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(中英文版)新加坡民主党重申:设立调查庭或者李显龙必须采取法律行动 SDP repeats call for COI or Lee must proceed with legal action

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新加坡民主党重申:

李显龙设立调查庭或者必须采取法律行动

鉴于今天的国会开会让总理李显龙重覆他和部长们已经公开陈述的问题,这对于李伟玲医生和李显扬先生所做的严重指控未能起的多大的作用。

他们(李伟玲医生和李显扬先生)的严重指控,对于我们的国家是至关重要的。新加坡目前正在面对着前所未有在经济上和国家安全的安排时刻,政府能够理解其在法制管制扮演的角色是至关重要性的。

滥用权利破坏法制和不鼓励对善政的信心。这就是为什么总理必须重视有关滥用权力的问题。

为此,我们因此提出要求设立调查庭here的建议。设立调查庭的目的是让李显龙总理和他的弟妹被召唤到调查庭。这是极其重要的那是因为总理已经决定不对其弟妹采取法律诉讼了。在法定宣誓下,他们双方能够在独立调查团的盘问下进行举证说明。新加坡人民要求总理予以更多的澄清。昨天(73日)总理无法进一步提供有关事件的答案,人民更有权要知道更多的详情。

对于总理而言,他的另一个选择就是把弟妹控上法院。

在这个前提下,总理说:“在一般情况下,如果碰到滥权指责,他肯定会马上起诉,因为滥权的只会无论多么毫无根据,都是非常严重的,因为不止是针对他,而是整个政府的诚信。可是……上法庭其为弟妹智慧进一步伤害我的父母的名声……到头来,我们是兄弟姐妹,都是我们父亲的孩子”

总理这样的说辞是虚伪的。总理既然已经知道,他的弟妹对他的指控是一项涉及“整个政府”,而却说,在正常的情况下,他将立即采取起诉

事实是,他之所以做出这样的例外选择,是因为这事件涉及他的家庭是不可接受的。当他接受委任为总理职位进行宣誓时,他誓言将在“不惧怕任何威胁、个人利益受到影响或者敌意情况下”完成自己的任务。

总理完全有责任维护他的神圣承诺。他必须为全体新加坡人民和新加坡共和国宪法承担责任。总理选择不对自己弟妹采取法律诉讼的决定,是令人极其不安的。因为这是他维护新加坡政府的诚信,是建立在个人与家庭的基础上。这不是一个具有高标准道德的领导人所具备的条件。

假设李总理不设立调查庭,或者对其弟妹采取法律诉讼行动。那只能说明,他领导的政府必须受到严重的质疑。

SDP

repeats call for COI or Lee must proceed with legal action

Given that today’s Parliament session was a forum for PM Lee Hsien Loong to repeat what he and his ministers have already stated publicly, it served little purpose to clarify the grave allegations that Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang have made.

This is of overriding importance to the nation. As Singapore faces unprecedented challenges to our economic and security arrangements, it is crucial that the government understands and practices the rule of law.

Abuse of power undermines the rule of law and does not inspire confidence in good governance. This is why allegations regarding abuses of power by the PM must be looked into.

To do this, as we have stated here, a Commission of Inquiry (COI) where PM Lee and his siblings are called to testify under oath, and where they can be cross-examined before an independent panel. This is especially important since the PM has decided not to take a civil suit against his siblings.

Singaporeans demand more clarity from the PM and they deserve better than yesterday’s non-answers given by Mr Lee in Parliament.

The alternative is for him to take his siblings to court.

 

On this front, PM Lee said: “In normal circumstances, in fact, in any other imaginable circumstance but this, I would have sued immediately. Because the accusation of the abuse of power is a very grave one, however baseless it may be. And it is in fact an attack not just on me, but on the integrity of the whole Government. But suing my own brother and sister in court would further besmirch our parents’ names. At the end of the day, we are brother and sister, and we are all our parents’ children.

 

This statement is hypocritical. The PM acknowledges that his siblings’ attack is an attack on the “integrity of the whole Government” and that in normal circumstances he would have sued immediately.

The fact that he is making an exception because the matter involves his family is unacceptable. When he took office as PM, Mr Lee swore the Oath of Office to carry out his duties “without fear or favour, affection or ill-will”.

It is his duty to uphold this sacred promise that he has undertaken to the people and constitution of the Republic of Singapore. It is highly disturbing that he has chosen not to take legal action to protect the Government’s integrity based on personal-familial reasons. This is not the hallmark of a morally strong leader.

If Mr Lee chooses not to convene a COI or take proper legal action, then his leadership of this Government must be seriously questioned.

 

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