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Hougang by-election saga: Both parties told to look at legislative history

Published on Jan 14, 2013 3:44 PM
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File photo dated July 23, 2012, of Madam Vellama Marie Muthu (left), a Hougang resident who wants the court to declare that the Prime Minister does not have unfettered discretion in deciding whether and when to hold by-elections, with the lawyer representing her, M Ravi (right), arriving at the High Court. The Court of Appeal today ordered lawyers for the Attorney-General's Chambers and Madam Vellama to dig into Singapore's legislative history in 1963 - including parliamentary debates on a by-election. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The Court of Appeal today heard an appeal against a judge's ruling on the Hougang by-election case.

At the end of it, it ordered lawyers for the Attorney-General's Chambers and a Hougang resident to dig into Singapore's legislative history in 1963.

This might shed more light and fill any gaps in the earlier High Court decision on the case, the Appeals Court said.

Both parties agreed to take a month to make further written submissions.

 
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