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High Court Dismissed Application of Yong Vui Kong for Judicial View

  1. the power to grant pardons under Article 22P of the Constitution is exercised by the Cabinet, and not the President, who has no discretion in the matter;
  2. apparent bias is not an available ground on which to review the clemency process;
  3. there is no evidence of a pre-determination of Yong’s imminent petition of clemency; and
  4. there is no basis for a substantive right to the materials which will be before the Cabinet when it advises the President on any clemency petition.

Last updated / reviewed on 13 Aug 2010