Government sought AGC's advice on whether Sylvia Lim had breached parliamentary privilege

Leader of the House Grace Fu (left) said she will put Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim on notice for her conduct in Parliament, which had fallen short of the "honour and integrity expected of all members".
Leader of the House Grace Fu (left) said she will put Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim on notice for her conduct in Parliament, which had fallen short of the "honour and integrity expected of all members". PHOTOS: SCREENGRABS FROM YOUTUBE

The Government had sought legal advice on whether Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim had breached parliamentary privilege, before Leader of the House Grace Fu officially asked her to withdraw her statement and apologise last Tuesday.

In response to queries from The Sunday Times, Ms Fu's spokesman said the Government had consulted the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Govt sought AGC's advice on parliamentary privilege'. Print Edition | Subscribe