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9/04/2007

Compulsory contribution to Public Legal Fund

As the legal and court fees get beyond the reach of the masses, it is timely to have a Public Legal Fund for the people to fall back on in cases like this where it is quite clear that they have a right to fight for some justice. I will like to propose that all the CPF holders contribute $1 a month to this fund so that the public can gain access to legal assistance to protect themselves. It would also prevent the rich and mighty from resorting to the court as a kind of blackmail. They will have to think very carefully before attempting to sue anyone. It is only $1 a month. Very affordable and definitely very necessary in a rule of the law country. It is good for the people, especially the not so well off. Legal protection for $1. The public can pool their limited resources to help themselves.

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