Minister Fu should consult Queen’s Counsel for advice on ‘test balloons’ issue

I refer to “Government sought AGC’s advice on whether Sylvia Lim had breached parliamentary privilege”. (ST)

As PAP ministers continue to abuse limited public resources on face-saving measures, the situation has become even more ridiculous.

It has been reported that Minister Fu had consulted AGC for advice on a trivial matter which should have been sorted out in Parliament.

But Fu needn’t have to waste public resources because Sylvia’s attackers themselves are top lawyers.

If SMS Indranee is not in a position to offer sound advice, surely Minister for Law Shanmugam could.

Shanmugam has been an MP since 1988 as well as the Law Minister since 2008.  If Fu’s cabinet colleague Shanmugam isn’t qualified, then perhaps a Queen’s Counsel may be needed.

Fu should also be upfront with Singaporeans and state clearly the AGC’s position instead of repeating “Ms Lim was in breach because she should have known that her allegations were untrue ….”.  AGC is not funded by Fu and she is obligated to disclose AGC’s advice.

By not disclosing the AGC’s position, Fu may be simply playing a game of bluff.  For all we know, the AGC was against PAP’s antics in Parliament.

Fu should disclose the truth.

If “test balloons” is such a complex issue which ministers Indranee and Shanmugam have no answer to, then Fu had better consult a Queen’s Counsel.

 

Phillip Ang

* The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.

 

 

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25 Responses to “Minister Fu should consult Queen’s Counsel for advice on ‘test balloons’ issue”

  • Samuel S:

    So is this case of “say sorry” consodered close? Would those ministers and the disgraced Foo who spoke against SL please stand up and comment since NTUC has confirmed they did put up test balloon.

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  • LIONS:

    As a true blu sg,i am more concerned with what grace fu thinks of GST HIKE when many former SG-PMEs have been made jobless n now form a NEW POOR CLASS?

    Do ministers think they are paid to nitpick what the already marginalised OPPO MPs say in light of their concern for social justice?

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  • N.Jungne:

    But according to MCI, one kele-fare officer has long before Ms Fu sent a note to AGC.

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  • rukidding:

    “Arrogant Bastard” !

    Lets wait for GOD to “fixed” her !

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  • Devil disguise.:

    Who is AGC? Is it Li Hian Lo0ng.?

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  • PAP is BEST:

    PAP best one. Sylvia Lim must sack. Ask PAP question means wrong one. Best one cannot wrong, don’t need ask question. Don’t need ask question means must sack. All don’t need one must sack, by election PAP 100%.

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  • Ali Baba:

    DisGraceFu was embarrassed when SL defended herself by referring to the PM statement in the family dispute, and so she had to find a way to retreat from the stage. So, she came out with that foolish and illogical suggestion to consult with the AGC. She had exposed herself to more serious questionings, and this had brought more disgraceful to the already DisGraceFu. Ha ha ha.

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  • Merobok:

    Grace fu said that they had consulted the AG even before asking Sylvia to apologise! So, if Sylvia apologised, and subsequently the AG says there is no case wouldn’t it be high handed on the part of the PAP?
    The intention, as we all know is to intimidate the opposition as the next GE is not too far and the PAP has started it’s own campaign and of course, we all know who is behind all this?

    Grace should not seek a Queens Counsel but a plastic surgeon and also a dentist to put herself with a more amenable look!

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  • Don't abuse taxpayers' money?:

    Don’t waste taxpayers’ money on ag!

    You shd consult your own lawyer if you are unsure over the test ballooney?

    In any case, you said pariahment is the highest court of the land, right? So what fiack ag?

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  • oxygen:

    @ PAP is BEST

    YOU ARE VERY FREE – it seems. Rubber tapper from Bolehland, I know why rubber prices is still falling but won’t share with you. You will need to work a lot harder as PAPpys part-time IB to collect 10c from each rubbish post comment of yours to supplement your income.

    Soon, your boss will cut your rubber tapping pay further, I am sure.

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  • Scums of the planet:

    Samuel S:
    So is this case of “say sorry” consodered close? Would those ministers and the disgraced Foo who spoke against SL please stand up and comment since NTUC has confirmed they did put up test balloon.

    What if just before erection she get summoned or jailed?

    The ugly human being does not know how ugly a person she has demonstrated herself to be. This shows not just Arrogance but Audacity caused by Complacency.

    What’s worse than this ugly human character is the 70% who actually agrees with her which shows extreme brainwashing.

    This people is not worth defending.

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  • Listen, listen, listen Grace:

    There are more important things to worry about than saving your own face!

