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Lim Biow Chuan on Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill

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In disqualifying a person to be an MP, Singapore should signal the type of conduct it wishes to guard against, rather than simply adjusting the quantum of the fine imposed for an offence. This point was made by MP Lim Biow Chuan in Parliament on Monday (May 9). He suggested offences relating to dishonesty, fraud, corruption or sexual misconduct - but not careless driving, for example, which could have resulted from a momentary lapse of judgement. Mr Lim also asked if the same quantum for disqualification would apply if an MP was convicted and fined overseas.

Lim Biow Chuan on Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Bill

09 May 2022 03:29pm

In disqualifying a person to be an MP, Singapore should signal the type of conduct it wishes to guard against, rather than simply adjusting the quantum of the fine imposed for an offence. This point was made by MP Lim Biow Chuan in Parliament on Monday (May 9). He suggested offences relating to dishonesty, fraud, corruption or sexual misconduct - but not careless driving, for example, which could have resulted from a momentary lapse of judgement. Mr Lim also asked if the same quantum for disqualification would apply if an MP was convicted and fined overseas.

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