National Security Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Horace Chang, says the government will not take any action on the Supreme Court ruling relating to SOEs, until they’re in receipt of the final judgement.
Supreme Court Judge, Justice Bertram Morrison had ruled that among other things,prolonged detentions under States of Public Emergency are unconstitutional.
Dr Chang says though it’s the purview of the Attorney General, if so advised the government may seek review at another court on the matter.
Dr Chang says he’s also seeking to fast track several key legislation, among them the Firearms Act.
He says he’s also planning to lay foundation for the JCF Act.
Dr Horace Chang, National Security Minister and Deputy Prime Minister speaking after a meeting with technocrats in the Security Ministry and agency heads Friday.
In the meantime, Dr Chang says there’s need for closure to a number of issues in the Ministry, which he plans to tackle in his second term as National Security Minister.
Dr Chang’s also banking heavily on technology to form part of the government’s crime fighting machinery.
Dr Horace Chang, National Security Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.