So the judges are now protected from being insulted or attacked by slanders. The judges are also protected from being influenced by the public and ended up making stupid decisions.
Who else are protected by our laws? I remember that you cannot follow, shadow or stalk a minister. Not sure if this applies to MPs. There is a law that would criminalise people following the ministers as they move around the island. I think this law is good given the threats of terrorists and disgruntled citizens that could set them on fire.
And there are also laws to protect military officers from acts that caused the death of Dominique Lee, an NSman. Dunno if got laws to protect teachers or police officers when they handle mischievous children like Benjamin Lim.
This island is looking a bit dangerous for people in public office and more laws are likely to be introduced in the future to protect them. Would there be a lese majeste law to be introduced sometime in the future? Ok, this is a red herring, not possible unless the island is turned into a kingdom. If not lese majeste what about lese immortals? Looks like the judges have been elevated to the realm of immortals.
What is more important is the likely victim. Who do you think would be the victim or victims of this law? Who do you think the laws are targeting at?
And there could be a new law coming into effect following the Presidential Commission that will protect the elite to be the President of the island. This mostly ceremonial position will now be out of reach of the ordinary peasants and workers. Only rich and powerful people will be eligible to stand for election to be the President. All men are equal, but some are more equal than others? What happen to justice and equality in our national pledge?
Would there be new laws to protect the ordinary citizens and their rights to stand for election as the President of Singapore among other things, like their jobs, like their CPF money, like not being bullied or beaten by foreigners?