Oppose for the sake of Opposing? Isn’t Sylvia Lim a lawyer? Everyone agrees with the Constitution, but she is the only one reads it differently?
He said there were two ways to appoint an Attorney-General. The first is to appoint an Attorney-General without a specific term, which can only be done if the candidate is younger than 60. This appointment ends when the Attorney-General turns 60.
The second way is to appoint an Attorney-General for a specified term, regardless of his age. This appointment ends when the term ends, and the term can be extended by the Government.
Mr Shanmugam also cited examples of previous attorneys-general such as the current Justice of Appeal Chao Hick Tin, who was above the age of 60 when he was first appointed to the post.
Justice Chao was 63 when he was appointed for a term of two years and 65 when he left office.
Said Mr Shanmugam: “All these appointments were in accordance with the Constitution, and the interpretation I put forward… is something we have confirmed with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.”
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