    What if BN loses GE14?

    It will have a effect on Singaporeans.

    If Malaysians Boleh, Singaporeans Boleh too!

    Stay focus and move on..

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  • Maxchewy:

    Disgraceful Fu has indeed become an unlikeable politician in the minds of even current and fmr PAP supporters.
    Yesterday I had lunch with 5 retd fmr super scale civil servants including a retd CEO of a financial institution.
    They all agreed that Grace Fu and the others following had gone way too far over a very small controversy. They agreed with SL that the PAP had been overimaginative and oversenitive. Even paranoid ! Signs of arrogance and petulance! Symptoms of staying in power for too Long.
    One told us he’s sure the vast majority of Singaporeans are on the side of SL and not GF and the other PAP bullies!
    What is happening to S’pore?
    MC
    21.3.18

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    They are NOT seen to be acting like FOOLs BUT are TRULY FOOLS of the Lowest kind!!!

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  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    Ms Sylvia Lim is Prime Minister material.

    the other one disgracful wayang to keep S$m job.

    we are true blue citizens of Singapore having served NSF NSR. we state without a doubt Ms Sylvia Lim has said what is on our minds.

    pap chickened out of GST increase because of strong ground resentment. to put it another way, pap did test out the market so to speed, nicely put by Ms Sylvia Lim as test balloon.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    pap is just a political party.

    without abusing taxpayer money via pap PA for political purposes, pap is just like any other political party. but because of non accountable S$billion channeled to pap PA for pap political use, pap has actually already committed a moral crime. since if pap can set up pap PA using taxpayer money, why isn’t WP allowed to set up WP PA for political purposes too.

    the day New Government forms is the day pap abuse of power taken to task. we are told in Facebook even own brother and own sister public let loose the abuse of power. so got to be true despite all the wayang in parleement.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • ring ring hello hello:

    Why did the ‘SG asian squat champion’ pick those 2 as AG and DAG?
    Sylvia raised her fear and concern regarding the choice of these 2 in parliament sometime ago. It was not without basis.

    former colleague to former colleague –
    hello hello big nose to kuku…ring ring..
    free or not..come out for a makan..i blanja..
    something serious to ask you lah…
    you know ah…that ah lian ah…
    she’s getting on to my nerves…
    can stand her…
    bla bla bla.

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  • wayang pattern:

    aiyoh. demanding for apology is just a diversionary and distracting tactic by the white monkey idiots – hence daft sinkies focus on the budgit will be distracted away from it lar.

    so many years of consistent white idiotic wayang pattern in continuing to fool the daft sinkie nation.

    now that the test baloon is proven to ‘exist’, do we see all the white idiots demanding for apology apologize for their own wayang ?

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  • jargons and technicalities:

    //But Fu needn’t have to waste public resources because Sylvia’s attackers themselves are top lawyers.//

    lawyers ? you mean the kind of wayang lawyers good in twisted semantics and meandering jargons and technicalities which sometimes do not bear a bit of semblance on reality. lest one has forgotten, 4 = 5 and selected = elected.

    now social media and internet era liao, still got people believing the kind of white idiotic ‘lawyers’ (as though they are champions of truth and integrity) meh.

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  • old man:

    No need to consultant Queens Councils. We will be the judge to fix disgraceful come next GE.

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  • Sharkmugam go to hell:

    old man:
    No need to consultant Queens Councils. We will be the judge to fix disgraceful come next GE.

    The 70% will destroy your hope.
    New citizens keep increasing everyday.
    You are pharked.
    Stop living in denial.

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  • Sorry, no sorrys today:

    They cant let the issue die down cuz they oredi lost face.
    PAP did die must win.!
    Sorry lah PAP, no more sorrys today.ok?

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  • I don't know what to say.:

    Who is wrong now? Anyone apologising? Don’t just keep quiet.

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  • AG:

    The office of the AG is being used for partisan interests. This is an abuse of power. THE WP should take out a motion call for crowd funding and get this issue resolved in the Courts in the public interest.

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  • HarderTruths:

    I spoke to a work colleague yesterday in passing and asked in a roundabout way her opinion of DisGraceFu

    Her answer? On very good person. Top class. I see her at Meet-the-People. So kind. So hardworking. Blah Blah Blah.

    So you see why nothing will change – there is no hope when after all this has happened pappy voters will still keep voting pappies forever.

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  • Daughter Of A Detainee:

    DisGraceFu had put herself in such an embarrassment state, just don’t know how to quit the scene, used consultation with the AGC as an excuse to quit.

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