by Jeffrey Ong

Singapore loves feeling superior to Malaysia in every way. They have plenty of things to boast about: better public transport, less corruption, higher standards of living, and so on.

Here’s one simple question: is the Singapore judiciary any better than Malaysia’s?

That the Malaysian judiciary has had a tarnished reputation cannot be denied - the VK Lingam judge-fixing scandal, a history of sound judgements being overturned by judges promoted to the higher courts, and perhaps most blatant of all, the sodomy trials of Anwar Ibrahim.