02 Jun '12, 10am

Summons filed to order PM Lee to court hearing on by-election

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The Hougang by-election case takes another twist. (AP file photo) In yet another twist to the court case over the Prime Minister's (PM) discretionary powers to call by-elections, the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has filed an application to dismiss the application by Hougang resident Vellama Marie Muthu. Vellama had sought the court to order the PM to call a by-election in Hougang within three months or any such time as the court deems fit. She also asked the court to declare that the PM does not have "unfettered discretion" in deciding whether and when to call by-elections. The AGC's press release on Thursday said Vellama's application is "frivolous or vexatious and/or an abuse of the process of the court". The AGC added: "Given the calling of the by-election on May 9, and the by-election on May 26, the AGC maintains the view that the entire substratum of the proceedi...

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