13 Sing. L. Rev. 60 (1992)
Judiciary under Siege; Ho, Tham Chee

handle is hein.journals/singlrev13 and id is 64 raw text is: Judiciary Under Siege?
INTRODUCTION
The late 1980s and early 90s were a truly tumultuous period for the
development ofthejudiciary and the rule of law in both Singapore and
Malaysia. Two events caught the attention of lawyers and non-lawyers
alike, both locally and abroad. They were the Malaysian Tun Salleh
Abas Affair and the Marxist Conspiracy in Singapore.
As the localjudiciary gears up to the challenges ofthe 90s, it would
perhaps be useful to remind ourselves of these events, and of other
related occurrences which illustrate the eternal conflict between Execu-
tive power and Judicial independence.
The primary focus of this article shall be the above-mentioned
events. There will then be an attempt at comparison with the English,
and the Israeli experience. Hopefully, this will illustrate the disparity in
the importance accorded to an independentjudicial attitude, locally, and
abroad.
JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE
In any Constitutional Government, it is axiomatic that there must be
a separation of powers. Since the time of Montesquieu, the ideal

Purchase Short-Term Access to HeinOnline

Prices starting as low as $29.95

Already a Subscriber?

What Is HeinOnline?

Learn More About the Law Journal Library (pdf)

We also offer annual subscriptions to universities, colleges, law firms, organizations, and other institutions. To request a quote please visit http://home.heinonline.org/subscriptions/request-a-quote/

Please note: the content in the Law Journal Library is constantly changing and some content has restrictions as required per the license. Therefore, please review the available content via the following link to ensure the material you wish to access is included in the database. For a complete list of content included in the Law Journal Library, please view http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/CSV.csv?index=journals&collection=journals