14 Feb '12, 7am

No one is above the law, says Law Minister K. Shanmugam

No one is above the law, says Law Minister K. Shanmugam

If you break the law, action will be taken against you. No matter that you are a Cabinet Minister, a senior civil servant, or a public official of lower rank or someone in the private sector. -- PHOTO: AFP By Selina Lum If you break the law, action will be taken against you. No matter that you are a Cabinet Minister, a senior civil servant, or a public official of lower rank or someone in the private sector. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, K. Shanmugam, said this on Tuesday in his keynote address at the Rule of Law Symposium at the Supreme Court auditorium. In his speech, Mr Shanmugam talked on the practical application of the rule of law in Singapore to deliver good governance. He also touched on corruption, saying that even with the strictest laws, there will be individuals who fall short from time to time. When this happens, the system must be able to respond swif...

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