Tan Cheng Bock v Attorney-General

JurisdictionSingapore
CourtCourt of Three Judges (Singapore)
JudgeSundaresh Menon CJ,Judith Prakash JA,Steven Chong JA,Chua Lee Ming J,Kannan Ramesh J
Judgment Date23 August 2017
Neutral Citation[2017] SGCA 50
Citation[2017] SGCA 50
Date23 August 2017
Plaintiff CounselChelva Retnam Rajah SC, Earnest Lau and Zara Chan (Tan Rajah & Cheah)
Defendant CounselDeputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar Nair SC, Aurill Kam, Nathaniel Khng, Seow Zhixiang and Sivakumar Ramasamy (Attorney-General's Chambers)
Docket NumberCivil Appeal No 124 of 2017
Hearing Date31 July 2017
Published date14 October 2017
Subject MatterPresident,Interpretation,Constitution,Election,Constitutional Law,Constitutional Provisions,Statutory Interpretation
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8 books & journal articles
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    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2017, December 2017
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    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review Nbr. 2018, December 2018
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