Politics and the courts – a sad day for all

When the courts become the last place where political debate can take place, the country has become a sad sad place.

Chee obviously has a right to pursue the topic through legal means. And in courts is where he gets his day; open trial, immunities, etc.

But to do so in the courts, where politics is supposed to stay out is lowering the standing of the courts. Of course, one can argue were the courts originally even clean of politics in the first place? That is not for me to answer. What I do not want to see is using the courts to hold political debates, as the reports very well show that it is.

Was Chee forced into this? That political openness can only be demonstrated in the courts? Maybe. Possibly. Probably. Would this have been better aired in an open debate outside of the courts. Definitely. Would it have even taken place? Unlikely

Questions and maybes. What is certain is that the courts have become poorer because of it.

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About onedimensionalman

An average 20 something year-old living in Singapore and despairing over the state of my home, where economics, not politics, is top dog. It is, in fact, ultra-capitalist corporation masquerading as a nation where citizens have limited rights and much responsibility. While I support being accountable for one's speech, I prefer to remain anonymous for now. The work that I do makes it very difficult for me to reveal my name. Hopefully this project will continue for years to come, until I have finally changed my job.

Posted on May 28, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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