.

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  • flabbergasted:

    LIONS:
    Hri Kumar looks like a habitual liar.
    Cant be trusted.
    He is a disgrace to the office of DAG.

    won’t even trust him to wash my car, in case he strip the tyres and send back to india.

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  • Beholden means to hold dear!:

    Thanks to our 69.9% brethens! They will get bolder each time their % increases!

    Now the % will increase once again when the harlimau is voted in to help them look after our cpf n reserves!

    Be assured the cpf withdrawal age will also increase! Thanks to all our beholden brethens!

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  • RDB:

    AG is only academic lawyer to LHL his PM. Then PM planted him into AGC to secure his legal “rights”. But then crooks know that new AG is not only 3 over their own legal age, but most important is legal void of judicial experience in courts of law. So he setup Hri Kumar in a Hurry Kumar as DAG to dig in for himself & as cover for his former personal PMO lawyer advisor in academic terms only. So now Hurry Kumar finds himself between a rock PM behind the AG his is suppose to protect and a hard place in AGC.

    So this DAG DIG in like hurricane Catrina that hit USA to find himself loser and abandon by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Judge of Appeal Steven Chong who know that in this Tan Cheng Bock high profile and politically charged case, they must be “seen” as unbiased as far as possible. So there we are, the mettle of a person is seen as a liar or not when he is sandwiched between a rock and a hard place. Kudos for Hri Kumar to take the salient advice of his more senior minister Khaw Boon Wan to speedily Harikiri! Hurry Harikiri Kumar liao! Good show of LHL P<'s latest GOONS in his new GOONS SHOW from Pees And POO political party?

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  • nathan:

    Might be the AG did not give any advice to the government on the interpretation on the constitution of the PE. But the show must go on. DAG Hri kumar had no choice but to cover up one lie for another. Anyway, key policy decision makers have the discretionary power to either accept or reject the AG’s advice in parts or in whole. The Smart Dictator II thought he is smarter than the rest and in everything including the Law and Constitution. Someone or some state organs must now cover up his blunder and embarrassment. But he insists that the show must go on.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    New citizen ah neh performance shows he no standard but unluckily for Loongnatic that is the best he could find willing to be his lapDAG.

    Seem today, those with high standard like LT hard to come by for Loongnatic as they wouldn’t sacrifice their self worth n integrity of their profession to b a puppet for a loongnatic at the helm.

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  • Mad Max:

    RDB:
    AG is only academic lawyer to LHL his PM. Then PM planted him into AGC to secure his legal “rights”. But then crooks know that new AG is not only 3 over their own legal age, but most important is legal void of judicial experience in courts of law. So he setup Hri Kumar in a Hurry Kumar as DAG to dig in for himself & as cover for his former personal PMO lawyer advisor in academic terms only. So now Hurry Kumar finds himself between a rock PM behind the AG his is suppose to protect and a hard place in AGC.

    So this DAG DIG in like hurricane Catrina that hit USA to find himself loser and abandon by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and Judge of Appeal Steven Chong who know that in this Tan Cheng Bock high profile and politically charged case, they must be “seen” as unbiased as far as possible. So there we are, the mettle of a person is seen as a liar or not when he is sandwiched between a rock and a hard place. Kudos for Hri Kumar to take the salient advice of his more senior minister Khaw Boon Wan to speedily Harikiri! Hurry Harikiri Kumar liao! Good show of LHL P<’s latest GOONS in his new GOONS SHOW from Pees And POO political party?

    Talk so much about the AG when you’re not even a law grad.

    Seriously, unless you went law school, don’t bother dissin’ the AG.

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  • susi:

    I think its time to raise the salaries of the AG and DAG.

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  • Bebe:

    Appeal also no use; fartimah already resigned and ready to husk leow bee.

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  • Kan The Liad:

    Hri Kumar, Typical frequently liar, typical INDIAN,.

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  • Contradiction:

    I’m really impressed with Lim Tean.
    He’s a good speaker.
    Probably from years of legal practise.
    Singapore really needs people like him to stand out and speak for the people

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