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Halimah Yacob welcomes book by SMU students on Constitution

Published on Jan 15, 2014 12:04 PM

Students from the Singapore Management University (SMU) have written a book to explain the Singapore Constitution and its underlying concepts to people who are not legally trained.

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who was guest of honour at the book launch on Wednesday, said it is especially important to increase the population's understanding of the Constitution as it secures people's basic liberties.

Given the increased interest in political discourse, it could also help clear confusion over issues such as the separation of powers between Parliament and the Government, she said, adding she had seen some misinformation on social media about this.

The Constitution, Singapore's supreme law, sets out the structure of the government and the role of the judiciary.

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