Workers’ Party (WP) MP Sylvia Lim, filed a motion to speak on the high-profile case of former maid Parti Liyani, for the next parliament sitting on October 5, but wasn’t picked.
Tan Chuan Jin, the Speaker of Parliament, wrote in a Facebook post that Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng, will instead speak on the topic of protection against second-hand cigarette smoke in homes after Ng won the balloting against Lim.
Both Lim and Ng were at parliament to witness the balloting.
It is worth noting that when more than one MP submits an adjournment motion, the MP who gets chosen to speak at a sitting is decided via balloting.
Ms Parti’s criminal case looks set to be discussed at Next Monday’s sitting after several MPs filed parliamentary questions on the case.
Home and Law Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam also said that he could make a statement in Parliament in relation to the matter, however he stopped short of saying when.
The adjournment motion filed by Lim is titled:
“Justice For All: Enhancing Equity in the Criminal Justice System”.
The intention of the motion is to discuss the aspects of the criminal justice system and the challenges that persons of less means face when navigating through it.